Zero Balancing® Classes
Zero Balancing I
February 8 - 9, 2014 Natick, MA
February 15 - 18, 2014 Louisville, CO
June 19 - 22, 2014 Cambridge, MA
Zero Balancing II
April 6 - 11, 2014 Esalen, Big Sur, CA
May 15 - 18, 2014 Cambridge, MA
Freely Movable Joints
November 7 - 10, 2013 Cambridge, MA
October 3 - 8, 2013 Los Altos, CA
Zero Balancing with Ease
November 14 - 17, 2013 Columbia, MD
Zero Balancing (ZB) is a simple, yet powerful, bodywork system designed to align the energy body with the physical body in an elegant, efficient manner. Developed by Dr. Fritz Smith, in 1973, Zero Balancing focuses on the whole person, even when addressing specific needs. ZB has been shown to be very effective for a wide range of mind-body issues, from musculoskeletal disorders to anxiety, and is a wonderful tool for personal growth. Dr. Smith's research and practice showed him that when structure and energy flows are balanced, dysfunctional habits, such as outmoded emotional patterns and imprints from past traumas, tend to decrease.
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- bones function as key conduits for the deepest energies in the body
- the foundation joints in the body also have a key role in energy transmission
- working with the energy of the bones helps take clients into a deeper connection to their core energy
- working with ZB's signature "Interface Touch" allows for deep contact and establishes clear boundaries between practitioner and client as well as within the client themselves
- working with the energy and structure of the bones facilitates work with altered states and expanded states of consciousness
- Highlights of Zero Balancing principles as they apply to FMJs
- Upper extremity: shoulder girdle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers
- Lower extremity: knee, ankle, metatarsals, toes
- Accessing the sacro-iliac joint via the hip
- Acetabular hip fulcrum
- Temporomandibular joint fulcrum
- Direct bone fulcrums and ‘bone bending’
- Teachings designed to deepen your basic ZB skills and protocol use
- By exchanging Zero Balancing sessions and seeing ZB demonstrations
- Place a big emphasis on doing our own personal work on our core.
- Explore our growing edge and cultivate more consciousness in ourselves.
- Pay more attention to our own body signals and the information they give us about the experience of the client in Zero Balancing (when it's being most effective for the client, where the most juicy place to hold the fulcrum, how long to hold a the fulcrum, what emotion is present etc.)
- Getting more presice with out hands in reading the energetic movements (and lack thereof) in our clients - including the content of their major process issues.
- Make doing ZB an enjoyable process. Have fun learning and sharing together - mutually reinforcing our growth producing behaviors.
- WIth the teachers also sharing insights into our personal process, our work as teachers and Zero Balancers, and where we teach from our growing edge.
- Fine-tune your exisiting fulcrums and protocol.
- Learn exciting new advanced fulcrums.
CEUs approved for all MTs; acupuncturists through NCCAOM; NCBTMB for all Zero Balancing Classes; PTs in Massachusetts and several other states
In Core Zero Balancing I, you will learn the beginning Zero Balancing protocol which includes: how to work with energy as a tool, how to feel where energy is held at the bone level and how to balance it, how to read the body's signs of energy movement and how to work with states of expanded consciousness. By the end of the four-day class, participants will be able to perform full Zero Balancing treatments, and begin to help people. Zero Balancing techniques and principles are natural complement to Massage Therapy and other healing modalities, and may be used as a full treatment in and of themselves or incorporated into other bodywork.
|February 8 - 9, 2014||Natick, MA||617-354-8360, ext.11|
|February 15 - 18, 2014||Louisville, CO||720-890-8922|
Core Zero Balancing II extends and deepens the principles of Zero Balancing working with more of the core of the body. This class includes reviewing and deepening the fulcrums in Zero Balancing Core I.
|April 6 -11, 2014||Esalen, Big Sur, CA||831-667-3000|
|May 15 - 18, 2014||Cambridge, MA||617-354-8360, ext. 11|
In Freely Moveable Joints (Beyond the Protocol) we will review basic ZB principles and highlight their application to a number of joints in light of their specific anatomy. The skills and education inherent in this course will broaden your Zero Balancing abilities and will improve your Zero Balancing sessions.
You Will Learn:
“These fulcrums not only feel like they would blend and flow with the protocol, I have more confidence in using ZB principles to create my own fulcrums.” Jackie Imbimbo, MS
“[This course] gives me more tools and confidence to work with elbows and knees and ankles and jaws. Most importantly, [FMJ] deepened my understanding of ZB overall.” Rachael Timberlake, LAC
|November 7 - 10, 2013||Cambridge, MA||617-354-8360, ext. 11|
A mastery level creative laboratory in advanced Zero Balancing with Jim McCormick and Hau Thi Long. We will explore ease with energy and structure, the process of healing, finding the contents of the client's energy field, and the accelerated personal growth.
Prerequisites: Minimum Zero Balancing I, II and one other class.
Please Note: Those with only the minimum requirements need to request the permission of the instructors.
|October 3 - 8, 2013||Los Altos, CA||617-354-8360, ext. 11|
Class was previously titled "Finding Your Own Style in ZB".
You Will Learn:
- Have fun while doing ZB - smile - don't be too serious or work at it too hard - no forcing.
- Relax more - work easier but more deeply - we are looking for ease and flow.
- Your position as you prepare for the fulcrums; your contact with the client, and the fulcrum itself can feel good to you, feel good in your body. A good example of this is making contact with a client before doing a fulcrum, like when nestling into the foot or the knee. Your nestling should take whatever time it takes to make a nestle that feels good to you. When it feels good to you, the client also feels good. So the way to measure the quality of the nestle is how it feels in your body, not an objective external standard.
- The test for whether your fulcrum is optimal for you is whether it feels good to you (let your body tell you); whether it feels good to the client and is it successful? This is more important than some external idea of what you "should" be doing. Although there are prescribed ways for doing fulcrums, you need to adapt them to your body and your style.
- You may get some insights into your own beauty!
- As you develop your own style, (your own "signature") you will develop more fluid fulcrums that are natural for you and will let you "embody" ZB principles faster.
“I see this class as a new sort of ZB III. That revisits all fulcrums from a new view point - and is not about there being one right way to do it. It is more about exploring what feels right in your body and with your clients. I have been teaching this way recently and it has been very successful. Students feel more at ease and find it easier to learn and easier to embody ZB, with students tuning into themselves more for validation. They still have to learn the basics of the fulcrums, but have a different reference point for what works - if it feels good to them; feels good to the client, and it works.” Jim McCormick, ZB Faculty
Prerequisites: Core Program (Zero Balancing I, II).
|November 14 - 17, 2013||Columbia, MD||617-354-8360, ext. 11|