The Grinberg Method® is a fairly young learning method that places the body at the center of attention. The body is seen as the place of all psychic and mental events; man as a creature capable of life-long learning. In my work with the Grinberg Method® I concentrate on the correlation between physical well-being and acquired habits.
Many of our problems, afflictions and limitations are self-made, by our being the same way time and again. We have learned to always react in the same manner to certain situations; in our motions and behavior patterns, but also in our emotions and thoughts. In time these automatic repetitions create bodily symptoms, discontent or even illness.
Even when we are aware of these automatisms it can seem impossible to influence them. Or we can’t even tell the difference between our real selves and our acquired personality any more. We come to believe that this is how we are.
The good news: just as we learned these patterns we can learn to stop them and find our way back to our wholeness – to ourselves; to the abundance and variety of our being.
Learningto beyour self
In a first meeting we find out together what the goal of our collaboration is; what you wish to achieve and what has kept you from reaching that goal so far.
You then learn how to become more aware of your body and to gain influence over your physical and mental state (e.g. letting go of excessive effort, becoming calmer, breathing more deeply …), at first lying down, later also while sitting or standing up.
You experience on a bodily level what the state you wish to learn to influence feels like. You practice recognizing these habits, stopping them and becoming free of them as well as opening up to new possibilities and experiences.
My main tools in these sessions are touch, description, breathing and body movement.
A single session usually lasts one hour. Sessions generally take place once a week.
However, a more “intensive” approach may be better suited to your needs and your life. In this setting, two sessions a day on several consecutive days can bring about profound changes concerning a particular subject or particular afflictions.
For people who wish to dive even deeper and really take time for themselves I also offer 90 minute sessions.
For children a 30 minute session is usually ideal.
This perception training is specifically designed for you. My intention is to find the exact way of learning that will best help you to have new experiences.
Where it makes sense for you, I may give you exercises to do between sessions. This may include physical exercises that bring you more closely into contact with certain areas (?) or suggestions on where you can focus your attention in situations concerning our goal.
The essence of this body work is to strengthen your resources and give you tools that you will profit from permanently, even after the end of this process.
Do you have any questions?
Would you like to schedule a trial session or a meet-and-greet?
Basically any wish for change can be the motive for a session – the need for personal growth and development as much as mental or physical strain.
Some people come to me with a clear idea of what is bothering them, while others merely know that they want constructive change in their life. They all share the readiness to do something for themselves and let something new into their life.
where working with the Grinberg Method® can help very efficiently:
- to make your relationships constructive, respectful and fulfilling
- to learn to deal with anxiety, restlessness, nervousness and other unwanted feelings and even draw strength from them
- to reduce stress, be more relaxed and attain inner calm
- to sort your thoughts and your life
- to make decisions more easily
- to strengthen your will and become more persistent
- to better tap your full creative potential
- with breakups and mourning; to deal with the pain and grow from it
- to learn to say “no” without exploding or growing bitter
- to look after yourself and treat yourself well, kindly and with appreciation
- to reduce stress in matters of time or money
- to trust yourself or believe in yourself more
- but also with acute and chronic pain (headaches, backache, migraine, stomachache, menstrual pain, breathing difficulties, indigestion, after injuries or operations and more).
In working with pain the focus is on letting go of any relieving posture. This way blood circulation is improved and your self-healing powers are activated, which can lead to complete recovery in the shortest time.
In all of these cases the Method replaces neither necessary medical, psychiatric or psychotherapeutic treatment, but can complement it (after consultation with your physician or therapist) and increase its effectiveness.
If you are unsure whether your particular concern can be treated with my services, please feel free to contact me!
It is my mission to accompany people: out of their problems and afflictions and beyond their supposed limits, on their path to themselves.
Born in Lower Austria in 1968, I have been living in Vienna for many years. Since 2010 I am an independent qualified practitioner of the Grinberg Method®, working from my own practice since 2011.
Training and education:
- 2010: diploma as qualified practitioner of the Grinberg Method®
- Since then ongoing advanced training in international courses (e.g. with Avi Grinberg)
- Diploma as holistic dance and motion educator
- Member of the international trade organization (www.iagmp.com)
- University degree in psychology in Vienna
- Job experience as psychologist in the fields of stress release, biofeedback, relaxation training
- Propaedeutic studies at ÖAGG
- Additional training in project management
- Additional training as nutritionist and preventive medicine coach
“When I leave Brigitte’s practice I notice how much I like myself and how well I can feel my own body. I want to embrace the whole world, and the best thing is, it works just like that.”
Barbara H., 29 y/o, direct-care worker for the disabled
“To me Grinberg is by far the most important tool for a fulfilled, present and intensive life. I am grateful to have discovered Grinberg and, in connection with it, the ideal and consistent cooperation with Brigitte.”
Milo T., 33 y/o, entrepreneur
“I turned to Brigitte on recommendation because of my skin problems (acne & neurodermatitis) and am very excited about it. It was like a short vacation at a spa hotel for me, quality time just for me. Brigitte listens extremely attentively, is remarkably empathetic and funny. She made a point of taking the pressure out of “I should …” and “I have to more …”. She showed me how I reacted with my body in certain situations. There was no “That is wrong” or “not good”. At the same time I was given tools to let go of these automatic patterns. This way, after 3 intense days of 2 sessions each, which were exhausting but good throughout, I regained serenity and peace. I am truly grateful to Brigitte for the work we did together, especially since I learned ‚tricks‘ I can use anywhere to help me in stressful situations. In short: it was a mixture of personality and body work that made me feel light, comfortable and focused.”
Julia R., 31 y/o, personal secretary
“I just go to Brigitte for one hour and afterwards everything is a lot better.”
Michi I., 35 y/o, production management (publishing)
“It’s crazy if this counts as a luxury. It is essential!”
Helmut S., 43 y/o, freelance creative director
“The few times I went to Brigitte were because of tensions in my neck and upper back. After a short analysis of my feet she systematically massaged towards the painful spots. The difference to a regular massage was that I was encouraged to participate, and learned to consciously breathe towards the touch and the pain, thus supporting the work. The most important effect was that I learned this breathing technique and could use it even outside of the sessions when pain would set in.”
Roland S., 53 y/o, restaurateur
Mag. Brigitte Schlegel
Practitioner of the Grinberg Method®
Mariahilfer Straße 124/18
Tel.: +43 699 197 100 85