John Veltheim, Founder

The developer of the BodyTalk System and co-founder of the International BodyTalk Association (IBA), Dr. Veltheim is a chiropractor, traditional acupuncturist, philosopher, and teacher. Born in Australia, John was a martial arts instructor for 10 years and has a long history of involvement in human potential studies. He has served as a board member for the Chiropractic, Naturopathic and Acupuncture professions in Australia. John wrote the curriculum and served as the Principal of the Brisbane College of Acupuncture and Natural Therapies for five years and was Chairman of the Federation of Australian Acupuncture Colleges.

His extensive post graduate studies have included applied kinesiology, bio energetic psychology, osteopathy, sports medicine, counseling, comparative philosophy and theology. John developed the MindScape system as a tool to enhance the functioning of the mind. He also developed a system of lymphatic drainage and rehabilitative acupuncture. John has written several books on Acupuncture, Reiki, and BodyTalk and has specialized in incorporating dynamical systems theory into the medical model and energy medicine. His book, BodyTalk Access: A New Path to Family and Community Health, emphasizes the benefits of the BodyTalk Access program as an inexpensive health maintenance program.


Esther Veltheim, Co Founder

Esther is the developer of the BreakThrough System, a dynamic process of self-inquiry and one of the key Life Science courses taught under the umbrella of the International BodyTalk Association (IBA). She is also the author of Beyond Concepts: The Investigation of Who You Are Not and Who Am I?: The Seeker’s Guide to Nowhere.

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