“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 thought 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.
“Since I go to Michelle and I’m experiencing the Grinberg Method, I learned how much I try to control everything and everybody around me. Our goal was then to help me to let go of the controller and be able to accept the pain that is connected with that.
Michelle helped me to develop my relationship with my mum where both of us are happy with each other and able to respect each other again in our choices and lifestyles. I’m also more able to respect myself and my emotions. I’m very grateful for the relation with Michelle: she was able to help me to get over my insecurities and be more happy with who I am.
I love our fights, I love our laughing together. I never fell more free then in my sessions with Michelle and, most important, I can feel a change inside me.” Eva, Psychologist.
“When I first met Michelle I was completely empty, disconnected from my feelings and at the edge of the break. By her words and work, she helped me to clarify my patterns, to identify my blockages and to untie the threads of my life. I learned that I could say “no”, that I don’t have to be automatically worried about others if I do not feel like or if they are not doing me good. I left, after 8 sessions, serene, imperturbable calm and happy. Thank you!” Charlyne, communications specialist.
“Michelle showed the precision of a surgeon in asking key questions that helped me understand physically very disturbing patterns, in my particular case lots of pent up anger and resilient moodiness. I never really understood why these had been such steady life companions until talking with Michelle! In 4 sessions she helped me unlayer these subconscious behaviours and encouraged me to go home and breathe through those emotions (and not try to fight them) whenever a situation would spark off these feelings. My homework for now is learning to communicate, which I am happily going at! Michelle taught me the essential importance of choice: I can choose either to choke down that angry depressing energy or use that energy as that life loving encouraging kick in the bottom which makes me speak out! This is not always an easy thing to do, I admit, but having learned to see that choice with Michelle has been very empowering!” Nathalie, Architect
“You asked me to write a feed-back about my experience with you : what I have learned and how the process was. We had many funny moments. We often laughed. And with that, you have managed to focus to the topics that occupied me. I still remember how stubborn I started our meetings and how relieved I often left afterwards. In between laughing and crying. And I always appreciated your active role, your psychological flair and your ability to respond to different situations.
Well, what have I learned? To breathe. Take breaks. Then to answer. I had only to remind myself about those … and I still groping in old patterns.
And how was the process? Well, maybe it was because of my incomplete knowledge of French or your stubborn refusal to learn German but sometimes I could not understand easily your questions. The typical sequence of a session was: say hello and take off clothes. Efficiently you touched always the point, through your initial questions with glances at my immaculate feet and cracking toes. Then it was the merciless infliction of pain. You tortured me! This should also be said. Towards the end I always experienced a sense of resolution (mentally and physically), then rest, get dressed, Tschüss. Dear Michelle, thank you for many exciting discoveries!” The Ironman, lawyer.