A New Possibility
A New Possibility is a healing and learning center in East Blue Hill, Maine. Founded in 2009 by Benjamin Fox, LMT and Lorie Dechar, M.Ac., the center's mission is to build community while creating new possibilities for human beings to live in harmony with themselves, with each other and with their environments. Benjamin and Lorie offer a range of health services, educational opportunities, and welcome collaborative partnerships with others interested in making a positive difference in the world.
Zero Balancing and Massage Therapy
Benjamin is a licensed massage therapist and certified Zero Balancer. Zero Balancing (ZB) is a hands-on body/mind therapy, performed with the recipient clothed, developed by Dr. Fritz Smith in the early 1970's that has been practiced internationally since then. ZB is designed to relieve stress, align structure, and promote energy flow, leaving the recipient with a sense of wholeness and well-being. ZB does this by releasing held tension in the bones and joints, resulting in further release of tension in the more superficial tissues and layers of the body. For more information, please contact Benjamin or visit the Zero Balancing web site.
Trained at The Scherer Institute of Natural Healing (graduated 2000) in Taos, New Mexico, Benjamin's massage work integrates the modalities of Zero Balancing, Swedish Massage, acupressure, passive stretching, and the tools of Alchemical Healing, with an emphasis on bringing presence to the whole of who you are and making you feel more comfortable in your body.
Lorie developed Alchemical Acupuncture as a way to help her patients move more deeply into their healing processes. She has found this practice particularly well suited to Western patients. Alchemical Acupuncture allows Lorie to guide people beyond the thinking mind and through various levels of the psyche without losing touch with their own identity. The wisdom of the body is brought to the level of awareness in the form of conscious insight, and it becomes possible to heal challenging, multi-faceted symptoms that cannot be sharply defined exclusively as either physical or psychological. It is only through such a descent into the fertile, chaotic waters of the deep unconscious that permanent changes and healing at the level of behavior, identity, and vision can occur. For more information, see Lorie's web site.
Lorie and Benjamin offer this year-long training program, which proposes a new way of looking at health that regards the integrity, authenticity and ongoing inner work of the practitioner as an indispensable part of the healing process. This training is based on the idea that sustainability is as important in health care as in any other arena of human activity, and that practitioners should be as nourished by their work as are their patients. And it puts forward the radical premise that healers have a crucial role to play in the transformation of human consciousness at this time on the planet, but they cannot fulfill this function unless they discover how to be in the world differently themselves. Presently, there are programs in both New York and Portland, Oregon.
Benjamin and Lorie have nearly fifty years of combined experience in the fields of alternative health care, event planning, and organizational administration and are keenly interested in pursuing meaningful collaboration with others, leading to greater opportunities for building community and helping others. They also welcome inquiries from students interested in short-term work/study arrangements at their Downeast Maine location.
If you are interested in receiving more information, scheduling an appointment, or exploring how you might get involved in A New Possibility, please contact Benjamin at:
P.O. Box 82
East Blue Hill, ME 04629