Core ZB I and/or Core ZB II

13mar(mar 13)9:30 am16(mar 16)5:00 pmCore ZB I and/or Core ZB IIRamsden Village Hall, OX7 3AU OrganiserAlan Hext

Event Details

This workshop will teach you Core  Zero Balancing, the essential foundations of its art and skills and its therapeutic value.

The Core ZB I and Core ZB II workshops present the theoretical insights and practical skills to integrate body energy and body structure using touch. They are valuable to healthcare practitioners and students of all disciplines, whether they use energy or structure in their healing work. Zero Balancing students are drawn from a broad range of health care disciplines. They find that learning Zero Balancing significantly enhances their skill and effectiveness in their main modality, as well as being a valuable bodywork in its own right. Non-healthcare practitioners studying Zero Balancing find that as well as learning a hands-on skill to practice with family and friends, their lives are enhanced in applying the principles that are taught during the course.

The number of participants in each workshop is limited to ensure high levels of touch feedback.

This workshop is designed to teach you the skills needed to give a full Zero Balancing session and can also be an opportunity for recharging your own batteries and enhancing your wellbeing. It counts as one of the four workshops required as part of the Certification Programme in Zero Balancing. This course counts as ZB I or ZB II, but not both.

Core ZB I is the first course everyone takes when beginning their study of Zero Balancing. In particular it introduces the concept of 'energy' in relation to Zero Balancing principles and explores how energy flows within our bodies in a dynamic relationship with our body structure, in particular our bones and skeleton. During the course, all participants have ample opportunity to practice their new skills with fellow students, receiving support and feedback from the teacher.


  • The unique theory and principles of Zero Balancing
  • How to touch body energy and anatomical structure simultaneously
  • The skill of using energy flows within the body as a working tool
  • The energetic anatomy of the skeleton
  • The theory and application of Zero Balancing's working tool - the fulcrum
  • Evaluation and balancing techniques
  • To give and receive contructive peer feedback
  • The basic Zero Balancing protocol
  • How to give an effective Zero Balancing session to family & friends

Core ZB II is second in the pair of Core Zero Balancing courses, following up from Core ZB I. Students have the opportunity to review material taught in Core ZB I and deepen their understanding of the theory and principles that underpin Zero Balancing. In addition, participants will learn new fulcrums and how to integrate these into an expanded protocol.

This workshop is also highly recommended to those Certified Zero Balancing Practitioners who have not taken a Zero Balancing course in a while, as it is an ideal opportunity to refresh their skills and keep current with developments in Zero Balancing.


  • How to integrate new fulcrums when reviewing the basic protocol
  • How to emphasize your quality of touch and attention
  • Work at a deeper level during sessions
  • To work more effectively with less physical effort
  • How to frame your Zero Balancing sessions
  • To work with expanded states of consciousness during sessions
  • To acquire experience in preparation for advanced study
  • How Zero Balancing can support and enliven your existing skillset

This is a four day workshop taking place from Friday 13th to Monday 16th March 2020.

Study Guide – Workshop participants will receive a study guide as a valuable reference to aid their continuing development. Participants will each receive a full ZB session during the workshop as an integral part of their learning experience.

Continuing Professional Development - The workshop qualifies for 25 hours of CPD continuing education and complies with the requirements of many health care professional bodies. Participants will be given a certificate of attendance.

Alan Hext – professional background - Alan has enjoyed teaching Zero Balancing internationally for over 30 years, having trained with its founder, Dr Fritz Frederick Smith. Alan studied traditional acupuncture in the mid 1970’s with Professor JR Worsley who awarded him a Masters degree.  He taught at the Acupuncture Colleges which JR Worsley founded in the UK and USA and assisted in the creation of JR’s book on meridians and points and a set of wall charts. Alan currently teaches an introduction to Five Element Acupuncture to clinical year students on their BSc degree course at the Northern College of Acupuncture. Alan has studied Chinese medical and philosophical classics with Claude Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee since the mid- 1980s ,and is co-author of the book Jing Shen – vital spirits published by Monkey Press. Alan is an active member of the British Acupuncture Council having been in practice for 40 years, currently in Dorset. Alan is a member of ZB UK and the Zero Balancing Health Association in America.


Price: £420 paid in two instalments, a £50 deposit to secure a place, with the balance to be completed by 1st March 2020.

Instructors: Alan Hext, a teacher of Zero Balancing for over 30 years, trained by the founder Dr Fritz Frederick Smith. Alan’s book, Structural Energetics in Zero Balancing Bodywork, will be published in December 2019 by Singing Dragon.

Course Length: 4 days

Prerequisites: None 

Location: Ramsden Village Hall OX7 3AU. Ramsden is a quiet village in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. The village Hall is a beautiful converted 17th Century barn which has been caringly renovated providing modern amenities. Ramsden lies just off the B4022, some 20 miles north of Oxford, 4 miles north of Witney and 3 miles south of Charlbury.

Registration: Contact Alan Hext if you are interested or have questions. Text on 07901 778 696 or email.


March 13, 2020 9:30 am - March 16, 2020 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00)



Ramsden Village Hall, OX7 3AU

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Alan Hext

Alan Hext is a Traditional Acupuncturist and Certified Zero Balancer practising in Swanage and Poole in Dorset. He is a co-founder of the ZBA UK, having studied with and regularly assisted the founder of Zero Balancing, Dr Fritz Frederick Smith since 1983. In 2015 & 2016 Alan taught with the ZBA UK teaching team at the Zero Balancing Masterclass annual residentials at Gaunts House in Dorset. Alan has enjoyed teaching Zero Balancing internationally from Japan to Jamaica since 1989. He has also developed and taught the Zero Balancing Skills workshops, ‘The Roots of Zero Balancing in the Chinese Traditions’, ‘Within the Interface’ and ‘The Structure of Energy’. He taught at BA and MA degree level at the College of Traditional Acupuncture where Fritz Smith also trained. Alan graduated in 1979, later receiving his Bachelor and Masters degrees from Professor JR Worsley. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the largest body of professional acupuncturists in Britain. In 2016 Alan will be teaching aspects of Five Element Acupuncture to BSc degree students at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. Zero Balancing is a superb therapeutic skill which can be used as a bodywork in its own right as well as a perfect complement to traditional acupuncture treatment.

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