Colette Grünbaum

Systemic Integrativ family therapist
Certified facilitator for The Work of Byron Katie
Certified Radical Forgiveness Coach
Breathwork therapist
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Among all the therapeutic methods and spiritual paths I have encountered during the last 30 years, I have found nothing as easy and effective as The Work. In the nineties, aware of the power of questioning, I was searching for questions that would lead me out of personal crisis into freedom. Previously I had used questioning techniques while working as a journalist for a psycho-spiritual magazine, as a family therapist and by myself in meditation (“who am I?”).

In Byron Katie’s work I found the questions that brought relief and showed me how to use the most troubling situations in my life to find inner wisdom and clarity. I have experienced the power of The Work in dealing with divorce, in being a single mother, with worries and fears, in taking care of my handicapped father, in dealing with criticism, most powerfully my own self-criticism, and with many other issues. The Work teaches me how to be true and kind to myself, how to stand up for myself and notice how my heart closes and I suffer when I believe stressful thoughts.

Working with the four questions and the turnaround has become central to my life. In 2000, I started to share with others what is most precious to me – this wonderful tool for self-knowledge and self-healing, this radical inquiry that deepens us, and makes us clear, authentic, and heart-centred.

In 2006 I began working with Radical Forgiveness. It offers us freeing tools to find peace with our past and it shows us an additional way to find the gift in difficult life circumstances. I lead forgiveness ceremonies, forgiveness workshops and self-forgiveness workshops.