Judith Sullivan Teaches Zero Balancing

Take a ZB class with Judith Sullivan

Teaching for me is a joy, an art, a privilege, and an amazing way to keep learning, inspiring and being inspired. I have enjoyed creating and teaching Secrets of the Skull, Spirit of the Organs, ZBKids, and Fabulous Fulcrums for the Zero Balancing Health Association.

  • Students practicing at a Zero Balancing class with Judith Sullivan
    Judith Sullivan's Zero Balancing class
  • Judith Sullivan demonstrates manipulating the stomach on a student in a Zero Balancing class.
    Judith Sullivan teaching a Zero Balancing class and manipulating the stomach.
  • Judith Sullivan uses a skeleton to demonstrate how to manipulate the jaw in a Zero Balancing class.
    Judith Sullivan teaches about the jaw in a Zero Balancing class.
  • Judith Sullivan demonstrating manipulation of the skull on a student in a Zero Balancing class.
    Judith Sullivan working with students in a Zero Balancing class.

The Core Zero Balancing Program

This program consists of two four-day workshops: Zero Balancing 1 and Zero Balancing II. The essential practices, principles and protocols that define Zero Balancing are presented here. ZB1 and ZB II are separated by a period of time allowing the student to perform ZB sessions prior to ZB II.
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The workbook for Secrets of the Skull, Spirit of the Organs, and ZB Kids classes is the newly-published ZB Expanded: The Attitude of Awaiting a Fish by Judith Sullivan published by the Upledger Institute. It includes all necessary class material and is required for the course. The book can be purchased directly from the Zero Balancing Health Association. To find out more about the book and to order go to: Zero Balancing Health Association. Or purchase directly from the instructor at class for $49.95. Please let the instructor know when you register if you are purchasing the book ahead of time through the ZBHA or will need to buy the text at the course.

Zero Balancing 1 Class taught by Judith Sullivan

Zero Balancing I

January 12-15, 2017. Charlottesville VA
Register for Class Super Saver: $595.00 60+ days in advance. Early Registration: $695.00 30-60 days in advance. Standard Tuition: $795.00. Day 1 only: $200

This is the first course of the Core Zero Balancing curriculum and introduces the intellectual and practical framework of the art and science of Zero Balancing. Instructors provide a detailed study guide, clear presentations, and demonstrations of Zero Balancing. In practice sessions, students experience both how to perform Zero Balancing and how Zero Balancing feels to receive. This class is open. There are no prerequisites.

You Will Learn:

  • The basic Zero Balancing protocol.
  • Theory and principles of ZB.
  • To distinguish body energy and body structure through touch.
  • The skill of using energy as a working tool.
  • The energetic anatomy of the skeleton.
  • The theory and application of fulcrums.
  • How to give a ZB session.

$795.00
  1. Standard Tuition $795
  1. Early Registration $695.00
  1. Super Saver $595.00
  1. Day 1 only $200

Spirit of the Organs - Balancing the Viscera class taught by Judith Sullivan

Spirit of the Organs—Balancing the Viscera

April 06 -April 09, 2017. Charlottesville VA
Register for Class. Early Registration: $695.00 30-60 days in advance. Standard Tuition: $795.00 New Zealand Class: February 16-20, 2017—Location TBA! Price is $795 US. No early registration discount.

This stimulating, four-day course will teach evaluation, mobilization and balancing the energy and structure of the internal organs. Using “ZB Anatomy” and ZB principles (including interface, fulcrums, working signs, etc.), ZB practitioners will gain the skills and confidence to easily integrate visceral work into their Zero Balancing sessions. Protocols and specific techniques will be taught for individual organs as well as general principles for constructing visceral fulcrums. Pre-requisite classes: Core ZB Program (ZB I and ZB II); or ZB I and instructor's permission.

You Will Learn:

  • The 5-element acupuncture concepts of Elements and Officials, which will introduce the spirit of each organ and its relationship to the cells, the entire organism and to Nature.
  • The 5 Cavities.
  • The Liver and Gall Bladder, Stomach and Spleen, Large Intestine, Small Intestine, Pancreas, Kidneys and Bladder, Heart and Lungs and the Uterus.
  • Relationships between organs.

$795.00
  1. Standard Tuition $795
  1. Early Registration $695.00

Secrets of the Skull class taught by Judith Sullivan

Secrets of the Skull

June 8-June 11, 2017. Charlottesville VA
Register for Class. Early Registration: $695.00 30-60 days in advance. Standard Tuition: $795.00 New Zealand Class: February 16-20, 2017—Location TBA! Price is $795 US. No early registration discount.

Secrets of the Skull was developed to help ZB practitioners use ZB principles when working with the skull. In this four-day course we will review skull anatomy and its relevance to ZB, and talk about different qualities we feel in the skull and their significance. In addition this class will provide an in-depth training of working on the mouth, case studies, and overall anatomy of the head, face, skull. Pre-requisite classes: Core ZB Program (ZB I and ZB II); or ZB I and instructor's permission.

You Will Learn:

  • To determine which cranial sutures are energetically significant
  • To find and evaluate sutures
  • The value and experience of sliding fulcrums
  • To use new cranial fulcrums
  • How to engage "neighbor" bones to help those in trouble
  • Ways to nestle with the skull and brain
  • Fulcrums and holds for the mouth, teeth and jaw
  • How the sacrum and ilium relate to the hyoid, head, mouth, brain
  • To work with the "Key of the Keystone" (the relationship of the palatine to the sphenoid)
  • How facial trauma affects the whole cranium
  • Brain anatomy including the Hippocampus and Amygdala

$795.00
  1. Standard Tuition $795
  1. Early Registration $695.00

Zero Balancing for Kids class taught by Judith Sullivan

ZB Kids

September 14-September 17, 2017. Charlottesville VA
Register for Class. Early Registration: $695.00 30-60 days in advance. Standard Tuition: $795.00 New Zealand Class: February 16-20, 2017—Location TBA! Price is $795 US. No early registration discount.

ZBKIDS Zero Balancing Kids is about children—from infants to late teens. We work with a focus on them as well as some of our own childhood experiences. Through this work we become more aware of the special issues children have. ZBKids helps you to bring ZB to children in a playful yet effective way. We learn how to approach children, respecting their boundaries while working with difficult issues. ZBKids will also help you learn how to work on moving targets. In addition, you will observe several demonstrations and we will bring children in for the class to work with on the third day.

Please bring a special toy that entertains you, a pillow and blanket to class. Prerequisite classes: Core ZB Program (ZB I and ZB II), Secrets of the Skull (or instructor's permission.)

You Will Learn:

  • About the development of children at different ages; focusing on the relationship of the fusing of bones to developmental issues.
  • To remember your own childhood experiences as wisdom.
  • Special cranial fulcrums from a ZB perspective, good for all ages.
  • To increase your ease in working and connecting with children.
  • More about having a good time.
  • The value of recess, naps, stories and cookies.

$795.00
  1. Standard Tuition $795
  1. Early Registration $695.00

Fabulous Fulcrums class taught by Judith Sullivan

Fabulous Fulcrums

November 4-5, 2017. Charlottesville VA
Register for Class Super Saver: $595.00 60+ days in advance. Early Registration: $695.00 30-60 days in advance. Standard Tuition: $795.00. Day 1 only: $200

Come have fun exploring some of our favorite fulcrums not usually taught in any other courses. Plus — learn how to make almost any of your fulcrums “fabulous.” The workshop content includes problem-solving, refinement of touch, advanced understanding of body reading and deepening of fundamental concepts. It is an opportunity for practitioners to gather together for rejuvenation and advancement of skills. When do you use more energy? When do you use more structure? When do you just sit and “be?” These are some of the most important questions we will be addressing.

You Will Learn:

  • The Accelerator Fulcrum and other new foot, ankle and calf fulcrums.
  • The significance of the second sacral segment.
  • How to work with leaky fields/boundaries.
  • Subtle neck fulcrums.
  • How to work with people who are "too loose".
  • Plus much, much more.
  • Pre-requisites--ZB I and II

$325.00
  1. Early Registration $325.00
  1. Standard Tuition: $375.00

Zero Balancing 2 Class taught by Judith Sullivan

Zero Balancing 2

Zero Balancing II is the second half of the Core Zero Balancing program in which students review the material from ZB I while learning new fulcrums and expanding their understanding of how and why Zero Balancing is so effective. ZB II is highly recommended for all ZB practitioners who have not taken a ZB course in a while as it includes the most up-to-date methods for performing Zero Balancing.

You Will Learn:

  • A review of the basic ZB protocol with an emphasis on quality of touch, focus and positioning of the practitioner.
  • To deepen your understanding of ZB theory, principles and techniques.
  • Additional techniques to create an expanded protocol.
  • New skills and coordination in handling energy and structure.
  • How to frame or set goals for a ZB session.
  • To advance your ability to work with expanded states of consciousness.
  • To give and receive constructive peer feedback.
  • To acquire experience in preparation for advanced study.
  • Pre-requisite ZB I

Let Judith know if you would like to have this class taught in Charlottesville or at a location near you. If scheduled in Charlottesville a minimum of 6 attendees is required. All other locations require 8-10 attendees.

Alchemy of Touch class taught by Judith Sullivan

Alchemy of Touch

Alchemy of Touch expands basic Zero Balancing principles to work with amplified fields of vibration within the body and shows you how to create fulcrums that work with these amplified and therefore empowered fields. It provides clients with a direct experience of the healing state. In addition to presenting new material, Alchemy of Touch enables you to deepen foundation Zero Balancing skills through demonstrations and exchanges of Zero Balancing. Alchemy of Touch is the second of three courses related to energy fields: Core Zero Balancing addresses the existing relationships between body energy fields and body structure; Alchemy of Touch introduces strategies to amplify the vibratory fields and to work with empowered fields; Geometry of Healing introduces working with the vibratory fields themselves, including the exploration of the space between vibrations and the information found therein.

You Will Learn:

  • Alchemical principles and their modern-day applications.
  • The theory, purpose and therapeutic use of energy amplification.
  • How to use bone as an energy conduit.
  • How to amplify vibration, both locally and generally in the body.
  • How to contain and establish boundaries of energy.
  • In-depth exploration of framing (a session) while working with a client's personal history.
  • To monitor shifts of consciousness and expanded states.
  • To recognize working signs of amplified fields in your clients.
  • Pre-requisites--ZB I and II

Let Judith know if you would like to have this class taught in Charlottesville or at a location near you. If scheduled in Charlottesville a minimum of 6 attendees is required. All other locations require 8-10 attendees.

Freely Moveable Joints class taught by Judith Sullivan

Freely Moveable Joints

Freely Moveable Joints is an advanced level Zero Balancing course that expands the focus of Zero Balancing from the foundation and semi-foundation joints of the body to include the “freely moveable joints” of the body. Zero Balancing principles and techniques are taken beyond the Core Zero Balancing protocol into other arenas. The freely moveable joints present unique therapeutic challenges because of the variety of their anatomy and their great ranges of motion. By the end of the program you will have the skills to evaluate and balance freely moveable joints and the knowledge to devise your own fulcrums to meet the specific needs of a given situation. In Freely Moveable Joints (Beyond the Protocol) we will review basic ZB principles and highlight their application to a number of joints in light of their specific anatomy. The skills and education inherent in this course will broaden your Zero Balancing abilities and will improve your Zero Balancing sessions.

You Will Learn:

  • Highlights of Zero Balancing principles as they apply to FMJs.
  • Upper extremity: shoulder girdle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers.
  • Lower extremity: knee, ankle, metatarsals, toes.
  • Accessing the sacro-iliac joint via the hip.
  • Acetabular hip fulcrum.
  • Temporomandibular joint fulcrum.
  • Direct bone fulcrums and ‘bone bending’.
  • Teachings designed to deepen your basic ZB skills and protocol use.
  • By exchanging Zero Balancing sessions and seeing ZB demonstrations.
  • Pre-requisites ZB I and II

Let Judith know if you would like to have this class taught in Charlottesville or at a location near you. If scheduled in Charlottesville a minimum of 6 attendees is required. All other locations require 8-10 attendees.

Geometry of Healing class taught by Judith Sullivan.

Geometry of Healing

Geometry of Healing Geometry of Healing (GOH) is an advanced level Zero Balancing course that teaches students how to work directly with the vibratory/energtic fields of the body. It defines ‘fields’ and then teaches how to access and evaluate vibratory fields, obtain information contained therein, and how to balance and clarify the designated field or material. The program shows how to work with slowed vibratory fields to access “the gap” (an experience of stepping beyond time, space, and information — a field of pure potential). Much of the theoretical material presented is based on quantum physics, holograms, field theory, and how they relate to the world of touch. GOH is the third of three Zero Balancing courses related to energy fields: Core Zero Balancing addresses the relationship between existing body energy fields and body structure; Alchemy of Touch applies amplification strategies to balance energy fields; GOH works with the fields themselves including the space between vibrations.

You Will Learn:

  • Theory of fields.
  • Accessing, evaluating and navigating fields.
  • Creation of ‘windows’ into the field.
  • Entering and experiencing the ‘gap’ within the field.
  • Compression of fields.
  • Obtaining information from within the field.
  • Self-referencing body signals as feedback for practitioner.
  • Teachings designed to deepen your basic ZB skills and protocol use.
  • Through exchanges of Zero Balancing sessions and demonstrations.
  • Pre-requisites ZB I and II

Let Judith know if you would like to have this class taught in Charlottesville or at a location near you. If scheduled in Charlottesville a minimum of 6 attendees is required. All other locations require 8-10 attendees.

The following videos on Zero Balancing are intended for Zero Balancing practitioners.

  • ZB Mentor 1—Intro and Feedback

  • ZB Mentor 2—Fractured Fulcrums and Wood

  • ZB Mentor 3—Elastic Woman

  • ZB Mentor 4 - Dorsal Hinge

  • ZB Mentor 5—Hip and Where is the Acetabulum

  • ZB Mentor 6—Wimpy Foot and Squish

  • ZB Mentor 7—Rib Ladder

  • ZB Mentor 8—Neck Muddle

  • ZB Mentor 9—Mentorisms and Thanks

  • Working with Challenging Body Sizes

    Sometimes short ZB practitioners have to figure out different ergonomic ways to work on larger people.

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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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