Guilt is a strong experience that arouses when we do something that causes suffering to others or us. Its unpleasant experience aims to prevent us from creating suffering again. This very useful experience gets often twisted into suffering: We carry a continuous sense of guilt whenever we step out of predefined patterns of who and how we should be. This alienates us from who we are and from what we want. We use guilt to diminish ourselves, instead of taking responsibility and using it to stop suffering. The original function of guilt gets lost. So, when we hurt others, we often even don’t notice it. You break this vicious circle by paying attention to the way you create and hold the experience of guilt in your body. You get instructions and focus your attention to specific efforts, positions and ways of breathing. You learn to experience the mood when feeling guilty, without loosing yourself in emotional stress. You learn to use guilt as a mayor way of learning out of mistakes. As a result, you can evolve in life towards who and what you want to be. Presentation and practical demonstrations: Open World Center (www.openw.ru), Sunday, February 17th, 19 h.
Confidence allows us to walk through life with the most efficiency and the least effort. It allows us to do what we want to do and to say what we need to say in a clear and simple way. Fear, pain and other strong experiences make us often forget that confidence is a choice: A choice of breathing, having a high level of energy, and being fully aware of our bodies. Instead, we diminish ourselves. We stop breathing and loose our physical energy. We try to find confidence in our minds, and fail resoundingly. You can learn to recognize your personal way of loosing confidence. And you can learn how you can get it back, choosing to shift your attention from your mind to your body.
Being confident allows us to be naturally us. We face life using our inborn qualities, thus being able to fulfill our needs and wishes in the best way possible. Confidence is an individual quality, rooted in our bodies. It’s a physical sense of self-worth. It does not depend on external factors such as success, money, knowledge, or recognition. Success is a result of confidence. When using success as surrogate of confidence, we actually reverse the situation, and we become dependent on the surrogate. When the surrogate fails, we are deeply scared. You can find out different ways how we relate to confidence, how you create as-if-confidence, and how you can learn to recover real confidence by using your attention and breathing.
In our everyday life we quite often don’t manage to reach the goals we set for ourselves. We believe that we fail because we are simply not “good enough”. As a result, we automatically make the conclusion that we should be “better” than we are now. In this struggle, we create a complete set of physical, emotional and mental efforts, which move us further and further away from our natural way of being. This struggle has negative consequences on our lives: The efforts weaken our bodies and our will, and it becomes each time more difficult to achieve what we want. In this presentation I would like to introduce you to my work as practitioner of the Grinberg Method. I will demonstrate the key parameters of how I teach to recognize and stop the unnecessary efforts. I’ll show in practical demonstrations how you can learn to relax without switching off from reality, how to become powerful, and learn to face the thrilling and marvelous adventure of being naturally you. Every learning process aims to become healthier and get more freedom in life. The presentations will be on Monday, April 23rd, and Wednesday, April 25th, from 19 to 21 h, in the Open World Center (www.openw.ru).
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