Polarity Therapy

Advanced Continuing Education

program for NC LMBT’s

With Tree of Life Center

Facilitated by Janice Marie Durand

NC LMBT & ABMP Certified Somatic Therapist

Instructor Bio

For more info contact Janice at 919 563-4454

for details

  Nationally Certified Continuing Education

  Provider with NCBTMB  # 3129991-00 

This course series is also open to

folks for Self-Care options.


Cost per segment is : $325

Deposit of $200 due with application

Click here for Application and Payment plan.

Payment plan is available spread out over duration of the program

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Energy Healing

with Tree of Life Center

Program prepares students to apply for an Energy Principles Practitioner EPP Certificate with the International Polarity Education Alliance at the completion of the optional Experiential Practicum (see below)

click here for more detailed information and Educational Essence or this training experience. 

Janice Marie Durand, NC LMBT #1349, ABMP Certified Somatic Therapist, Polarity Therapy Practitioner (PTP)  is the founder and director of Tree of Life Center.  Since 1991, TLC has  offered professional development & continuing education for bodyworkers specializing in ‘whole brain experiential learning’ thru energy

2018 Training Dates

One Fri. & Sat. per month ~ 9am-5:30pm

        Jan. 26-27; Feb. 23-24; Mar. 23-24; 

Apr. 20-21; May 18-19; June 15-16; 

Aug. 24-25; Sept. 28-29; Nov. 4-5  

Group Supervision #1- May 4, 1:30-4:30

Group Supervision #2- July 13, 8:30-11:30

healing & wellness classes.  She teaches from a grounded embodiment model that empowers students to align and listen deeply within.  Janice has guided & developed Energy Healing/Polarity Therapy trainings, as well as movement & embodiment practices such as T’ai Chi, Chi Gong, & Gentle Energy Yoga classes for over 20 years now.   She is a bodywork and massage therapist licensed in North Carolina incorporating somatic transformational bodywork, mind/body energy alignment & trauma healing in her private practice outside of Hillsborough, NC.  She is a Polarity Therapy Practitioner PTP & Educator as well as a founding member of the International Polarity Education Alliance. (IPEA)  Janice’s passion and focus is to guide and empower people to become more balanced thru helping them listen to their bodies internal nature and wisdom on physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.


Included in the tuition cost:

*Total of #18 training days = 125 classroom hours

*1.5 hours of Phone guidance & feedback with Janice

*#2 Group Guidance & Supervision meetings (3 hrs. each)

*Tree of Life Center’s Energy Healing Student Course Manual

*Student Membership to the International Polarity Education Alliance IPEA.  This is a lifetime membership in this Polarity Therapy organization.

Not included in Tuition cost:

* 3 private Energy Healing sessions with approved practitioners (a list of names and contact will be provided)

* Books that you will need to participate:

    - THE POLARITY PROCESS “Energy as a Healing Art”

       by Franklyn Sills

    - ENERGY EXERCISES by Mueller & Chitty


       Optional books:

    -  HUMAN BODY  (DK publishing)

    - Dancing with Yin, Yang  by John Chitty

* Bodywork Table

(Students will need to practice 15 table work sessions outside of class and have access to a bodywork table for practice sessions with clients if you are a NC LMBT and with friends and family if you are taking this course for Self-Care.  These sessions will help integrate class content outside of class.)



Experiential Integration & Guidance

Project Session Experience"

OCT. 2018 - APR. 2019

45 Training hours 

Students will have the option to do this follow-up practical experience separate from the 150 hour Somatic Energy Healing program.   


Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018; Thursday Dec. 6, 2018;

Thursday Jan. 24, 2019; Thursday Feb. 28th, 2019

Final Presentation Thursday April 18th or 25th, 2019                         For five months with 4 classroom hours per month plus phone supervision provided out of class students will do 10 practice sessions with a project client during this time period. Our final meeting time, all students participating will present a final summary of their experience to our group.


   20 hrs. classroom time (5x’s for 4 hours each consecutive month) 

    2 hrs. Phone guidance with Janice

    2 hrs. Peer guidance

+ 16 hrs.-(10 sessions same project sessions at your location of practice)

Total of 45 training hours

Cost:  $400 

$80 will be due for each of the five meeting times.

This is a powerful experience that helps to deepen and integrate the 9 month training that you have participated in prior. An integral part of this is having a clear support, structure with  guidance and feedback built in along the way.    Each student will custom pertinent goals and intentions; areas to grow in and acknowledgement of what skills and gifts they bring to the experience.   Student will be given forms to help with organization and tracking of this experience.    At the end of this experience each student will share a 30 minute summary to a group of peers.   Cost is separate from the core training.  As a group we will collaborate on dates and times to meet.  Completing this project client experience is a pre-requisite to apply to the International Polarity Education Alliance for your Energy Principles Practitioner EPP designation for those who are on the professional Continuing Education Track.