Which five traits of your character made you want to go for this profession?
- I get easily bored
- I need to do things my own way
Which are the most interesting things you have done in your life or that happened to you?
- Leaving home to study in Germany
- Living in Switzerland and working in a Swiss company
- Educating and living with my children
- Learning from Avi Grinberg, Ruth Elkana, and Vered Manasse
- Working with the Grinberg Method, touching people’s lives, and teaching them to become strong and free
- Travelling to and working in Russia
- Having met (and again and again meeting) incredibly interesting and wonderful people, who have opened unexpected doors in my life
How did you come to the Grinberg Method?
I was unfulfilled with my job as sales engineer and wanted to do something different, but didn’t know what to do. A friend of mine recommended to me to try sessions of the Grinberg Method, to become clear about what I wanted in life. I did few sessions, and then I did a workshop of the Grinberg Method in which I learned basic things about touching people through their feet. I was so amazed about the effects of this work, both on the client and on me that I decided to study it. Still several years passed until I decided to leave my engineering job (at that time in Switzerland) and dedicate completely to be practitioner of the Grinberg Method.
What do you like / what you love about your job?
- I love to teach people to become free.
- I love the power and intensity of the sessions.
- I love the variability of this work, surprising me always, and challenging me in every session.
- I love that the more I learn, the more curious I become. Each learning step I do discovers more and more interesting aspect of working with people and dealing with life.
- I love that this work makes life each time more interesting.
- I love that the more I learn, the more options I get.
Which talents and abilities are required in your job?
- Teaching people and working with the body requires a high level of attention and physical strength.
- It demands to have a flexible mind, to find each time new ways to approach the client.
- It requires a lot of humor.
What successes are you most proud of?
- Have taught people to stop being victims in their lives and to do real changes with confidence.
- Taught people to regain their personal dignity after abusive trauma.
- To have dared to do what I want in life, despite all fears and insecurities.
What new did you learn last year?
To have a strong will is not clutching fanatically to an idea, but it is an attitude of not giving up, while using failures to go new ways.
I suffer when I feel somehow stuck. I learned to unstuck. Then I’m able to think clearly and to deal with the difficulties that life present to me.
Which obstacles did you overcome to reach your current position? What are the most important lessons you learned from some of your mistakes?
I didn’t dare to change or stop different life situations that made me be unhappy and confused. When I learned to silence my mind and trust my body, it became clearer what I really want and what I don’t want. This gives me the confidence to go for what I want and to face the consequences of my decisions, no matter how uncertain they might be.
For a long time in my life I followed a lifeline defined by fixed ideas of who and how I should be. So, each step I did was a repetition of steps I did before. There was no real choice. There was no freedom. Each step sucked my energy. And life became dull, grey and boring.
Then I became aware that wanting is a continuous decision: I need to be clear that each step I take, I can choose. I have to choose. It’s my responsibility, and this is the source of my freedom. When I’m aware of it, I can go new ways. I do my life. It’s a satisfying and rewarding experience, which allows me to get power from each step I take. And it allows me to put all of me in what I do.
What is your education, what additional courses or training you have taken and what professional organizations do you belong to?
- I am Chemical Engineer for the University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
- I worked for 10 years in different organizations and companies in Germany, Spain and Switzerland. These years gave me background knowledge of how companies work (and how they don’t work), and a profound understanding of the human implication in those structures.
- I did the 3-years-studies of the Grinberg Method (Diploma 2008)
- Since 2006 I work as a self-employed practitioner of the Grinberg Method, first in Basel, Switzerland, then in Barcelona,Spain, and since beginning of 2011 also in Moscow, Russia.
- I participate in continuous training courses with Avi Grinberg, Ruth Elkana and Vered Manasse.
- I get yearly supervised by the IAGMP (International Association of the Grinberg Method Practitioners).
- I’m member of the IAGMP (International Association of the Grinberg Method Practitioners) with seat in Berlin, Germany.
How does what you do affect the lives of others?
My curiosity for life and the way I manage or don’t manage to deal with it makes me discover once and again the little or big traps that we – as humans – set ourselves in our life paths. Recognizing these traps and finding different ways to sort them, is a fascinating task. When I manage to transmit this fascination for discovering and sorting to my clients, they become adventurers in their lives.