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978-1-913426-15-6
1
177
100 black and white drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Published
27 May 2021
28 June 2021
Handspring Publishing

£29.95 GBP / $39.95 USD

Mind-body Therapies, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy

Zero Balancing

Conscious touch and transformation

£29.95 GBP / $39.95 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA. EU customers please note you may be charged tax and customs clearance fees. Unfortunately this is outwith our control. Canadian customers please order from Login Canada or Amazon.ca.

Zero Balancing – conscious touch and transformation offers a practical and multi-layered approach to personal transformation for practitioners of Zero Balancing. The author explains the basic principles of Zero Balancing and then gives examples of how to use those principles in bodywork through the use of fascinating case histories and detailed stories of individual sessions with clients. Overall the book provides a step-by-step guide for clinicians. Each chapter stands on its own but together they build up to give the whole story of Zero Balancing’s unique ability to assist in personal transformation for ZB clients. The book illustrates how working with the body and mind through touch can lead to a richer sense of self and a more satisfying life as well as assisting with numerous health issues.

Take a look through this instructive and transformative book…

 

Jim McCormick is known for creating a caring and creative environment, where participants feel safe to be their full selves, while exploring new ideas and skills. Into the pages of this book he has woven his 50 years of experience in alternative medicine. His explanation of the unique principles behind Zero Balancing and how to apply them is presented clearly, warmly and with good humor and joy.

Foreword by Fritz Frederick Smith

Foreword by James L Oschmann

Preface/Acknowledgments/About the Author/Glossary/Introduction

PART  ONE  BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ZERO BALANCING

Chapter 1:  A skittish donkey

Chapter 2:  Structure and energy: Listening for the donkey

Chapter 3:  Foundation joints

Chapter 4:  The bones store our essence

Chapter 5:  Living in the moment

Chapter 6:  Working signs

Chapter 7:  Creating a frame

Chapter 8:  Living from your core self

Chapter 9:  Body felt sense

Chapter 10: Altered states of consciousness

Chapter 11: Verbal fulcrums

PART  TWO  HEALING PRINCIPLES

Chapter 12: Amplify the wellness

Chapter 13: Caring, compassion and containment

Chapter 14: Boundaries

Chapter 15: Feeling stuck

Chapter 16: Overcoming abandonment

Chapter 17: Dealing with anger

Chapter 18: Resistance

Chapter 19: Anxiety and depression

Chapter 20: Trauma and zero balancing

PART  THREE  BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT

Chapter 21: Unifying body, mind, and spirit

PART  FOUR  TRANSFORMATION

Chapter 22: Zero Balancing and the power of transformation

PART FIVE  RESEARCH ON ZERO BALANCING

Chapter 23: Research on zero balancing

Bibliography

Permissions

Index

Review of Zero Balancing: Conscious touch and transformation by Karli Beare, Co-Chair ZB Touch Foundation Board, ZB UK Faculty & ZB Cert

In this compelling book, James McCormick successfully sheds a welcome light on the great mystery of how the power of conscious touch can facilitate self-actualization and the unique potential of Zero Balancing as a profound tool in the service of personal transformation and wellness.

Clients generously share intimate aspects of their personal process, allowing the reader to journey with them as they are able finally to release deeply repressed emotions, and associated body-held pain, that have historically limited their personal growth. And thereafter, how easily new insights and feelings of increased well-being and clarity are integrated to enhance their daily lives as they move forward.

Existing healthcare practitioners will find the detailed exploration of the principles of Zero Balancing together with recent research into Zero Balancing intriguing. This narrative offers tantalising insights into the foundational theories that underpin the healing benefits of working with energy in the body through conscious touch and how transformational a 30-minute Zero Balancing session can prove to be.

 

Review of Zero Balancing: Conscious touch and transformation by Misty Rhoads PhD CZB

Zero Balancing: Conscious Touch and Transformation, by pioneering transformative touch practitioner and teacher James McCormick, is a profound and engaging textbook that teaches readers a multi-layered approach to working with the body, mind, and spirit through skilled, conscious touch. The author, a seasoned acupuncturist and Zero Balancing teacher, skilfully shares the power of living from our core selves through cases studies, research, and wisdom gained from decades as a teacher and practitioner.

Zero Balancing: ConsciouTouch and Transformation shows us that the body, mind, and spirit are interconnected and interdependent, and how Zero Balancing practitioners support the whole being with skills and training that help amplify wellness by bringing the physical and psycho-spiritual lives into balance.

The essence of the textbook lies in the fact that even though we live in a world that is stressful and may encourage people to repress their feelings, we can unify the body, mind, and spirit to help people connect back to their core selves and to help with healing. Emotional issues, trauma, and illness cannot be treated by isolating these dimensions, but by holistically treating the entirety of a person.

McCormick explains one of the basic beliefs in Zero Balancing, supported by our clinical experience – that we can find the vibration of every part of the person somewhere in their energetic field. Physicists can still find the vibration of the big bang present in the world today, even though it is now thought to be 13 billion years ago.  In a similar way, our earlier life experiences leave an energetic imprint in our bodies. We can find evidence of earlier traumas in the bones and energy of a person, and we can also always find the ‘wellness’ in a person’s vibration. A ZB practitioner can work with those imprints to assist the person in their journey towards self-actualization.

Jim introduces all the concepts crucial for understanding Zero Balancing, for instance: structure and energy, the importance of our bones, physiological working signs, creating a frame for the session, fulcrums, expanded states of healing, boundaries, trauma issues, and research. The author gives specific diagrams, charts, and real-life examples to increase understanding of the material. Jim’s writing style is dynamic and easy to comprehend.

After reading Zero Balancing: Conscious Touch and Transformation, I gained a deeper appreciation of the theory and process of Zero Balancing. I will be requiring this textbook in my Zero Balancing and Integrative Medicine courses. This book is full of wisdom and helps us understand the complexities of the body, mind, and spirit connection in healing and is brilliantly written to be accessible to both practitioners and lay public.

The journey to understanding healing, the body-mind-spirit connection, and becoming a skilful practitioner or living a skllful life, takes a lifetime, but if you want to understand the essence of Zero Balancing, transformative touch and its effect on people, in hours, you will want to read Zero Balancing: Conscious Touch and Transformation by Jim McCormick.

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James MCCORMICK

Jim McCormick LAC (Licensed Acupuncturist) met Zero Balancing’s founder, Dr Fritz Smith, while studying Traditional Chinese Acupuncture with Dr J. R. Worsley at Kenilworth, UK, in the fall of 1972. He began his Zero Balancing training in 1974 and in 1979 became the first teacher of ZB after Dr Smith.

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Conscious touch and transformation

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View sample pages here

Zero Balancing – conscious touch and transformation offers a practical and multi-layered approach to personal transformation for practitioners of Zero Balancing. The author explains the basic principles of Zero Balancing and then gives examples of how to use those principles in bodywork through the use of fascinating case histories and detailed stories of individual sessions with clients. Overall the book provides a step-by-step guide for clinicians. Each chapter stands on its own but together they build up to give the whole story of Zero Balancing’s unique ability to assist in personal transformation for ZB clients. The book illustrates how working with the body and mind through touch can lead to a richer sense of self and a more satisfying life as well as assisting with numerous health issues.

Take a look through this instructive and transformative book…

 

Jim McCormick is known for creating a caring and creative environment, where participants feel safe to be their full selves, while exploring new ideas and skills. Into the pages of this book he has woven his 50 years of experience in alternative medicine. His explanation of the unique principles behind Zero Balancing and how to apply them is presented clearly, warmly and with good humor and joy.

Foreword by Fritz Frederick Smith

Foreword by James L Oschmann

Preface/Acknowledgments/About the Author/Glossary/Introduction

PART  ONE  BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ZERO BALANCING

Chapter 1:  A skittish donkey

Chapter 2:  Structure and energy: Listening for the donkey

Chapter 3:  Foundation joints

Chapter 4:  The bones store our essence

Chapter 5:  Living in the moment

Chapter 6:  Working signs

Chapter 7:  Creating a frame

Chapter 8:  Living from your core self

Chapter 9:  Body felt sense

Chapter 10: Altered states of consciousness

Chapter 11: Verbal fulcrums

PART  TWO  HEALING PRINCIPLES

Chapter 12: Amplify the wellness

Chapter 13: Caring, compassion and containment

Chapter 14: Boundaries

Chapter 15: Feeling stuck

Chapter 16: Overcoming abandonment

Chapter 17: Dealing with anger

Chapter 18: Resistance

Chapter 19: Anxiety and depression

Chapter 20: Trauma and zero balancing

PART  THREE  BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT

Chapter 21: Unifying body, mind, and spirit

PART  FOUR  TRANSFORMATION

Chapter 22: Zero Balancing and the power of transformation

PART FIVE  RESEARCH ON ZERO BALANCING

Chapter 23: Research on zero balancing

Bibliography

Permissions

Index

Review of Zero Balancing: Conscious touch and transformation by Karli Beare, Co-Chair ZB Touch Foundation Board, ZB UK Faculty & ZB Cert

In this compelling book, James McCormick successfully sheds a welcome light on the great mystery of how the power of conscious touch can facilitate self-actualization and the unique potential of Zero Balancing as a profound tool in the service of personal transformation and wellness.

Clients generously share intimate aspects of their personal process, allowing the reader to journey with them as they are able finally to release deeply repressed emotions, and associated body-held pain, that have historically limited their personal growth. And thereafter, how easily new insights and feelings of increased well-being and clarity are integrated to enhance their daily lives as they move forward.

Existing healthcare practitioners will find the detailed exploration of the principles of Zero Balancing together with recent research into Zero Balancing intriguing. This narrative offers tantalising insights into the foundational theories that underpin the healing benefits of working with energy in the body through conscious touch and how transformational a 30-minute Zero Balancing session can prove to be.

 

Review of Zero Balancing: Conscious touch and transformation by Misty Rhoads PhD CZB

Zero Balancing: Conscious Touch and Transformation, by pioneering transformative touch practitioner and teacher James McCormick, is a profound and engaging textbook that teaches readers a multi-layered approach to working with the body, mind, and spirit through skilled, conscious touch. The author, a seasoned acupuncturist and Zero Balancing teacher, skilfully shares the power of living from our core selves through cases studies, research, and wisdom gained from decades as a teacher and practitioner.

Zero Balancing: ConsciouTouch and Transformation shows us that the body, mind, and spirit are interconnected and interdependent, and how Zero Balancing practitioners support the whole being with skills and training that help amplify wellness by bringing the physical and psycho-spiritual lives into balance.

The essence of the textbook lies in the fact that even though we live in a world that is stressful and may encourage people to repress their feelings, we can unify the body, mind, and spirit to help people connect back to their core selves and to help with healing. Emotional issues, trauma, and illness cannot be treated by isolating these dimensions, but by holistically treating the entirety of a person.

McCormick explains one of the basic beliefs in Zero Balancing, supported by our clinical experience – that we can find the vibration of every part of the person somewhere in their energetic field. Physicists can still find the vibration of the big bang present in the world today, even though it is now thought to be 13 billion years ago.  In a similar way, our earlier life experiences leave an energetic imprint in our bodies. We can find evidence of earlier traumas in the bones and energy of a person, and we can also always find the ‘wellness’ in a person’s vibration. A ZB practitioner can work with those imprints to assist the person in their journey towards self-actualization.

Jim introduces all the concepts crucial for understanding Zero Balancing, for instance: structure and energy, the importance of our bones, physiological working signs, creating a frame for the session, fulcrums, expanded states of healing, boundaries, trauma issues, and research. The author gives specific diagrams, charts, and real-life examples to increase understanding of the material. Jim’s writing style is dynamic and easy to comprehend.

After reading Zero Balancing: Conscious Touch and Transformation, I gained a deeper appreciation of the theory and process of Zero Balancing. I will be requiring this textbook in my Zero Balancing and Integrative Medicine courses. This book is full of wisdom and helps us understand the complexities of the body, mind, and spirit connection in healing and is brilliantly written to be accessible to both practitioners and lay public.

The journey to understanding healing, the body-mind-spirit connection, and becoming a skilful practitioner or living a skllful life, takes a lifetime, but if you want to understand the essence of Zero Balancing, transformative touch and its effect on people, in hours, you will want to read Zero Balancing: Conscious Touch and Transformation by Jim McCormick.

Paperback, eBook
978-1-913426-15-6
1
177
100 black and white drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Published
27 May 2021
Handspring Publishing

£29.95 GBP / $39.95 USD

Mind-body Therapies, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy

James MCCORMICK

Jim McCormick LAC (Licensed Acupuncturist) met Zero Balancing’s founder, Dr Fritz Smith, while studying Traditional Chinese Acupuncture with Dr J. R. Worsley at Kenilworth, UK, in the fall of 1972. He began his Zero Balancing training in 1974 and in 1979 became the first teacher of ZB after Dr Smith.

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

Bulk discounts
for course
instructors
Ordering for
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