4 Day Zero Balancing Workshop
with Phil Greenfield
We are delighted to be hosting Phil Greenfield, author of Unravelling - Letting Go, Getting Well , for another 4-day Zero Balancing Workshop this coming April 28th-May 1st
About Zero Balancing
Zero Balancing is an elegant and effortless table-based body therapy system, whose simplicity belies its potency. During a Zero Balancing session, the practitioner, using touch that is targeted specifically toward the bones of the skeleton, gently engages the person at the very deepest of levels of their physical being. Holding these ‘fulcrums’ in stillness, just for a few seconds, offers both multiple and global opportunities for the person to 'let go' of subtle patterning within their internal neuromuscular environment, creating the possibility of reorienting themselves around a new sense of safety, security, freedom and opportunity.
Receiving ZB sessions is regularly reported to improve mobility, and reduce pain, stiffness, and discomfort. It can also facilitate subtle changes for people that they often describe as being ‘way under their radar’ - a dissolving of restriction in the deepest reaches of their body that they were not previously aware of. Many who receive Zero Balancing talk of attaining a progressively greater degree of calmness and mental clarity, as well as positive outcomes on the emotional level, and generally feeling significantly 'changed for the better'. Better able to cope with life’s unpredictabilities.
In this Core Zero Balancing workshop, we'll learn the manual skills necessary to help facilitate such changes for our clients, as well as examining the mechanisms and principles that lie behind the work. We'll also see how we can apply these principles for the benefit of our own wellbeing. Practically, at the end of the four days you’ll have enough familiarity with the basic Zero Balancing hands-on protocol to enable you to go and explore ZB’s potential for yourself, and evaluate its usefulness to your own practice, and for those who come to you for assistance.
We’ll also be comparing the historical narrative that has accompanied the development of Zero Balancing from its inception in the 1970s, with current conversations regarding pain science and the biopsychosocial model of therapeutics, offering contemporary relevance to this remarkable bodywork system.
If you’re currently a hands-on therapist, I can guarantee that you’ll be introduced to some deeply helpful ideas and principles which you might well find will enhance your current style of working, as well as offering the opportunity to begin to learn Zero Balancing as a 'stand-alone' treatment style. If you’re a movement therapist, then this workshop offers a chance to explore ‘the other side of the coin’ - the therapeutic potency of stillness - but also includes a stack of ideas and content that I think you will find hugely informative for your movement practice.