About Marylou Gantner
Marylou Gantner's career as a Scientific Relaxation Specialist began with her studies at Temple University School of Medicine with world-renowned psychiatrist Joseph Wolpe, M.D. Her career spans 35 years as a public and clinical educator in biofeedback and stress reduction.
Ms. Gantner, a single mother of four teenagers, completed her Bachelors degree at Rollins College in Winter Park in 1973, followed by extensive courses in her field at University of Florida, Harvard University, the University of Central Florida, and Temple University School of Medicine, Behavior Therapy Unit.
Drawing on her extensive knowledge of Scientific Relaxation, Marylou developed Orlando Regional Mental Health Center’s first outpatient pain control clinic. In addition, she trained individual patients in anxiety and tension control methods. As the Center’s first Educational Director, Marylou developed a series of community and professional training seminars lead by international scientists in the field of Scientific Relaxation and Stress Management.
Today Marylou trains clients to restore mental and physical well-being by identifying and relaxing excessive neuromuscular tension patterns that create stress symptoms and illness. Many of her clients are referred by physicians, lawyers, and mental health therapists. She has a passionate belief that people can develop high level wellness and personal excellence when the basic skills of Scientific Relaxation are practiced in daily life.
Marylou provides confidential individual sessions in the privacy of her office. She also offers comprehensive workshops and training programs for corporations, small businesses, and special interest groups.
- Private practice since 1977
- Scientific Relaxation Specialist since 1975
- Former Education Director/Counselor, Orlando Regional Mental Heath Center
- Rollins College, B.A., 1973
- Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback – AAPB
- Section, International Stress Management-ISMA
- Section, Education, AAPB
- The American Institute of Stress