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A Pre-Surgery Body Dialogue Technique (And How It Can Help You Before Any Physical Exertion) | BABH-S2Ep104

season 2 Oct 26, 2021

EPISODE 104: A Pre-Surgery Body Dialogue Technique (And How It Can Help You Before Any Physical Exertion)

In last week’s episode we delved into the topic of how to have a conversation with your body for healing, and I gave you my top 10 tips for how to go about that.

For the most part, this approach gets used to address specific physical conditions or symptoms; however there’s another application I developed some years ago which can be a tremendous support to people who are about to undergo some physically impactful event (or before any physical exertion).

I've used it primarily for clients, pre-surgery, to great effect.

But, even if you're not facing surgery, this is a technique that you can use and apply in many other life situations.

So in this episode I want to share this pre-surgery body dialogue technique with you!

I'm going to:

  • Talk about the principles and why it is so powerful
  • Give you a couple of case studies and
  • Give you some ideas of how you can use it in your life, beyond the realm of surgery.

So hit that play button and let's dive in!


The Preparation Principle:

The body is set up to function best with preparation of what's to come. For example, the taste buds determine the makeup of nutrients and food types (protein, fibre etc) and signal the alimentary canal in advance so that the body can set itself up in the best way to deal with what is on its way.

A conversation with the body before surgery or physical exertion allows the body to that chance to prepare; to get things in order and in alignment with what's to come. Also, it's just polite! 😁

Pre-Surgery Body Dialogue Technique

  • Mindset: Keep it fluid and light
  • Follow steps 1-3 from Episode 103:
    • Give it your focus
    • Keep it simple
    • Be conversational and light
  • Elicit any fears/wants/prayers/intentions that you/your client has prior to session
  • Consider positive re-frames for fears/resistances
  • Acknowledge the tricky stuff
  • Tale the role of reassurance
  • Be real
  • Get permissions along the way
  • Check for body-agreement before concluding

Other Applications (non-surgery)

Having a quick conversation with your body prior to some activity that may have a physical impact on your body helps it prepare and be 'on-side' during the activity. This can avoid unnecessary injury and/or simply make it easier on the body.

In these cases you can keep it extremely light and conversational; it doesn't necessarily need to be as in-depth as with pre-surgery.

Remember it's about nurturing a positive and inclusive relationship with your body; a conscious connection that allows you to get the best from this amazing vehicle for your life.


Try having a preparatory conversation before...

  • Exercise (especially if you have an injury or vulnerability!)
    • Going to the gym
    • Yoga session
    • Running a marathon
  • A long drive
  • A night on the town
    (eg. Let your body know there'll be drinking and dancing all night!)
  • A house move
  • Changing a habit that impacts the body
    (eg. a diet change like giving up sugar)

Make sure you listen to the show for all the details plus 2 case studies:

  1. Pre-colon surgery dialogue
  2. Pre immune system reset treatment for MS (Multiple Sclerosis)

NOTE: My use of the term "Body Dialogue" in no way relates to Body Dialogue Technique as created by Janice Steiber Rous. However it sounds pretty cool so feel free to check out her website.

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If you'd like some expert support as you undergo this process (especially if you're having a hard time with this kind of situation) then reach out and let me help you.

You can check out my session details and even set up a quick chat with me: Get in touch and let's have a chat about some 1:1 sessions with me


Episode 103 This episode gives you a great foundation on Body Dialogue in general circumstances: LISTEN HERE

Episode 7 This episode links to how our translation of our experience effects our experience of it LISTEN HERE


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