|What is Polarity Therapy?
What are the tools used in Polarity Therapy?
POLARITY THERAPY: A NATURAL, HOLISTIC WAY TO HEALTH
FIRST, A SCIENCE. Polarity Therapy synthesizes knowledge and experience gleaned from centuries of eastern and western healing theories with an understanding of energy dynamics. Polarity Therapy incorporates a systemic knowledge of energy mapping based on the five natural elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth) and the 7 primary energy centers or chakras. Polarity is based on orthodox anatomy and physiology as well the energy anatomy of humans. Although Dr. Stone did not have access to the theories of high energy and quantum physics at the time he was developing Polarity Therapy, one can see how the polarity principles reflect these current theories.
SECOND, AN ART. Polarity Therapy involves the skillful application of bodywork techniques to promote harmonious life functions. With intuitive sensitivity, the practitioner’s hands locate and help to free blocked energy caused by distress on any level. With gentle yet penetrating therapeutic touch, free-flowing balanced energy movement is restored as the body’s natural self-healing powers are stimulated. Physical manipulations, gentle stretching, light reflex contacts and hand movements off the body comprise much of the Polarity art form. In creative combination with other therapeutic styles, (e.g. visualizations, breathing variations, awareness counseling, and other forms of bodywork), balance in the system is achieved.
A PHILOSOPHY FOR LIVING: Polarity addresses physical, mental, emotional and spiritual patterns of being. Distorted beliefs, troublesome feelings, thoughts, and behaviors create energy blocks. In the Polarity process, energy penetrates blockages, awareness increases to expose hidden realities, unconscious attitudes and dysfunctional defense mechanisms that cause destructive body armoring. Released energy nurtures new perspectives and inspirations leading to more balanced, harmonious, creative existence and raised consciousness of one’s spiritual core in union with the higher, ultimate energy source. Thus, fixations are transformed into more moderate behaviors and contentment. This vitalizes the system to heal ailments resulting from repressed life forces.
A HEALTH MODEL: Polarity principles can be applied to a wide variety of health and healing systems. We have trained psychotherapists, business managers, parents, massage therapists, bodyworks of many varieties, acupuncturists, etc.. Many of our students use the work for their own personal growth alone without ever becoming a Polarity Practitioner.
TOOLS OF POLARITY THERAPY
BODYWORK: Gentle, yet penetrating, hands-on contacts to the body nurture deep relaxation by systematic connections of positive, neutral and negative charges to stimulate free-flowing balanced energy. Techniques Dr. Stone developed are used as well as an active listening approach where the practitioner along with the client can sense the energy and follow it into a natural state of balance and ease.
DIET: Healthy eating habits to build and balance energy are encouraged along with periodic cleansing routines to eliminate toxins that cause blocked or unbalanced energy. Dietary guidelines are based on the five elements and the natural constitution of each person. Clients are guided to make dietary changes that will support making a change to energy imbalances that are occurring.
EXERCISE: Deep breathing, gentle stretching, balancing postures and utilizing sound vibrations helps to release daily tensions or blocked emotions and prolongs the effects of Polarity sessions. Suggestions are made to clients for exercises that will help enhance and prolong the benefits of polarity sessions received.
VISUALIZATION: Through exploration of mental images or memory pictures that sometimes surface during sessions, energy is freed for re-creation of a new view to foster more fully-satisfying and healthier life functioning.
FACILITATION: Thoughts and feelings help or hinder a balanced, harmonious state of being. The facilitation process promotes insight and strengthens will power to make desired changes. It encourages constructive life attitudes and enhances body awareness and self-esteem. Lifestyle changes are supported and encouraged.
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