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September 2020      

04. - 06.

Boundaries, Frontiers and Limits

Dr. James Feil (USA)



A New View of Boundaries, Frontiers, and Limits: Who am I and What are we? Boundaries are one of the primary elements that enable life as we know it. Boundaries function first to build a separate inner world from the outer, and then to allow exchange between them, as in the cell membrane. They allow the exchange of nutrition, waste, and building and repair materials to move in and out of the cell as needed. They say “yes” and “no” to what goes in and out, but they do it in a very precise and managed way. They have a very clear structure, and a discriminative capacity as to what is life supporting and what is not. One could say, they “feel” their way, and their feeling is the result of their biochemistry, as it attracts and repels appropriate molecules.

Boundaries manage these exchanges by changing their permeability – they can be very porous and become rigid and dense. They effectively change their form depending on the state of the inner and outer environment. In this framework, one could define limits as those extreme positions at which a boundary no longer has elastic capacity. When it reaches its limit, it can no longer move in the direction it was going, but can only stay there or retreat. In moving beyond its limit, the organism runs the risk of damaging itself or evoking emergency responses. Thus one must be able to differentiate a physiological or psychological limit from a self-imposed limitation, which can be modified.

Frontiers can be understood as boundaries that are relatively undefined, under-formed. Frontiers are perceivable and visualizable, yet still open-ended. They need to be explored and tested in order to take on a functional form and to become clear. Often, as in the exploration of the American frontier in its early days, they require taking risks and confronting the unknown.

These ideas will form the basis for this seminar, which engage participants in a conceptual and experiential exploration of the functions and roles of boundaries, limits and frontiers. The course will use lecture, demonstration, and a variety of exercises and experiences to both personalize our experience and to find ways to apply this material in practice.

Course language: English with German translation

Cost: CHF 750.--

Dates, times and place:
September 04 - 06, 2020 (Friday - Sunday)

Working hours: 10am - 1pm and 2.30pm - 5pm
Location: Zurich

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Teacher: Dr. James Feil (USA)

Jim Feil, MA, DC, RPP, RCST has been in the field of complementary health care since 1970. He began his career in the healing arts by studying with Dr. Randolph Stone, founder of Polarity Therapy, from 1970 to 1973. He began practicing Polarity Therapy in California in 1973, and started teaching and training therapists in 1976. He was one of the founding directors of the American Polarity Therapy Association and has also served on the Spanish Polarity Therapy Association. He developed one of the first full training programs to be taught worldwide based on the APTA Standards for Practice.
Jim has continued to study, practice and teach a range of other therapies in conjunction with Polarity Therapy. He trained as a Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer West College of Chiropractic in California, receiving his DC. Degree in 1987. Additional studies include Formative Psychology with Stanley Keleman, Craniosacral Biodynamics with Franklyn Sills, Pre and Perinatal Therapy with Ray Castellino as only a few of the many seminars he has attended. He has had practices in California, Massachusetts, Barcelona and Zurich, and has taught in many parts of the world.
His interests in the field of health include:
• The synthesis of ancient healing traditions, such as those based on Yoga and Buddhism, with western health traditions such as Chiropractic and Osteopathy. • The interdisciplinary study of health, combining the traditional western approaches based on Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology with holistic traditions incorporating Psychology, Somatics, Field Energetics and Quantum Physics. • The understanding of the complete human being – physical, psychological, energetic, spiritual – as the foundation for a more respectful and wide-ranging approach to healing.
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