You are visiting an educational site about Life Purpose Hand Analysis, written by Jena Griffiths. Use the search button on the blog to look through over a decade of informative blog posts and free classes. You can also have your hands read privately for a fresh perspective on your life. Watch the video below for a better understanding of how Lifeprints© hand analysis can help you. If you prefer to read, the text is transcribed below the video.

Your fingerprints are a mindfulness tool. They are about how you manage your energy: what makes me feel fulfilled and what drags me under. A lot of people think you can tell life purpose from fingerprints, and from a broad perspective that is true. But if you are looking for something more specific, like career or how can I get paid or serve other people, while fingerprints are part of that, it’s a much more specific question. There one needs to look at the whole hand, at personality. These are strengths and talents and various archetypes. You can think of the cluster of these types as an “inner team” that support you on your journey. These team players are visible in your hand, like hand shape and various line formations.
Knowing from your fingerprints what makes you feel fulfilled and what triggers you and being kind to yourself in that moment, that shifts you radically.
Knowing your fingerprints means knowing yourself on a deep foundational level. Basing your life on this blueprint, you can then choose the colors you need to have the life you want. It is all about managing your energy – mindfulness. This is the great gift of fingerprints.

What is Life Purpose Hand Analysis?

LifePrints© Hand Analysis is a relatively new psychometric tool, a way of understanding yourself and unlocking your life purpose, by exploring the energetic maps embedded in your fingerprints and hands. The system was developed by Richard Unger over a 50 year period. Unger’s breakthrough was in seeing the hands as an overlay of two totally different maps: an unchanging energetic map indicating core drives (fingerprints and dermatoglyphs in palm) and a dynamic and ever changing personality map (hand shape and other indicators). All other hand systems and psychometric tests attempt to merge these two very different maps into one. The beauty of the system is that one can very quickly pin point core themes related to deep meaning and purpose. Hand analysis is compatible with most belief systems.

Jena Griffiths uses hand analysis as a starting point to offer you a unique insight into your life.


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Jena’s mission is to unlock human potential by improving the standard of professional hand analysis worldwide. She gives others the information they need to make a difference in the world or to stay up to date in this field.

Jena’s personal mission:

To help 10 million people discover their purpose and potential through their fingerprints:
– by helping therapists, coaches and other counselors learn how to use fingerprint analysis to assist their clients.
– by continually improving on training programs to help professional and amateur hand analysts improve their skills and stay up to date through ongoing training and support.

– by helping hand analysis become a respected field of research and branch of psychology or neuroscience at universities worldwide.

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More about Jena Griffiths

Jena is a certified Master Hand Analyst. She grew up in South Africa and has a BA in Social Anthropology and a BSc in psychology and geography from the University of Cape Town and two post graduate degrees, from University of Cape Town and UNISA.

She was SA triathlon champ in 1989 and South Africa’s top cyclist in the late 80’s and early 90’s. She pioneered women’s cycling in South Africa and was also an award winning copywriter until a crisis of meaning sent her on a journey around the world and inward, into her own psyche.

During her life long adventures she has lived in villages in South Africa as a community field worker for EDA (Environmental Development Agency) during the Apartheid years, and also taught in disadvantaged communities. After a year of sailing and backpacking across the USA she switched to advertising to exercise her love for conceptual writing. In 1996 she took a 6 month sabbatical to ‘go sailing’ and never returned. Over a six year period she sailed around the world, first with friends and then with her partner /husband. Their son was born en route. You can read about this adventure here: “Growing up afloat”

These days Jena lives in Canton Zurich, Switzerland and has been exploring the psyche through fingerprints since 2004.
Jena is interested in how fingerprints relate to ancestral patterns and how to work with these to unlock your highest purpose.
Jena consults in canton Zurich, Switzerland and elsewhere depending on schedule. Her self-help articles have been published in numerous magazines. Jena teaches professional training and also hosts self discovery retreats, in Europe, UK and Australia, and elsewhere on request. She also consults and offers hand analysis courses online.

Jena was personally mentored in hand analysis over a 13 year period by Richard Unger, author of LifePrints and now, as part of his teaching faculty, this relationship continues.
In 2010 Jena founded Earth School recording interviews with Richard Unger to preserve Richard’s vast knowledge and insight about hands, much of it not yet written down or recorded anywhere else. You can access a huge library of hand analysis classes created weekly over a 6 year period
During her own career path, she first took an intensive in 2004, then a yearlong certification, then advanced yearlong, then master certification. She also interviewed her teacher every week over a period of six years (2010- 2016) for students around the world.
In 2016 Earth School gave birth to Earthuni, where Jena has spent the last 5 years putting her own inner work first and teaching others how to do this using fingerprints as an inner GPS and hands as a roadmap.

Articles on numerous topics by Jena Access here. For posts specific to hand analysis use the search button in the sidebar of this blog.

Jena is one of the founding members of HAFV. A worldwide association for professional hand analysts.
Worldwide Association of Professional Hand Analysts


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Jennifer (Jena) Griffiths CV
Born in South Africa. British / South African.

University Degrees/certification:
1977 B.A. in Social Anthropology (University of Cape Town)
1978 B.Sc. Psychology, Geography (University of Cape Town)
1979 B.Sc. Honours Post Grad degree in Geography (University of Cape Town)
2005 PCE Post Grad teacher’s certificate through UNISA (University of South Africa)

Other certification
1981 Pilots licence
1998 NAUI Scuba Instructor certification
1998 Ocean Yacht Master

Sport awards
1988 SA Triathlon champion
1989 SA Cycling champion
1991 South African 1 hr track record

Initiated women’s Cycling Association and first pro women’s cycling team in SA
Sailed around the world, across Indian ocean with partner and their 2 year old child .

Work/play/experience record
1980 Field worker in an African village for EDA (Environmental Development Agency)
1981 Selling Solar systems and language courses
1981 Teaching in Lavender hill high school, coloured region of Cape Flats, South Africa
1982 Sailing across Atlantic and traveling in USA ( Alaska and West Coast)
1983-1988 Assistant manager Adserv, Rupert International.
1989-95 copywriter in various advertising agencies + some writing awards
1996 – 2001 sailing; writing sailing stories;
1998- 2000 yacht chartering, teaching Scuba diving (NAUI)
2001 sailing across Indian ocean with partner and 2 year old son
2002 Runner up in Genmar Boat writer of year award for Cruising World story “Without a Trace” about US couple (Rick and Paula Porter of sv Leviathan) who were lost at sea north of Madagascar June 2001.
2003-4 Teaching English in Switzerland

Hand Analysis career
2005 – 2022 Seventeen years professional hand analyst

2007 started blogging about hands on

2010 Founded Earth School and started interview series
2010-2016 Weekly interviews in Earth School with Richard Unger – creation of 6 year library of classes for students worldwide.
2016 Founded Earthuni where the focus is on grounding and embodiment.

2010 – Faculty teacher for International Institute of hand Analysis
(teaching in UK, Australia, South Africa and Switzerland )

2016-2019 co-facilitated week long Life Purpose workshop in Findhorn Scotland
2019 created a new 24 week hand analysis foundation course online.

2020 founding member of HAFV – A worldwide association for professional hand analysts.
2021 co-founded – a research database and training facility

Training and certification:
2004 Hand analysis intensive course
2005 CHA yearlong certification in Hand Analysis – with Richard Unger
2006 AHA Advanced yearlong certification in Hand Analysis – with Richard Unger
2015 MHA Master hand analyst certification – with Richard Unger

Current interests related to hands:
looking for partners to collaborate on scientific research related to fingerprints and inherited trauma
Building a data base of hands for future research projects
Taking Life Purpose support groups online


Other training:

Exploration of other healing modalities compatible with hand analysis such as:
2015 – 2020 Inherited trauma work Thomas Huebl
2017 – 2020 Hosting Markus Hirzig in small groups in Earthuni.
2017/8 +50 hrs training in Sound healing with John Beaulieu
Soma therapy Peter Levine
2017 family constellations with Jill Purce and follow-on genealogy research
2019 level 1-3 transformational Breath with Judith Kravitz
2021 exploring IFS model of Richard Schwartz

Other top of mind priorities:
Writing up stories/life lessons from various chapters of own life
Pondering innovations to offset climate change.
Hiking in mountains and cycling