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Jim Berns

Name: Jim Berns
Certification Level: Advanced Instructor
Location: Sebastopol, CA
Phone: +1 707-823-8067
Email: objimberns@gmail.com
Website: http://www.objimberns.com
Qualifications: Registered Advanced OB Instructor; OB Instructor Trainer; Certified Massage Therapist;
Teaching Subjects: All the standard classes and ones that Jim have helped developed- "Integrating OB and Massage"; "20 Minute Full Body OB Experience"; "Working the Whole Body from One Position"; and more.
Philosophy: Jim believes that the body has an incredible ability to self correct and evolve. He knows how powerful an effect the practitioner has on the healing process and teaches how to develop those skills.
Biography: Jim has been trained directly by the founder, English Osteopath, Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls D.O. Jim has been a Registered Instructor and Practitioner since 1980, and has taught Ortho-Bionomy internationally and throughout the United States. He is co-author with Kathy Kain of the book Ortho-Bionomy A Practical Manual (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, Ca.) which has sold over 15,000 copies. Jim has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 1979 and is a Registered California Instructor in Massage Therapy. He has taught classes at numerous massage schools throughout the country. His love for massage therapy comes across in his presentations and classes. Jim was the originator of how to blend Ortho-Bionomy and Massage. His background includes 32 years experience in the health education field: practicing and teaching certified massage therapy; training in a variety of body therapies, personal growth seminars, NLP, and communication skills. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Jim has been an invited speaker for numerous American Massage Therapy Association conventions and conferences, Whole Life Expo, Sonoma State University, a variety of in-service trainings, and other health education forums. He has lectured to and trained over 7,000 health practitioners. Jim’s mentoring and teaching approach is to work with the body in a gentle, focused and direct manner. Jim’s private practice has had many successful referral cases including post surgery work, accident cases, emotional trauma, peak performance, and pain management. Jim brings together into his trainings the understanding of details, being in touch with our own compassionate heart, and his "unique" humor.
Travel: Jim loves to travel and share Ortho-Bionomy with many people and help set up OB communities.
Network: Please check the OB website for all of Jim's classes offered. Jim offers supportive mentoring and consulting. Teleseminars available.
NCBTMB: Yes

Classes

Class Name: To Be Announced
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Instructor Name: Jim Berns
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Location: Northern & Southern California, and Oregon
State/Country: CA
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Website:
Coordinator: Jim Berns
Telephone: 707-823-8067
Email: objimberns@gmail.com
 
 
Class Name: Isometrics and Isotonics
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Instructor Name: Jim Berns
Start Date: 11/3/2018
End Date: 11/4/2018
Location: San Francisco
State/Country: CA
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Website: www.sfsm.edu/workshops
Coordinator: San Francisco School of Massage
Telephone: 415-474-4600
Email: info@sfsmschoolmassage.com
 
 
Class Name: Cranial
Subtitle: Skin, Muscle, Bone, Energy
Instructor Name: Jim Berns
Start Date: 12/1/2018
End Date: 12/2/2018
Location: San Francisco
State/Country: CA
Class Description:
Prerequisite: One Phase 4
Website: www.sfsm.edu/workshops
Coordinator: San Francisco School of Massage
Telephone: 415-474-4600
Email: info@sfsmschoolmassage.com
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle: Upper Extremities
Instructor Name: Jim Berns
Start Date: 10/20/2018
End Date: 10/21/2018
Location: Nashville
State/Country: TN
Class Description:
Prerequisite:
Website: moving-freely.com
Coordinator: Erin Long
Telephone: 615-498-5484
Email: long.erin@att.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 6
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Jim Berns
Start Date: 12/1/2018
End Date: 12/2/2018
Location: Ashland
State/Country: OR
Class Description:
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Website: aimashland.com/massage-therapy-continuing-education
Coordinator: Ashland Institute of Massage
Telephone: 541-482-5134
Email: admissions@aimashland.com
 
 
 

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