Marylou Gantner was overwhelmed with anxiety in her early 20s. Marriage, family, religion, meditation and therapy offered only brief periods of respite. In her junior year at Rollins College, she undertook independent studies in Psychology at the University of Florida. One morning she heard a presentation by the renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Wolpe. He was world-famous for his groundbreaking treatment of anxiety and stress disorders. He said, “If you are relaxed, you can’t be anxious and tense. Relaxation is a technical skill anyone can learn.” Hearing these words changed her life.
Marylou Gantner is now a Scientific Relaxation Specialist with over 40 years in private practice in Central Florida. She studied with and was certified by Dr. Joseph Wolpe at Temple University School of Medicine, Behavior Unit in Philadelphia. She graduated from Rollins College in 1973 and completed courses in her field at the University of Florida, Harvard University, the University of Central Florida, and Temple University.