Grinberg Method® is an educational method that teaches through the body. It is not addressed to people with severe physical conditions, nor to illnesses that need medical or psychiatric care.
Grinberg Method® does not pursue any ideological or mystical line and does not require any particular lifestyle.
The simplicity of being a body
In our society it is common to give for granted that the body is only a part of the person. It is something different from the self, its emotions, thoughts or wills. There is a clear division between mind (what we say to ourselves, opinions, beliefs, knowledge, rules) and body.
As far as I am concerned this is not true: we are a body. And it does not only keep our vital functions, but it makes us perceive our environment; we feel and respond to our environment according to our own qualities. Everything that we do, even thinking, is done in our body. The ways we use our body define how we are.
The body is in contact with reality and continuously looks for the best way to adapt to what is happening around it.
The body knows how to recover and to be well
The body itself carries out all the functions you need to be alive: breathing, digesting, blood circulation, nervous system. Since it is an alive creature, it knows how to recover after a trauma, a lesion or an accident, how to rest when needed, what to eat, what to do when you are in danger or how to get those things that make you feel alive.
Using touch I bring your attention from your mind to your body
My work consists in bringing your attention, which is normally based in your mind, to your body. By bringing attention to the body, you give it the possibility to do what it’s necessary to recover.
When we work with a physical pain, most of the times it disappears or drops dramatically when we pay attention to it and allow the body to freely relate to it.
Therefore, I don’t heal, nor I deal with patients. I teach how to be a free body in the best conditions for it to recover itself.
To recover the capability to stop harmful habits
Sometimes what makes you feel bad is not a clear physical pain, but a repetitive behaviour that you would like to change and you don’t know how. For instance, anxiety, shyness, anger or guilty, trouble in saying “no”, etc.
Your body is constantly adapting to the changes of the environment. When you repeat a behavioural pattern, you are not allowing the body to adapt to what is really happening. Such repetitions take place due to automatic thoughts that you have of yourself or of the others.
We have the natural ability to stop these repetitive behaviours, but it seems that we have forgotten how. Giving attention to your body, you can identify how you build such patterns and how to break them in order to allow the body to have new possibilities.