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CHANGES TO THE ZB CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Effective March 1, 2015

Dear Zero Balancing Community,

We want to let you know of significant changes to the ZB Certification Program that will be implemented as of March 1st, 2015.

Some of you may have been considering becoming a certified Zero Balancer but haven't applied yet. Some of you may not have been eligible to to enter the program without a healthcare license. Some of you may have felt unable to fulfill the requirements of the program. Or perhaps some of you are already in the certification program and feel stalled. These changes will streamline the ZB Certification Program from eligibility through completion and make it easier to certify while maintaining or raising the standards of skill and knowledge among newly certified Zero Balancing practitioners.

Eligibility in the current program was based on the candidate having a health care license under which they can legally practice. In the new program, eligibility has been broadened to include those health care professionals who may not have a healthcare license but who have significant experience. See further details below in "New Certification Program Structure".

Here is a quick view of the differences in the program requirements:


See further details about the new program below, in "New Certification Program Structure".

As you will see, the price of certification and the number of required course hours has not changed. We have changed what the Certification Program fee covers. Simply stated, under the current program the fee covers a stipend for the services provided by a mentor while you pay the fees charged by faculty for the two check out ZB sessions. For the new program, mentor services are optional and will be paid by the candidate while the two certification tests, one written and one practical exam, will be covered by the program fee. Those transferring from the current program to new program will pay for the written and practical exams, but the exams will be included in the fee for new candidates.

The written exam will be an open-book, multiple choice exam with questions on the Zero Balancing protocol, ZB principles, and the information required to have a safe and effective Zero Balancing practice. Questions will be created from the information in the Core ZB study guide as well as two books: Inner Bridges by Fritz Smith, MD and Zero Balancing by John Hamwee.

The program under the new guidelines will officially begin March 1. A new application will soon be available for download on http://www.zerobalancing.com.

With highest regards,
Cindi Pridgen, Executive Director

The ZBHA Board of Directors
Lisa Berger
Todd Williams
Michael Oruch
Doug Deming
Amanda King
Linda Wobeskya
Pam Johnson

New Certification Program Structure:
Launch Date March 1, 2015

PROGRAM CONCEPT AND STRUCTURE:
The new ZB Certification Program is based on the educational philosophy that, beyond the required course hours, adult learners should choose study and mentoring activities that will help them to become competent at Zero Balancing. Once a candidate feels prepared, they will be tested on both their knowledge and hands-on skills. We have added a written exam.

Both of these exams will be covered by the Certification Program fee and the ZBHA will no longer pay mentors a stipend. Candidates may choose to work with one mentor or several different mentors throughout the program, on a fee-for-service basis. In the new program, much of what used to be required will now be recommended, yet still available.

ELIGIBILITY:
The following are automatically eligible for the new certification program:
A. Licensed health care professionals
B. Health care professionals with no formal license and with an active practice of three years or longer
Additional information about professional training and current practice will be provided by the following categories of applicants to determine their eligibility for ZB Certification:

Such applicants would include:
C. Health care professionals with no formal license whose active practice is less than three years long
D. Students enrolled in a professional healthcare training program that leads to a license or certification

SUMMARY OF THE NEW REQUIREMENTS:
1. Attend a minimum of 100 hours of ZB courses from the following list:
• Zero Balancing I
• Zero Balancing II
• Two Certification Electives: Form and Fulcrums I, Freely Moveable Joints, Alchemy of Touch, or Geometry of Healing
2. Pass Two Exams:
• Written Exam: Open-book, multiple choice with questions on the Zero Balancing protocol, ZB principles, and the information required to have a safe and effective Zero Balancing practice.
• Practical Exam: Giving a Zero Balancing to a ZBHA Faculty Member that meets the standards specified on the Final Assessment Form.
3. Submit a simple log of any recommended activities utilized during the ZB Certification Program (see list below)

ACTIVITIES RECOMMENDED FOR SUCCESS:
• Give 50-100 pure ZBs.
• Receive at least 10 pure ZBs from Certified ZBers.
• Review the material presented in the courses (reread study guides and notes, view videos).
• Repeat ZB I and/or ZB II in addition to completing the required courses. (Repeat tuition discounts apply)
• Work with one mentor or with several different mentors throughout the program, on a fee-for-service basis.
• Keep a personal journal to note questions and observations arising from giving and receiving ZBs.
• Join the program with a colleague or friend with whom to trade ZBs and study.
• Exchange with fellow students, certification candidates, and certified ZBers.
• Read Inner Bridges and Alchemy of Touch by Dr. Fritz Smith and/or Zero Balancing by John Hamwee.
• Attend additional ZB courses such as Advancing Skills Days, advanced classes, and ZB conferences/benefits.
• Do a ZB service project with the assistance of a mentor or certified ZBer.


TUITION POLICY CHANGES AS OF DECEMBER 8 2014
Receive significant discounts by registering for classes early!

This message is to make you aware of recent changes to the tuition structure for Zero Balancing classes. As many of you know we have not raised tuition in many years. We believe it is vital for the continuing growth and success of Zero Balancing to make a change at this time.

We are excited to present a simplified and unified structure for tuition. All fees apply to both certified and non-certified students. We have also implemented "user-friendly" fees for those who want to repeat a class.

The new pricing structure for ZB classes was implemented on Monday, December 8, 2014.

The fee structure is based on course length and unifies pricing by applying to all classes, whether Core or Advanced ZB.

One change to the fee structure is to provide savings by signing up early. There will be significant costs savings by planning ahead and registering early. Students who take advantage of the Super Savings prices (registering more than 60 days before the start of class) will pay nearly the same amount as current tuition rates.

You will also see the fees for repeating classes. Many of you already know the benefits of repeating a ZB class, where depth and nuance can come into play. Our goal is to make repeating a class an affordable option. The fees apply to both certified and non-certified students.
The following fee structure will be for all courses, whether Core ZB or Advanced. Repeat fees apply to both certified and non-certified students.

* Full price if registering less than 30 days before the start of a 3 or 4 day class. (60 days for 1 or 2 day class)
* Early registration price if registering between 30 and 60 days before the start of class.
* Super Savings price if registering more than 60 days before the start of class.

4 day classes
$795 Full price (less than 30 days before)
$695 Early Registration price (30-60 days before)
$595 Super Savings price (more than 60 days before)
Repeat for $350

3 day classes
$650 Full price (less than 30 days before)
$550 Early Registration price (30-60 days before)
$450 Super Savings price (more than 60 days before)
Repeat for $300

2 day classes
$375 Full price (60 days or less before)
$325 Super Savings price (more than 60 days before)
No Early Registration price
Repeat for $175

Advancing Skills Days and other 1 day classes
$150 Full price (less than 60 days before)
$100 Super Savings price (more than 60 days before)
No Early Registration price
No repeat price

Please note that the $995 combined ZB I & II tuition option is longer available.

The discounted prices for repeating classes will now be available to all students.

REFUND POLICY

If, for any reason, a Zero Balancing instructor elects to cancel a class, students will receive a full refund of the tuition.

Cancellations made 30 or more calendar days prior to the first day of class will be fully refunded, or funds may be transferred to another class.

If a student elects to withdraw less than 30 days prior to the first day of class, they will receive a full refund, minus a $100 administrative fee.

If a student elects to transfer to another ZB class less than 15 days prior to the first day of class, they will receive a full refund, minus a $100 administrative fee.

Please note: Tuition Policy (including discounts for repeating classes) and Refund Policy may vary for residential classes, classes sponsored by schools or other educational organizations (Esalen, etc.), classes that are privately sponsored, and classes that are specialized or limited in the number of participants. The ZBHA or faculty reserve the right to limit the number of repeat students in any given class.


ZERO BALANCING WEBINAR

Zero Balancing faculty member Jim McCormick, in conjunction with The Benjamin Institute, offers an introductory ZB webinar entitled "Put Energy into Your Practice with Zero Balancing." The webinar offers 1 CE hour (NCBTMB and FL CE Broker) for just $19.


Click here. You will be directed to the Benjamin Institute main webinar page. Scroll down past the webinar series to the list of individual webinars. Click on "Put Energy into Your Practice with Zero Balancing" to order and view.
“Zero Balancing, in its direct, transformative support for the vitality of the client, answers the need in health care for a preventative, wellness-based therapy that easily helps people feel better, more connected and relaxed.”

Mary Murphy, ZB Faculty, Co-owner of the Zero Balancing Wellness Center in Wilmette, IL
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