Online workshop in English

WHEN THEATRE MEETS THE GRINBERG METHOD ๐ŸŽญ

A new and special workshop that I am leading with my talented partner Neta Manor. A workshop that combines two significant fields of my life that have nourished and empowered me throughout the years: The Grinberg Method and theater.

From anywhere in the world, for anyone who is curious to meet and explore the characters he plays daily, automatically, in different situations

(At work … in relationships … with the children … with friends … with the parents … on vacations … on holidays …)

In the workshop we will acquire practical tools to identify and choose when it is worthwhile to use these characters, when they are useful to us and when not.

No previous experience needed, just curiosity and space.

After all, the whole world is what it is and the women and men are all actresses and actors (W. Shakespeare)

June 11th (Fri)

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09:00~13:30CET

10:00~14:30ISL

16:00~20:30JP

โœจ80โ‚ฌโœจ

โค๏ธFeedbacks about the workshop:

โœจWonderful workshop. Well built and delivered professionally.

โœจ Touches on important issues in a light-hearted but profound way.

โœจThe theater exercises were surprising and excellent.

โœจThe music was accurate.

โœจCreative and experiential workshop. I learned and gained many insights through it.

โœจAltruistic workshop. I felt your love for life, for the theater, for the world of emotion and freedom of expression. It reminded me how much we all (humans) are different and yet move, feel and experience the energy around us in a similar way.

โœจExcellent workshop for couples as well – the encounter with the characters (that we play automatically) sharpened the repetitive clashes in the relationship … The game with them opened up new options and directions.

โœจExcellent workshop that touches on so many aspects. I was able to understand things about myself and about my in life … a workshop worth attending

Online workshops In Hebrew

ื›ืฉืชืื˜ืจื•ืŸ ื•ืฉื™ื˜ืช ื’ืจื™ื ื‘ืจื’ ื ืคื’ืฉื™ื ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿฅฐ
ืกื“ื ื” ื—ื“ืฉื” ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ืช ืฉืื ื™ ืžืขื‘ื™ืจื” ื™ื—ื“ ืขื ืฉื•ืชืคืชื™ ื”ืžื•ื›ืฉืจืช, ื ื˜ืข ืžื ื•ืจ.

ืกื“ื ื” ืฉืžืฉืœื‘ืช ืฉื ื™ ืชื—ื•ืžื™ื ืื”ื•ื‘ื™ื ื•ืžืฉืžืขื•ืชื™ื™ื ื‘ื—ื™ื™. ืฉื ื™ ืชื—ื•ืžื™ื ืฉื”ื–ื™ื ื• ื•ื”ืขืฆื™ืžื• ืื•ืชื™ ื‘ืžืฉืš ื›ืœ ื”ืฉื ื™ื: ืฉื™ื˜ืช ื’ืจื™ื ื‘ืจื’ ื•ืชืื˜ืจื•ืŸ!

ืžื›ืœ ืžืงื•ื ื‘ืืจืฅ ื•ื‘ืขื•ืœื, ืœื›ืœ ืžื™ ืฉืกืงืจืŸ ืœืคื’ื•ืฉ ื•ืœื—ืงื•ืจ ืืช ื”ื“ืžื•ื™ื•ืช ืฉื”ื•ื ืžื’ืœื ื‘ื™ื•ืžื™ื•ื, ื‘ืื•ืคืŸ ืื•ื˜ื•ืžื˜ื™, ื‘ืกื™ื˜ื•ืืฆื™ื•ืช ืฉื•ื ื•ืช
(ื‘ืขื‘ื•ื“ื”โ€ฆื‘ื–ื•ื’ื™ื•ืชโ€ฆืขื ื”ื™ืœื“ื™ืโ€ฆืขื ื—ื‘ืจื™ืโ€ฆืขื ื”ื”ื•ืจื™ืโ€ฆื‘ื—ื•ืคืฉื•ืชโ€ฆื‘ื—ื’ื™ืโ€ฆ)
ื‘ืกื“ื ื” ื ืจื›ื•ืฉ ื›ืœื™ื ืคืจืงื˜ื™ื™ื ืœื–ื”ื•ืช ื•ืœื‘ื—ื•ืจ ืžืชื™ ื›ื“ืื™ ืœื”ื™ืขื–ืจ ื‘ื“ืžื•ื™ื•ืช ื”ืืœื”, ืžืชื™ ื”ืŸ ืžืฉืจืชื•ืช ืื•ืชื ื• ื•ืžื•ืขื™ืœื•ืช ืœื ื• ื•ืžืชื™ ื“ื•ื•ืงื ืœื.

ืื™ืŸ ืฆื•ืจืš ื‘ื ื™ืกื™ื•ืŸ ืงื•ื“ื, ืจืง ืกืงืจื ื•ืช, ืจืฆื•ืŸ ื•ืžืจื—ื‘.

ื›ื™ ื”ืจื™, ื”ืขื•ืœื ื›ื•ืœื• ื‘ืžื” ื”ื•ื ื•ื”ื ืฉื™ื ื•ื”ืื ืฉื™ื ืฉื—ืงื ื™ื•ืช ื•ืฉื—ืงื ื™ื ื›ื•ืœื (ื•. ืฉื™ื™ืงืกืคื™ืจ)

โค๏ธืคื™ื“ื‘ืงื™ื ืขืœ ื”ืกื“ื ื”:

โœจืกื“ื ื” ื ื”ื“ืจืช. ื‘ื ื•ื™ื” ื˜ื•ื‘ ื•ืžื•ืขื‘ืจืช ื‘ืžืงืฆื•ืขื™ื•ืช.

โœจื ื•ื’ืขืช ื‘ื ื•ืฉืื™ื ื—ืฉื•ื‘ื™ื ื‘ืฆื•ืจื” ืงืœื™ืœื” ืืš ืขืžื•ืงื”.

โœจืชืจื’ื™ืœื™ ื”ืชื™ืื˜ืจื•ืŸ ื”ื™ื• ืžืคืชื™ืขื™ื ื•ืžืฆื•ื™ื™ื ื™ื. โœจื”ืžื•ืกื™ืงื” ื”ื™ืชื” ืžื“ื•ื™ื™ืงืช.

โœจืกื“ื ื” ื™ืฆื™ืจืชื™ืช ื•ื—ื•ื•ื™ื™ืชื™ืช. ืœืžื“ืชื™ ื•ื”ื’ืขืชื™ ืœื”ืจื‘ื” ืชื•ื‘ื ื•ืช ื“ืจื›ื”.

โœจืกื“ื ื” ืืœื˜ืจื•ืื™ืกื˜ื™ืช. ื”ืจื’ืฉืชื™ ืืช ื”ืื”ื‘ื” ืฉืœื›ืŸ ืœื—ื™ื™ื, ืœืชื™ืื˜ืจื•ืŸ, ืœืขื•ืœื ื”ืจื’ืฉ ื•ื—ื•ืคืฉ ื”ื‘ื™ื˜ื•ื™. ื–ื” ื”ื–ื›ื™ืจ ืœื™ ื›ืžื” ื›ื•ืœื ื• (ื‘ื ื™ ื”ืื“ื) ืฉื•ื ื™ื ื•ืขื ื–ืืช ื–ื–ื™ื, ื—ืฉื™ื ื•ื—ื•ื•ื™ื ืืช ื”ืื ืจื’ื™ื” ืฉืกื‘ื™ื‘ื ื• ื‘ืฆื•ืจื” ื“ื•ืžื”.

โœจืกื“ื ื” ืžืฆื•ื™ื™ื ืช ื’ื ืœื–ื•ื’ื•ืช – ื”ืžืคื’ืฉ ืขื ื”ื“ืžื•ื™ื•ืช (ืฉืื ื—ื ื• ืดืœื•ื‘ืฉื™ืืด ื‘ืื•ืคืŸ ืื•ื˜ื•ืžื˜ื™) ื—ื™ื“ื“ ืืช ื”ื”ืชื ื’ืฉื•ื™ื•ืช ืฉื—ื•ื–ืจื•ืช ืขืœ ืขืฆืžืŸ ื‘ื–ื•ื’ื™ื•ืช…ื”ืžืฉื—ืง ืื™ืชืŸ ืคืชื— ืื•ืคืฆื™ื•ืช ื•ื›ื™ื•ื•ื ื™ื ื—ื“ืฉื™ื.

โœจืกื“ื ื” ืžืฆื•ื™ื™ื ืช ืฉื ื•ื’ืขืช ื‘ื›ืœ ื›ืš ื”ืจื‘ื” ืืกืคืงื˜ื™ื. ื”ืฆืœื—ืชื™ ืœื”ื‘ื™ืŸ ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ืœื’ื‘ื™ ืขืฆืžื™ ื•ืœื’ื‘ื™ ื”ื”ืชื ื”ืœื•ืช ืฉืœื™ ื‘ื—ื™ื™ื…ืกื“ื ื” ืฉืฉื•ื•ื” ืœื”ืฉืชืชืฃ ื‘ื”.

#ืชื™ืื˜ืจื•ืŸื–ื”ื”ื—ื™ื™ื #ืชื™ืื˜ืจื•ืŸื–ื”ืงืกื #ืชื™ืื˜ืจื•ืŸื–ื”ืื”ื‘ื” #ืชื™ืื˜ืจื•ืŸื–ื”ื—ื™ื•ื ื™ #ืชื™ืื˜ืจื•ืŸื–ื”ื›ื™ืฃ #ืชื™ืื˜ืจื•ืŸื–ื”ืžืจื’ืฉ #ืžื•ื“ืขื•ืชืื™ืฉื™ืช #ืžื™ื ื“ืคื•ืœื ืก #ืฉืงื˜ืคื ื™ืžื™ #ื”ืขืฆืžื”_ื ืฉื™ืช #ื”ืขืฆืžื”_ืื™ืฉื™ืช #ื”ื•ืจื™ืืžืื•ืฉืจื™ื #ื”ื•ืจื™ืื˜ื•ื‘ื™ื #ื”ื•ืจื™ืืขื™ื™ืคื™ื #ืืชื’ืจื™ืื—ื“ืฉื™ื #ืœืžื™ื“ื”ืžืฉืžืขื•ืชื™ืช #ืœืžื™ื“ื”ื“ืจืšืžืฉื—ืง #ืœืžื™ื“ื”ื—ื•ื•ื™ืชื™ืช #ืœืžื™ื“ื”ืขืฆืžื™ืช #ืœืžื™ื“ื”ื—ื“ืฉื ื™ืช #ืœืžื™ื“ื”ืจื’ืฉื™ืชื—ื‘ืจืชื™ืช #ืœืžื™ื“ื”ื‘ืชื ื•ืขื”ื•ื‘ืžืฉื—ืง #ืœืžื™ื“ื”ืื™ื ื˜ืจืืงื˜ื™ื‘ื™ืช #ืœืžื™ื“ื”_ื—ื•ื•ื™ืชื™ืช_ื•ื™ื™ื—ื•ื“ื™ืช #ืœืžื™ื“ื”ื™ืฆื™ืจืชื™ืช #ืœืžื™ื“ื”ืื—ืจืช #ืฉื™ื˜ืชื’ืจื™ื ื‘ืจื’ #ื—ื•ืคืฉืื™ืฉื™ #ื—ื•ืคืฉืชื ื•ืขื” #ื—ื•ืคืฉื‘ื™ื˜ื•ื™

The Grinberg Method ๐ŸŒผ by Lisa Wallin/Metropolis Magazine – Tokyo

With the dawn of a new year, many of us start out with noble notions and plans of self-improvement, promises to lose weight and a wish to somehow get rid of that niggling back pain that just seems to be getting worse. Two months on in โ€“ howโ€™s it going for you?

If youโ€™re still achieving the goals you set out earlier this year, then thatโ€™s fantastic. However, as big or small as our personal development dreams may be, the truth is that we are creatures of habit. The gap between who we are and who we want to be often remains daunting.

Itโ€™s easy to get up an hour earlier to go jogging one day, a little more difficult the next and the day after that. We slip up when we promised ourselves we were definitely not going to eat three doughnuts when we only intended on eating one. We lose ourselves to our usual repetitive, day-to-day motions because itโ€™s easier and we can go through our day in โ€œauto-modeโ€, making excuses that we โ€œdonโ€™t have timeโ€ or โ€œcanโ€™t do anything about it anywayโ€. The predictive habits we consider parts of ourselves are often manifested physically as back pain, headaches, fatigue and emotional imbalance.

However, Karen Carmeli, practitioner of the so-called Grinberg Method, believes that these habits can be remedied as long as we have a willingness to learn. Too often we try to deal with our problems intellectually without fully understanding the true origin of our behavior or physical discomfort.  There needs to be a balance between what we learn intellectually as well as physically, or in the body.

The Grinberg Method, developed from roots in reflexology in the early 1970โ€™s by Avi Grinberg, a former paramedic, is a holistic method of teaching using movement, physical pressure and breathing exercises to increase awareness and create change in the mind and the body. There are practitioners all over the world, but Karen is the only practitioner of The Grinberg Method in Japan.

This method teaches us to โ€œquiet the mindโ€ and โ€œlisten to the bodyโ€. However, this is not a psychoanalytical interrogation method, nor is it a fluffy, vague โ€œjust sit down and think positively  and then weโ€™ll send you homeโ€ kind of thing. The purpose of the method is to continuously learn how to change through physical movement and increasing our attention to better understand whatโ€™s going on inside and why we do what we do.

So how is it done? Firstly, through a series of one-on-one sessions, Karen asks a number of questions โ€“ anything from personal goals or struggles, to physical discomforts or emotional disorders to establish what you need and touch on where problems originate.  However, the important part isnโ€™t the questions, but our answers and why we answer what we do. The essence of why we answer a certain way leads to a greater understanding of ourselves and how we can change for the better. An important element is that we learn not to avoid fear, but to “go through it” and learn from it. The Grinberg methodology and its practitioners creates a safe environment for that fear to be expressed and dealt with naturally.

There is also a strong physical element โ€“ in fact, this is the critical part โ€“ where Karen will examine the soles of your feet and find painful points in the body and try to remove them. Yet, this is no normal massage and itโ€™s not a time to relax and take it easy. The client must also work to pinpoint these painful areas in the body and help in their removal by using physical pressure counteracting that of the practitionerโ€™s. It will, undeniably, be very painful at first, as there will be a lot of built up muscular tension and energy that needs to be released from those areas. These aches and pains โ€“ whether they be in the neck, the shoulders or anywhere else, are manifestations of vices weโ€™ve developed through the years from bad posture, stress, nervous habits and dealing badly with emotional experiences.

By removing this pain through touch pressure and following up by learning how to stop creating it by dealing with both physical and emotional situations in a healthy way leads to continual development and improvement โ€“ raising energy levels, reducing physical pain and removing repetitive negative behavior.

The Grinberg Method is a very individualistic process โ€“ the number of sessions required varies greatly from client to client. Some people will learn quickly, others may need more time to develop the awareness needed to recognize and stop habits that they have been struggling with some time. The most important thing however, is that they learn to improve themselves emotionally, physically and are able to use this knowledge on their own and live life with a greater freedom of movement and expression.

For more information and reservation, please contact Karen

080-3273-0773

online sessions

Online Sessions Can Helpโฃ๏ธ

โ€œHi Karen,

I slept easily and well๐Ÿ˜Š

Woke up refreshed.

Did a lot of work!โ€๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

If you feel stress, canโ€™t sleep well and would like to learn a new way to deal with it,

Movement exercises following by the Grinberg Method is brilliant way

to shift your attention to your body, quiet your mind, release stress, gain more energy and be fully in the present.

โ€œ…When I stop movement and Iโ€™m aware of itโ€™s begging and stopping, my brain gets the new connections because Iโ€™m doing a non-repetitive movement, very alive movement that involves parts of myself I never get to know and this keeps me young, strong, energetic and happy!โ€ A.Grinberg

My hope is that youโ€™ll benefit from the sessions a greater sense of resilience and some relief from the stressful feelings you might be having, and that youโ€™ll know you are not alone๐ŸŒบ

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Online sessions

Now days, our lives are unclear and we wonder what should we do and who can we trust, it is very important to pause from time to time.

Stand quietly on your your feet.

Feel the weight of your body on the ground.

Feel the stability of your feet.

Pay attention to your muscles and bones.

Look taught ahead.

Spread your eyes wide and sides.

Take a deep breath.

Be alert to what is around you.

Take another deep breath.

Open your heart. Smile.

Focus on the good things and appreciate what you already have.

In time of uncertainty, the best thing for us is to trust ourselves and our healthy instincts. Trust and believe that whatever happens, we will know to do the right thing, at the right moment.

Online sessions are available.

Movement exercises with music

The connection between Body and Soul

People are taking about the connection between body and soul. Many people know that there is such a connection but didn’t really experience it. People know it’s important to have this connection but don’t really know what it means.
How can we reach this kind of connection? What is the benefit from having it and why is there a disconnection from the beginning?

Last week, I met a new client. She was very clear with her aim: To reduce the tension in her neck, shoulders and jaw. She could say clearly how it bothers her and disturbs her during work and she could point to the triggers that increase the tension in these specific areas.

At the beginning of the session I touched her shoulders and asked her to breath deeply to her chest. Then I’ve started to touch her neck. I could see a lot of sadness came up and how she’s trying to control this sadness by holding her face and neck and breathing very shallowly.

I told her to relax her neck and jaw and to breath into the chest. She felt a great sadness in her heart which was connected to a separation and a complex relationship with a beloved relative. As she agreed more and more to feel this pain, the neck and the jaw became softer, her breath became deeper and the body relaxed. The sadness was still there, but without the stiffness in her body, and with a big hope for a change.

The body and the soul are not really disconnected, that’s why the point is not to connect between them. When we feel pain, fear, anger or any kind of feeling, we feel it in our body as well.

We create the disconnection when we try to hide and control (not to feel and face) these emotions and to go on with our daily life. It requires a lot of effort from the muscles. They become stiff and dull and our breathing becomes shallow.

Over time this effort creates symptoms like stiff neck, tight shoulders, lower back pain and more. When we stop this effort we can experience a big relief. Most of the time the sensation is much like “we finally stopped fighting against ourselves” and it’s ok to let go and simply be who we are with the pain, the fear, with our wishes, our eagerness and our dreams.

Movement Lessons

“How can I stop worrying?”

“How can I stop thinking dark thoughts that rush through my head?”

“How can I gain peace of mind?”

My answer to those questions is breathing and movement.

Your movement will increase the energy flow in your body, quiet your mind and restore the vitality that exists in each one of us.

Through different kinds of exercises, I teach how to make the body lighter and flexible, how to shift stress and anger into creative productivity, and how to release stress and gain more energy.

Feedbacks after movement lesson:

โœจHi Karen,

I really enjoyed the lesson today.

In the final movement activity, towards the end, I felt

a freedom and flow without thinking about anything. That was a nice moment.

โœจKaren, Thx for today- a wonder lesson!

โœจHi Karen, I felt very good after the lesson. I didnโ€™t realize that I donโ€™t pay attention at all to my middle back…. Also, I was very surprised to discover the power of pelvis….I liked it and I wanna try it again.

Online sessions ๐ŸŽง

During the current challenging times, working online might be a new situation for some of us, causing feelings of stress or even being annoyed.

The online sessions that I teach, can be very helpful to stay calm, grounded and focused in order to help us adapt to the new lifestyle.

Through different kinds of exercises, I teach how to make the body lighter and flexible, how to shift anger and frustration into creative productivity, and how to release stress and gain more energy. 

A Feedback after an online session:

โ€œHi Karen, 

I slept really well last night !

Thank you!

Today went well, even though 5 min. before class my internet crashed

I managed to deal with it relatively calmly!!

And I got the connection back.

Lots of obstacles today. But I made it:)

Thank you!โ€

๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธEspecially for parents

The power of positivity

Positive reinforcement isn’t a clichรฉ, it’s a valuable childrearing approach that can steer your child toward the kinds of behavior you want with a minimum of raised voices or defiance. It can take a while to get the hang of reframing your words to emphasize the positive, but once you have the habit, you’re apt to see results in the form of a more cooperative and eager-to-please child.

To the full article Babycenter.com

What is Holistic Therapeutic Lomi-Lomi Hawaiian Treatment?


๐ŸŒบLomi Lomi Hawaiian Lomi Lomi is traditional Hawaiian Treatment 
โœจquiets your mindโœจwarms your bodyโœจreleases stiff muscles โœจincreases the flow in your bodyโœจbalances hormones releases and empowers your spirit


๐ŸŒบIn specific cases, like chronic pain, mental fatigue and emotional pain Lomi Lomi will empower your spirit and motivate yourself to confidently move on with your own wishes and gals.


๐ŸŒบThe early Polynesian settlers brought their own form of massage and it evolved to become something uniquely Hawaiian. It was practiced by everyone, from child to chief. 
๐ŸŒบAs an indigenous practice that evolved over hundreds of years in isolated valleys throughout the island chain, there are many different “schools” of Lomi Lomi with different approaches and techniques.
๐ŸŒบIn the Hawaiian language, the word used traditionally, called Lomi, means “to knead, to rub, or soothe. to work in and out, as the paws of a contented cat.”
๐ŸŒบLomi Lomi as part of medical practice went underground. But Lomi-Lomi as restorative massage remained popular not only among the Hawaiians, but among foreign residents and visitors as well.
๐ŸŒบSoldiers use to have Lomi-Lomi oil treatment before going into battle to increase the flow in the body and to strengthen the spirit.and after, to calm down and heal pain and muscles’s tension. 
๐ŸŒบLomi-Lomi massage treats the mind and bodyTraditionally Lomi Lomi is a deep, therapeutic type of massage designed to release muscle tension and consequently physical stress. 
๐ŸŒบThe ancient Hawaiian shaman believed in a strong mind-body connection and believed that muscle tension and mental stress were highly related.  By using the techniques of the Lomi Lomi the shaman or kahuna would release tense muscles and provide an overall healing treatment to the recipient.
๐ŸŒบAt the core of the Hawaiian Shamanic beliefs are seven sacred principles and those principles are at the core of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage. Below are the seven principles and their meaning. 
โœจIKE : The world is what you think it is
โœจKALA: There are no limits
โœจMAKIA: Energy flows where attention goes
โœจMANAWA: Now is the moment of power
โœจALOHA: To love is to be happy with
โœจMANA: All power comes from within
โœจPONO: Effectiveness is the measure of truth 

๐ŸŒบThe Holistic Therapy – The Grinberg Method developed from roots in reflexology in the early 1970โ€™s by Avi Grinberg, a former paramedic, is a holistic method of teaching using movement, physical pressure and breathing exercises to increase awareness and create change in the mind and the body. 
๐ŸŒบThere are practitioners all over the world, but Karen is the only practitioner of The Grinberg Method in Japan.
๐ŸŒบThe Grinberg Method is a process of awareness. Itโ€™s  a new way to learn how stop chronic pain and to handle stress situations.

Most people express themselves in habitual ways. They talk in a certain way, stand, sit, or sleep in a fixed position. These habits are expected and predictable.
In addition, certain feelings and emotions tend to repeat themselves. For some itโ€™s a lack of concentration, for others boredom, or tension. The constancy of these feelings can lead to depression.
These habits are usually first acquired during stressful situations, only to be repeated again and again. They become fixed as an integral part of oneโ€™s personality and body, and can result in exhaustion and pain. 
Prolonged shoulder pain for example, will restrict your bodyโ€™s movement, making other areas more stiff, and creating fixed modes of constant discomfort. Someone who has always held themselves straight to appear strong and confident, could suffer after years from back pain and shoulder tension. These pains are the bodyโ€™s way of saying something needs to change.


๐ŸŒบOnce the reasons for a particular physical situation are identified, it can be controlled, and then eventually stopped.

๐ŸŒบThrough  the combination I do between The the Lomi Lomi Hawaiian oil massage and The Holistic Therapy (The Grinberg Method) You will learn how to pay better attention to your body and your reactions to discomfort and pain will stop being automatic.Youโ€™ll be able to self-heal, and enhance your quality of life.
๐ŸŒบYou will learn How to increase your attention to better understand what’s going on inside your body and soul, what cause you the chronic pain and how to control it and stop it. 
๐ŸŒบThrough the touch-technic on painful muscles, you will learn how to develop the awareness, recognize and stop repetitive behavior, minimize the musclesโ€™s tension and emotional stress as well. 
๐ŸŒบYou will learn how to allow the body’s energy to heal itself and be able to use this knowledge on your own and live with a greater freedom of movement & expression.