I’m back in Switzerland after facilitating Australia’s first IIHA 3 day hand analysis intensive course earlier this month.
Left to right: Joanne Dicinoski, Sally Young, me (Jena Griffiths), Shivani Killen, Ann Baker, Mrudula Carpenter, Helen Hutton, Patti Barton, Hedonna Thurgar, Ruth Gale, Jody van Hest. Front: Jo Hayden
Great news for Australia. Thanks to Patti Barton’s tremendous organizational skills, the course was a great success. We now have 12 hand analysts in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales that will receive my backing and support as they open their new-found wings and practice their skills to help others find their life purpose and fly through professional hand analysis techniques. I felt deeply honoured to lead such a great class of high powered women from all walks of life. We had a number of counsellors, therapists and healers in the group, as well as graduates, business professionals and artists. Everyone contributed their own unique energy and spirits ran high as a result.
What surprised me about this group was the number of seasoned palmists who joined us: Reiki master Jo Hayden from Brisbane, Remedial therapist Patti Barton from Gold Coast, Teacher and counsellor Shivani Killen from Sydney (each with 20 to 30 year’s experience in the world of hands. Also in this category, Hedonna Thurgar from Byron Bay and Ruth Gale from Melbourne.
It was quite a challenge keeping everyone engaged and on the same page with so many different levels of expertise in the room. In many ways starting from scratch is much easier for students than having to unlearn other systems.
Promising new hand analysts to keep an eye on: Jody van Hest, a gifted healer and writer from Burpengary, Joanne Dicinoski a transpersonal art therapist from Brisbane, artists Mrudula Carpenter and Helen Hutton, Sally Young a counsellor and Ann Baker a teacher and healer from Brisbane. Plus all of the above who already have decades of experience exploring other systems. Also with us but not in the photo: Maryanne Parker a talented career coach from Samford.
The group was brought and held together through the incredible organizational skills of Patti Barton a gifted artist, remedial massage therapist and academic/sociology PhD who has spent 35 years exploring hands. Patti is the author of Patti’s Palmistry: A Hand Book on Hand Reading. For the last three years Patti has been with us in Earth School learning the IIHA hand analysis approach to hands through my interview series with Richard Unger.
A special thanks also to Lionel Fifield of the Relaxation Centre of Queensland for hosting the 3 day event at the centre. I am deeply inspired by Lionel and all he does, including over 40 years of holding a space for so much good work to occur at his remarkable centre.