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Ann Hoeffel
Professional Education


Workshop Schedule for
Continuing Education

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Education, Certifications,
Professional Associations and Memberships

(a selected list)


Ann Hoeffel is Owner/Director of The Sun Center, established in 1985. A Wholistic Health Practitioner, Teacher and Artist, Ann has been studying wholistic healing systems for over 30 years and has over 4600 hours of training.

Committed to lifelong learning, Ann's extensive training has prepared her to faciliate whole self-healing from the inside-out, on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, for effective lasting results. True healing resolves the underlying cause and always changes one's life for the better.

As a trainer, mentor and advisor for practitioners and Continuing Educatio instructor, Ann's teaching schedule currently includes travel (see Workshop Schedule).

 
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Ann has been in private practice since 1984. Her certifications include: Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Nationally Board Certified as a Continuing Education Instructor, Registered Advanced Instructor and Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy®, Certified in Hypnotherapy by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, Certified in Sound, Color and Vibration by the Esoteric Philosophy Center, Certified Instructor of LAMAS Qi Gong, a Licensed Massage Therapist and long-standing member of the American Massage Therapy Asssociation. She is also a qualified CranioSacral Therapist, practicing since 1987 and VortexHealing Practitioner since 2006. Ann studied Metaphysics, Yoga, the intuitive arts, visual arts and language arts for years prior to her training in the healing arts. She speaks French semi-fluently, having spent a year living in Paris. Ann earned a BS in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a split minor in Italian and Art History..

Before immersing herself in the healing arts, Ann had a ceramic studio, The Clay Place, and worked as an artist in fiber and ceramics (specializing in Raku and ceramic sculpture) She taught both adults and children. At that time, she also taught Art, French, Movement and Yoga, with a special joy for teaching (and learning from) children. Recently she realized a long-felt heart's desire to photograph and paint nature. Ann lives, works and plays, mostly in Chicago.

Years

Trainings and Certifications

WHOLISTIC BODYWORK, ORTHO-BIONOMY®
and INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

ONGOING
since
1997
Ortho-Bionomy (approx 400 additional hrs). Cranial Work, Phase 5, Phase 6, Phase 7, Chapman's Neurolylmphatic Reflexes, Visceral Work, Conferences, Presentor and more. Developing curriculum for students.
2017 Fascial Counterstrain 1-Instructor Brian Tuckey 20 hours
2010, 2012 Muscle Energy Technique (MET) for the Upper Quadrant (16 hours)
MET for the Lower Quadrant (22 hrs), Instructor Kerry D'Ambrogio, D.O.M., A.P., P.T.,
International Association of Healthcare Educators

2006-
1997

Ortho-Bionomy® Registered Advanced Instructor, Training, 2004-06 (approx. 200 hours) Registered 2006
Ortho-Bionomy Intermediate Instructor, Training 1997-2004
Registered with the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International, Inc.® 2004

2001 and 1998

Visceral Manipulation, 1A (64 hrs), The Upledger Institute

2001

Mechanical Link 1 (32 hrs), The Upledger Institute

1997

Ortho-Bionomy Instructor, Training 1994-97 (approx 450 hrs)
Registered with the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International, Inc.® 1997

1997

Ortho-Bionomy Senior Practitioner, Training 1992-97
(520-hr Senior Practitioner Program + 500-hr Practitioner Program), Registered with the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International, Inc.® 1997

1994

Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner (Graduate of 500-hour program),
Training 1987-94; Workshops with founder, Arthur L. Pauls and Advanced Instructors

1985

Massage Therapy Certification, The American Massage Therapy Assoc.
Graduate, The Chicago School of Massage Therapy (CSMT-7)
Final Paper: Breathe, A Study of the Effects of Breath on Stress

1984-86

Shiatsu (a form of acupressure), Midwest Center for the Study of Oriental Medicine. Jin Shin Do (a form of acupressure) with Iona Teagarden, The Bodymind Center, Chicago, IL

1977-80

Hatha Yoga, Independent study and classes with Beck Love, YMCA

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY -- MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
SOMATO-EMOTIONAL RELEASE (366 hrs)

1998

Somato-Emotional Release II Workshop (32 hrs), The Upledger Institute

1997

Teacher Assistant, Somato-Emotional Release Workshop (32 hrs),
The Upledger Institute

1993-2000

Teacher Assistant in CranioSacral Therapy (128 hours),
for The Upledger Institute

1992

Somato-Emotional Release Workshop (32 hours) with Dr. John Upledger

1990-92

CranioSacral Therapy I and II (64 hours), The Upledger Institute

1986-87

Myofascial Release I and II Seminars (52 hours), Dr. John Barnes
Myofascial Unwinding/Somato-Emotional (26 hours), Dr. John Barnes

WHOLISTIC HEALING -- MEDITATION -- AWAKENING
VIBRATIONAL HEALING -- COLOR, SOUND, ENERGY

ONGOING
since
2006
Certified VortexHealing® Practitioner (680 hours training), Divine Energy Healing Art, effective in-person, in groups, or at a distance. Founder and Instructor, Ric Weinman and other instructors.
2005-06 The Living Soul, Dr. Mitchell Gibson, Spiritual Development Program.
Meditation and Lessons
2004 Accessing the Invisible World Through Color (24 hrs) , Patricia Janucz
2003 Color, Sound and Movement. The Way of the Soul: Tama-Do Academy, Fabien Maman (96 hrs). Tuning Forks; Musical Spine, Shu Points; Chinese Temperaments; Acu-Energy Flow, T.E.P.; Toning / Kototama; Colored Glasses; Tao Yin Fa Qi Gong. ( hrs)

2002-03

Certified LAMAS Qi Gong Instructor, LAMAS and Daoyin Style Qi Gong with Grandmaster Sikung Lowe and Master Instructors. Advanced Training 3/02-5/03.

2001 Chakra Cleansing and Balancing, (28 hrs) Alice Bailey & Master Dwaj Khul material. International Network of Esoteric Healing
2001 Awakening (14 hrs), Spiritual-Emotional Centering, Guided Meditations with Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Co-Founder, Omega Institute, New York
1995 Professional Training I and II, Color Healing Intensive: Working with Self and Others, (40 hrs) Colored Light Therapy, Jacob Liberman, O.D., Ph.D., Aspen, Colorado
1989-94 Energy Flow Workshops with Sound, Color & Vibration, Soul-centered Work with physical, emotional, mental and soul levels; Past Life Work.
Soul Journeys to Canadan, Yucatan, England and Egypt (160+ hrs)
Elias William DeMohan
1992 Reiki I, Reiki II, Kathleen Milner, Reiki Master, then residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1988 Certification, Sound, Color & Vibration, Elias DeMohan, Training 1986-88. Graduate, The Esoteric Philosophy Center, Elias DeMohan, Director
   
 

WHOLISTIC HEALING -- HYPNOTHERAPY
MINDBODY HEALING, INNER WISDOM COACHING,

PAST LIFE REGRESSION, SOUL CONNECTIONS

2001 Intuitive Counseling Program, Illuminations, Louise Hauck

1993-94

Landmark Education Seminars (Coaching, Communication, Personal Growth), Chicago, IL

1993 Unconditional Life, Quantum Healing Workshop, Dr. Deepak Chopra

1991

Certification, Professional Training Program in Hypnotherapy and Intuitive Trance Techniques, 1988-91. Two- year program with strong background in Psychology, Ken Saichek, Director, held at Oasis Center, Chicago, IL
Final Paper: Mind-Body Self-Healing for Lower Back Pain

1990

Mind-Body Therapy Through Hypnosis, David B. Cheek, M.D., Oasis Center

1986

Neuro-Linguisitic Programming, Two-Day Introduction, Midwest Institute of NLP

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Integrated Liberal Studies--Two-year program for Honor Students.
Major: Education, French language and culture;
Split Minor: Italian and Art History

CERTIFICATIONS and PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Registered Advanced Instructor and Advanced Practitioner, Instructor Member and former Vice President, Served on Board of Directors 1996- 2000, Society of Ortho-Bionomy International, Inc.®.

American Massage Therapy Association, Professional Member
American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists, (lifetime member)
International Association of Healthcare Practitioners, Professional Member
International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (former certified member)
Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Illinois
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

--Nationally-Certified Practitioner and Continuing Education Provider

Institute of Noetic Sciences, Member
The Art Institute of Chicago, Member
University of Wisconsin, Alumni, Lifetime Member

TEACHING the HEALING ARTS
Faculty, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard IL: Part-time Faculty Massage Therapy Department (2000-2014) teaching a one-day Introduction to Energy Work; Faculty, Post Graduate Department for Chiropractors and Massage Therapists (2002-2006)

Continuing Education Instructor with A.R.E.'s Cayce/Reilly School of Massage, 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA (2002-continuing). Teaching Ortho-Bionomy core curriculum, including Chapman's Neurolymphatic Reflexes and elective workshops that Ann has developed.

Teaching at The Sun Center, 1818 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL and occasionally at other venues in the area (1997-continuing). Ortho-Bionomy core curriculum, including Chapman's Neurolymphatic Reflexes and elective workshops Ann developed as well as Craniosacral and Arthur Pauls' Cranial Energy Work.

At various times, Ann has also taught in Maryland, Missouri, California and presents at the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International Conferences.


My preferred e-mail address is SUNCENTER@wholisticlifecenter.com. Phone 312-280-1070.