Polarity Therapy


Randolph Stone, founder of Polarity Therapy, taught that mind, emotions and body are interdependent factors in health

Polarity Therapy was developed by Randolph Stone, DO, DC, ND (1890-1981). During his 60-year career medical practice in Chicago, he searched for an understanding of the deeper causes of health and disease. His quest led to the conclusion that “Energy is the real substance behind the appearance of matter and forms.” He developed a synthesis of theories and techniques from ancient and modern sources, including Ayurveda, Oriental Medicine and Osteopathy, collecting energy-based knowledge from around the world.

For historical perspectives, you can view Dr. Stone’s chronology, origins, photos and diplomas here, or go to the Resources page for more materials.

The word “Polarity” refers to an ancient understanding of the dynamics of energetic relationships, known as Yin & Yang in the Orient. Polarity Therapy describes how energy currents and electromagnetic fields create and sustain all physical form. The goal of Polarity Therapy is to facilitate and support the free and natural flow of Life Force and consciousness through the body, mind, and emotions.

Polarity Therapy addresses three layers of the energy anatomy, known as “Primary Energy,” “Three Principles” and “Five Elements.” Primary Energy refers to the energetic dimensions of the centerline of the body, including the cranium, spine and sacrum. Three Principles refers to cycles of energetic expansion, transition and contraction throughout the body. Five Elements refers to functional energy centers called chakras, located at the throat, chest, solar plexus, abdomen and pelvic floor. Polarity Therapy practitioners palpate and support natural energy equilibrium and movement on all three of these layers. View a quick summary of Polarity Therapy here.

The purpose of CSES Polarity Therapy program is to provide the highest quality training and support for Polarity practitioners.

Our classes and curricula are aligned with the “Standards For Practice” of the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA). Two levels of registration are offered by APTA: Associate Polarity Practitioner and Registered Polarity Practitioner. Fulfillment of requirements for these brings APTA designation and support for entry-level and fully-qualified practice, respectively. Application to APTA for practitioner registration is a separate process from completion of a CSES training; our instructors will support and guide your application process with APTA.

Our programs strongly emphasize the importance of Craniosacral Therapy and its integration within Polarity. We also highlight the application of energy-therapy principles in trauma resolution strategies.

The Level I Polarity Training covers the underlying theory and core practice skills of Polarity Therapy. Areas of study include practitioner presence, palpation of the energy anatomy, and introduction to the Three Principles/Five Elements system in the contexts of energetic evaluation, nervous system balancing and Polarity diet and exercise concepts. Students gain foundational skills for applying energetic principles to themselves and to others.

The Level II Polarity Training is designed for creating a professional practice in the energetic healing arts. Concepts introduced in the Level I training are deepened, additional approaches are introduced, and practitioner skills are refined and developed. Topics include continuing Craniosacral study, communication skills, trauma resolution theory and technique, intensive study of energy anatomy, structural and connective tissue applications, and development of a professional practice. The next offering of Level II is tentatively scheduled for January 22, 2015. See the full class schedule here.

Polarity Therapy is a vast body of knowledge which deserves lifelong study. This training is a thorough summary based on Dr. Stone’s research combined with the latest insights from today’s Polarity profession.

Polarity Level 1:
Day-by-Day Class Topics

  1. Overview; Practitioner Skills for Energy Therapies
  2. Practitioner Skills Continued; Intro to Palpating Energy
  3. Polarity Therapy Theory; Intro to Energy Anatomy
  4. Energetic Assessment; Overview of Polarity Exercises
  5. Intro to the Five Elements and Chakras: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether
  6. Five Elements Continued; Demonstration Session
  7. Energy Principles in Nutritional Therapies
  8. Intro to the Three Principles: Yang, Yin and Neutral
  9. Craniosacral Therapy Overview and Palpation Intro
  10. Nervous System Strategies
  11. Nervous System Strategies Continued
  12. Polarity Nutrition Overview; Guided Feedback
  13. Polarity Counseling: Energy Principles in Verbal Therapies
  14. Integrated Practice; Demonstration Session
  15. Energy Principles in Business & Ethics; Practice Management Considerations
  16. Business & Ethics continued; Review and Evaluation

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