In the Professional Practice of Polarity Therapy
Randolph Stone N.D., D.C., D.O. (1889-1981)
"father of a new field of energetic studies."
Understanding Energy in The Healing Arts
Polarity Therapy is a comprehensive health care system based on the
understanding of the human energy field. Polarity Therapy is the fruit
of the life's work of Randolph Stone N.D., D.C., D.O., who was almost
years old when he passed on in 1981.
In a series of 6 books published between 1954 and 1957 Dr. Stone
offered his synthesis of Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Osteopathy,
Craniosacral Therapy, Hermetic Philosophy and Quantum Physics which he
called Polarity Therapy.
Stone's consciousness was far ahead of his time and his work was nearly
lost to the world. It was only through the renaissance of interest in
holistic health and spirituality in the early 1970's that the world
up with Dr. Stone's profound understanding and Polarity Therapy began
to develop a following of earnest students.
Robert K. Hall, M.D, founder of the Lomi School of somatics referred to
this pioneering physician as " the father of a new field of energetic
In 1986 a small group of Polarity Therapists, students of Dr. Stone,
met in California. It had been 15 years since Dr. Stone's retirement,
and Polarity practice was becoming diffused. The founders goal was to
unify the diverse strands of practice and teaching and to build a new
profession. upon a solid foundation of Standards and Ethics: Thus The
Polarity Therapy Association was born.
Dr. Stone's books offer hundreds of charts
of energy fields and natural healing techniques.
Illustration based on charts from Dr. Randolph Stone, Polarity
Therapy: The Collected Works of Dr. Randolph Stone,
©CRCS Publications, Sebastopol, CA 1986
Excellence in the Professional Practice of Polarity Therapy
The American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) is committed to
upholding the integrity of Dr. Randolph Stone's Polarity Therapy and is
committed to promoting excellence In the professional practice of
Polarity Therapy. APTA is now in its third decade of service as the
center of the polarity community. It is a rapidly growing organization
with over 1200 members in the US and affiliates throughout the world.
APTA offers a broad range of valuable benefits to Polarity Therapists.
The APTA Standards For Practice (SFP) articulates a
clearly delimited understanding of Dr. Stones published works in
Polarity Therapy. The SFP expresses the core competencies essential to
as a professional Polarity Therapist. The APTA offers two levels of
professional certification. Associate Polarity Practitioner (APP) and
the Registered Polarity Practitioner(RPP). Heartwood currently offers
APP training. The APP certification acknowledges a first level of
competence in the study
and practice of Polarity Therapy.
Students completing training at Heartwood Institute are qualified
to join APTA and to apply for the APP status.
Our Polarity Therapy Program is Approved by The American
Polarity Therapy Association. The APTA is the national professional
organization for Polarity Therapy. Individuals completing the basic
Polarity Therapy Training may join the APTA as an Associate Polarity
Practitioner.The APP certification is the standard of excellence in the
professional practice of Polarity Therapy.
Associate Polarity Practitioner: APP Programs
Three Week APP, (175 Hours)Training
Polarity Therapy 80 hours
Exercise Therapy/Easy Stretching Postures 10 hours
Musculoskeletal Anatomy 10 hours*
Counseling For Bodyworkers (Intensive) 40 hours
Hours Giving sessions (outside class) 30 hours
*Personal Polarity Sessions with Qualified Practitioner 5 hours
This program is highly recommended for APP's who are seeking advanced
training toward their RPP Certification. Burger's approach to Polarity
is unique and very deep . . . valuable for beginning and advanced
* Each student in the APP program is required to receive a minimum of 5
personal one hour Polarity Therapy sessions. Of these five sessions,
three (3) are to be given by the same qualified practitioner in order
to establish a continuity of treatment. The additional two (2) sessions
are to be given by different qualified practitioners for the student to
experience a broader spectrum of polarity techniques.
* Students are required to meet the anatomy requirement outside of our
Zuni Memorial Cobb Sanctuary
© Bruce Burger 1978- 2012