President
Linda Shaw CBP
Linda Shaw BodyTalk
linda@lindashaw.co.nz / 0220 546 320
Website / Facebook

After business, self-employment and community development careers, BodyTalk has been an amazing “right turn” for me.  It’s a wonderful personal development journey as well as providing exciting opportunities to learn.  I love the opportunity to facilitate healing and wellbeing of my clients – human or animal.

In my second year as President, I continue to be inspired by the collaborative, supportive matrix we have in New Zealand and am committed to continuing that. I also want to make sure the all members and the general public are aware of the profound learning opportunities available within New Zealand, overseas and online.

As a Committee, we continue to spearhead projects that benefit our members as well as promote BodyTalk as an amazing energy medicine modality available to everyone.

I welcome any phone call from the general public or members asking about BodyTalk and offer speaking services to any organization or business who sees value in learning more about BodyTalk and especially learning how to do the Cortices Technique. (Emma put a link in here to the Cortices video)

Treasurer
Janine Stokes CBP, PaRama BP
Janine Stokes BodyTalk
j9.stokes@xtra.co.nz / 0276103980
Website

After some years of being a busy mum – I began thinking about entering back into the work force.  I decided I wanted to retrain, and  do something that really reasonated with me, that I was very passionate about, and that could contribute in making a change in the world somehow – that turned out to be BodyTalk.

This modality has changed and enriched my life in so many ways, and continues to do so every single day.   Since becoming a Certified Practitioner in early 2014 – I now get to enjoy passing this experience onto other people, and facilitating change for them in their life journeys.

It is a real privilege to be part of such an amazing group of people, and the BodyTalk matrix.   I have taken on the role of Treasurer for this year to support and give back to our wonderful BodyTalk community here in New Zealand.

Secretary
Rod Lawrence
rodbodytalk@gmail.com / 027 287 2381
Facebook

I was introduced to BodyTalk by my wife and found that my overall health and wellbeing improved as a result of the sessions.  Intrigued how something so simple could have such a profound impact, I decided to take the introductory BodyTalk Access course to find out more.

I discovered a natural affinity with the principles and approach of BodyTalk and decided this is an ideal way for me to connect with both humans and animals and support them to achieve their own natural balance of mind, body and spirit.  After becoming a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner in 2014, I have been able to grow and enhance my knowledge to facilitate healing and wellbeing in both myself and clients. Along my journey I have been  able to integrate MindScape into my sessions, this adds a whole dimension to sessions with my clients, both in person and via skype sessions.  I was also recently given the honour of treating the founder of the system, John Velthiem himself, who later reported an overall improvement, not an everyday occurrence!

I have accepted the Secretary role for 2016/17 because it offers me the chance to be involved with a vibrant organisation that seeks to promote the great work that BodyTalk provides within New Zealand. BodyTalk is an amazing energy modality that I feel should be the optimum choice for everyone looking to improve their health.  This year my aim is to enhance and bring to the knowledge of the general public the good work that the NZBA members provides in complimentary healthcare.

Committee Member Web/Tech
Emma Grieve
Dandelionz BodyTalk
emma@emmagrieve.co.nz / 021 444 755

I’ve lived a varied life that has always revolved around healing, facilitating and learning;  now I’m a full time New Entrant teacher with a hubby and 3.5 year old!  Where does BT fit in? Everywhere! I run a small clinic from home and just love the life BodyTalk has given me.

I came into BodyTalk after looking for a change of scene in 2012, and I  have been training in BodyTalk ever since!  I have a passion for a modality that has changed my life and the lives of those I love, on every level!

This will be my third term on the committee and for me one of consolidation – ensuring sustainability of our website and newsletters- of ensuring that we are constantly in touch with the members and with those who are asking about BodyTalk, finding out the needs and knowing how to support you all, students and CBPs alike.  For me my committee duties are a way to give back to and thank  a community who have supported me so much over the last few years.

Committee member – Practitioner Liaison
Faye Christensen, Advanced CBP
faye@empowerme.nz / 021 888 420
Website / Facebook

I experienced the benefits of BodyTalk firsthand after separating from my husband of 18 years. I am a believer that everything happens for a reason and the timing was perfect for me so I decided to become a practitioner. BodyTalk taught me how to manage grief, it completely changed my outlook on death and it gave me an inner strength and confidence that I had never before experienced. But even better I just love learning about the body and the mind!

I have had many roles in my life including starting and running our own business – Fish City, becoming a personal trainer, event manager and working in many different industries. In my current full-time role with Cycling New Zealand, I am working alongside some of the best athletes in New Zealand. My passion for high performance has led me to work with many athletes including Olympians and a US Open tennis player!

I am enjoying educating them along with the broader public of the benefits of this unique energy healthcare modality. This year a highlight was presenting a workshop alongside our Rio Olympic Sports Psychologist David Galbraith.

My passion is to spread the word about Bodytalk to ensure it becomes a modality of choice for athletes, and my other passion, teenagers. In combination with BodyTalk, I often find myself in a mentoring role and am looking forward to helping facilitate the new mentoring programme for BodyTalk Practitioners so we can all gain knowledge from each other’s experiences.

Committee Member – Student Liaison
Tania Wheeler

taniawheeler2@gmail.com / 0274 904 600

I was introduced to BodyTalk in 2016 by a friend who had recently completed the BodyTalk Fundamentals modules and was working towards being a certified practitioner. I began having sessions with her and was fascinated by the information that would surface and it’s accuracy. At the time I was researching various health modalities with a view to a career change.

In December 2016 I completed BodyTalk Fundamentals and was left feeling both totally amazed and overwhelmed! I was totally excited that I had discovered something that fitted in perfectly with my own beliefs and had such huge scope to assist others in their wellness.

My own journey began with parents who embraced alternative remedies and modalities. In the early 90’s I came across Louise Hay’s book, “You Can Heal Your Life.” This book had a profound effect on shaping my beliefs around the connection between the mind/body and our health.

As Student Liason I see myself offering an interface between the NZBA and fellow students. I hope to reduce any challenges and give students an awareness of the support and future learning opportunities that are available to us all.
I would like to make all students on their BodyTalk learning journey feel well supported and also provide a voice for them on the NZBA Committee.