“ENERGY is the real substance behind the appearance of matter and forms.”
Dr. Randolph Stone
What Is Polarity Therapy?
Following the integrative energy-based therapeutic methods of Dr. Randolph Stone (1890-1981), Polarity Therapy is a natural health care system based upon the universal principles of energy: attraction, repulsion, and neutrality. The interrelation of these principles forms the basis for every aspect of life, including our experience of health, wellness and disease. With this understanding, Polarity Therapy addresses the interdependence of body, mind, and spirit; the importance of relationships; the value of creating a way of life in harmony with nature. As part of the larger field of Energy Therapy, Polaritycomplements existing systems with an integrated, holistic model. Polarity Therapy is a transformative influence for change in healthcare, wellness education, and complementary and alternative medicine.
About the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA)
Mission: APTA is dedicated to advancing the Art & Science of Polarity Therapy while serving our members with integrity. Our purpose is to enhance health and wellness and promote innovative healthcare through education by way of our training centers and practitioners.
APTA is the primary national organization that supports the promotion and development of its members and the Polarity Therapy profession. An autonomous and self-regulating organizaton founded in 1984, APTA is led by a volunteer Board of Directors to fulfill the following functions:
• set standards of excellence for practice, education, and ethical conduct;
• actively protect the right to practice Polarity Therapy;
• be responsible and accountable to its membership;
• support harmony, diversity, and relationship as essential ingredients to a functional and balanced organization;
• provide a range of member benefits, designed to maximize the potential of the individual member to succeed in the field of Polarity Therapy;
• ensure its long-term success by creating organizational and financial stability.
The profession of Polarity Therapy is autonomous, self-regulating, and holistic. Its scope of practice includes energetic approaches to somatic contact, verbal facilitation, nutrition, exercise, and health education.
Entry into the profession requires a thorough knowledge of energetic principles. The course of study includes entry-level and advanced education, with certification programs in basic and advanced topics.
As a profession, Polarity Therapy upholds basic values such as service, diversity, spirituality, the sacredness of relationship, community outreach, accessibility, and the Polarity Therapy professional's continual growth and development.
Future-sighted and research-oriented, Polarity Therapy professionals are both participants and leaders in redefining the health care field.
Click here to watch a short video of a polarity session.
APTA is pleased to announce the Science and Spirituality Conference
Presented by the American Polarity Therapy Association and
the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America
2014 September 11-14
at Mount Madonna, California
Click here for the full announcement and Call for Speakers application. The deadline for speaker applications is August 1, 2013.
New Application Forms to join APTA are now available with revised fees
Look for these forms in the green main menu box under "APTA Membership Information". Also look for the application for the Polarity Therapy Certification Exam there and under "Certification".
Renewals for 2013 are still being accepted! Go to the 'Member News' or 'Application and Forms' links after logging into the Members Section for access to the renewal options. Payment can be made online through the APTA bookstore or by contacting the APTA office. Also, we are updating our database so submitting the renewal form is required this year and the information on it can be provided to the APTA office by phone, fax, email, or mail.
Also in the Members Only section, you can read the minutes from Board meetings and the updated Bylaws and Policies. They can both be found under Board Activities. Stay tuned into APTA activities through the link to Member News.
Nominations for the Board of Directors
Please visit the 'Board Activities' under the Member Menu in the Members Only section for information about submitting the names of candidates for the Board of Directors
APTA members enjoy many benefits including newsletters, advocacy for Polarity Therapy, and discounts on liability insurance through MMIP, and discounts on supplies. More information about these is available in the Members Only section.
Etiology by Dr. Christina Ross APTA member, Dr. Christina Ross has a new book that is available wholesale through Ingram International, Inc. The book catalog # is 105195 and it is published by Xlibris. Ingram's website is: http://www.ingramcontent.com
APTA member Dr. Leslie Korn has also written a new book that is available to APTA members at a discount. Click here for more information.
The Convention is over but the recordings of most of the presentations are available. Print out the order form and send to the APTA office at 122 N. Elm St, Suite 504, Greensboro NC 27401 with your payment to place order. Click on the convention link above for more information about the presentations.