BodyTalk Access in Zambia
I’ve just arrived home after a month long trip to Zambia, a peaceful, but very poor country in Southern Africa. I was given the amazing opportunity to travel to Africa, and I wanted to share the different ways I was able to give the wonderful gift of BodyTalk while I was there. About a week after I arrived I began volunteering in the Pediatric Ward in the rural village of Macha, performing BodyTalk Access on the babies and children. It was quite an experience and I saw many wonderful results in the children from the work.
I then traveled to Livingstone, where after visiting the famous Victoria Falls, I taught the first BodyTalk Access class in Zambia to girls at a home escaping sexual abuse. I also worked at the Lubasi Home Orphanage in Livingstone helping the children to perform Access on each other, since I had less than two hours to work with 50 of them! All the children said they felt “relaxed”, felt their “brains buzzing” and experienced massive reduction or loss of pain from the use of the techniques. Wherever I went in Zambia I had to have a minister or a medical doctor with me, as the greatest challenge of introducing Access there was overcoming the overwhelming association with Africa’s traditional healers, superstition and witchcraft.
After Livingstone I returned to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia and volunteered for two weeks at an HIV clinic. This was a wonderful opportunity to introduce Access to many, many people, and I was able to relieve both patients and staff members of pain using Access and BodyTalk. Patients experienced either full or partial relief of pain, noticeable relaxation, improved and expanded breathe cycles and increased wellbeing. Patients frequently exhibited immediate sweating, twitching, numbness, and a release of strange and strong odors, as well as new areas of sensation appearing and disappearing while experiencing the techniques. One woman returned to me two days after receiving Access because she had slept “so, so well” since receiving Access and she wanted more. The physicians took notice of the relief experienced by the patients and staff at the clinic, and word spread to the director who has requested I return to train all the nurses in the Access techniques! I look forward to building on the foundations and relationships built this trip to help integrate BodyTalk Access into the current medical system, as well as empowering all Zambians with techniques to improve their health and wellbeing at all levels.
Lauren Brim, LMT