When I first heard about Polarity Therapy, I was amused. I thought it was something hokey. But when I investigated Polarity Therapy and experienced a session for myself, I stood back in amazement. I didn’t know how it had happened, but I knew that those simple touches had revealed to the practitioner things that were going on in my body that I had only recently become aware of and worried over. My question was: “how did she know?” Now, please understand, she didn't diagnose anything, she simply asked me, "What was going on here and what was going on there?" Well, quite frankly, I was only there to experience a session, not to get all involved so I just ignored her questions by muttering something unintelligible and she continued to make contact here, rock me a little there, and stretch a little here. I continued to wonder how was it that she knew I was having problems with my knees. How did she know what to do that alleviated some of the pain and discomfort I was experiencing when I hadn't told her about it?
Some books were recommended to me and I spent the weekend reading them. They changed my view of the world. I absolutely soaked up everything in Richard Gerber's book "Vibrational Medicine," and Candace Pert's "Molecules of Emotion!" They are not about polarity therapy, but they explain some of the science behind energy medicine of which polarity therapy is. For me, they were this wonderful springboard that excited my mind and fueled a desire and determination to learn more. I wanted to help my family and friends and those who would trust me to help them feel better and to help them take better care of themselves. I was always one to offer encouragement but here I thought in my hands was a means to do more.
So what is Polarity Therapy? Polarity Therapy is about reconnection. It’s a therapy that touches the body, mind, spirit and soul by directing subtle energy back to its natural free flow. It's about releasing blocked energy and removing obstructions to that free flow so there is more of you to offer to your family and your friends. It is done by the practitioner using her hands to palpate the flow of energy and sensing through that palpation where subtle energy may be blocked or stagnant and then holding points to create a circuit that serves to strengthen the current and remove the blockage and create free flow. Dr. Stone says the object of the therapy is the removal of energy blocks. But keep in mind, this is energy balancing that doesn’t stop when the client gets off the table. It continues as the practitioner teaches the client polarity movements or suggests foods that resonate with a particular element the client may need to show attention to or draw attention away from.
There are a lot of tools that fall into the framework of Polarity Therapy. Energy is all and all is energy. Polarity Therapy is not a substitute for medical attention, but if you are already exploring the possibilities of essential oils, herbs, homeopathy and energy, you may enjoy a paradigm shift that brings it all together in a unique and balanced plan. Again, I will put my disclaimer here: Polarity Therapy or any of the elements that make up the wellness plans designed by Polarity Paradigms does not negate your responsibility in your continuing to see a medical doctor, continuing on a treatment plan by your doctor, or seeking one if you have a medical condition.
Wanda Evans, BCPP, RPE, PTP
Somewhere down the line in my polarity path, I noticed something about me. I noticed that I had grown. That my understanding of my own suffering had widened and deepened and that that allowed me to understand the pains and sufferings of others wider and deeper. I used to wonder why would others decide to come to see someone like me? What was the draw? I got my answer in class one day. Not a polarity class but a Biodynamic Craniosacral class.
It happened because I was struggling in class. I was having great experiences as a student and as a recipient of the work from fellow class mates, but I couldn't wrap it around my head as to how I would be able to sustain a relationship with a client because as far as I could tell, I would work on a client, they would have a healing experience and the need to come back would be gone. If they got better, there would be no need for them to come back, so why would they? I talked to my instructor and explained my thoughts. I told him I wasn't sure if I could ever express what the therapy could do for a person long term without having them experience it long term and he said, "Of course, you can't."
But one of the things he told me was people choose these types of therapies because they want to be whole. They come because they feel fragmented, like they are missing something they just cannot put a finger on. They may have health issues, but more than that they are looking for wholeness and a connection that makes sense to them. We help them become whole by calming their nervous system and balancing their energy field. When that happens there is a reintegration of mind, body and spirit and [they] become whole. Sometimes it does take time.
Truthfully though . . . they are already whole, they have just become wrinkled, maybe a little knotted in spots and people like me, help to smooth out the wrinkles and untie the knots. The illustration that I like to use is one of a sheet. You have the whole sheet, but if you take a corner or some place in the middle and twist it, areas of the sheet draw up and "wrinkles" are formed and the sheet looks shortened. The sheet is still there in its entirety. It is still whole. Just loosen the knots and smooth out the wrinkles. That's the kind of thing we do for people.
So what is "whole?" I'm not sure of an exact meaning. I'll just go back to my conversation with my instructor when I asked him why I should want this. His simple answer: "So there is more of you." Wholeness means there is more of you!.
Blessings to you on your journey. We extend our support . . .as traveling companions. . . .