Testimonials . . .
Michael Valenti, MD, MPH
Polarity Therapy and Somatic Emotional Clearing as taught by Bruce Burger at Heartwood Institute really are the medicine of the future. Wholistic and preventive while addressing the psycho somatic root of illness at the same time.
Bruce provides simple tools which are nevertheless very powerful for psychosomatic healing, integration of traumatic experiences, complete well-being and spiritual transformation.
My experience and training at heartwood gave me the vision and skills to change my medical practice from one of managing disease to one of creating health and well-being, and I am sure it will transform all aspects of my life in the process.
I wished training in polarity was required in medical schools.
I'm so glad Heartwood is still around. I took Polarity seventeen years ago with Bruce and now I have just taken it again. Bruce has grown, the work has been refined. I too approach the work with more life experience. I feel rejuvenated in my practice. I have gotten solid in techniques that escaped me the first time. The work is more that I could have hoped for on all levels.
My step's a little slower
My pulse a little lower
But my dreams soar so much higher
That's what Heartwood's done to me.
I sleep a little longer
And my legs feel so much stronger
Sunbathe and Hot Tub nude
Got a whole new attitude.
Now my journey seems less steep
And my heart now loves so deep.
My burdens feel so much lighter
That's what Heartwood's done for me.
Once thought veggies were a bore
But the food......It is to die for.
And since no animal lost it's life,
I feel no guilt or strife.
Wake to grains, fruit and yummy tea
Then hear Bruce rave about "The Mystery"
The Golden Spiral's where it's at
Fox News Network can't top that.
Now my God feels so much nearer
And my vision is much clearer
Now know my soul as so much dearer
That's what Heartwood brings to me.
Dearest friends I've ever known,
Wish I could take you home.
You've loved me like no others
You're soul sisters and soul brothers.
We said hello, then loved and shared
Cried and held, then laughed and cared.
Through your love I found my way
So deeply changed we'll always stay.
That's the way this wheel of love keeps turnin' 'round
These good-bye's won't bring us down.
Because with love we learned and yearn
To make a difference in our world.
That's what Hearwood's meant to BE.
Valerie Stark '03
Clearly the best educational experience I have had to date. Don Lombardo
I came into this intensive expecting a lot of emotional turbulence. Instead It was a beautiful aligning of the subtle energies that brought great peace, clarity and ecstasy. It really demonstrated the ease in which we can come into harmony when we are open to the work.
Valerie L. Sher
I came here to learn about the positive and negative aspects of healing. I walk away having learned about all of infinity and its recursive expression of beauty and grace. How to live every aspect of life in a congruent fashion. How to be The Mystery. How to be open to it and share it.
Spending two weeks with Bruce is a life changing gift. . .God Bless, Thank You!
I am constantly amazed with the quality of the teachers - as people and facilitators they really tune into each student and asist on a very personal level. They are always always willing to do what it takes to help a student learn the material. It's amazing! Thank You! Nancy Ciran
Somatic Emotional Clearing Intensive class 2002
As I prepare to leave Heartwood, I feel called to share my experience with Polarity Therapy.
It was my great pleasure to train with Bruce Burger when I first arrived at Heartwood, and again just a few months ago. Polarity Therapy has changed my life. Out of all of the modalities that I learned during my time here, Polarity is by far the most profound. In my opinion, it is the most versatile modality that I learned and it integrates well with every other form of bodywork and energy work that I practice.
As I finish the application for my Associate Polarity Practitioner license, I have been reflecting on what it is that makes Polarity so special. What I find most remarkable about Polarity is the way that it utilizes so many kinds of touch. Polarity therapy is more than energetic touch. The contacts in Polarity range from gentle, to stimulating to down-right painful (in a good way!). Through the combination of these qualities, practitioners learn to utilize various kinds of touch to address different types of energetic blocks. I have found that my clients all gravitate toward different levels of pressure and stimulation, and that polarity has given me the tools to cater to each individual's needs.
In addition, we learn to integrate the voice into the sessions. Toning is a powerful tool to support the balancing of energies in the body. Each of Bruce's classes begins with chanting and meditation. In this way, we deepen our own connections to spirit and find a grounded presence that supports us both in our lives and our Polarity practice. Lessons in movement and dietary choices give us even more tools to use with our clients and provide a true holistic approach to healing.
Every experience that I have had in Bruce Burger's course has deepened my own healing process while simultaneously deepening my ability to hold my clients in a sacred healing space.
I encourage everyone interested in Polarity to visit Bruce's website at www.weare1.us. Also, feel free to contact the Enrollment Counselors with further questions about Polarity.
Thank you for letting me share about my experience with you. I send love and light to all.
- Sarah Herklots, Former Student and Enrollment Counselor at Heartwood Institute
© Bruce Burger, 1978-2005