ZB Wellness Staff

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Teaching Staff

Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy
Email Mary | 847-920-9292

Mary has been teaching ZB since 2004 and a ZB practitioner since 1993.  She teaches Zero Balancing I & II, Freely Moveable Joints, Alchemy of Touch, Geometry of Healing, Secrets of the Skull and Spirit of the Organs.
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Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson
Email Pam | 773-883-5364

Pamela has been practicing physical therapy for over 15 years. In 1991, Pamela graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Wake Forest University, and received her M.S. in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 1996. Since that time, Pamela has worked primarily with the outpatient physical therapy population, focusing on manual therapy. Since beginning to study Zero Balancing in 2005, Pamela’s physical therapy practice has been transformed by zero balancing. She became a certified practitioner in 2006. Pamela is thrilled to have joined the Zero Balancing Faculty in 2012.

Sheila McCarthy-Daskovsky

Sheila McCarthy-Daskovsky

Sheila McCarthy-Daskovsky
Email Sheila| 847-293-5291

Sheila McCarthy-Daskovsky is the co-founder of the Zero Balancing Wellness Center and is currently teaching Zero Balancing I & II classes and ZB Review Days at the Center. She also mentors and offers tutorials in Zero Balancing. She owns a bodywork practice in Evanston, Il.Sheila graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and has been a certified massage therapist since 1995. Sheila has been studying and practicing Zero Balancing since 1995 and joined the Zero Balancing Health Association Faculty as a certified instructor in 2012.

In 1997, she developed the massage therapy program for the senior residence, The Presbyterian Homes of Evanston. Sheila was one of the founding members of Evanston Northwestern Hospital’s (now North Shore Hospital) Integrative Medicine team, where she held a clinical practice from 2000- 2008. In 2008, she and Mary Murphy opened The Zero Balancing Wellness Center in Wilmette, IL, the first wellness center in the country dedicated to practice and study of Zero Balancing.

Always fascinated with both the structure of the body and the way in which energy animates and moves through the structure, Sheila delights in the fun and excitement of exploring Zero Balancing with her students. Because bone is the densest tissue in the body, the skeleton is the easiest place to feel energy. Sheila draws on her clinical experience and her longtime study of the bones, joints and ligaments and their relationship to the energy anatomy. It is through this holistic, ZB lens that Sheila brings many hands on exercises to her classes to ensure that students receive a clear, kinetic understanding of both the principles and practice of ZB

Sheila has worked extensively with cancer wellness, pregnancy wellness, stress management , chronic pain and hospice clients.

Diane Tader

Diane Tader

Diane Tader
Email Diane | 773-297-8454

Diane Tader is a licensed massage therapist and Zero Balancing practitioner in Chicago, IL.  She graduated from the Soma Institute massage school in 2003 and has been studying Zero Balancing since 2005.  Her passion for Zero Balancing is the reason she is a mentor and faculty member in the Zero Balancing community.Diane has a successful therapeutic bodywork practice in Oak Park, IL which she attributes to her attentiveness to her clients individual needs.  Diane believes true “health” is achieved through a person having balance in all levels of the body.  She has a particular interest in how energy moves through the structure of the body.  Her awareness of the energy body and its relationship to the structural body has also been a personal journey from her own yoga experience.

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M.O.ZB Faculty

The ‘Red Sea’ parted for me when I learned I could study Zero Balancing in the Midwest, in Wilmette, at the Zero Balancing Wellness Center just 6 miles from my friend’s home whom I stay with when I visit Chicago from Upper Michigan. To carry the metaphor further, indeed my two and a half years of training through this Center has led me to the Promised Land – the one inside myself. Staff, facility, workshops, support from the Center all get 5 warm stars of appreciation!

LaDena SchnapperLMSW, NCBTMB