What is polarity therapy?
About Polarity Therapy
Modern scientific research is just beginning to document this simple truth which has been the basis of Eastern medical traditions for thousands of years, and it is revolutionizing how we think about our health.
Polarity Therapy is on the cutting edge of this revolution – bringing the study of energy out of the esoteric realm of quantum physics and nuclear particle accelerators into, quite literally, the palms of our hands.
Just as there are subtle electromagnetic forces which bind the parts of an atom together, there are subtle patterns of energy which create and sustain all living things. This “life energy” expresses itself not only through our physical bodies but also through our thoughts, feelings, personal relationships, and everyday experiences.
Polarity works with life energy in all of its forms, using a comprehensive system of bodywork, exercise, nutritional guidance, and verbal counseling to bring body, mind, emotions, and spirit into a state of balance, harmony and vibrant health.
Polarity Therapy was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone (1890-1981), an osteopath, chiropractor, and naturopath who sought to integrate Eastern and Western approaches to healing modalities such as reflexology, acupressure, craniosacral balancing, yoga, and Ayurveda.
But Polarity is more than just a collection of techniques – at its heart is a set of principles about the balance and flow of life energy which Dr. Stone believed to be the underlying essence of all healing arts. This is attested to by the growing number of health care professionals, such as nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, creative arts therapists, and massage practitioners, who are successfully incorporating Polarity Therapy into their work.
When we are truly well, our bodies vibrate vitality and our thoughts and emotions are in alignment with our soul’s truth. The polarity model sees the body’s imbalances as the final “printout” of information entered long ago. Polarity serves as the key to unlock the door to the source, thereby allowing for genuinely new choices.
Utilizing hands-on contacts, toning, breathing and gentle counseling techniques, this work embodies a full holistic health care system, and can be used to empower other modalities as well.
Polarity Therapy works at the level of sub-atomic physics. We offer this exciting new paradigm of energy healing!
This Associat Polarity Program marks the beginning of the journey. These first five core classes are filled with exploration, discovery and can be a wonderful self healing process. At the end of this course, a Certificate of Completion is presented. This training is a prerequisite for the RPP Program.
Polarity I - AN initiation (the general session)
Polarity II - Language of the Chakras
Communication, Resonance & Relations I
Evaluation & Preparation for Practice
Additional requirements for obtaining the APP certification are:
Receive 5 sessions from an RPP Practitioner.
Complete 30 written case studies, reviewed by an RPP from our Mentorship Program. These 30 case studies are applicable towards the RPP case study requirements.
*After completion of the APP program, students must apply to the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) to receive the designation Associate Polarity Practitioner.
What polarity means to me
By Amanda Lux
Polarity is one of the most comprehensive and holistic systems of healing today. Rooted in the principals of energy medicine, Polarity is uniquely integrative in that it is energy work in the most ancient sense of “laying on of hands” yet it is so much more due to the broad scope of it’s founder, Dr. Randolph Stones’ research and study into Hermetic, Ayurvedic, naturopathic and osteopathic methods. His own dedication to understanding and mapping the process of the evolution of the soul through the body and consciousness is the life pulse of this work.
Polarity captivated me from my very first introductory class and has continued to be my central passion since 2003. Polarity therapy combines all the things I love into one modality; yoga, nutrition, bodywork, energy work and energetic counseling all seen through the lens of the elemental matrix of the chakra system. My passion for polarity is deep and profound because the work itself happens within the great mystery that is ever changing, requiring an openness to listen to the truth of the moment and to meet every client as a whole and perfect being regardless of where they are or what is presenting.
Polarity has taught me how to listen deeply. Beyond words being spoken, I have learned to listen for the story beneath the story, to listen to the energy and how it feels in my own body and in the field. I listen to the room and the environment for clues and information, gathering images and insights. I listen to the ancestors and healing guides who are in the space. I listen to the elements and how they manifest. I hold space for my clients, body mind and soul and I reflect their own innate healing wisdom through all that I hear, see, feel, sense.
As a polarity practitioner I do not see myself as a healer so much As a sacred witness. I facilitate the process of bringing to consciousness patterns of dis-ease so they can return to right alignment by reflecting what is whole and right within each client. My teachers said to me once that in Polarity the session truly begins to unfold when the client walks out the door and into their life. The way I see it, I am in the business of opening doors to free up the energy, inviting new possibilities and holding space for the truth of our unlimited capacity to heal.
As a Polarity practitioner, I have had the opportunity to practice and embody these sacred teachings, which for me induced a series of profound initiatory experiences leading me through my own process of awakening that is ever unfolding. I see this work as a method of attunement to the souls highest purpose and truth. Receiving polarity sessions and participating in the trainings changed my life every time and I experience healing every day I work with clients. It is a great honor to do this work with others, and my deepest wish is to spend my life studying and sharing this incredible system of healing with the world.