Enric Corbera tours the U.S. four or five times a year, speaking to thousands of people and drawing millions of views to his online presentations. He promotes a holistic view of well-being in a comprehensible way, arguing that one’s thoughts, emotions, and beliefs influence one’s body and environment. A native of Barcelona, he has a degree in psychology and spent over 20 years training in various disciplines.
PW caught up with Corbera to discuss his latest book, Encuentros con mi alma (Encounters with my soul). The book is published by Grano de Mostaza and distributed in the U.S. by Spanish Publishers.
You developed the bioneuroemoción method. Please explain what this method is.
Bioneuroemoción is a humanistic method based on scientific, philosophical, and humanistic disciplines that studies emotions and their relationship with beliefs, perceptions, the body, and interpersonal relationships. The objective of the method is to change the perception and understanding of the information we inherit from our family and our social context, in order to take responsibility for our own well-being. It is a new way of understanding our problems holistically from the relationship between body, mind, and emotions.
In Encuentros con mi alma, you talk about how everything is vibration and that is how we attract what is in line with our state of consciousness. Do we have the ability to change what we attract to our lives?
Of course. In fact, the goal of our development and evolution as human beings is largely to understand and manage that information, that vibration. Imagine that we are like radios—we are born tuned to a frequency, but we can develop the ability to change stations. To do this, the first step is to identify which station we are tuned to—that is, to become aware of the unconscious beliefs that condition our experiences.
There are no negative or positive vibrations in nature—these are terms that have more to do with our way of perceiving them than with what they really are. We must understand that everything tends to balance out, and that each situation, however unpleasant, leads to learning and a positive intention for the system.
There is a phrase that sums up this question for me: “You cannot change the world, but if you change your way of perceiving it, it will change your entire universe.” For this reason, we work on perception; it is the true creator of our reality.
In the book, you discuss the strength of emotions and how oftentimes emotions take us from a positive point to a negative one and vice versa. Is there something to be learned from our negative emotions?
Emotion is always adaptive: it is about understanding our experiences rather than judging them as positive or negative. I would instead say pleasant or unpleasant. Something can be unpleasant but also necessary—it gives us information that we need to adapt to the environment. An emotion always guides us toward information from our subconscious. They are like milestones that mark the way to our inner selves. Instead of controlling emotions, we should observe them with innocence, curiosity, and affection—above all, not blaming any of them.
It is natural that sometimes we need physical relief. For that, we can exercise or go for a hike or shout or do whatever helps us release energy, without justifying the emotion or living it as a punishment. There is something to be learned in each of our emotions.
You also explore spiritual maturity, a topic that is very present today. How do we know if we have obtained spiritual maturity?
I would consider that spiritual maturity to be what Buddhists call the “middle path,” which is to be able to understand that each opinion is a positioning—that something can be true and that its most absolute opposite can also be true; that everything you live has to do with you, and you take responsibility for how you feel. It is to allow yourself to travel between the opposites, to be the observer of your thoughts.
The spiritual ego, believing oneself more mature or elevated than another person, always reflects what we still have to work on in ourselves.
Given your experience as a speaker, what have you seen that people want most or lack?
I have observed that the great mastery that people seek is to find the balance between polarities. People are usually totally disconnected from themselves and continually seek answers that free them from the guilt they feel.