Client Testimonials

What others say about me

To give you an idea of how differently the Grinberg Method® can affect people, I regularly ask my clients for their honest feedback. Here you will find a small collection of different experiences with me and the Grinberg Method®. If you would like to try it yourself, please feel free to contact me.

After more than nine years of massive sleep disturbances I am now sleeping great. Better than ever before! Bärbel has built a bridge for me between my head and heart and I am infinitely grateful to her for that.

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a friend who told me about the Grinberg Method, which had helped her a lot. I was immediately interested and wanted to try it out. I had just finished 4.5 years of psychoanalysis due to massive sleep disturbances and problems with emotional access to my traumatic childhood experiences. However, the emotional access to even just crying once in a while was still difficult for me. In addition, I continued to have persistent sleep disorders for nine years now.

I came across Bärbel Singer on the Internet. At the first meeting I told her about my problems and pain in my lower back while she was pressing various acupressure points on my feet. Then Bärbel started on the sacroiliac joint and worked on the areas that had been totally hardened for decades, which of course was not without pain. I tried to breathe into the pain and accept the pain. And indeed, the pain changed and became more bearable. Meanwhile, Bärbel asked me to empathize with an emotionally painful situation with my mother and supported me in this. She found the right words and it touched me very much. When the first session was over, I was covered with wonderfully warm blankets and left alone, tears actually came to my eyes. Pictures shot through my head, memories came up and tears just ran out. I was overwhelmed!

I realized that there is indeed a direct connection between body and mind. My years of psychological traumatisation as a child found its counterpart in a permanent protective posture of the body, which at some point manifested itself as a permanent state. The activation of the pain points not only alleviated my physical symptoms, but also “reminded” my mind of the causes of the physical tension, so that I could feel and understand the connection. The Grinberg Method thus makes use of the body’s ability to remember in order to give the psyche a feedback, so to speak: since the mental pain caused the pain in the body, the pain can in turn refer back to the mental cause – fascinating!

Four days later my lower back still hurt quite a lot. Strangely enough, I didn’t find this bad or disturbing, but had the feeling that it was good and right. The second session went similarly, except that in our conversation we referred to a current situation in connection with my ex-husband and she worked on the same pain spots. And again it worked. Again I got access and different things and connections became clear to me.

The third and fourth sessions went similarly – this time without tears – but somehow it gave me self-confidence and security. Well, what can I say: after more than nine years of massive sleep disturbances I am now sleeping great. Better than ever before!

Bärbel has built a bridge for me between my head and heart and I am infinitely grateful to her for that. We have now taken a break, as the acute problems have resolved. But I have the good and safe feeling that I can go to her again at any time and know that she will help me.

Karin, 56 years, industrial management assistant

 

Even though the last meeting was more than half a year ago, I still fall back on the methods learned with Bärbel almost every day. Thanks!

Actually I met Bärbel quite by chance. I planned a “classic” talk therapy, but a friend sent me to Grinberg. At first I couldn’t imagine much of it and was sceptical whether a body-based therapy would help in my case. But after a few months I am still impressed by how much strength each session gave me. Even though the last meeting was more than half a year ago, I still fall back on the methods learned with Bärbel almost every day. Thanks!

Joanna, Berlin

With the help of the Grinberg Therapy, I was able to accept old, very deep wounds and in some points to dissolve them completely. The trust in her as a therapist, which I felt from the very beginning, was never disappointed at any point and my expectations of this body work were even exceeded.

For many years I have been intensively engaged in different types of body work. From martial arts to Yoga, Chi-Gong, Tai Chi, foot reflexology, breathing exercises and meditation. The experiences and progress in body awareness made there have brought me far, but always I had a residual feeling that seemed not to be finished. Only now – after more than 6 months with the Grinberg Therapy – have I discovered a new approach to my body world and learned to continue working independently on these new experiences. The trust was already there after the first individual session and was then probably the basic condition for feeling the deeper physical and also emotional wounds and allowing the perception of the old, associated pain experiences.

With the help of the Grinberg Therapy, I was able to accept old, very deep wounds and in some points to dissolve them completely. This process of transformation of “scarred” physical and mental wounds was also connected with a new experience of pain, but this time in the opposite way. With the conscious perception I was able to release the held energy again and allow it to be used for the whole body as a feeling of well-being.This experience was sometimes connected with probably unavoidable tears, which, in retrospect, did me good. I don’t know any other Grinberg therapists, but I can certainly say for myself that the supportive cooperation with Bärbel Singer during this body reorientation was always based on a trusting and also sensitive treatment. The trust in her as a therapist, which I felt from the very beginning, was never disappointed at any point and my expectations of this body work were even exceeded. The possibility to have similar and yet different experiences in a group in Bärbel Singer’s „Stop&Roll“ workshops was an enriching addition to the more quiet individual sessions.

In addition to the individual sessions, everyone should definitely – at least once – take part in a trial lesson to see if this can be a great enrichment, as it was for me. This very positive feeling of well-being and joy, both during and after each workshop, only came to me after the third or fourth hour. Meanwhile I always have a great joy in the rhythmic gymnastic movements to great selected music with other very nice people. In small talks with the other participants I was told that they too would have made a big profit in the individual sessions with Bärbel.

All in all, I can say that I am very lucky that I not only got to know the Grinberg Method, but also made a lucky choice with Bärbel Singer as an authorized Grinberg Therapist. And I can only wish everyone who wants to deal with himself and his body in a positive way that he also makes the right choice for himself. Now I have even reached the point where I am considering whether I should perhaps start training as a Grinberg Therapist myself. As a client/patient I have experienced this body work as positive for me and I am on my way to apply what I have learned creatively myself.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your valuable time and wish you a pleasant and fruitful collaboration with your clients/patients and much joy in your work.

Detlef

 

Since then I have been able to perceive myself as a whole again and can listen more to my stomach again. Grinberg is the right method for me to get closer to myself. Many thanks, Bärbel!

Since I got in touch with Grinberg (Bärbel Singer), I can listen more to my body again. And that is good!
I tend to think and evaluate a lot. Sometimes I forget to listen to my gut feeling. Or to put it better: I often can’t listen to my gut at all because it is firm and doesn’t allow me access.

In two sessions with Bärbel Singer, I could feel that both my shoulders and my belly are very firm. During the sessions, Bärbel instructed me to consciously notice this tension and then to consciously release it so that the sensations could come to the surface and literally spread.

Since then I have been able to perceive myself as a whole again and can listen more to my stomach again. Grinberg is the right method for me to get closer to myself. Many thanks, Bärbel!

Susanne

Through the Grinberg Method my body learns that the danger of the past is no longer a reality, now I am safe and secure. This allows me to let go of the confinement and free myself. Yes, it takes courage to go this way. But it is worth it.

I experienced a lot of traumatic things in my childhood. Some of these experiences are still stored in my body cells. The head has already understood and worked up many things, but there are still feelings in the body that prevent me from living in the here and now and really drawing from the full.

I already have some therapeutic experience behind me, I try to describe here what works for me and what changes it has brought: What’s new for me is that the attention stays with me. This happens because Bärbel is present and notices immediately when I drift away with my attention. I come into deeper cell layers by feeling and breathing together and stay inside. Thereby it triggers different emotions, like sadness, anger, fears etc., but the feelings do not flood me, as I have often experienced it, and I do not get lost in them.

I remain in the feeling “Bärbel is here”, breathe into the body region and as if by itself the feeling ebbs away after some time. As if, figuratively speaking, I have freed the feeling. I feel e.g. the sadness and the tears flow. But the drama is missing, no story is needed. This closes an old cycle and peace and stillness return to my body. Sometimes I also experience how good it feels to experience. How I act in my body. In which areas do I tension. When I feel tight inside.

By becoming aware I can go even deeper into the body’s tightness and then take up a new posture as compensation. As if the body learns anew and I have the feeling my brain makes new neural connections. After the first intensive sessions, I found myself in the middle of a new phase of my life, a lot of new things happened: Place to live, apartment, new job. Still not everything is good, my life is still up and down. With every new session I feel that another layer is dissolving and there is more light coming into the CELLS. I have strained some body cells so much, because this was my protective mechanism in my childhood, at that time it would have been too threatening for me otherwise. But now my body does not know that I no longer need it. Through the Grinberg Method it learns that the danger of the past is no longer a reality, now I am safe and secure. Through this I can let go of the tightness and free myself. Yes, it takes courage to go this way. It is worth it, Bärbel manages with her balance and experience that I dare to take this journey to myself.

Gerlinde