Courses and Training

O R T H O – B  I O N O M Y®  Courses  2018
C O L I N  G I B B S  
Registered Ortho-Bionomy Instructor OBNZ
Advanced Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner

FOUNDATIONS OF ORTHO-BIONOMY:  PHASE 4
Saturday and Sunday APRIL 28 -29, 2018
Christchurch
This foundation class covers the history, philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy and provides an overview of the basic release techniques for each major joint in the body.Movements and positions of comfort is demonstrated to facilitate the release of muscular tension and overall stress by stimulating the inherent, self-corrective reflexes of the body which help the body create structural alignment and balance from within.

STUDY GROUP
Friday MAY 18, 2018
Matangi   7.00-9.00pm

ORTHO-BIONOMY:  ISOMETRICS AND ISOTONICS
Saturday and Sunday    MAY 19-20, 2018                  
Matangi
Isometrics and Isotonics  are powerful ways to work with clients and achieve dramatic increases in ROM (Range of Movement) of joints without causing pain or stress to the body.
Isometrics and Isotonics are used when:

  • Clients have a limited range of motion in one or more areas of the body
  • Muscles are too slack (flaccid) or too tense (spastic)
  • Clients want to help during a session or have a difficult time letting go of their body
  • Clients experience pain due to imbalance of opposing muscle groups
  • Clients have had strokes
  • Clients are unaware of certain areas of their bodies
  • Clients have suppressed emotions or have difficulty accessing them
  • You wish to integrate work or changes that have occurred during a session.
    This work is extremely effective, very hands-on, practical, and is easy to learn and easy on the body of the practitioner.  It combines well with any other modalities including massage.  The course runs from 9am until 5pm in the GibbsLang Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Matangi, Matangi, 5.5 Km from Hamilton.  Completion of this course credits 16 hours toward the Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner Training programme. Wear loose, comfortable clothing

STUDY GROUP
Friday JUNE 15, 2018
Matangi  7.00-9.00pm

ETHICS AND EMOTIONAL ISSUES
Saturday and Sunday  JUNE 16-17, 2018                 
Matangi

STUDY GROUP
Friday JULY 27, 2018
Matangi        7.00-9.00pm

POSTURAL RE-EDUCATION & POST TECHNIQUES
Saturday and Sunday      JULY 28-29, 2018                
Matangi

In this class, participants learn to evaluate and address inefficient postural habits through accurate observation and simple exercises. Techniques to work with spinal curvatures and scoliosis are presented and practiced. Post techniques focus on assessing and releasing areas of tension as well as integrating the work done in a session. In addition, exercises are taught to facilitate the client’s ability to maintain balance through the neuro-muscular re-education of postural habits.

STUDY GROUP
Friday OCTOBER 12, 2018
Matangi               7.00-9.00pm

ORTHO-BIONOMY:  ADVANCED PHASE 4
Saturday and Sunday OCTOBER 13-14, 2018        
Matangi

STUDY GROUP
Friday NOVEMBER 16, 2018          Friday
Matangi              7.00-9.00pm

EXPLORATION OF MOVEMENT PATTERNS
Saturday and Sunday    NOVEMBER 17-18, 2018    
Matangi

Exploration of Movement Patterns adds a dynamic dimension to the positional release techniques. Participants will learn to recognize and palpate patterns of joint and muscle movement in order to facilitate increased range of motion to promote a general sense of wellbeing in the body. By gently exploring and supporting preferred patterns of movement or stillness, the client is invited to participate actively and to recognize their patterns.