“After working previously with many practitioners and methods for personal growth, Michelle and her Grinberg approach really stands out to me. She has a magical, playful style as she brings my awareness to an intense mix of strong emotions stored in my body and directs me towards living my life with aliveness. After each of the one hour sessions, I have always come out with a wonderful taste of oneness difficult for my mind to comprehend.” Ben, Corporate manager.
“Now, that we decided to “end” our collaboration, I want to take a moment to look back and call to my mind, how much we have achieved togehter… I remeber the start very well, when I was pretty desperate, sad and numb: my mom had died recently, my husband was in a difficult situation and all I felt was that I have to do this and I have to do that (even backing christmascookies was a must). I made myself small, I didn’t wanted to be seen, I avoided changes and I treated myself in a pretty harsh way.
You tought me how to feel my body again, how to connect the brain, the body and the senses, how to feel all these different sensations without classifying. Even how to let happen and explore pain and perceive how it finnaly melts and energy is able to flow through the whole body again.
I was trapped in old habits, constantly repeating the same situations. I wanted to have the control, forgetting that it also meant to be behind walls, making everything inflexible and blocked.
Your knowledge, ability to emphatize and humor were always helpful. You taught me to breath deeply and to be attentive to the body, to feel the sensations without judging. I learned to embrace and trust my body. I am confident again, I am not afraid of challenges anymore, to the contrary, I am looking for them.
Now, once in a while, when I catch myself breathing superficialy for a moment, I hear (in my head of course) a soft voice telling me: “breathe deeply”…and that is what I’m continuing doing – with a bright smile in my face…
I want to thank you very much, for helping me become satisfied, flexible, free and vital again” Cornelia, teacher.
Is your attention free? Can you stay focus on the present moment or you need to react to every “bip” and “bing” your smart phone produces?
We are all aware that Internet and social media are addictive. But still, we can’t help to check one more time our screen to see if something new has popped up in the last 3 seconds.
The irresistible need to check at our devises is an automatic reaction triggered by apps designed specifically to attract constantly our attention. Regain control of our attention may be a challenge.
In my last article, we read that reciprocity is very important in relationships. We also saw that we have the tendency, in our relationships, to take an automatic position that results in lack of reciprocity.
Lack of reciprocity leads to frustration, dissatisfaction, conflict… and unhappiness.
How can we prevent this? By being attentive to 3 types of behavior or attitude we produce, normally without realizing what they are telling us: reciprocity is missing!
“… And so it happened that I met Michelle … When I asked her what she was doing, she answered “I work with the breath “. Something in my abdomen relaxed and I heard a voice saying “I finally found someone who will teach me how to understand and really perceive where my breath fits in the various moments of the day, especially in the moments when emotions move within my body, take over and thus prevent free flow of breath”.
It was a beautiful experience!
She made me angry Michelle and so much …… but finally no longer with myself. And it also scared me, a lot, when she immediately read inside me. It terrified me and it took all my courage, my obstinacy and my confidence to come back to her and come back again and again and each time with a more and more conscious me. Thank you Michelle for coming into my life when I needed help!” Monica, Educator for Children
Reciprocity is a very important ingredient in relationships.
Think about that: “Relationships are exquisitely sensitive to balance in their early stages, and a great way to ruin things is either to give too much (you seem perhaps a bit desperate) or too little (you seem cold and rejecting). Rather, relationships grow best by balanced give and take, especially of gifts, favors, attention, and self disclosure.” *