Verbal Fulcrums in Zero Balancing I

with Jim McCormick

March 21- 24, 2013
Thurs-Sat 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm
$695  ($200 deposit)
25 CE’s

**Prerequisites: ZB I and ZB II


Using Zero Balancing principles and skills this class will create an experiential laboratory to look at how we can use words in Zero Balancing to deepen the effects of our ZB sessions. Learning how to feel comfortable and successful using verbal fulcrums within a session is of great value for the Zero Balancer. Experience has shown that in certain held areas, and with certain clients, more complete healing can happen with verbal dialoguing.

The class will include theoretical presentations of dynamic models for better understanding the transformational processes that take place in Zero Balancing. It will also include experiential exercises designed to help us practice working in all areas of ZB where we use words – getting rapport with clients initially; framing; using verbal fulcrums in a ZB session; and using words after sessions – in evaluating; helping the client become more aware of the learning that occurred; creating “homework” for clients that energetically matches their need; to the final goodbye.

In this class a premium will be placed on individual personal growth, which allows advanced ZB work to be more successful – exploring how “who we are” supports and influences the Zero Balancing work we do.

– Learn when (and when not) to use verbal processing in Zero Balancing sessions

– Learn how to use words safely, respectfully, and effectively in many different situations in Zero Balancing

– Learn a “Short Processing Protocol” to use for verbal processing with appropriate clients

– Through individualized feedback from working on the instructor, participants will enjoy the chance to deepen their own transformational process as a practitioner.

“I was blown away!! The depth of this work has changed me and will change my practice. Jim teaches with love and ease. I felt really safe and able to ride my growing edge.” Linda Puerner-Fischer

“This course was extraordinary. It was extremely helpful in clarifying when to use verbal fulcrums, how to use them, and the import of them. I think all ZBers should have this course.” Sheila McCarthy-Daskovsky

Jim McCormick, L. AC., began his Zero Balancing training in 1974 with ZB’s founder, Dr. Fritz Smith, and became the first teacher of ZB after Dr. Smith, in 1979. He is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ZBHA. He is co-president of Cambridge Health Associates, a holistic health center in Cambridge, Mass., where he practices Zero Balancing and Traditional Acupuncture.

Jim McCormick was also one of the earliest Americans to study Five-Element Acupuncture with Dr. J.R. Worsley in England, graduating in 1973. He is past president of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts, and was a founding Commissioner of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists.
Jim is known for creating a warm and creative environment, where participants feel safe to be their full selves, while exploring new ideas and skills. He presents information clearly, warmly, and with good humor and joy.

Zero Balancing classes provide CEUs through the following organizations, (additional information in the ZB website at National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork; National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; PTs in California, Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Conncecticut and Washington. More are pending.