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Silence & Creativity – How to create an inner space to concretise our wishes

Creativity is the ability to mould a certain material into something new and original.

We normally associate creativity with art or an art performance and we think that creativity doesn’t belong to us because we are not an artist or we are not living from our art. Because we look at creativity as something characterizing other people but not ourselves, we never think how creativity could appear in our lives and what creativity means for us.

From my experiences, I observe that the ability to create appears continuously in our lives. When one change happens, it brings something new into our lives.

But it isn’t always connected with what is most important to us. Some of the personal projects we would like to realise, struggle to appear in our daily life: for example, more time to paint, develop our photography abilities, to do our morning workout, to bring spice into our relationship.

Actually, it is a real challenge to listen carefully to our passion in order to “re-shape” the space in our lives and so to create something NEW.

What we need is SILENCE. Silence creates the space for our inner voice to be heard. With silence, we have the space for thinking, planning, feeling and finally acting in connection with something we would like to realise.

These concepts are not new to most of us, I’m aware of that. But I’m also aware of how difficult it is to step from knowing something with our intellect to taking action in order to realise and confront it with our reality. Most of us already know what we need to do. We procrastinate, make ourselves busy, forgetting… by never confronting what we wish for our reality, we do not know if it is a nice image coming from our head or something important to our heart.

I have already been working with this topic in individual sessions with the Grinberg Method and today I am very happy to announce that I will offer you a way to move forward in the realisation of your wishes: a new group course consisting of 4 meetings of 2 hours which aim is to clarify our wishes, train our ability to pay attention and move forward to realise our creativity.

We will focus on creating silence and quietness allowing us to think about our passions and support our intentions in order to take the necessary steps in the direction you want to advance in.

The meetings will focus on the process of realising a personal project and the group will support the personal project with its energy and without judgement.

By paying attention to our body, we will train our attention and mobilise our energy in order to… be creative and bring a change in our lives!

Find out more on at our free information evening – Tuesday 7th October at 19h30 – 21h00

Meetings dates: 28th October, 4th November, 18th November and 25th November
Time: 19h00 – 21h00
Venue: Winterthurerstrasse 121 – 8006 Zurich
Max: 8 persons
Price: 250.- fr. Early bird price until 10th of October: 200.-fr

For more information, please write to me at michelle@bodylearning.ch

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How do you keep your hands on the steering wheel?

Keeping an eye on the horizon line while fulfilling our daily tasks can be a real challenge. Do you remember your resolutions you made at the beginning of the year? Or maybe you have some new intentions, projects or wishes you want to realize in the upcoming months?

To focus on what we want can be a tricky thing: it can be very easy to forget about it, being in a constant hurry and not finding the time…[Weiterlesen]

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The importance of routines… Or how to fall in love

When we fall in love, I mean the moment we feel butterflies in our stomach, our life, for a while changes. The emotions and experience we feel when we meet a new person (or start a new project) create a state where everything seems to be new, intense and beautiful. Generally, we think it comes from the love we feel. And we know that after a while this feeling will slow down; the excitement fades away and it leads to… routine![Weiterlesen]

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Learn How to Transform Pain

When pain is short-lived and passes quickly, we experience it but do not suffer. When it is a constant presence or comes suddenly, it causes suffering: injury, constantly aching back, recurring headaches, hurting knees. Or it can also be experienced as the pain of failure, loss or separation. Then pain deeply affects our lives in terms of well-being, from our ability to rest and relax, to our capacity to work, enjoy recreational activities, maintain and develop relationships, being able to concentrate. Culturally, pain is regarded as an enemy, and we generally try to avoid it: becoming busy with something else, reducing our breathing and contracting our muscles in an attempt not to feel the pain. We force our body into set postures, responses and attitudes, and shape our attention to exclude it from our experience. We act in order to direct our attention away from pain. Often, we are unaware of those patterns: they are so automatic and habitual, sometimes for many years, we do not know that there is the possibility of choosing to react differently.

Transforming pain

The Grinberg Method approaches pain as an experience that calls our attention to the fact our body requires a change or has a need. The Grinberg Method practices a methodology of attention; it correlates the suffering that results from long-term pain with the static way in which we relate to it and the efforts we invest in trying to avoid it. It teaches people to increase and focus their attention on their bodies and to gain control over the automatic way of reacting to pain. Instead of a repetitive response, the Grinberg Method suggests that through a change of attitude, and by applying our will and attention, we can transform the experience of pain. Its aim is to reduce the suffering, which can many times lead to the disappearance of pain, as the body can then heal itself ( From the Grinberg Method booklet “Transforming pain”, p.3).

Transforming Pain pdf


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To manage anger without exploding

Often we manage our anger by… holding it back!being angry

We do it when we are upset, frustrated, or when we do not feel respected. But this energy, even when you explode, does not disappear. It is stored in the body.

Like all emotions, anger is felt and expressed by the body: a clenched jaw, a stiff neck, a contracted belly are signs that show what we retain. This retained energy is also present in our head: we have negative thoughts about ourselves and others. We argue and we replay old scenarios over and over in our head.

Exploding is closely linked to retaining the anger: it is a way to get rid of, in a very fast way, a „too full“ situation. Then we cry, we shout, we become sharp. In these situations, we need to protect ourselves, to keep others, who are most of the time our relatives, at a safe distance.

Other repetitive behaviors can follow such as complaining, justifying for ourselves or others, being irritable, trying to control others, and feeling guilty about having exploded.

But being angry with nothing to say and focusing on what we want or what we do not want, becomes impossible.

These ways of responding can be improved: it is possible to learn how to be calm concerning our anger and how to use it in a constructive way.

First, we need to learn to feel what bothers us, upsets us, and scares us. Physical tension in the body is a strong mechanism to limit what we feel. Taking sessions with the Grinberg Method, I provide you with the tools to handle these situations: for example, learning to recognize these tensions, to release them, and to get in touch with the emotions within us.

Then you can use this positive momentum to help you gain more of what you want!

Our body is our best ally to achieving this goal.