Courses and Training

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


23-24 November 2019       Foundations Phase 4  

14 February 2020    Study Group    7.00 – 9.00pm
15-16 February 2020  FOUNDATIONS OF ORTHO-BIONOMY: PHASE 4

6 March 2020   Study Group       7.00 – 9.00pm
7 -8 March 2020  ISOMETRICS AND ISOTONICS

3 April 2020   Study Group      (7.00 – 9.00pm)
4 -5 April 2020  ETHICS AND EMOTIONAL ISSUES

1 May 2020 Study Group    
2 – 3 May 2020   POSTURAL RE-EDUCATION AND POST TECHNIQUES

22 May 2020   Study Group      (7.00 – 9.00pm)
23 – 24 May 2020  ORTHO-BIONOMY PHASE 5

31 July 2020   Study Group      (7.00 – 9.00pm)
1 – 2 August 2020   EXPLORATION OF MOVEMENT 

4 September 2020   Study Group      (7.00 – 9.00pm)
5 – 6 September 2020   ORTHO-BIONOMY PHASE 6

7 September 2020   ORTHO-BIONOMY PHASE 7

16 October 2020   Study Group      (7.00 – 9.00pm)
17 – 18 October CHAPMAN’S NEUROLYMPHATIC NETWORKS:  AN ORTHO-BIONOMY APPROACH

20 November 2020   Study Group      (7.00 – 9.00pm)
21 -22 November 2020  ADVANCED PHASE 4

 

FOUNDATIONS OF ORTHO-BIONOMY: Phase 4
Saturday and Sunday 15-16 February, 2020  
Matangi, Hamilton
This introductory course provides an overview of the basic release techniques for major joints in the body.  We will learn movements and positions 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.  The history, philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy are also addressed.   
NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED.  

ORTHO-BIONOMY:  ISOMETRICS AND ISOTONICS
Saturday and Sunday  7-8 March 2020
Matangi, Hamilton
We will learn powerful Ortho-Bionomy Isometric and Isotonic techniques for working with muscle tension patterns and muscle tone. Through the use of resistance while the muscle is engaged, proprioceptors are stimulated. This allows habitual holding patterns to be released and results in greater flexibility and mobility.

ORTHO-BIONOMY:  ETHICS AND EMOTIONAL ISSUES
Saturday and Sunday  4-5 April 2020
Matangi, Hamilton
We will address dynamics of the client-practitioner relationship.  Through exercises, discussion and hands-on work we will explore boundary issues for creating safety for the practitioner and the client, transference and counter-transference issues in the therapeutic relationship, and working with emotional responses from our clients as well as our responses as practitioners to the work and content of sessions.

POSTURAL RE-EDUCATION AND POST TECHNIQUES
Saturday and Sunday  2-3 May 2020
Matangi, Hamilton
We will recognise, evaluate and address postural positioning.  Techniques presented help to address spinal curvatures and scoliosis.  Post-techniques are neurological-muscular exercises that are taught to the client to facilitate their ability to maintain and integrate the re-educated posture.

ORTHO-BIONOMY PHASE 5:  The Healing Dance
Saturday and Sunday 23-24 May, 2020
Matangi, Hamilton.

Phase Five is hands on, moving at a very subtle level of awareness in ways that honour the principles of Ortho-Bionomy.  Using the client’s natural reflexes, the body’s innate wisdom knows what to pay attention to and self-correct.  Our movements may be actual or inferred.   Phase 5 is moving with the self-expressed energy patterns of the person by exaggerating patterns, increasing recognition for the client, and employing self-healing reflexes within the physical and etheric self.  Phase 5 is suitable for very recent and acute injuries—muscular tension is released, range of motion increased, and pain reduced.  It is also useful for the most delicate of situations as well as large joints, scar tissue, internal organs, bones, muscles, fascia, skin, lymphatic system, etc.  In Phase Five, we do less and let the client be the guide for their exploration of change.

ORTHO-BIONOMY:  EXPLORATION OF MOVEMENT
Saturday and Sunday  1-2 August 2020
Matangi, Hamilton
An experiential class that adds a dynamic dimension to the Ortho-Bionomy release techniques. Focusing on the range of motion through the joints, we explore and support preferred patterns of movement or non-movement. By doing so, and with the active participation of the client, the range of motion in the joint is increased and muscular and joint pains are diminished.

ORTHO-BIONOMY PHASE 6:  Hands Off
Saturday and Sunday 5-6 September 2020
Matangi, Hamilton

Moving like Phase 5, however without physical contact.  We work with the person’s bioenergetic field or as some refer to it, the aura. We gain expertise in Phase 6 through learning the skill of remaining in a neutral state, of Universal awareness, in ‘doing nothing’ and allowing the person to have their own experience and expression of themselves, without judgement.   We monitor and acknowledge the inter-relationships between energetic, emotional and physical levels and that demonstrate how energetic shifts can affect changes in physical patterns.

ORTHO-BIONOMY PHASE 7:  
Within, without, and the spaces between

Monday  7 September 2020
Matangi, Hamilton
In the classic vision of Arthur Pauls of long distance Ortho-Bionomy®, time and distance are not relevant.   Phase 7 was initially taught by invitation only when Arthur felt a student was ready. The etheric aspect of wellbeing is particularly felt when we are not lined up, when we are injured or ill. Phase 7 brings awareness of subtleties and ways of communicating.  Phase 7 patterning addresses all levels of human experience and teaches a non-forceful, elegant way to approach many problems.

CHAPMAN’S NEUROLYMPHATIC NETWORKS:  
An Ortho-Bionomy Approach

Saturday and Sunday  17-18 October 2020
Matangi, Hamilton
This system of working the Neurolymphatic Reflexes was developed by Frank Chapman, a Doctor of Osteopathy. He discovered, through clinical observation and practice, that treating these reflex points facilitated lymphatic drainage in the viscera, and that they could be used to help balance the endocrine system. Treatment of the reflexes has also been shown to affect structural balance, and the physical and emotional well-being of the client.

ORTHO-BIONOMY:  ADVANCED PHASE 4
Saturday and Sunday 21-22 November 2020
Matangi, Hamilton
 This course extends the Foundations of Ortho-Bionomy Phase 4 course providing more in-depth and extensive coverage of the application of Phase 4 positional release positions.

Two Day courses                $360
One Day courses                 $190
Study Groups (2 hours)       $45