Snoopy’s amazing healing story {and how I became a “brain surgeon”}

Just last Saturday I was having a blast doing my Healing with BodyTalk System with Gina, my animal talk student and client, and her beagle doggy Snoopy.  He’d been coughing day and night and the vet hadn’t been able to help, saying he was just an “old man”, to live with. Argh.

So she came to me for help.

Communicating with Snoopy helped us understand his experience and what he was feeling. Healing was the next step in our process. Among the many healing therapies I’ve been trained and certified in, I chose to use the healing with  BodyTalk System it’s so all encompassing and powerful.

When we got to a perfect stopping point for the day, and Snoopy told me he was feeling much better and wanted a nap now,  I laughed and  refocused to my client.  How was she feeling, and had she gotten what she needed?

Gine replied, “I am amazed! I has no idea you were a “brain surgeon”! How did you do that?”

She was referring specifically to the extraordinary healing with the BodyTalk system techniques.

She told me that while I was working with her beagle Snoopy, that he had stopped coughing for the first time in a very long time.  He was sitting quietly and alertly, happily peacful and attentive the entire time I’d worked with him.

So how did I accomplish what seemed almost a miracle?  Well, it all began …

On a cold, bleak day in January 2001.  I was going through a divorce settlement after almost 18 years of marriage. I’d caught him in an affair and he chose her over me.

My knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) snapped in December 2000 while I was working onsite with a client’s dog and by the time I got home that night, I could no longer bend my knee. It was frozen in a 90 degree angle and I was in a great deal of pain. The subsequent surgery to repair it was rough, to say the least.

My soon to be ex-husband and I owned a produce brokerage company and we were forced to work in close proximity together all through our divorce proceedings. He was a volatile personality and every day being cooped up in the office with him was incredibly stressful and even dangerous at times.

Worse, the ancient office building didn’t have an elevator and after my knee surgery, I was forced to hobble precariously up and down 2 flights of stairs with my cane just to get to the office every day.

As you can imagine, the horrific stress I was under took a huge toll on my health and well-being. By the time I finally trained someone to take my place in the office and could refocus on my own business of working and communicating with animals, I was exhausted in body, mind and spirit. I was so fatigued that I was barely functional for more than an hour or two a day.

That unremarkable day, when I went to the mailbox to find junk mail and more bills that I didn’t have the money to pay making me feel even more depressed, I also found a manila mail envelope with an orange promotional flyer and audio cassette tape inside. I immediately trashed it, having no wish to be “sold to” what I thought was yet another pyramid program or multi level marketing scam.

And yet, later, I discovered the flyer and tape laying out again on the kitchen counter.
How did that get there? Weird. I lived alone and I certainly didn’t take it out of the trash!
So I threw it away again.

The next day I was leaving the house to run an errand and OMG, there it was AGAIN on the kitchen counter, sitting there drawing my attention like a beacon.

It was freaky! And I knew that the Universe was trying to tell me something.

With frustration in my voice, I said to the Universe, “Are you kidding me? Oh All Right! I get it, I’m supposed to listen to this I guess… Fine, but I don’t like it and I don’t want to.”

I grabbed it and threw it in the car and into the cassette player, and started listening as I drove off.

Within 10 minutes, I was so excited I could hardly wait to get home! THIS was exactly what I needed and had been looking for.

What was it? It was an introduction to healing with BodyTalk System.

When I got home, I immediately jumped on the computer to look for the next training. I wanted to learn this stuff. I knew it had the potential to return me to good health quickly. I needed it! At the time I didn’t know that I could use it to help heal animals too, that realization came later.

The next 4 day intensive training was coming up that very weekend in Austin, Texas (USA). It was outrageously expensive. I had no idea 1) how I would pay for it, and 2) how I could possibly manage the trip given how ill I was.

Have you ever been in a position where you KNEW you were meant to do something and you had NO idea how you could possibly do it? But you did it anyway because you knew you had to?

From a place of courage and trust, I boldly decided to just go for it, trusting it would all work out.

And it did.

I went. I loved every minute of it. I started getting my health back and I felt stronger coming home than I did getting there even after 4 intensive days of nonstop bombardment of education.

Although I’d never wanted to open a human client office to do healing, I did just that a couple of months later. I’d used my friends as practice subjects as I learned and explored the tools and techniques, and they loved it so much? They begged me to get a “real” office.
The first day in practice I generated enough money to pay off the training bill AND I watched in amazement as 10 clients paraded through my office one after the other with astonishing results.

One could barely walk with her cane when she got there. She got off my table just 30 minutes later not needing her cane anymore as she pranced out the door walking unaided with a delighted smile on her face!

Another client had had a stroke and had lost control and function in half her body. She walked out well on her way to a full recovery.

I went on to get more and more advanced specialized training, and I learned how to apply this extraordinary work to animals as well as people.

So what did Gina say about healing with BodyTalk System after her session? Here’s her post on Facebook:


Remember that taking the time to talk things over with your pet can make a huge difference for the whole family, and opens the channel so they can tell you when they have a problem, if they hurt or are experiencing feelings of abandonment, grief or sadness. And so they can also heal from trauma, pain or injury.

Do you or your pet need help healing? Click here and let’s do BodyTalk!

Much love to you and your furrkids,  Val.


  1. Doug

    A great story. Can you do this healing over the phone? I met a salesman who said he had to meet people in person because some things could not be done over the phone. for example, he said he could not give a haircut over the phone.

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