The Grinberg Method uses body attention, perception and direct experience to stop what’s between you and what you want to achieve. In one-on-one video sessions, you will be guided by a practitioner in learning through your body and reclaiming your unique potential, step by step. With online sessions, the Grinberg Method is now near you, anywhere you are!
In this video you will hear from Avi Grinberg, founder of the Grinberg Method, about the unique access online sessions have for your healing.
I have been suffering from eating disorders for almost 15 years, seeing the body as something really alien. The Grinberg method is helping me to reconnect with it, leaving aside feelings of guilt and inadequacy. It is amazing how the body responds in each session and even more finding again this awareness in the daily life. Finally I can feel when I am hungry/full and what I’d like to eat, feelings I had completely lost in the past years.
Weekly Exercise: "The Medicine of Laughter".
This week we will laugh for 3 minutes every day 🤣.
How are we going to do this?
First we will stand up, take air out of our mouths while bouncing our diaphragm and making sounds: ah ah ah ah. At first it will sound like a car that won't start, that's how we warm up. In the next phase we add a smile and just allow ourselves to laugh, you can think or remember something really funny.
It is very advisable to do the exercise in pairs or in a small group, because there is a great chance that the others will make us laugh, and also because laughter is very contagious.
More details for those who are interested.
Laughter is medicine, perhaps the best medicine in the world!!! And it's free. Many studies have proven the health benefits of laughter, and our personal experience can confirm this. After a good laugh we feel great, the body is relaxed and comfortable, the breath is open and full, and the atmosphere we are in is just fun - real positivity.
Laughter activates our diaphragm, which is very important for our breathing, and helps it to let go so that it can reach its full potential, rising and falling completely. Physically, laughter opens up all of our systems.
Mentally, laughter is the best medicine for seriousness and complacency. It is so easy for us adults to get caught up in seriousness, heaviness, stress, worry, frustration and anger. Laughter can dissolve this in a second without effort, like a samurai wielding a sword. When we truly laugh, there are no thoughts at all! This is a moment of pure calm and deep joy.
This week's exercise comes from a starting point of learning to laugh more, which is changeable and we should really invest in it. As they say: Fake it until you make it.
I chose this exercise after attending a laughter workshop last week by Chananel Aami Dr. Laughter - חננאל אמיתי דוקטור צחוק It was perfect!!! There I learned the technique of how to create a laugh. In addition to the workshop, Chananel explains how with the help of laughter it is possible to collect and release "heavy emotions" (heavy emotions) from the belly. The exercise is also inspired by Osho's laughter meditation.
Good luck to all.
And I really recommend doing the exercise, preferably in pairs, for a total of 3 minutes a day.... Easy peasy 🤣🤣🤣
Weekly exercise: "Give a touch".
This week you can touch someone for 5 minutes every day.
We will ask for their permission, of course, and ask which part of their body they prefer to be touched. How did we touch? We allow the hands and fingers the freedom to touch how they feel and trust that if we pay attention, we will know what to do.
Breathe slowly, feel comfortable in your body, be open and fully present to the sensation of touch. Determine what the other person's body is asking for and we will give it. We will feel what the situation wants from us.
It is better to touch a person (parents, siblings, spouse, friends, grandparents, sons, uncles, etc.). If we can't find a person, we work with a dog, cat or other animal. If the "H" is not available, we work with a tree or a flower pot.
A few more details for those interested.
We are a social animal and as such we need contact. Contact is a form of communication and a way to express love, appreciation and warmth, among other things. Studies have shown that an infant cannot survive without contact. Yet we tend not to think of contact as a real need, but rather as a luxury.
In recent years, people have touched each other much less, especially in the last two years since Corona began. The fear of getting infected, of catching a cold, and the fear that the other person is afraid to get close have created a situation where we simply avoid contact - a hug, a kiss, a handshake.
This period of social distancing and closure has exacerbated the problem of loneliness, which has become more prevalent in recent years. While social networks are booming, physical contact is slowly becoming taboo in today's reality.
We hide this fact in terms such as:
If we were honest, we would call a spade a spade.
We are physically far from each other and closer to the screen. The aim of the exercise is to regain the vertex, to get closer and not to be afraid of touch.
Touch is a very great gift that we can give, that's the purpose of the exercise - to give touch generously. And when we touch someone, we allow them to touch us as well. It is a giving and receiving at the same time, a magic that words cannot describe.