Once you learn how to practice BodyTalk, it is a tool set and a mindset you always have with you. The principle of relying on the body's innate wisdom rather than superimposing your own ideas about how things should heal seems so common sense when you hear it that you can't believe you ever thought you could force the body into compliance with your own ideas about what it needs. The fundamental principles of letting the body choose its own "priorities" and the "sequence" in which it will self-repair make a lasting impression on how we look at health forever after having learned BodyTalk.
While all students start in BodyTalk by learning how to utilize intuition in a very linear and structured way to support the body's natural healing ability, the advanced PaRama BodyTalk course is intended to totally re-wire the practitioner's three brain centers in such a way that BodyTalk principles and techniques can be applied in a far more flexible and expansive fashion. It is a course that strengthens every student's trust in their intuition, allowing their innate wisdom to have more freedom as it navigates an endless array of possibilities for healing. The course not only deepens the understanding and implications of Dynamic Systems Theory (the idea that everything affects everything), it teaches methods and tools to create highly sophisticated BodyTalk formulas that are more far-reaching in their effects. The more "active" components of a health issue that can be "caught" all at once, the more profound and lasting the results.
In April of 1991, BodyTalk founder John Veltheim awoke from a meditation knowing his advanced work would be called PaRama before he even knew what the word meant. The word comes from Sanskrit and means “highest” or “beyond.” The PaRama course takes what you learned in the core BodyTalk modules and goes far beyond them in terms of both concepts and techniques.
The PaRama work has proven to have a profound impact on countless practitioners, clients and students who have experienced a shift in their consciousness and their lives. PaRama BodyTalk sessions work deeply in such a way that long-hidden, internal obscurities and imbalances are able to find their way to the surface to be healed. While such shifts occasionally cause temporary, superficial conflict, the sense all along the way is that it is well worth it.
This course was developed by BodyTalk Founder Dr. John Veltheim and the PaRama Campus team, a group of open-minded individuals collaborating to develop the online content, structure, design, and technology. In the development and research of the course, Dr. Veltheim also collaborated with longtime PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner, Tim Hall, who contributed greatly to the written course content and is also a co-lecturer in the video presentations.
John Veltheim is the founder of The BodyTalk System. He is cofounder of both the International BodyTalk Association and the International BodyTalk Foundation, which helps fund research and offers BodyTalk Access to people in places where healthcare is not readily available.
Dr. Veltheim has written numerous magazine and journal articles on BodyTalk and his other fields of knowledge. Dr. Veltheim’s work has also been published in the Journal of Alternative Medicine Research. The journal’s publishers were so impressed with his development of The BodyTalk System, they dedicated an entire volume solely to articles about BodyTalk.
Tim has been highly involved with BodyTalk for over 15 years, and he regularly supports BodyTalk founder John Veltheim with course development and research. Tim was one of the most passionate proponents of the PaRama course when it first came out many years ago.
In BodyTalk, at any level, we nearly always work with an agenda—the agenda of improving the client’s current state of health and wellbeing. While we aim not to have an agenda for how the session unfolds, it is imperative that we set our intention to work in line with the client’s own goals for health. That is our responsibility as practitioners.
The PaRama BodyTalk course content covers an extremely wide array of concepts and techniques and students cannot expect to grasp or absorb it all in a few months’ time. It will take even the most adept and dedicated student a minimum of a year to fully absorb.
The course includes video lectures, online written lessons, PDF notes to follow along with the lecture presentations, the most up-to-date version of the PaRama Exploring Procedures Chart, a list of important Key Terms, as well as inspiring quotations and visuals to keep you engaged along the way.
The PaRama course in its entirety is divided into eight (8) segments. Some segments must be done in sequence, while others can be done out of order. Each segment covers a different unique area of study.
Segment 1 presented here will address the following topics:
The focus of each of the eight segments is summarized as follows:
Course Sequence: You do not have to do all of the PaRama Segments quickly one after the other or in sequence, however, there are some that must be taken before others. Segments 1 through 3 must be done in sequence and must be done prior to taking any other Segments. After that, the Segment prerequisites are as follows:
To take Segment 4: you must have taken the first three Segments
To take Segment 5: you must have taken Segment 4
To take Segment 6: you must have taken the first three Segments
To take Segment 7: you must have taken Segment 6
To take Segment 8: you must have taken the first three Segments
PaRama Practical Course: In order to attend a PaRama Practical Course, you must have completed all eight PaRama Segments.
Certification: CBPs who complete all segments of the course and also complete the in-person PaRama BodyTalk Practical with an IBA Instructor will receive the PaRama practitioner designation.