Professional Studies

In order to become a Qualified Practitioner of the Grinberg Method the applicant must complete a three year professional study program that is taught in four intensive weeks per year, for a total of 12 weeks. Participation in the second and third year depends upon fulfillment of the requirements for the prior year of study. Each year consists of 330 academic hours of course work, mandatory supervisions and private lessons.

Since the art of this profession is to teach people to learn to be well through touch, the studies are oriented towards hands on practical application. From the beginning, the instruction presents a very comprehensive method of holistic training. The goal is that each student will eventually be equipped to provide comprehensive pain management and to have the ability to help their clients who are coping with anxiety, fear and stress.

Our students gain as much work experience as possible, in order to grow into the independent professionals they wish to become. Each year deepens and broadens the students’ skills in teaching clients about the things they would like to change, or the qualities they would like to enhance and develop.

Students are regularly supervised by their teachers and in addition to fulfilling specific learning requirements, must also abide by the Grinberg Method Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the Professional Guidelines.

Our members offer more than just physical therapy

Graduation Requirements

In order to successfully complete the third year and become a qualified practitioner, students are required to write and submit two training programs, including a strategy for a one-on-one process and daily training, with both written and physical exercises.

Students must pass two supervisions with a licensed teacher in which they demonstrate their command of the skills and techniques learned over three years of study. Throughout this period students are required to practice with clients. In the third year they are required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Upon graduation, students become Qualified Practitioners of the Grinberg Method and can apply to become a member of the IAGMP.

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Advanced Study Program

The IAGMP recommends the participation in international advanced study courses for our members to continue their professional learning and to share their working experiences. Grinberg Method advanced study courses address subjects that the practitioners encounter in their daily work that go deeper than the physical aspects of the method. These holistic training courses were developed from practitioners’ requests and designed to meet their needs. They enable practitioners to improve their skills and abilities in working with their clients.

Our members have the unique opportunity to learn first-hand from the founder of the Grinberg Method, Avi Grinberg, who continues to develop this discipline of advanced holistic training and education according to the needs of our clients and our times. The courses are also delivered by co-founder Ruth Elkana and other licensed teachers of the Grinberg Method.

Advanced study courses may take the form of a 1½ hour teacher meeting, a one-day workshop or a training session that takes place over several days. There is a range of study options for practitioners to choose from.


Our members join the IAGMP after successfully graduating from three years of study to become Qualified Practitioners of the Grinberg Method. They are all independent professionals running their own practice. The IAGMP exists to support these members and to ensure that the public receives the highest professional quality and service from them. All practitioners, who join this international network, are united in pursuing professionalism, integrity and ethics.

Membership of the IAGMP is renewed annually and is conditional on fulfilling all of the necessary requirements. Members participate in advanced study courses in order to continue their own learning and undergo regular, yearly supervision. All members must also abide by the Grinberg Method Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the Professional Guidelines Professional Guidelines.