Who I am and what I do
I began my personal journey towards Jin Shin Jyutsu in 2012 with self-help courses and qualifying as a practitioner in 2014. However, my connection with Jin Shin Jyutsu goes back further, as it is also runs in my family. I have two aunts that are practitioners, one in Cape Town, South Africa and the other in Toronto, Canada. Through these family connections, Jin Shin Jyutsu has always been there throughout my life. As a child, you learn from a young age how to help yourself. Jin Shin Jyutsu has simple easy finger-holds and this is what I was taught as a child.These were a great tool to help manage my emotions and what the ‘mother’ of JSJ called “attitudes” such as worry, fear, sadness, anger and pretense. It has been and still continues to be a powerful tool. Being a South African I was confronted with such an array of diversity, cultures and a certain African ‘wildness’. I grew up in the tourism industry and specifically in the safari business. This shaped my absolute love of the wild, nature and animals. I understood from a young age how I was deeply connected to living things. I went on to study further into people and organisations; getting degrees in Anthropology and Organisational Psychology. In Johannesburg, I worked in the field of change management and so I am skilled in helping people and organisations manage change. Thereafter in 2012 I started studying JSJ with these selfhelp courses taught passionately to me by my aunt in Cape Town. Knowing that I was to follow my heart to the Netherlands, I turned to more Jin Shin Jyutsu to help me along my new journey, to help me cope with the challenges of immigration that I knew I would be facing. Jin Shin Jyutsu is about taking time out for yourself and listening to what your body needs. After awhile of practice,whether you engage in selfhelp exercises, whether you treat people with it or go for sessions- you start to understand these connections that I speak about and that it is how we choose to digest life, that makes a difference. Jin Shin Jyutsu is a tool to help us navigate our lives and help ourselves. I live in The Netherlands for seven years now; I have a family of my own, a Dutch husband and a beautiful daughter of two years. I have been practicing and treating people out of my various residences. JSJ is a lifelong study.
I love empowering clients to understand their bodies and discover the gentle strength of this powerful healing art. As a practitioner, I enjoy being able to bridge the gap between ‘Western medicine’ and the ‘alternative healing’ while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal. Every practitioner is unique, we each bring something of ourselves into our practice and we often use intuitive senses. I’m dedicated to helping my clients move through a wide range of physical, emotional, and spiritual transitions in the most efficient and transformative way possible.