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Your Helping Hands

Monday, March 4, 2013
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
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Ever notice where your hands go when you’re trying hard to remember something?  Many of us rest our fingertips on our foreheads.  If you watch runners after a race, they often lean over and grip the back of their hips trying to catch their breath.  Likewise you may notice someone who always crosses her arms while arguing.  It turns out all of these are ways we unconsciously help ourselves with our hands.

In Jin Shin Jyutsu®, the acupressure point above each eye on the forehead is part of our “Brain Specialist” so of course holding there improves our memory!  Holding the top of our hips aids inhalation.  Plus the inside top of the elbow helps us own our own authority, the perfect place to hold while arguing.

It turns out we help ourselves a lot, even without knowing it.  So how fabulous that with Jin Shin Jyutsu® we can start helping ourselves on purpose, addressing our personal projects by holding points identified in ancient times as being specifically supportive for various human challenges.  A JSJ self-help can be as simple as holding one of your fingers or as complicated as holding a couple different acupressure points on your body at once.  It’s nice to know we have help only an arm’s length away at all times!

Notice where your hands rest naturally when you watch TV or lie in bed.  Do you tuck your thumbs into your curled hands, do you place your hands under your head, or do you find yourself rubbing your belly in a circle after a big meal?  How have you been helping yourself with your hands lately?


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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!