Ortho-Bionomy. A Practical Manual by Kathy L. Kain
This is the first book on Ortho-Bionomy, a bodywork technique which is quickly gaining popularity among laypeople and therapists from all bodywork disciplines. Kathy Kain gives clear descriptions of the philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy. The illustrations and easy-to-understand technical instructions show the standard releases taught in Ortho-Bionomy classes. The student is guided from the beginning of a session to the end, in learning this gentle, effective approach to somatic re-education. Ortho-Bionomy’s primary benefit lies in helping people to break the cycle of pain by learning how to correct structural and somatic dysfunction and to release stress. This non-invasive, quick-acting approach is an effective preparation for mobilization, movement and therapeutic exercise.
Kathy has been teaching and practicing Ortho-Bionomy since 1980. She has trained extensively with, and co-taught classes and Instructor Training Seminars with, Arthur Lincoln Pauls, the founder of Ortho-Bionomy. She was President of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International for six years, overseeing the creation of the Practitioner Training Program curriculum, and is both an Advanced Instructor and Advanced Instructor Trainer of Ortho-Bionomy. More recently the focus of Kathy’s work has moved toward the fields of somatics and trauma recovery. She teaches regularly in Australia, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. and maintains a private practice in Berkeley, California, where she lives.
“Kathy Kain, one of the foremost international instructors of Ortho-Bionomy, has managed in this book to be both technically and humanly accurate. Anyone who wants to be qualified at a master level of practice in bodywork would benefit from being fully familiar with the methods and philosophy of Ortho-Bionomy.” -Julie Henderson, Ph.D., Somaticist, author of The Lover Within and Restoring the Mother