Fun with Happy Hands and Sarah

Eika Bindgen, of Oldenburg, Germany, (as translated by Marianne Stacey, Avebury, England), shares her experience with Fun with Happy Hands and Sarah in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 45, Summer, 2004:


Sarah, almost three years old, visited my practice at the end of June. Her mother had told me on the phone that in mid-March, Sarah had been spending three days in the hospital, attached to a drip, due to a stomach and intestinal infection. She seemed to be traumatized by the experience, because since then, she tended to be constipated for days, and it was only possible to empty her bowels every so often with the help of mechanical means. Ever since, she panicked whenever she saw a doctor or a nurse.

It was a hot summer’s day and Sarah wore a white swimming belt around her belly, which she had quickly taken out of the car, as if to show me where the energy had gotten stuck at the moment…just in case I hadn’t noticed! After taking her personal details, (birthday 8th day/8th month!) I showed her the cover of the Fun with Happy Hands book, and she became curious.


She looked into her hands, but there weren’t any laughing faces and so, for a start, we painted happy faces into the palms of her, her Mummy’s and my hands. Of course, she also had to put her drawings into the book. Then she climbed on her mother’s lap and wanted to look at the book and draw into it more, and playfully they went from page to page, imitating the positions where our happy hands can go to help. When I was assured that she felt safe, I palmed her calves and felt her 8’s melt under my fingers. After a short time, she took off her swimming belt. Obviously, I had realized what was the matter with her! …And I could show her mother Safety Energy Locks 15 and 2, which she could hold at home.

However, when I suggested that Sarah should lie down on the couch, she started to cry. Mummy went along with the game, lying down on the couch instead, and Sarah immediately wanted to climb onto Mummy’s belly. Together, Sarah and I held Mummy’s 15’s and I showed her how to use her hands to harmonize Sarah. Satisfied, the two went on their way. They almost left the swimming belt behind! The result landed half an hour later in her diaper, even before they got back home!

Over the next two weeks we saw each other three more times; Daddy also came along. After that, she didn’t show any more symptoms. Sarah had overcome her unpleasant and traumatic experience at the hospital.

Thank you, Eika and Marianne.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

Fun with Happy Hands, as well as all issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, are available at


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