Zero Balancing – I
June 11 @ 6:00 pm - June 14 @ 4:00 pm$125 – $595
Tuition: $595 (by April 13) | $695 by May 14.
CEU: 25 hands-on
This is the first course of the Core Zero Balancing curriculum and introduces the intellectual and practical framework of the art and science of Zero Balancing. Instructors provide a detailed study guide, clear presentations, and demonstrations of Zero Balancing. In practice sessions, students experience both how to perform Zero Balancing and how Zero Balancing feels to receive.
You Will Learn:
- The basic Zero Balancing protocol
- Theory and principles of ZB
- To distinguish body energy and body structure through touch
- The skill of using energy as a working tool
- The energetic anatomy of the skeleton
- The theory and application of fulcrums
- How to give a ZB session
Developed by Fritz Smith, MD in the early 1970s, Zero Balancing is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. Following a protocol that typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes, the practitioner uses gentle pressure and traction on areas of tension around the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize.
Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture, and movement. By addressing the deepest and densest tissues of the body, Zero Balancing helps to restore the body's natural senses and vitality and contribute to better postural alignment. A Zero Balancing session leaves you with a wonderful feeling of inner harmony and organization.
Why Study Zero Balancing
Engage your clients on a deeper level.
Learn how to address deep patterns in the musculoskeletal system by handling energy and structure simultaneously. ZB will add energetic engagement to your structural work or structural engagement to your energy work. Either way, you will find that you achieve powerful and lasting effects.
Work with greater clarity and ease
Learn Interface Touch that brings clear awareness of both your own and your client’s physical and energetic boundaries. Working at Interface protects you and your client, so you can practice any healing art more easily without becoming drained.
Offer an effective session after ZB I, then expand your skills
Learn a treatment protocol that is effective for clients of all ages and that addresses physical, emotional and mental issues simultaneously. ZB offers your clients bone-deep relaxation similar to meditation that allows them to release old patterns, including stress and pain.
Learn touch, techniques and principles that will enhance your healing work
Zero Balancing is taught as a stand-alone system of body mind therapy. However, it is easy to incorporate into other modalities, including massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and craniosacral therapy, allowing you to work on multiple levels in one session.
How can Zero Balancing help your clients?
Zero Balancing can help relieve body aches and pain, release restrictions in movement, and provide lasting relief from emotional distress to improve the overall quality of life. Zero Balancing can also be helpful with specific goals such as relief from back pain, improving concentration or sleep, releasing unwanted stress, eliminating old behavior patterns, or boosting well-being.
The People and History of ZB
Founder, Fritz Smith
Integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Fritz Smith's observations and experiences with both anatomy and energy led him to develop the manual therapy system we know as Zero Balancing (ZB).
In the 1960's, Dr. Smith, already an Osteopathic M.D., studied at the Esalen Institute in Northern California and became a certified Rolfer®. During this time, he began to explore yoga, meditation, Eastern energy medicine and quantum physics.
Beginning in 1972, Dr. Smith traveled to the UK to become a licensed acupuncturist, earning a bachelor's and master's degree in acupuncture. He also studied with the famous teacher, Swami Muktananda. Zero Balancing consciously works with body, mind and spirit.
Dr. Smith has practiced and taught Zero Balancing throughout the world for more than 45 years and continues to teach to this day.
Dr. Smith is the author of many articles and two books, Inner Bridges: A Guide to Energy Movement and Body Structure and Alchemy of Touch: Moving Towards Mastery Through the Lens of Zero Balancing.
|June 11 - 14, 2020. (Thursday-Sunday)|
|Thursday: 6 pm - 10 pm|
Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm
CCAOM: ACHB 554
|$595 (60+ days in advance: by 4/13/20)|
$695 (30-60 days in advance: by 5/13/20
$795 Regular Tuition (within 30 days of class)
|No refund provided within 2 weeks of class. All refunds are subject to a $10 minimum processing fee. See policy page for further information.|
David Lauterstein, LMT, MTI, Cert. ZB, TLC School Co-Director, has been in massage and bodywork practice since 1977 and has become one of the most highly respected international educators in the massage therapy realm – inducted in 2011 into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, honored as the 2012 recipient of AMTA’s Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award, and in 2013 by the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education as “Educator of the Year.” David regularly teaches in England and throughout the U.S since 1982. He is the author of the books, Putting the Soul Back in the Body: A Manual of Imaginative Anatomy for Massage Therapists, The Deep Massage Book: How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork, and Life in the Bones: A Biography of Dr. Fritz Smith and Zero Balancing. He is certified in Structural Bodywork and Zero Balancing and is a faculty member of the Zero Balancing Health Association. His background prior to massage therapy was in philosophy and music composition (BA, U of Illinois, 1972).