Polarity Therapy Explained
Is it Massage?
No. Is it Reiki or Reflexology? No. Is it
Shiatsu or Jin Shin Jyutsu? No. Acupuncture or TCM?
No. Homeopathy? No. Chiropractic
or Osteopathy? No. Though you will see some useful
strands of most of these woven through Polarity Therapy, it
is different from any one of these modalities. Is it
Morris Bradley's Polarization work? Again, no. Is it
psychic healing or faith healing? No. Definitely not.
Is it a spiritual path? Again, no, definitely not.
Therapy IS an extensive system of integrative, non-invasive
"energy medicine" that was developed by Dr Randolph
Stone during more than 60 years of clinical practice. It aims
to restore healthy energy flow in both the human energy field
and the energy currents of the body, thereby bringing the body's
systems into balance and towards health.
Practitioners approach their work with a thorough grasp
of the mind-body connection, using specific techniques to assist
their client's own energy and resources to mobilize towards
health. The Polarity Therapist's
work involves (i) two handed contacts on the body to connect
with or restore their client's energy flows, (ii) client self
awareness, (iii) therapeutic movement, and (iv) energy based
dietary considerations, in varying ratios depending on the nature
of a client's ailment. Polarity Therapy has specialized
protocols for specific ailments and Polarity Practitioners
use these to help their clients. While many Polarity Therapists
have, or develop, keen intuitive skills, they don't use their
own energy, psychism, channeling or entities to "heal"
their clients. It isn't necessary: they use their training,
knowledge, insight, and the extensive repertoire of Polarity
protocols to assist their clients to wellness, empowering each
client in his or her own process.
this, Polarity Therapy integrates Western knowledge of human
anatomy and the human nervous system with several branches of
Asian traditional medicine. With strong underpinnings from Ayurvedic
medicine from India, Polarity Therapy also encompasses knowledge
from Dr Stone's clinical experience as a Chiropractor, Osteopath
and Naturopath, and it incorporates influences from Chinese
medicine, to name a few. The Polarity Therapy method is a comprehensive
and sophisticated hybrid, yet it is also an inspired, light
and subtle therapeutic method that is remarkably effective.
With a track record of almost 80 years in assisting people with
many dis-ease conditions, it is both the "oldest"
contemporary energy wellness method and perhaps the most complete.
In the USA,
Polarity Therapy is moving steadily towards formal recognition
as an identifiable therapeutic profession in its own right.
Polarity Therapy has had a more sporadic development, but that
is changing. Read more:
The Development of Polarity
Therapy in Australia.
Therapy Explained" by Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (PhD, BCPP,
RPP, RPE) ©2010. All rights reserved.)
become a Polarity Therapy Practitioner through Energy Therapies
Institute encompasses the four pillars of Polarity Therapy:
CERTIFICATES, AND DIPLOMAS may be earned,
as indicated below, upon successful completion
of the relevant series of learning modules.
Achievement Certificate for
Paradigms - intro to Polarity Therapy and Aumgenic Ranna® Yoga
is a 3 day combined introduction
to Polarity Therapy and Energy Movement methods, open to anyone
who wishes to participate. Achievement Awards are provided
in recognition of participation only and although this module
might enhance one's work in other modalities, the Achievement
Award does not qualify the recipient to work as a Polarity
Therapy Practitioner or an Aumgenic™ Energy Movement
history of Polarity Therapy.
of some core principles of chakra-based and energy-based
therapeutic approaches, emphasizing the Ayurvedic principles
that underpin Polarity Therapy and Aumgenic™
Movement - the Ranna® Yoga™ method.
to the human energy field and the energy systems of the
some energy-sensing Polarity techniques.
some basic 5-element Polarity principles and protocols.
some hands-on Polarity Therapy protocols in pairs.
- Learning some basic 5 element related
movements and Cranio-Sacral rhythms in Therapeutic Movement.
- Practice some Aumgenic™
Movement - the Ranna® Yoga™ method (theory and practice),
to give participants exposure to working as an Aumgenic™
self-awareness and dietary principles to support the techniques
learned in both modalites.
self-healing and self-care techniques.
NOTE: This is a COMBINED INTRO
to give participants an overview both of Polarity Therapy
and of Energy Movement so that they can choose their direction
upon completion of the Intro. This Intro is credited towards
the Full Certificate Training in Polarity Therapy.
of Polarity Therapy - DPT: (APP equivalent.)
165 hours. This level covers the essential basics in knowledge
and skills to begin professional practice with clients, as
a Polarity Therapist. It also establishes the basis to continue
on to the Diploma of Polarity Therapy.
USA: Ten 2-day modules at $250.00 per module
($125.00 per day). 10 Weekends spread across 12 months
2- 4 day modules spread across 15 months (approx). $AU250.00
- $AU500.00 per module ($125.00 per day).
All that you need is a liking for people, a wish to help
others, and an open-ness to alternative and energy-based
Locations: Middletown in the
Winchester area, VA, USA, and the Blue Mountains, NSW,
Diploma of Polarity Therapy - ADPT: (RPP equivalent.)
675 hours equivalent. Advanced learning for more effective
work with clients, this level of training fosters a deeper
knowledge and skill base appropriate for those intending to
deepen their therapeutic skills and build a Polarity Therapy
practice. This training level is also the basis from which
ultimately to progress to further training to become a Polarity
2 day modules at $300.00 per module ($150.00 per day).
68 Modules spread across 3 years (approx).
4 day modules, 34 modules spread across 3 years (approx).
$600.00 per module ($150.00 per day).
Completion of DPT or similar associate level training
in Polarity Therapy elsewhere - e.g. APP. Contact Energy
Therapies Institute for assessment of prior Polarity Therapy
Middletown in the Winchester area, VA, USA, and the Blue Mountains,
of Prior Learning
If you wish to
transfer credit to the Advanced Diploma for other Polarity Therapy
training completed elsewhere, please contact
Energy Therapies Institute for assessment of your prior studies.
If you are currently undertaking training with another Polarity
Therapy school, transfer is neither automatic nor guaranteed.
Important note: Due to the comprehensiveness and difference
in the Polarity paradigm, credit for prior learning in other
modalities isn't offered.
Standards & Professional
The POLARITY THERAPY training
provided by Energy Therapies Institute is designed to conform
to the standards of the American Polarity Therapy Association
- APTA. Your Programme Director has served on that Association's
board of directors as Ethics Liaison and is a lifetime member.
On completion of their training,
graduates will be eligible to apply to APTA
USA (approval in process) or the International
Institute of Complementary Therapists for professional
registration. Both provide access to practitioner insurance.
Addionally, Australian graduates
can seek registration with any or all of these Australian
(1) Energetic Healing Association of Australia or
( 2) Australian Polarity Therapy Network; or
(3) the Australian branch of the International Institute of
Complementary Therapists which provides membership listings
and practitioner insurance.
The official logo
of the APTA (USA. Founded in 1984).
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