May 252012

Sadness is a healthy emotion, so long as it doesn’t get too protracted, or express itself at inappropriate times.

Here’s a deceptively simple way to dissolve sadness, grief or any other sense of loss. Very helpful if you’re in a situation where you don’t want to cry.

Use the fingers of one hand to hold the ring finger of the opposite hand, as shown in the photo. Keep holding your ring finger until you feel relief, or need to use your hands for something else. It doesn’t matter which hand does the holding, and you can swap hands if you like.

The effects of this finger hold are cumulative – the more you hold the finger the more you balance your energy and resolve the sadness.

This is a very inconspicuous self-help tool – you can use it while watching TV, waiting in a queue, during a meeting, on the train – in fact any situation when you’re not using your hands for other things. You can even go to sleep holding your ring finger!

In a recent Free Consult my client’s sadness rating went down from a high 9 to a mid-range 4 within a minute. She continued to hold her ring finger while we talked, and by the end of our 20 minute chat her sadness was zero – completely gone!

Another client used the finger hold to avoid crying during an emotional appeal meeting.

This Jin Shin Jyutsu finger hold balances the energy flow in the Lung and Large Intestine meridians, and also helps with breathing, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

The Delicious Nugget: You can easily dissolve feelings of sadness or grief by holding your ring finger with all the fingers of the opposite hand.

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  4 Responses to “Soothing Sadness”

  1. I was struck especially at the simplicity of your finger hold, and its simplicity appeals to me. It sort of cuts out the various mumbo-jumbo added to practices which use hands-on healing, and lets you make your own conclusions about how it works, because it does work.
    Thanks again, Celeste

  2. Thanks for that nugget, I will keep it in mind. I do not need it myself just now but know someone who will need it as her sister has terminal cancer, I will pass this nugget on to everyone I know.

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