Hello Beautiful Beings!
I was sharing a post of a video with Dr. Fritz Smith a couple of weeks ago on my Facebook page when I realized that it’s been 20 years since I began studying and practicing Zero Balancing. In the video, Fritz shares about how ZB can induce expanded states of consciousness similar to meditation that can lead to healing and a deep sense of well-being. Below, I’ve included this video as well as a post about my journey with Zero Balancing, which in addition to informing my work as a body/energyworker and holistic healer, has also helped me to experience a sense of safety and wholeness I never imagined was possible.
In honor of this anniversary, I am offering a Celebration Special Offer on Zero Balancing Sessions in Annapolis and Energy Balancing Sessions by Phone/Skype now through 8/31 and a free Guided Pyramid Meditation for you to explore. See below for details to access the audio and how my journey with Zero Balancing changed my life! Plus, be sure to check out Fritz’s video…
My Journey Into Zero Balancing…
I had not even received a Zero Balancing session when I attended my first course but it was highly recommended by my acupuncturist in New York City, Dr. Li. There was something in his enthusiasm about this that led me to sign up for an upcoming four day course. We met is a dance studio in Tribeca and were a small class of only 6 people. We started each day with a pyramid meditation and in addition to learning hands on Zero Balancing protocol, we spent a lot of time exploring the concepts of ZB of balancing structure and energy. When I left that studio after the 4th day, I was a different person!
That was just the beginning of my journey with ZB and over the last 20 years Zero Balancing has supported my life in many beautiful ways! It was a few months later at my 2nd ZB course that I met Dr. Fritz Smith, founder of Zero Balancing. It was clear from the onset that this was an amazing man to know. His breadth of knowledge and experience about body and energy work was incredible but even more so was his enthusiasm not just this work but life itself.
I came to see life in new way after that weekend. This came from all that I learned and experienced but even more so from one short moment when I received a demonstration of a fulcrum from Fritz. We were working on the feet which is a foundational part of ourselves. Our discussion was on how far one needed to go to make a connection and what arose was the understanding that as long as the door is open there is an access point for connecting. The door can be wide open, but it can also be slightly ajar and yet – it is still open. In the course we were speaking in terms of technique, however this idea is one we can carry into other areas of life!
As Fritz performed this foot fulcrum on me, I felt a tremendous sense of anxiety come over me, almost to the degree of a panic attack. My heart was racing, my palms sweaty. I suddenly was a child in my room in the middle of the night with my mother, who suffered from schizophrenia, standing over my bed saying she would kill me. This was a recurring theme that I had experienced as a child and teen. I’ve shared about this more in my story, Lost & Found: The Birth of a Shaman. After a few moments of this memory, I was back in my body on the table with Fritz. I felt a sense of safety and calm that I had never experienced in my life and one that until that point, I had not imagined was possible.
In Shamanic Healing, we speak of a concept called soul loss. This occurs when a part of ourselves leaves our body because it does not feel safe. Sometimes the part returns on it’s own. Sometimes support such as a Soul Retrieval process or ongoing healing work is needed. I know this moment with Fritz wasn’t the end of my healing but it was a moment that informed me on a deep level that safety and calm was possible in a way I had not experienced in my life up until that point. And, that profoundly changed me!
At the time, I was just coming to understand the impact of trauma on my life and my health – physical, mental and emotional. In addition to Fibromyalgia, I had struggled with chronic migraines, anxiety and depression since my teens. I depended on alcohol, substances and process addictions to cope with my pain. Many of my memories had been repressed and this momentary experience woke me up in many ways. It might seem that stirring up this traumatic experience would cause more pain, however having these feelings held so deeply within me had been paralyzing me in ways I didn’t understand until this release occurred. In a flash of awareness, a very deep clearing occurred. I came to understand how much repressed emotion I was holding inside of me and how body-energy therapies such as Zero Balancing could help to transform my pain.
We all hold feelings, patterns and beliefs from our life experiences. Some are more traumatic or affect us more than others. They inform us whether we are conscious of them or not. In ZB, we hold that we are all energetic beings and that as such, bone is the densest form of energy. There is understanding of the relationship that occurs between energy and structure. Working in this way helps to facilitate the movement of energy on all levels – body, mind, emotion and spirit. As Fritz shares in the quote above it is these imbalances in our energetic field that can lead to disease if not addressed. Most simply this is the mind-body connection that we hear so much about today!
Zero Balancing has supported and informed my life and work since 1997. It’s one of the core modalities utilized in my in-person One-on-One Shamanic Healing Sessions and Programs as well as on it’s own to support overall balance and well-being. It’s also been an essential part of Holistic Recovery Pathways, too.
I still today get ZB’s regularly to help me stay healthy, balanced and grounded so that I can support others and live my life to the fullest!Also, if you would like to explore Zero Balancing, one of the most cutting edge body/energy therapies, I encourage to look for a practitioner in your area. Visit http://www.zerobalancing.com/about/practitioners.
Also, I am excited to share this guided Pyramid Meditaion for your to explore! I experienced this powerful practice in my first Zero Balancing class and it’s been one of my most beloved practices ever since!
Featured Benefits of Zero Balancing
Zero Balancing offers many powerful benefits to people of all ages. Here are some of the compelling reasons why you should seek Zero Balancing:
Increases feelings of health and well-being
Zero Balancing induces a state of deep rest that allows you to feel truly relaxed, renewed and well. Regular Zero Balancing sessions may help you to feel more vital and alive.
Releases stress and improves the flow of energy in our bodies
Did you know that bones and other connective tissue actually conduct energy? Zero Balancing helps to free the flow of energy in the musculoskeletal system to help relieve stress and boost your body’s natural energy.
Reduces pain and discomfort
Blocks in the body’s energy often lead to imbalance, discomfort and pain. Zero Balancing helps open stuck areas in the body’s natural shock absorbers: the tarsal bones in the arches of the feet, the joints where the ribs meet the spine, the neck, the hips and the sacrum. Once these areas are free, pain can release.
Enhances stability, balance and freedom
Zero Balancing helps to create a wonderful feeling of inner and outer balance, alignment and organization. When your body is clear and balanced and your posture is aligned, you can move with freedom.
Amplifies the sense of connection, peace and happiness
Zero Balancing is deeply satisfying. Often during a session, you experience a sense of expansiveness, peace and contentment.
Releases mental, emotional and physical tension
Zero Balancing works on multiple levels to release tissue-held memory and tension patterns that may be affecting your mental, emotional and physical states.
Supports us through transitions and transformations
A Zero Balancing session supports positive changes in behavior or attitude by giving you the chance to state your personal goals for change – which then become the focus of the session. With the ZB practitioner’s attention and touch, energy is realigned so that old patterns can drop away and resistance to change subsides.
Improves quality of life and increases capacity for enjoyment
Zero Balancing helps us to feel better equipped to handle daily pressures. Many people who receive Zero Balancing on a regular basis find themselves more joyful and satisfied in both personal and work relationships.
I hope you enjoy the guided meditation and will come explore Zero Balancing, which is one of the modalities I utilize for integration during in-person One-On-One Shamanic Healing Sessions & Programs.