David Lauterstein, Zero Balancing Health Association
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Life in the Bones; A Biography of Dr. Fritz Smith and Zero
By David Lauterstein, Cert. ZB, LMT
This is a biography of a life, a
practice, and an idea.
Dr. Fritz Smith’s life integrates an
incredible number of influences from the history of bodymind therapy. In 1921 His father,
Dr. Ernest Smith, initiated the first four-year Chiropractic training in the U.S. In
1955 Fritz Smith himself became a Doctor of Osteopathy and then earned his Doctor
of Medicine Degree. He subsequently became one of the first Medical Doctors
to be certified as a Rolfer. He received his Master’s in Acupuncture in the United
Kingdom after studying for years with J.R.Worsley in England.
In the early 1970’s when Fritz Smith
founded Zero Balancing (ZB), a powerful touch therapy to promote wellness and optimal
bodymind balance, he did not have a five- or ten-year plan. The development of Zero
Balancing was very Taoist, guided by day-today experiences of Dr. Smith and others. ZB
came about through the coalescence of his experiences from Eastern and Western
training, as Dr. Smith tried to understand and articulate the reasons and
methodology for the remarkable therapeutic results he saw in his clients.
In this book, you’ll be taken on a
journey through Smith’s life and work. Not only will you learn about the heart and
passion of one of our greatest healers, but also see how Zero Balancing forced Dr. Smith
to change his worldview and to see the relationship of all things rather than
their individual character. Dr. Smith is the author of The Alchemy
of Touch and Inner Bridges: a Guide to Energy Movement and Body Structure. He has been
able to work alongside others who have supported him so completely and helped
create the world-wide Zero Balancing Community with its focus and frame to
make the world a better, healthier, and more actualized place.
This biography is published with the
support of the Zero Balancing Touch Foundation.
A beautifully presented hard-bound book,
Life in the Bones makes a thoughtful gift for family and friends and an
excellent resource for clients.
7” x 9” hardback