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Kernewek
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This part of the forum seems a little quiet, so I thought I'd try and jig it up a bit! πŸ™‚

Does anyone know much about becoming a Polarity Therapist? I've had a look at the ukpta website ( ) and the training they offer, but it doesn't really tell me whether it's something that can be done by a novice "non-therapist" (I'm currently in an IT job, screaming to get out! [:@])... I guess this question is just as relavent to anyone starting out....

Anyway. Hopefully it'll get some more posts in this section! πŸ˜‰

Be Well.

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Azalia
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RE: Becoming a Polarity Therapist

This part of the forum seems a little quiet, so I thought I'd try and jig it up a bit!

I know, I got very excited when I saw someone new had made a post![sm=jump2.gif]

Now, to your question. I'm not a polarity therapist myself, although if you've read my previous posts here, you will have seen that I am presently having sessions. From my expereince of Polarity, I would make the following observations:

Compared to most therapy courses, it is very in-depth, and there is also the nutrition, exercise and counselling aspects which also have to be learnt. I would make a guess that most Polarity therapists have already worked in a healing or theraputic environment (i.e gained experience as a healer or therapist) before moving into this field. A great deal of the session is carried out intuitively, and for this reason experience of metaphysical healing and working with individuals to help imapact change on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level is extremely useful.

Imagine a dog-behaviourist/trainer for example. It would be very difficult for someone who had never worked, played, walked, and generally lived with a dog to start looking at the inner workings of their mind and working out what makes them tick. Yes, everyone knows what a dog looks like, and that most will respond to food when you want them to do something, but I expect dogs have a lot more about them than we give them credit for! It takes someone who has grown up with dogs and knows all their little idiosyncrasies and quirky ways to be a great dog behaviourist. To put that in context with the polarity course, you work with people every day, and I'm sure you will have gained many insights into human nature when working in the office! but how much experience do you have of empowering people and helping them find their own inner healing gifts? I'm not saying that you have to be an expert before you start training (because that would just defeat the whole object of learning!!) but I think there are certain things that you simply cannot learn "in the classroom."

I don't know how much previous expereince you have had, so it's very difficult to give advice, but what I would suggest is to learn as much as you can!

* Read books on complementary health and indivdual therapies.

*Have fun learning about the subtle energy systems of the body- chakras, meridians, marmas, the HEF and how imbalances within them can impact on our physical health.

* Delve into some metaphysical health books- a good starting point is 'Heal Your Body' by Louise L Hay.

* Attend natural health fayres

* Go to short courses and workshops in complementary health

*Here's the fun one- try the treatments out yourself!! The only warning here would be not to try lots of different ones all at once- if you do that you wouldn't be giving them enough of a chance to see if they work for you. I'd suggest finding a treatment that really interests you, and then (depending on the treatment) going about once a week for 6 weeks, this is usually enough to note changes. Collect your thoughts about that treatment, and then move onto something else.

Most of all, remember that to become a healer, one must first heal themselves. You know the type of work that doesn't satisfy you, and you have shown an interest in healing- that's fantastic, it will be rewarding! But first address all the things that need healing in yourself, and gain personal experience of healing. You will learn so much more this way!

Good luck,

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Kernewek
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RE: Becoming a Polarity Therapist

Hi Azalia,
Man, it's getting crowded in here now! πŸ˜€

Yep, all that you've said makes complete sense... and I'd not considered that the Polarity Therapist that I'm currently seeing has actually done a few other therapies before this one (and in fact, his technique is a hybrid between 2 or 3 different therapies...)... so... yep... good point.

But (you knew that was coming didn't you! ;)), I do have a little experience in healing, crystals, Hopi candles, etc, etc... and I've been through a few therapies, so I'm not as completely new to all this as my original post kinda hinted at. But yes, I'm not a qualified therapist with experience, so .... point taken.

Anyway. I've enrolled on an "intro" course next month - just a weekend away in Ireland - so I'll treat it as a really nice healing holiday! πŸ™‚

Thanks,

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Azalia
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RE: Becoming a Polarity Therapist

That sounds like an absolutely great place to start Steve!

What a lovely experience too- keep us posted!

Az x

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RE: Becoming a Polarity Therapist

Hi Azalia,
I'm not sure if this thread is still going as its been a while since the last posting but I tought I'd try anyway. A bit of background to my situation....I have many different therapeutic interests and have been umming and ahhing about which direction to go. Ideally I would love to be a naturopath as I want to incorporate many different healing modalities for each client and i don't want to be limited to any which one. the body is a complex energy system which can gain benefits from all approaches. (I am reffering to things like homeopathy/herbal medecine/energy healing/massage/acupuncture....). BUT, I can't afford to take either of the two registered naturopath courses available : (

Anyway, so there I am with my head deep in an astrology book as usual and I find that two of my big top astro heros raving about polarity therapy and knock me down with a feather duster it seems to incorporate lost of different healing approaches!

so now I've got my researching head on I would love to know more about it. When in training, do they teach you the connections between astrology? How much of the practice is actual massage (I don't really want to be a masseur but am not adverse to 'touching'!), are any 'remedies' incorporated (i.e. herbal, homeopathic)? and is study of the meridians/acupuncture points included?

sorry this has been a really long email! thanks in advance for your help!

Candice xx

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Azalia
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RE: Becoming a Polarity Therapist

Hi SpaceCandi,

Thanks for posting! I'm afraid I haven't got time to reply to your post in detail tonight (and please note that I'm not a Polarity practitioner, so I will only be able to tell you what I've picked up and experienced first hand through treatments!) I should be able to reply in full over the next few days....

love, az x

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RE: Becoming a Polarity Therapist

Hi SpaceCandi,

I can shed a little more light now... I spent a weekend on a "Introductory" course in Ireland... so, what I know is a very thin venier over (I suppose) all of the subject...

The founder of Polarity Therapy started wondering why clients of his other therapies returned after they had succesfully "fixed", so he started looking in to other possiblities, which means Polarity Therapy is a mix of nutrition, emotional issues, energy balancing, physical therapies (ie Polarity Yoga), etc, etc..

Basically, there's some bodywork involved, but there's also energywork, which isn't so physical πŸ˜€ and we learnt a general energy balancing technique, which is fine for a general tune-up.

But, I don't rememeber there being much / anything relating with Astrology, so if that's a key-part of how you feel you should be working, then I think you should enquire about that specifically.

Personally speaking, I'm just starting out in therapies, so becoming a Polarity Therapist is too large a step for me at the moment. It's like deciding to become an Osteopath when you've just learnt about the Chakras! :D, but if you already have a few therapies and some experience / client base, then I think you'd like it....

There's nothing lost by going on the Intro weekend course! It was a great weekend.... esp. as you get to meet several others coming together with different ideas of how to take Polarity Therapy in to their existing work.

I hope that helps!

Be Well.

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RE: Becoming a Polarity Therapist

Have PM'd you with some details

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Azalia
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RE: Becoming a Polarity Therapist

Hi Steve [sm=wave.gif]

Have youenrolled ona course or thought any more about training since starting this thread?

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RE: Becoming a Polarity Therapist

I studied polarity therapy back in 1991 when I became a massage therapist. I'm not sure if it's taught the same way everywhere, but when I studied it, we learned how to send energy throughout various parts of the body. It's really not that complicated, especially if you already understand how to channel energy. I had previous knowledge of psychic healing work with chakras and the aura, so that helped a lot. I think the books recommended in the other thread here would explain enough that you could do it on your own IF you already have a working knowledge of how to channel energy, i.e. reiki or psychic healing work. πŸ™‚

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Hello,

I just thought I would let everyone know that I have just started my training as a Polarity Therapist. The work load is very heavy but the course looks so good. I am really excited with it all.

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shola
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I came across this is a very old message, and thought I would respond, maybe alerts will be sent.
I am a Polarity Therapist, I have done lots of other training, however they are not required to become a Polarity Therapist, as you have identified it is a very intense training. I am actually a Polarity Therapy Trainer and Founder of Energy 4 Life, which is similar to Polarity, its based on the Chakras and also works with Coaching, Energy Psychology, Energy foods and hands on work. check it out at

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