Polarity Programs Offered At Southwest Institute of Healing Arts

Do you keep hearing the term “Polarity” and wonder what all the excitement is about?  Well, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts is just as excited about it, and they want to be sure you know what it IS, and what educational OPTIONS you have to take this into a beautiful, Holistic Career!…

Polarity is a holistic modality that was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone.  He referred to Polarity as “energy medicine” and used esoteric language – such as the breath of life, ki, chi, prana, and life force – all from the many spiritual traditions he has studied including mystic Christianity, Ayurveda, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism and Yoga.  The practitioner seeks to restore the natural balance of energy, which flows from the Universe into the body and chakra system.

The body’s imbalances are interpreted as the result of physical and emotional choices and experiences from the past.  Polarity serves as a key to “unlock” the source.  Life force energy is then influenced via four distinct areas of technique: touch (acupressure or point-specific focusing), stretching and exercise, diet and nutrition, and mental-emotional processes.

There Are Many Benefits of Polarity!
The therapy of Polarity recognizes and honors the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit.  When disease is present, the goal is to remove interferences to health and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself.  Many of the reported benefits of Polarity therapy include:

  • Relief from stress and anxiety
  • Deeper relaxation and improved sleep
  • Enhanced immunity and resistance to dis-ease
  • Reduction in chronic pain and fatigue
  • Improve flow and balance of energy through the body
  • Increase circulation and promote detoxification
  • Increase in Life Force Energy
  • Enhanced level of self-awareness
  • And much more

SWIHA is the only college in Arizona to offer full Polarity Practitioner training programs approved by the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA).  Their comprehensive 200-hour Polarity APP Program can be taken to fulfill part of primary specialty requirements within some of their degree or diploma programs, to enhance your professional status, or simply to further your own personal growth and development through continued education.


SWIHA’s Associate Polarity Practitioner (APP) ~ 200 Classroom Hours

The Associate Polarity Practitioner (APP) specialty fulfills the eligibility requirements for certification status of Associate Polarity Practitioner by the American Polarity Therapy Association.  This program is designed for students who want to integrate effective hands-on techniques with counseling skills, nutritional guidance and a series of self-help tools resulting in high-level wellness of both practitioner and client.  After completion of this program, application may be made to APTA for national certification.  Classes include:

  • PC 100  Polarity – Basic I
  • PC 850  Cranial Unwinding I
  • PC 150  Polarity – Basic II
  • PC 400  Polarity – Communications, Resonance & Relations I
  • PC 700  Polarity – Reflexology
  • PC 200  Polarity APP/Cranial – Practicum
  • PC 930  Polarity – Sessions given

Another exciting option to explore is our Registered Polarity Practitioner (RPP) Program!

Why Choose Southwest Institute of Healing Arts?

SWIHA is state licensed and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) as a private college for holistic health care careers and continuing education.  We are the only college in Arizona to offer full Polarity Practitioner training programs approved by the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA).  As a spirit-directed private college, we have a passionfor supporting you as you follow your bliss and realize your dream!