Polarity Therapy is the most profound modality I know of for honoring and sourcing core life issues ― issues of an emotional / mental / spiritual nature. I know we've done some good work together if a client later tells me they've made major changes in their life ― changed jobs, started or ended a relationship, taken action to express their creativity or manifest their dreams. The subtle combination of energy balancing bodywork and gentle spiritual counseling techniques supports you to explore these issues at every dimension of your being (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual). Where talk psychotherapy may take weeks or months to get to the root of an issue, or may skirt around it entirely, listening deeply to your body will quickly reveal your truth and support you to find your own way to a resolution. Honoring and touching these issues multi-dimensionally (physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually) generally results in energy releases out of body tissues, deeper awareness of emotional responses, and greater clarity and insight. In the most powerful sessions, transformations at the spiritual level may result in the clearing of false beliefs and a movement into deep alignment with your truth and a deep connection to Source. The touching of all dimensions of your being in relation to the issue opens up the possibility for powerful energetic shifts as you move towards alignment with your truth and fullest expression of your highest self. Energy balancing bodywork supports you to easily integrate the subtle and profound changes that come out of these sessions.
Polarity Therapy is comprised of Bodywork Techniques (from deep structural work to light-touch energy balancing connections and off-body energy work), Spiritual Counseling, Polarity Yoga, and Energetic Nutrition. Polarity Yoga and Nutrition are resources I share that you can implement on your own. Most of our time together in session is focused on Bodywork and Counseling. It's incredible what your body will say if you listen!
A Polarity session can support you in . . .
Opening your Heart
Accessing your Intuition
Finding your Voice ~ Expressing Yourself
Owning your Power
Finding Clarity and Focus
Transforming Procrastination into Action
Accessing and Expressing your Creativity
Honoring, Feeling, and Responding to Emotions
Releasing Stress and Anxiety
Grounding and Centering
Polarity Therapy was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, whose life's work was distilling the essential principles underlying all effective healing modalities from around the world. Dr. Stone held degrees in Chiropractic, Osteopathy, and Naturopathy, and also studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Hermetic Healing, and indigenous and shamanic healing from several continents. Not surprisingly, the core energetic principles common to all these healing modalities are supported by modern scientific discoveries, including quantum physics. The philosophical roots of these foundational principles are described in not-so-scientific terms in many ancient texts, including the Tao Te Ching (China), the Upanishads (India), and the Kabbalah (Egypt). Polarity uses a Five Element system common to many cultures and healing traditions: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. It also uses the polarity concepts of Yin-Yang, Rajas-Tamas-Sattva, or Positive-Negative-Neutral.
Energy Balancing Bodywork
Hands-on bodywork is the core of Polarity Therapy. You wear loose, comfortable clothing and lie on a massage table, but this is not massage. Nearly every session involves some level of physical touch, which may be light and gentle, deep and steady, intended to stir energy up, calm it down, or balance the flow. There are many specific session protocols focusing on various aspects of the human energy body. Some of these address the nervous system, the digestive system, the lymphatic system, and the endocrine system. Spinal balancing can be addressed both with deep structural work and with light touch and harmonic resonance. Other protocols are more esoteric, based on the five elements, chakra balancing, involution, and evolution. These protocols are tools that can be used if appropriate for your system and your session. I am always primarily guided by your intentions for your session and by the unfolding of your energy body as your system unwinds and each step of your journey is revealed.
Spiritual Counseling for Self-Awareness
Counseling is a key aspect of any Polarity Therapy session. Polarity Practioners are trained to hold a clear and neutral space that allows the client's own inner awareness to blossom. The focus is on the body, which holds memories of all of our joys and all of our pain, which contains all of our shadows and all of our light, and which always tells its truth. There is a Polarity approach to integrating the light and dark, honoring all aspects of your being as integral and valuable, as containing wisdom and power. This integrative approach supports the journey towards wholeness.
This focused, intentional communication is so gentle and profound that clients often find their way to making major shifts in how they see themselves, how they relate to others, and their underlying belief systems about themselves and the world. These new insights and awarenesses can result in physical transformation, as patterns held in the physical body soften and release upon the transformation of the belief systems that held them in place. Because the counseling techniques are so powerful, entire sessions may be devoted to verbal exploration. Ideally, a few minutes of hands-on bodywork at the end of a counseling session facilitates integration of the energetic shifts that result from new insights and awareness.
Polarity Yoga is a system of physical exercise that works on the energetic level. The goal is to empower the client to maintain their health and energetic equilibrium through the use of exercises targeted to bring balance to the energetic elements and the nervous system. Like Qigong and some forms of yoga, Polarity Yoga exercises target meridians and energy zones to achieve amazing results with seemingly modest effort. You do not have to be strong or extremely limber to begin benefitting from Polarity Yoga. If it seems relevant to your session, I may suggest a Polarity Yoga
exercise that you can do on your own to continue to move towards
balance in a particular area. I am also available for private or group instruction.
Energetic nutrition is an approach to health and wellbeing that honors the primacy of life energy as the source of all balance or imbalance, and leverages the elemental energies of foods to support movement towards balance.
Foods have elemental qualities of energy just like everything else, so you can use foods, herbs and spices to stimulate specific elements with the goal of moving towards balance. Most foods have the qualities of several elements, with one or two being the most prominent.
Here are some examples to give you a general idea: Earth foods include all root vegetables that grow underground. Water foods include squash and other vegetables that grow low to the ground. Fire foods include beans and berries that grow on bushes, and grains from high-growing grasses. Air foods include fruits that grow on trees. Ether foods include edible flowers.
The Polarity Diets developed by Dr. Stone are in line with Naturopathic principles and the dietary recommendations of many ancient texts. These are healthy vegetarian diets, and can be modified for meat eaters. The process of moving towards a healthier diet generally begins the process of cleansing and detoxing, so this can be approached consciously to minimize discomfort. Again, the client is empowered to take responsibility for their own movement towards greater wellbeing, and my job is to educate about foods and self-care techniques that support your movement towards optimal energy flow, which supports you to move towards health and wholeness.