Chevron Up Arrow Icon
Large pencil on paper

Jin Shin Jyutsu®

Subscribe today

Give the Holidays the Finger

Monday, December 21, 2015
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
Close Form

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Please confirm your interest in receiving occasional email communications from Intuitive Heal LLC:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

Please see our privacy policy for more details.
Image of hand showing Jin Shin Jyutsu attitudes to harmonize

In fact, give the holidays every finger if necessary. According to Jin Shin Jyutsu® acupressure, each finger corresponds to an “attitude” or negative emotion. Holding the corresponding finger helps harmonize the emotion, allowing you to more mindfully choose how to respond to whatever triggers you. You can even hold your fingers unobtrusively while sitting at the holiday table.

When struggling emotionally, go on a WFAST (Worry-Fear-Anger-Sadness-Trying To). Around the holidays you may worry whether your uncle might pick another fight with your son or whether your brother might drink too much again or if you’ll manage to get all the cookies baked in time for the holiday goodie exchange at work. If you worry, harmonize by holding your thumb. You can either wrap each thumb, one at a time, with the fingers of your other hand or you can tuck each thumb into each fist. Did you overindulge at a holiday meal? Your thumb also helps with digestion and stomachaches.

Holiday fear could arise when you leave the house empty to go visit relatives or when you discover a travel alert once you arrive at the airport. To harmonize fear, hold your index finger. With the index and other fingers, you can either wrap your fingers of your other hand around the finger or create a circle with your thumb over the fingernail of the pertinent finger. Your index finger also invites relaxation and supports your metabolism.

Anger, the proverbial unwanted guest, crashes many holiday gatherings. Did she really just say that to you? Why can’t he chew with his mouth closed? Why does she always start arguments at the dinner table? Anger and frustration get harmonized by your middle finger, of course. Your middle finger also supports immunity, healthy relationships, and mental alertness.

Holidays may bring memories of departed loved ones or missed opportunities. Your ring finger harmonizes grief, guilt, and sadness. It also aids with breathing and letting go.

Holiday reality and fantasy sometimes collide at family get-togethers. You may expect, or at least crave, perfection from the holidays and yourself instead of the usual messiness. Hold your pinkie finger to ease pretense (appearing one way on the outside while feeling another way on the inside) and perfectionism. Your pinkie also supports laughter, a welcome antidote to holiday stress.

May your holidays be filled with peace, joy, and ease. If stress does surface, please remember the “gift” of your fingers combined with a few deep breaths.


Additional blog posts

Jin Shin Jyutsu®

Stroke of Luck plus Intuition
Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Time Icon
July 9, 2020 10:26 AM

About three weeks ago, my 56-year-old physically fit husband experienced paralysis of his right side following a stroke. Today it's like his stroke never happened.

Let's Raise Our Immunity as a Community
Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Time Icon
March 25, 2020 10:13 AM

Some Jin Shin Jyutsu self-helps for managing emotions, enhancing immunity, and supporting our lungs. Also, I'm hosting free Immunity in Community gatherings.

Open Your Heart
Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Time Icon
February 29, 2020 12:31 PM

Harmony begins with an open heart. How can you invite more open-heartedness and thus deeper connections?

Close X Icon
Close FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a typical Energy Quartet session go?

We open with a 45 minute or so Akashic Records consultation. The revealed themes, patterns, and disharmonies drive the table work in conjunction with your "pulses," body reading, and my intuitive insights. A follow-up e-mail documents what occurs during the energy work and includes customized self-helps.

What should I wear to receive table work?

In this work, you remain fully clothed. Just wear whatever will feel comfortable while lying on my massage table. If it's a remote session, I'll ask you to rest while I send energy.

How do I prepare for a session?

Please consider the personal or interpersonal disharmony that led you to me and how you would like it to shift. During the session, we'll explore and address the origins and drivers of each "project."

Are the Akashic Records predictive?

No, the records aren’t a good resource for predictions. If there’s something you hope will happen, the records might reveal a series of necessary steps to reach your desired outcome but not the timing. For predictions, please consult a good psychic or astrologer!

Why can't children receive Akashic Records consultations?

Minors are under their parents' legal and energetic jurisdiction until they are 18, regardless of their maturity level.


The greatest benefit occurs when I incorporate all four modalities I practice. The option without the Akashic Records is appropriate for children under 18 who cannot receive readings. A stand-alone reading can bring insight and healing but does not involve my direct interaction with your energetic and physical bodies like my other practices.

Do you record Akashic Records consultations?

No, but you are welcome to record sessions yourself.

Why do self-helps?

Self-helps, both from Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Embodied Energy System, support your continued harmony, accelerate your evolution, and empower you. Plus they make you sparkly!