I had the pleasure of visiting villagers at the Bay of Bengal in India, an area severely affected by the tsunami of December 2004. This visit was a follow-up to a conference where I had co-facilitated and presented BodyTalk in Auroville in December 2005. Inspired by the beautiful disposition of the natives, it was my wish to return to the area to treat these people whose lives had been changed so dramatically by the tsunami.

With the help of a friend, I treated women and a few children using mainly BodyTalk in the Village Action Group Center of Irum Bai. In order to help them help themselves in times of stress and crisis, we taught them some basic BodyTalk Access techniques. I was thrilled with how engaged and interested these women were and the amount of skill and knowledge they retained.

I discovered that many of the health issues of the villagers are similar to the ones we experience here in the West, for example: migraine headaches, digestive disturbances, menstrual problems, and muscle tension. I believe the Access techniques can make a huge difference for these people.

Since that time, I have been hoping to be able to go back there. I have been told that there are several thousand students now waiting to learn BodyTalk Access.

Katrin Bergstrom, M.D.