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A Brief History of Polarity Therapy in Australia
Intro to training options at ETI.



  “Energy is the real substance behind the appearance of matter and forms.”
(Dr Randolph Stone, founder of Polarity Therapy.)

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History: Although little known in Australia, Polarity Therapy is a comprehensive wellness system that is steadily gaining well-earned recognition in many countries.

In Australia, Polarity Therapy has had a sporadic history. For example, in the 1980s, a Polarity Practitioner from the USA moved to Australia, in the wake of the contentious collapse of a Polarity community in California, and began to offer sessions and training to Australians. More recently, a dedicated Australian practitioner in South Australia has been providing training. Some years ago, a British practitioner also began providing some Polarity Therapy training, predominantly by distance learning. Two people who did that training have been offering Polarity Therapy classes in NSW since about 2007. Also since about 2007, another American has also been coming to Australia to offer Polarity Therapy Practitioner training in Sydney.

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Training in Australia through Energy Therapies Institute is unique in that the programme director, Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (PhD, Board Certified Polarity Practitioner, Registered Polarity Educator), is an Australian who has lived and worked in the USA, has served on the Board of the U.S. Polarity Therapy Association - as Ethics Liaison, yet also remains firmly anchored in her Australian-ness. With a dual base in both Australia and the USA, she is home in Australia several times a year, so she is uniquely positioned to steer the Institute's Polarity Therapy Practitioner training in Australia (currently in the Blue Mountains, NSW).

Students in Australia can undertake:

  • Certificate of Achievement for Intro Training. Read more.
  • Diploma of Polarity Therapy - associate pratitioner level training which imparts fundamental skills that allow graduates to beging to practice as Polarity Therapists. Read more.
  • Advanced Diploma of Polarity Therapy - registered practitioner level training which can also lead to preparation for Board Certification through the American Polarity Therapy Association. Read more. (Since board certification involves extensive vetting of the relevant organization, approval of the examination process by an external governing body, an examination undertaken by prospective certificants who have already qualified as practitioners through an approved training program, this certification is only available through the American association.)

Becoming a Polarity Therapy Practitioner gives you the tools to assist others through health and life issues. (Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan, Board Certified Polarity Practitioner; Registered Polarity Educator.)

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Commitment to Australia: Reflecting the founder's Australian origins, the Institute is committed to providing consistent follow-through in the training of Polarity Practitioners and Therapists in Australia, and the development of public awareness of Polarity Therapy in Australia. Ranna is firmly committed to the development of Polarity Therapy as a distinct therapeutic method in its own right in Australia (and gobally) rather than dilution of Polarity Therapy as part of other modalities.

Professional Eligibility: Students and practitioners training at ETI can join the professional organization serving the Australian alternative health community: the International Institute of Complementary Therapies - IICT, which also provides practitioner liability insurance and accepts student members. Both IICT Australia provides a network of supportive and helpful practitioners in Australia.

(NOTE about APTA:
To dispel any confusion regarding APTA and ETI's relationship with it, intending students of ETI are asked to please note that the founder of ETI has a long professional history with the APTA in the U.S.A., a genuine non-profit organization founded in 1984 for the furtherment of Polarity Therapy. On the other hand, according to cross-referenced online information, the Australian Polarity Therapy Association - also calling itself APTA - is an arm of a for-profit private entity based in Sydney. ETI has absolutely no affiliation with, cannot endorse, and does not provide any information about this latter "organization / association".

Additionally, compounding the confusion for people newly interested in Polarity Therapy, despite the fact that APTA had already been the acronym for the American Polarity Therapy Association in the U.S.A. for just on 30 years prior, the "organization" / "association" arm of the Sydney entity began to operate under the acronym APTA.

The founder of ETI is listed at the original APTA website as both a practitioner and trainer. Anyone interested in the "Australian APTA" should conduct their own due diligence and their own cautious inquiries.)


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