The team that makes up Body Mind & Soul comes from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. This blog offers insights into each member and what makes them tick.
Jennifer McGee: Hand analyst, life coach, teacher, and artist
Like many of our team members, Jennifer McGee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. As our resident hand analysis reader, she is able to weave that knowledge with her skills as a life coach. She is a certified hand analyst with the International Institute for Hand Analysis and is a life coach graduate of Brooke Castillo’s, The Life Coach School. She has over 15 years of experience helping people get on their unique path to happiness.
Her path to becoming a practitioner was one of fate and synchronicity combined with choices. She first learned about hand analysis by attending a hosted house event with Richard Unger, a reader from California. His analysis was so spot-on and validating, she decided to host his next event when he returned to Houston.
Ten years passed. Jennifer had married and the marriage had hit a trouble spot. As part of her co-dependency work, she recalled the experience with Unger and decided to give analysis a try. “I was trying to pick something that wasn’t my family’s, something I enjoyed,” says McGee, “and that was the first thing that popped into my head. That week, I go to my local coffee shop and who do I see but Linda, who was the host of the group that night ten years ago, and I had never seen before, and I didn’t know her other than that. But I knew that she studied with Richard.”
As luck had it, one of his students was arriving in Houston to handle the year-long training. She jumped at the chance and was certified in 2005.
Modern hand analysis is non-predictive and contains no form of fortunetelling. Instead, it looks at two psychologies reflected in the hands: our soul psychology and our personality – our behavioral/emotional psychology.
There are four basic fingerprint types. They are formed five months before we are born and do not change in our lifetime. This is known as the Soul Agenda. These ten prints reveal our purpose: what our soul wants to experience for joy, and the life lesson we must learn and overcome in order to realize our purpose. The shape, lines, flexibility and proportions of our hands reflect our personality. Our hands will change over time as we change our beliefs, behaviors and attitudes - just as our personalities. It's the coupling of the two psychologies – the Soul Agenda with the personality – that illustrates the uniqueness of every individual.
Jennifer’s analysis sessions delve into the individual’s psyche and personal traits. She determines the print chart based on the finger markings. From this, she is able to discuss the nature of the individual’s School (the most general theme of the hands), along with the underlying purpose and lesson. She also compares this soul psychology to the client’s behavioral psychology/personality. All together, this information will show where the individual want to go, where they are now, and indicates a way forward.
“It’s my experience and understanding that people are inherently creative beings and that their greatest joy and highest service happens when they live their right lives,” continued Jennifer.
Jennifer is a native Texan, having been born in Austin, and spending time in Florida before moving back to Houston. She grew up in a Brady Bunch-model family. Her introduction to hand analysis had a great impact on her private life, “problem solving on a different level,” as she describes it, which in turn helped her in her communication and relationships.
She also credits the 2004 movie, What the Bleep Do We Know, as confirming the ideas she already embraced. “This is important because the more times you think about a thing, the more peptides and neural hard wiring takes place. That’s a process, and that’s what drove me to learn coaching because I wanted to help people on a bigger level.”
In addition to hand analysis, Jennifer also works as a life coach and is able to help people work through their issues to find a clear path. She also is an accomplished artist. The wall murals at Body Mind & Soul are testaments to her creativity, from the zodiac signs on the rear wall to the moon illustration that can be seen in our monthly lunar video blogs on Instagram.
As she works with others, she continues to discover new aspects of herself. “I had to stick with it, and it was part of my own journey of building. I’m following the parts of me that I love the most about myself. And a lot of people have to do that.”