My Personal Experience with a Client

Gwen Schmidt shares My Personal Experience with a Client in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 56, Spring 2007:


I am submitting a personal experience with a client. I tried to make it short, especially about Kenny’s projects. In his first accident, he fell 120 feet and landed on his head. It cracked like a hard-boiled egg and swelled to the width of his shoulders. He did not break any other bones, and he did not talk for 4 years. It was amazing he lived. The story follows:

In October of 2005 I started working one day a week for a brain-injured man. He had been in a terrible accident 27 years before, and it was a miracle that he even lived. His wife, sustained by her deep faith in God and her deep love for her husband, looked after him at home. Five months before I arrived on the scene, he suffered another fall and another brain bleed and became even more compromised.

Kenny loved Jin Shin Jyutsu and would hold his fingers even without prompting. It gave him something to do for himself and relieved his caregiver for a few minutes. Diaphragm was one of his projects. Indeed, his diaphragm was stuck to his lung. February 1, 2006, Kenny let go of this life and moved on. His wife told me that his last words to her before he slipped into unconsciousness were, “I love you, I love you, I love you.” And she said that even when he was at the end, he was still holding his fingers.

Which fingers was he holding? The middle finger – the bridge for the Sixth Depth and Third Depth which houses Liver Function Energy…the closest to God we can know…and the index finger – the Kidney Function Energy and the Fourth Depth, which is about movement forward to the next adventure. Way to go Kenny! And to his wife, Joyce, a love story in a way we never would have dreamt.

Addendum: Kenny loved to be the center of attention and could do very little to keep himself busy. For example, he could fold washcloths and use a paper shredder. Just the simple act of holding his fingers helped him a lot. As most Jin Shin Jyutsu people know, Diaphragm people like to be the center of attention, and this was Kenny. He was a very nice man, but he did want a lot of attention. He had to be tube fed since the previous fall. He was on oxygen, and he could walk but had to be shadowed as he was in such danger of falling over backwards. The quality of his life was seriously compromised; I think perhaps my job was to help him and his wife let go of each other. They would have been married 40 years in 2006, and his death was very difficult for both of them.

Thank you, Gwen.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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