March 9-11, 2024

Jim McCormick


Zero Balancing is a mind/body system of healing and personal transformation developed in the 1970s in California, by Dr. Fritz Smith. It’s theories and practices result from a marriage of Western ideas of anatomy and physiology, particularly from Osteopathy, with ideas of energetic anatomy and enlightenment from the East.

Zero Balancing has proven to be a valuable system of healing with benefits to many people on many levels. It is valuable as a system for reducing physical pain and improving alignment. And, it has proven to have a major value in the area of personal growth and personal transformation, helping many people gain a deeper connection to their core self.

This class in core zero balancing introduces the intellectual and practical framework of the art and science of Zero Balancing. Students learn both how to perform zero balancing and how Zero Balancing feels to receive. By the end of the class, students will able to perform a complete ZB sessions for clients.
You Will Learn:

  • The basic Zero Balancing protocol
  • Theory and principles of ZB
  • To distinguish body energy and body structure through touch
  • The skill of using energy as a working tool
  • The energetic anatomy of the skeleton
  • How to give a ZB session

New fulcrums = more possibilities for treatment.

Alan Willoughby

Wonderful review, great insights into ZB and clarification of principles

Marcia Ferry

Whether I’m doing ZB or CST or VM or a mix it has given me a framework with which to work and improved my palpation skills. So many of the ZB techniques (all!) are applicable to the pain patients I treat.

Martha Plescia


Early registration before January 30, 2024:

Students $350
Alumni & Faculty $450
General Public $550

After January 30, prices will increase $45

Each day will be 9am-6pm with a 1 hour lunch break.

FL CEUs will be available to licensed Florida practitioners.

Get the Book


Offers a practical and multi-layered approach to personal transformation for practitioners of Zero Balancing. The author explains the basic principles of Zero Balancing and then gives examples of how to use those principles in bodywork through the use of fascinating case histories and detailed stories of individual sessions with clients. Overall the book provides a step-by-step guide for clinicians. Each chapter stands on its own but together they build up to give the whole story of Zero Balancing’s unique ability to assist in personal transformation for ZB clients. The book illustrates how working with the body and mind through touch can lead to a richer sense of self and a more satisfying life as well as assisting with numerous health issues. Published 2021.

Buy your copy now and pick up at the workshop. $40

Jim McCormick

Jim McCormick, L. AC., studied Traditional Acupuncture with Dr. JR Worsley, beginning in 1972.
He began his Zero Balancing training in 1974 with Zero Balancing’s founder, Dr. Fritz Smith, and became the first teacher of ZB after Dr. Smith, in 1979.
He practices Zero Balancing and Traditional Acupuncture in Cambridge, MA. with Cambridge Health Associates