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[0:00:08] PF: Welcome to Happiness Unleashed with your host, Brittany Derrenbacher, presented by Live Happy.


As companions for our animals, most of us like to take a hands-on approach. But today’s guest shows us how we can use our hands to help our animals find better health and harmony. I’m Paula Felps, and I’m joining Brittany as she sits down with Adele Leas, internationally known teacher and originator of Jin Shin Jyutsu for animals. Although this practice was originally designed for humans, Adele discovered its amazing ability to balance the body, mind, and spirit in diverse species of animals to deepen the human animal connection and keep everyone happy and healthy. Let’s have a listen.




[0:00:50] BD: Hi, Adele. Welcome to the show.


[0:00:52] AL: Hi there. Thrilled to be here.


[0:00:55] BD: So, Jin Shin Jyutsu. Did I say that correctly?


[0:01:02] AL: You’re perfect.


[0:01:03] BD: What does that mean?


[0:01:05] AL: So, it translates from the Japanese as Jin is man or person of knowing, and compassion. Shin is the Creator. But this is not a religion. Jyutsu, the art of. So, you string it all together. You’ve got the art of the Creator, through compassionate person of knowing. Ain’t that pretty?


[0:01:33] BD: Yes. That’s beautiful. So, this is a healing modality that can be used on animals. It’s often associated with humans, but this is your life’s work to use this modality with animals.


[0:01:47] AL: Exactly.


[0:01:48] BD: How would you describe to the listeners just a very easy way to describe what Jin Shin is, just for maybe someone that’s listening that has never heard of it before? That has no idea what this modality is? What’s the most accessible definition of what this modality is?


[0:02:08] AL: I would say that it’s the harmonizing art, based in the breath, using gentle, non-invasive touch that balances body, mind, and spirit.


[0:02:20] BD: How did you get into this? How did this come about in your life?


[0:02:26] AL: Totally by accident, but I think, I mean, in air quotes, I in 1988, I was in a drowning accident and I was with my fiancé. He died. They brought me back to life with the paddles. I lost a third of my left lung. So, I had a whole lot of grief. I couldn’t breathe. Without breathing and grief, your immune system cycles down. Did the western route and I just wasn’t getting better. Someone I worked with gave me a gift certificate for this thing that we’ve already shown. It’s hard to pronounce. At least until you know it. I went and got on our table and she very gently said, “How about if we take off the oxygen mask?” I was just terrified, and she said, “It’ll be right here. You put up one finger or something and I’ll put it back on.” That’s where it started.


[0:03:25] PF: So, what exactly is it? You and Brittany are obviously very familiar with it, and I only know it through Brittany and knowing that she has this worked on her animals. What exactly does it do?


[0:03:37] AL: So, as I mentioned, its history is an ancient Japanese hands-on harmonizing art. Healing, being a byproduct of harmony. The woman who brought it to this country in the 1950s, Mary Burmeister says that, “When you are in harmony, there is no imbalance.” Another one of her quote is, “You’re never in disharmony because of what you lack, but what you haven’t let go of.” So, maybe that hit the nail on the head. The idea of the work is based in the breath. And while we have to inhale, the most important part of it is the exhale. The letting go.


From that letting go, we can come back to the state of the energy of our blueprint. What we were intended to be. So, it balances spirit, mind, body. I work with people who have cluster migraines, and I work with dogs who have had a leg amputated. I work with cats who, his person has passed away, and they have been given to the refuge where I’m on staff, and they’re untouchable. You can meet these beings where they’re at.


[0:05:11] BD: So, Jin Shin is understanding that animals have energy bodies, just like we do, and that if we are willing to first regulate our own nervous system, we can then be agents in working with the nervous systems of the animals in our lives.


[0:05:34] AL: Absolutely. Oh, well said young lady. It’s really, again, I quote Mary Burmeister a lot. But she has a quote that says, “It is complicatedly simple, not simply complicated.” You can learn a few basics, and then be with these animals, and they’re going to guide you to a very large extent. They’re going to show you –


[0:06:08] BD: How can animals teach us harmonizing? Because I feel like that, what is harmonizing? And how can animals teach us that?


[0:06:18] AL: I think, harmonizing, I think it’s being in the present. I think they are champions of that. They don’t have taxes that are due. They don’t have social media praise them. They don’t have term papers due or cars that need to get to the repair shop. They’re where they are. And they don’t hold on to things. So, for me, always my way to touch base, my way to come back, is to get with my animals.


[0:06:54] BD: What is your hope with teaching Jin Shin as a healing modality for animal companions?


[0:07:02] AL: You are an angel. Just yesterday, I was journaling on this and meditating on this. I would love this to become common knowledge, like they used to say, “Mom’s home remedies.” If people build this way of connecting to their animals into their way of living, we always said that Jin Shin Jyutsu works best when nothing happens. Because it goes on in harmony. There aren’t big crises as often. I’m not saying it can’t happen. But it deepens the connections with your animals. For me, I don’t believe you can do this very long, without becoming better and better at intuitive communication. Because they’re telling us, and if we’re hands on, and we’re focused on them, we’re in the right space to hear. So, I would just love it to be kind of an everyday thing. Take the woo-woo and exotic out and make it a way to be with our animals.


[0:08:15] PF: What are some other results that people will see if they’re like, “Well, this sounds interesting, but I don’t know. My pet has been sick for a while. My pet is emotionally distraught all the time.” What are some changes you’ll see in animals as they are treated this way?


[0:08:31] AL: It’s a great question. So, it’s a cumulative art. Mostly, you see – and that’s why I love people to learn it to share at home, so you see little incremental changes.


[0:08:45] BD: Adele, tell us about you have an upcoming workshop in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of May and tell the listeners what that’s about.


[0:08:53] AL: Yes. I’m really looking forward to it. It is a three-day workshop from May 31st through June 2nd, and it’s a first. I am co-teaching with two of my faculty. Susan [Name inaudible 0:09:08] who I mentioned earlier, and Kelly Mount, both fabulous, longtime Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioners and longtime animal people. We are going to be at Windy Meadows equestrian farm, which has a combination of rescue horses and dogs and retired horses, I believe. It’s going to be a lovely time to go in depth. We’ll work on ourselves, we’ll study, and then we’ll work on the animals. You’ll get different species. And I always want people to work on themselves first so they understand how that feels, what you’re sharing with the animals.


[0:09:54] BD: Adele, thank you so much for coming on the show and hopefully all the listeners feel just as harmonized as I do by listening to the sound of your voice, while we talked about this topic, but we really appreciate your time.


[0:10:08] AL: Well, thank you. This is my idea of absolute fun. So, I appreciate it. Thanks for your interest.




[0:10:14] PF: That was Brittany Derrenbacher talking with Adele Leas about Jin Shin Jyutsu for animals. If you’d like to learn more about this art, you can check out Adele’s book, Jin Shin Jyutsu For Your Animal Companion, watch a video to learn how to practice it yourself, or check out her three-day animal retreat in Kentucky later this month. You can find information for all of those when you visit our website at livehappy.com. Of course, Brittany will be back next month to talk about how pets bring us joy, help us heal, and can be some of our greatest teachers. So, until then, for everyone at Live Happy, this is Paula Felps reminding you to make every day a happy one.



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