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Luann Overmyer

Name: Luann Overmyer
Organization: Ortho-Bionomy in Florida
Certification Level: Advanced Instructor
Location: Ft Pierce,, FL
Phone: +1 772- 468 3091
Mobile Phone: 1 772 321 7700
Email: luannovermyer@mac.com
Website: http://www.luannovermyer.com
Facebook: http://Ortho-Bionomy A Path to Self Care
Qualifications: LMT, NCBTMB and FL CE provider, Advanced Practitioner, Advanced Instructor, Basic and Advanced Instructor Trainer,
Teaching Subjects: All the classes: I love teaching Phase 4, Self Care, Phase 5 and Phase 6, Posture, Isometrics, Chapman's Reflexes, Pelvic Stabilization, Cranial, Advanced Chapman's, Carpal tunnel Syndrome, and Ethics and Emotions. I am also completing my Instructor training in Bones for Life.
Philosophy: During the past thirty years I have worked with thousands of people in pain in my Ortho-Bionomy private practice, and have developed release techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome and neuritis conditions of the arm and shoulder. In Self Care Seminars I observe the empowering results and the effectiveness of educating individuals to attune to comfort and to apply the principles and techniques of Ortho-Bionomy for pain relief. With a respectful, playful and empowering approach, I enjoy teaching and encouraging self-discovery to enhance the quality of one's life.
Biography: My interest in Ortho-Bionomy Self Care began in response to my own injuries and near death experience following a motorcycle accident. Undergraduate studies in Pre-Med and a BA degree in psychology with a minor in education from UCLA in 1970 drew me to study modalities that not only could effectively relieve pain, but also would respect individual differences and address the mind / body connection. Currently, I am licensed as a massage therapist in Florida and am certified as a continuing education provider with the State of Florida and with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). I teach over thirty courses a year in the US and Australia, and throughout the years have taught Ortho-Bionomy courses in Japan, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand and Jamaica. I train instructors, mentor practitioners, and write articles for newsletters in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. The July 2008 issue of Massage Magazine ran my article on Ortho-Bionomy.
Travel: Yes, probably almost anywhere. I love to travel
Network: Facebook, Linked-IN
Hours: By appt.
NCBTMB: Yes

Classes

Class Name: Phase 5
Subtitle: Phase 5 and the Reflexes
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 6/9/2018
End Date: 6/10/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Phase 5 Ortho-Bionomy is about having a conversation with the tissue, not an argument. The gentle and subtle approach of this work is especially appropriate for releasing severe, acute pain, chronic patterning, and for interrupting the mental and emotional fixated aspects that reinforce the tension patterns. This class presents practical, gentle release techniques can seem almost magical in their effectiveness. Releases for psoas, pelvis, lumbars, coccyx, neck, shoulders, clavicle, ears, eyes, and jaw will be presented and practiced. • Refine your subtle palpatory listening skills • Clarify your capacity to more clearly track mental, emotional and physical aspects • Observe and work with tissue preferences in relationship to structural alignmen • Reinforce the body’s wisdom not the patient’s storylines • Detect mood in the tissue • Use internal state shifts to influence and interrupt habituated storylines and holding patterns.
Prerequisite: Phase 4
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Residentials
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 3/12/2018
End Date: 3/18/2018
Location: Byron Bay
State/Country: Australia
Class Description: Residential trainings provide participants with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of Ortho-Bionomy techniques and principles through five days of uninterrupted study. Residentials allow time for learning and personal growth as well as relaxation to facilitate the integration of technique and the qualities of "BEing" rather than "Doing".
Prerequisite: Phases 4, 5, 6
Website: www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Karen Sonter
Telephone: 0411713405
Email: orthobionomyresidential@gmail.com
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle: Supervised teach for Mary Santello
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 1/20/2018
End Date: 1/21/2018
Location: Gainesville, FLorida
State/Country: FL
Class Description: The gentle and subtle approach of this work is especially appropriate for releasing severe, acute pain, chronic patterning, and for interrupting the mental and emotional fixated aspects that reinforce the tension patterns. This class presents practical, gentle release techniques that can seem almost magical in their effectiveness. Releases for the psoas, pelvis, lumbars, coccyx, neck, shoulders, clavicle, ears, eyes, and jaw will be presented and practiced. • Refine your subtle palpatory listening skills • Clarify your capacity to more clearly track mental, emotional and physical aspects • Observe and work with tissue preferences in relationship to structural alignment • Reinforce the body’s wisdom not the patient’s storylines • Detect mood in the tissue • Use internal state shifts to influence and interrupt habituated storylines and holding patterns.
Prerequisite: Phase 4
Website: http://www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Anne Andrews
Telephone: 386 538 1918
Email: anneandrewslmt25@yahoo.com
 
 
Class Name: Phase 7
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 4/16/2018
End Date: 4/16/2018
Location: Nashville
State/Country: TN
Class Description: This class presents and demonstrates how to use the Phase 7 pattern in alignment with the principles and philosophy of Ortho-Bionomy. Arthur Lincoln Pauls received Phase 7 in a revelation dream as a way to assess and influence recognition and motivation toward self-resolution of a problem. Participants will practice applying the techniques to effect releases for physical discomforts. Arthur saw Phase 7 as the highest Evolvement of the Original Concept.
Prerequisite: Phase 4, 5, and 6.
Website:
Coordinator: Erin Long
Telephone: 615-498-5484
Email: long.erin@att.net
 
 
Class Name: Chapmans Reflexes
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 6/7/2018
End Date: 6/8/2018
Location: Ashville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: This class in Chapman's reflexes offers an increased perspective into the relationship of structure and pelvic balance to the lymph, viscera (organs), nervous system, and soft tissue.  It emphasizes the relationship of the neurolymphatic reflexes to the endocrine system and to structural balance.   Osteopath Charles Owens identified the Pelvic Thyroid Syndrome, describing the profound influence these neurolymphatic reflexes exert on the glandular system.  Identification of these points with techniques for their release will be presented and practiced.  Come and learn more about Chapman's Reflexes and how you can use Ortho-Bionomy to address gastrointestinal symptoms, arm pain and fibromyalgia.  Please bring colored pencils with you to class!
Prerequisite: none
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Other Classes
Subtitle: Self Care
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 3/10/2018
End Date: 7/10/2016
Location: HOBART, TAZMANIA
State/Country: Australia
Class Description: Through the practice of Self Care we discover the self-corrective capacity of our bodies and empower ourselves in the process of self-healing and well-being. In this class we will take time to slow down and listen to the body’s responses. By noticing your sensations and discriminating between more or less comfortable, the body learns to choose comfort and move with ease. Learn to adapt the techniques of Ortho-Bionomy to relieve pain and tension in your own body. Self-Care addresses chronic aches and pains as well as ways to work with injuries. This class is appropriate for anyone wanting to explore comfort, and also for health care practitioners looking for specific exercises to give clients. Learn to: • Relieve pain and tension with positional release. • Create new patterns of pain-free movement. • Increase flexibility and range of motion with isometric and isotonic exercises • Strengthen muscle tone through isotonic exercises • Improve posture for relief of strain and stress. • Discover the ways your body uses positions and movement to reclaim comfort and well-being.
Prerequisite: None
Website: http://www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Julie Luckman
Telephone:
Email: luckmanjulie@hotmail.com
 
 
Class Name: Phase 6
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 4/14/2018
End Date: 4/15/2018
Location: Nashville
State/Country: TN
Class Description: This class heightens our sensitivity and awareness to energetic relationship. The techniques clarify the effects of interactions within the auric field that promote a natural return to physical, mental and emotional well-being. Students learn to notice and identify energetic shifts within themselves and others, and to model that capacity. They learn the value of "not doing" as the practitioner steps back to allow the client's self-healing capacities to engage. The concepts of alignment and attunement, holding space, interrupting patterns, and offering options will be explored as they relate to the natural reflexive responses of rebound, recoil, remembered emotional response, follow on response, and ongoing action.
Prerequisite: Phase 4 and 5
Website: www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Erin Long
Telephone: 615 498 5484
Email: long.erin@att.net
 
 
Class Name: Cranial
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 3/8/2018
End Date: 3/9/2018
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
State/Country: Australia
Class Description: This approach to cranial work blends Ortho-Bionomy‘s osteopathic roots with Arthur Pauls’ energetic / esoteric philosophy of the work. The subtle contact characteristic of cranial-sacral work fits perfectly into the spectrum of Ortho-Bionomy practice. In Ortho-Bionomy we work with the self-balancing and natural corrective reflexes of the organism. We approach the person as a whole being. We acknowledge in a very direct way the body structure in Phase 4, the internal fluid movement in Phase 5, the energy in Phase 6, and the spirit in Phase 7. In cranial work we are meeting and contacting the subtlest interface between body, fluids, energy and spirit as we observe how the person’s own self corrective capacity interacts to resolve physical and energetic misunderstandings and return the system to balanced physiologic motion.
Prerequisite: Phase 4,5,6
Website: www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Julie Luckman
Telephone:
Email: luckmanjulie@hotmail.com
 
 
Class Name: Other Classes
Subtitle: Self Care
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 5/19/2018
End Date: 5/20/2018
Location: Norfolk Outer Banks
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Through the practice of Self Care we discover the self-corrective capacity of our bodies and empower ourselves in the process of self-healing and well-being. In this class we will take time to slow down and listen to the body’s responses. By noticing your sensations and discriminating between more or less comfortable, the body learns to choose comfort and move with ease. Learn to adapt the techniques of Ortho-Bionomy to relieve pain and tension in your own body. Self-Care addresses chronic aches and pains as well as ways to work with injuries. This class is appropriate for anyone wanting to explore comfort, and also for health care practitioners looking for specific exercises to give clients. Learn to: • Relieve pain and tension with positional release. • Create new patterns of pain-free movement. • Increase flexibility and range of motion with isometric and isotonic exercises • Strengthen muscle tone through isotonic exercises • Improve posture for relief of strain and stress. • Discover the ways your body uses positions and movement to reclaim comfort and well-being.
Prerequisite: None
Website: http://www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Sherry Piontka
Telephone: 252-506-1059
Email: Solitude1920@hotmail.com
 
 
Class Name: Isometrics and Isotonics
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 7/21/2018
End Date: 7/22/2018
Location: Nashville
State/Country: TN
Class Description: Often structural imbalances are the result of unequal stresses of the musculature around the joints of the body. Through the use of isometric and isotonic techniques we can facilitate the relaxation of hypertonic (tense) muscles while encouraging the toning of those with less tone (hypotonic). By enlisting the active participation of the client we can assist the self correction of postural imbalances and chronic pain patterns, and gently create significant and long-lasting change.
Prerequisite: Phase 4
Website: www.moving-freely.com
Coordinator: Erin Long
Telephone: 615 498 5484
Email: long.erin@att.net
 
 
Class Name: Isometrics and Isotonics
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 3/3/2018
End Date: 3/4/2018
Location: Melbourne
State/Country: Australia
Class Description: Often structural imbalances are the result of unequal stresses of the musculature around the joints of the body. Through the use of isometric and isotonic techniques we can facilitate the relaxation of hypertonic (tense) muscles while encouraging the toning of those with less tone (hypotonic). By enlisting the active participation of the client we can assist the self correction of postural imbalances and chronic pain patterns, and gently create significant and long-lasting change.
Prerequisite: Phase 4
Website: www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Janine Mc Carthy
Telephone: 0422 266 190
Email: ortho-bionomymelbourne.com
 
 
Class Name: Instructor Training Seminar
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 3/22/2018
End Date: 3/25/2018
Location: Sydney
State/Country: Australia
Class Description: This class prepares applicants who have completed the Advanced Practitioner Training Program to teach Ortho-Bionomy Phase 4 work.
Prerequisite: completion of Advanced Practitioner Training
Website:
Coordinator: Kathy
Telephone:
Email: ktjstephenson@gmail.com
 
 
Class Name: Practitioner Training Seminar
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 11/3/2018
End Date: 11/4/2018
Location: Boca Raton, FL
State/Country: FL
Class Description: This seminar addresses issues and questions that arise for students in the Practitioner Training Programs and helps participants synthesize their entire training experience. The class format includes time to discuss questions or problems that arise in a session, an opportunity to receive feedback and supervision about difficult cases, and information on how to best structure a session, set fees, and communicate with clients. Participants can also discuss their changing role in the community as they move from being a student to becoming a professional in the health care field.
Prerequisite: Phase 4
Website: http://www.BodyWorkCEUs.net
Coordinator: Lady Pellicer
Telephone: 561 601 9452
Email: info@bodyworkceus.net
 
 
Class Name: Study Groups
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 11/5/2018
End Date: 11/5/2018
Location: Boca Raton, FL
State/Country: FL
Class Description: In a Study Group your practice and training questions will be answered.   We can review technique, discuss client cases, and cover any topic relating to an Ortho-Bionomy practice.   Through discussion, you can gain insights into how others have handled similar situations or conditions.   
Prerequisite: Phase 4
Website: http://www.BodyWorkCEUs.net
Coordinator: Lady Pellicer
Telephone: 561 601 9452
Email: info@bodyworkceus.net
 
 
 

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