The Foundation for Balance and Harmony (FFBH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to “Healing the Planet, One Person at a Time”.

A Tribute to Denis Lortie by Shawn Adler, Founder of Healing Crystals

Gilles Denis Lortie passed on August 28, 2021. Denis was an amazing man who made a difference in so many lives. I first met Denis in 2002 and he taught me how to open my heart and to follow my dreams. You will be missed my friend. I love you and will always remember what you taught me.

Denis started The Foundation for Balance and Harmony with me in 2003. Through his work with teachers and students, Denis brought the power of Unconditional Love and Pegagogy Lessons to thousands of school children and their teachers who live near Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Visit the website here

For anyone who wishes to make a Love Center like Denis taught us, put both of your hands over your heart and say:

I have a Love Center (From your Heart)
In my Time
In my Space
And it is Realized

I have a Love Center (From your Divine Self)
In my Time
In my Space
And it is Realized

I have a Love Center (From your Inner Child)
In my Time
In my Space
And I Realize it.

We have a Love Center (All Together)
In our Time
In our Space
And we Realize it.

Denis Lortie, our Program Director in Guatemala conducting a regular after school training available free to the local teachers.

The Foundation for Balance and Harmony’s mission was born after our founder Shawn Adler experienced his first Kinesiology therapy session. It was a life altering-experience for Shawn and he knew immediately that he was on a new path. Shawn watched as his best friend Daisy, the foundation’s co-founder, became a reader at the age of thirty with the help of Kinesiology and Brain Gym exercises. Both of these healing sessions were led by Denis Lortie, who is FFBH’s third founding director. It took only two days for this trio to decide to create a foundation through which they could share with the world the gifts they had received through Kinesiology and other alternative healing methods.

Anyone who has had a profound healing can attest to the life-changing power that it can have. This is the premise that the Foundation for Balance and Harmony was born from. It continues to follow its simple mission statement, “To heal the planet, one person at a time”. FFBH strives to make the world a better place and to support everyone in making their life better, happier, and more fulfilling. The foundation has sponsored programs around the world by offering Kinesiology therapy and other healing sessions at no cost to some of the neediest people. We believe in providing everyone with a chance to be anything they want to be. Through our outreach programs, we continue to provide opportunities for people to move past the limits of the life that they are born into.

FFBH has worked in areas around the world, including India, Nepal, Israel, Brazil, Guatemala, El Salvador, and many other places offering learning therapies at little or no cost. We hope to increase the learning possibilities of every child and allow them to use education to better their life situations. We strive to provide the means for all children who wish to make their world a better place. Since 2003, the Foundation for Balance and Harmony has helped support other non-profit Foundations through organizational advice and through direct donations. To read more about the Foundation’s Founding Directors and its history, please view our timeline.

FFBH also heads the following organizations and programs.

The FFBH Pedagogy Program: Believes that “A child is a source to let flow, not a vase to fill". FFBH has worked in Guatemala, Brazil, India and the United States. Founding Director Dennis Lortie has developed a combination of techniques including Kinesiology, Brain Gym and pedagogy exercises that can enhance learning abilities in both children and adults.