Teacher: Dee Platt
From: Chichester, West Sussex
Lesson: High Tough Jin Shin
Nick and Alice from Teach Us practise High Tough Jin Shin
Jin Shin is a form of therapy that requires a practitioner to apply pressure with their fingers to specific parts of their own body to focus energy and encourage healing. We’d never tried it before Dee offered us the lesson, but were keen to learn.
Dee suffered with epilepsy in early life and found that traditional medicine didn’t help. It wasn’t until she discovered complementary medicine and made a concerted effort to take control of her body that things began to improve. Impressed by her claims that such a simple practice can have such overwhelmingly positive effects, we followed Dee’s lead.
Dee showing Alice from Teach Us her kinesiology chart
We quickly found that Jin Shin has obvious calming effects and found the hour or so we spent sat on Dee’s sofa deeply meditative. Jin Shin can be performed by anyone, anywhere, as it can be done through clothes and requires no special equipment. We learned where to apply pressure by reading a small leaflet that Dee had prepared for us, which essentially contained everything we’d ever need to know.
In addition to teaching us how to self help through Jin Shin, Dee introduced us to kinesiology, which was slightly harder to comprehend. Nevertheless, it was fascinating to see into the world of someone who wholeheartedly believes that complementary medicine is the only medicine we’ll ever need and a pleasure to meet Dee. Intrigued by her practices, we wanted to find out a little more about her.
Can you tell us one interesting fact about Jin Shin?
Jin Shin is something that everyone should be able to do. It’s easy to practice on yourself, and it has huge health benefits. I personally feel it should be taught in schools. With a struggling health service, we all have to learn to help ourselves more.
What level are you at with Jin Shin?
I’m Practitioner level, which is almost the highest. I could go to instructor level, but I’d have to go to the United States to do that and I just don’t have the time or finances. It would have been nice to do younger in life, but it just hasn’t panned out that way.
When and how did you get into Jin Shin?
I was doing a course on phytobiophysics in London and a girl on the course happened to be teaching a course on High Touch Jin Shin. I enrolled on her course and enjoyed it so much that I moved onto her practitioner course. I think it’s important that people recognise the power of natural healing. Jin Shin is a very calm thing to practise and receive, and it’s shown itself to be very very powerful as a therapy. I have seen lots of things happen to people while releasing energy blocks.
When I was young, from the age of 11, I had a series of petit mals (small seizures). Medication give to me by doctors didn’t seem to help. In fact, I once ended up in hospital following an overdose. I decided to come off the drugs and managed to get through my life relatively normally (albeit having to accept not being allowed to drive) until I was in my late 40s and going through the menopause, when I had a grand mal (big seizure). I ended up in a cot wearing a straightjacket, and remember lying there, thinking I had to take control of my life. I can now say that I have no problem with epilepsy and complementary medicine has played a big part in that.
What’s been your proudest moment as a therapist?
I can do distance healing using kinesiology. It requires having the energy of the person you’re trying to heal, and I once used the scarf, spit and hair of a young norwegian girl to cure her ME. This girl was 15 years old but she had no energy. Her aunt came to see me after she’d been diagnosed with ME and we used the items she brought to confirm that she did in fact have the condition. Fortunately my supplier had a product for ME, so we sent her the product and started her treatment. I started working with her remotely in September and by Christmas Day, she managed to muster the energy to join her family for a Christmas meal. She got stronger and stronger from then on, and is now back at school.
Have you done much teaching?
Yes. I’ve passed Jin Shin on to several people as I used to run self help days. I haven’t done any teaching of kinesiology, however, because I don’t have the qualifications needed to teach that.
What do you like about teaching?
It’s nice to see people getting in touch with their body, finding things happen while they’re here. I had one lady here who complained of having a blockage in her throat for a long time. By the time she was walking out of my house into her car, she brought up phlegm, which proved to her that this can have immediate effects.
Is Jin Shin something anyone can learn?
Yes absolutely, and that’s the biggest message I want to get across. Everyone can learn it, including children, and we need to get it to them. It came from Japan 4000 years ago and was originally passed down from generation to generation, but rarely written down. This has meant that it’s virtually been forgotten today, and we need to do something about it.
How long would it take for people to get to your level with Jin Shin?
It depends how many hours you are willing to commit to it! The self help bit just requires looking at the booklet regularly and getting used to the positions. It tends to be that the more problems a person has, the more they’ll be willing to help themselves.
Common mistakes beginners might make?
I honestly can’t think of any, it’s so safe. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody have a problem with it.
How did you find today and how where we as students?
You were all very keen and you’re a lovely group – that’s why I contacted you. It’s people like you that need to get interested if we’re going to get this moving forward. I am one of only about 20 qualified practitioners of Jin Shin in the UK, and most of them are old timers like me. Once we go, no one will know of its existence unless we pass it on.
Who is the most skilled person you know?
One of the people I admire most is the man who produced my kinesiology vials. He was a biochemist who practised kinesiology on the side. There are quite a few people with complementary medicine that are truly amazing.
Is there another skill you wished you had?
I liked to be a herbalist. To be able to take herbs and dry them to make my own remedies would be fantastic.
The teach us team with Dee Platt, our Jin Shin teacher
Matt from teach us relaxing with some Jin Shin
Alice from teach us learning how to control her phone signal with copper
What we learned
- That Jin Shin exists and what it is – a relaxing, self administered, complementary therapy
- Focusing the mind while applying pressure to specific points is meditative
- It’s good to have an open mind when it comes to trying complementary therapies
- We should spend more time focusing on our bodies