International Polarity Education Alliance
Polarity Therapy Open Source Standards
“For forty years I searched for a principle in the healing arts which would include all forms of therapy and act as a common denominator, an intelligent answer, to all the numerous contradictory theories and claims existing today.”
Dr. Randolph Stone
The Polarity Therapy Open Source Standards are guidelines for learning the energy principles of Polarity Therapy. Working with the standards does not give legal permission to diagnose, prescribe, treat or engage in a healing practice for any human illness or condition without qualifying in one’s local jurisdiction, obtaining a license or certification, if necessary. Each jurisdiction has widely varying laws concerning health care practices. One should consult one’s local association or attorney before providing health care services.
I. The Polarity Therapy Open Source Standards are intended to support the application of Dr. Randolph Stone’s “Energy” principles into all fields of study, including health care, science, education, arts, martial arts, and sports. In addition, Polarity Therapy Open Source Standards are intended to support clarity and unity in the designing of Polarity Therapy educational curricula.
II. In Polarity Open Source Standards the primary focus is on understanding “Polarity Energy Principles,” and how these principles focus apply in a health care practice of any modality, and/or in the development of personal wellness outside of a professional practice environment. This prioritization supports students, teachers, and practitioners in developing their own particular applications in addition to those already established in the field.
III. The fundamental premises of Polarity Therapy Open Source Standards about students, to guide educators:
1. All students are curious by nature
2. The most efficient, long-lasting, and profound learning takes place when started pursued by the learner.
3. All students are creative if they are allowed to develop their unique talents.
Polarity Therapy, as defined by this document, is the specific application of Polarity Energy Principles to wellness and health care practices. The Energy concept provides a common language for understanding the subtle factors underlying health, wellness, as well as many other phenomena in human experience.
Polarity Therapy has three main components:
1. The first and primary component of Polarity Therapy is Universal Energy. The goal of Polarity Therapy is to increase congruence with natural energy flow patterns through an understanding of Universal Energy as the substrate of all phenomena.
2. The capacity to interact with Universal Energy and its effects through perceptual skills, recognition capacities, therapeutic strategies and wellness practices. The study of Polarity Therapy is a lifelong deepening of these skills, not a fixed destination.
3. The use of specific applications such as touch, nutrition, exercise, counseling, sound, dance, color and other wellness / health care systems, based on energy principles. In keeping with Dr. Stone’s approach, the application of energy principles is considered to be open-ended, not limited to a particular modality or style, and receptive to additional innovations and interpretations. Students and practitioners are encouraged to apply energy principles to diverse fields arising from Dr. Stone’s own material, from subsequent practitioners, from related areas of study and from their own life experiences.
Learning to work with universal energy principles is transformative, extending to all fields of action in life. The possibilities are endless, from supporting one’s own personal philosophy and sense of purpose, to how relationships are conducted, to sports performance, to behavior in vocational environments, to artistic expressions, and to understanding macro-level effects such as economics, politics and history. Students are encouraged to explore how energy principles inform whatever fields of action are of greatest interest to them. Dr. Stone described this universality of study with the phrase, “Old moves with a new emphasis.” In this sense, students can design their own education and apply the energy principles in their own chosen topics, customized for their particular area of excitement.
The Polarity student is encouraged to work with the Polarity Therapy Open Source Standards to discover the Polarity Energy Principles in any skill set they are excited about learning. Open Source means that the standards are interactive and support the ongoing understanding of Polarity Energy Principles through the diversity of sharing experiences, insights, and skills. Students are free to design their own education by their own excitement, and in the process, may choose to study with a teacher, read, research, compare, write, and do whatever motivates them to learn. They can then apply the Polarity Energy Principles to their chosen topic The International Polarity Educational Alliance empowers Open Source sharing in order that the members can make finer and finer distinctions of the Polarity Energy Principles in all aspects of their lives. By choosing to be a part of the International Polarity Educational Alliance and work with the Polarity Therapy Open Source Standards, teachers and students are making a commitment to enter a process that requires constant attention. The Polarity Energy Principles are always being learned through application. They are composed of ideals that are used as guiding lights for increased wellness, healing, growth, and personal development.
The International Polarity Educational Alliance is intended to support open development of Polarity Energy Principles and their applications. By choosing to participate in IPEA, students and teachers enter into this common intention to explore, discover and create increased wellness, growth, and personal development through the expansion and advancement of Dr. Stone’s Energy understanding.
©2010 John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D. 
 *The Polarity Therapy Open Source Standards are guidelines for learning the energy principles of Polarity Therapy. Working with the standards does not give legal permission to diagnose, prescribe, treat or engage in a healing practice for any human illness or condition without qualifying in your local jurisdiction, obtaining a license or certification, if necessary. Each country and jurisdictions within that country have different laws concerning the practice healing and health providing. You should consult your local association or attorney before you provide any services.
 The Polarity Therapy Open Source Standards document was written by Dr. John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D.. for the International Polarity Education Alliance. Dr. Beaulieu is a Past President of the American Polarity Therapy Association and a principal author of the American Polarity Therapy Association Standards for Practice and Education. He is the recipient of APTA’s Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Service Award, and Educator of the Year Award for his contributions to the field of Polarity Therapy. He is the author of the Polarity Therapy Workbookand numerous articles on Polarity Therapy theory and practice.