Case Studies

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Stories of releasing stored emotions, moving forward, and finding freedom.

Read our collection of case studies from clients who have experienced emotional release therapy with Jin.

"I used to feel like I was surviving, and now I feel like I am thriving and ready for the next level. It’s a beautiful synergy and a place where you can be honest, and there is no judgement. I wish I had done this sooner."

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Carla Jones

Sydney, Australia

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“Colourful” is the adjective that Sydneysider Carla Jones uses to describe her eventful life.

From being raised as a Jehovah’s Witness – in an environment she refers to as “a cult” – to raising a beautiful yet challenging special needs child, Carla has battled some deep, dark and uncomfortable emotions.

These intense emotions began to rise to the surface when she experienced postnatal depression after welcoming her second child, an additional-needs son.

“When he was born, I realised that he was going to need my help, and my husband’s help, all of his life. It just sounded way too hard,” she recalls. “I thought, ‘why me? Why him?’ I thought I had done everything by the book during my pregnancy. I never factored in that anyone could have a special needs child.”

Family life was busy, stressful, and Carla had lost her zest for life as her own wants and needs fell further and further down the priority list. A former make-up artist and creative, Carla also had a strong entrepreneurial streak that was being under-utilised and felt there was “something more” she needed to achieve.

“I was at a crossroads in my life where I wanted to discover myself again,” she says. “I had a major disconnect with my body and shoved a lot of emotions way down. It got to the point where I knew I couldn’t move forward because I needed to go back.

“I also did it for my health. I didn’t want anything festering in my body that would show up in some form later in my life. I wanted to be clean and healthy within.”

Carla had been following Jin on social media and decided to make the investment in her health and in her future.

They worked together through a series of one-on-one online treatments for 12 weeks, delving into Carla’s childhood as a Jehovah’s Witness and some deeply personal life events, then releasing the emotions attached to them.

Jin also guided Carla in finding her true purpose in life. These discoveries gave Carla the confidence and assurance to make some big decisions, including starting a successful new business as a Human Design guide.

“When I started working with Jin, I began to think clearer about what I wanted to do with my career and Jin helped launch me into it and showed me the way,” she says.

“My biggest breakthrough was that I learned I am in my head a lot and need to let go, not micromanage and just trust people. Having that emotional release really helped me to be able to do this.”

Carla has found her relationships have improved, as has her inner strength.

“I am not so reactive, and I am definitely more honest after working with Jin,” she says. “I am conscious not to always ‘people-please’ and I can articulate my thoughts without feeling resentful.”

“I look at everything with much more appreciation now. If I hadn’t worked with Jin I would still be on the couch, feeling resentful and possibly jealous of other people and seeing their progress. I was surviving before but now I’m really thriving, with an exciting new career.”

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Robyn Koski

Sydney, Australia

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"Overall, my life has completely changed. My biggest breakthrough was freeing myself from emotional and defensive reactions. I feel like I have lost the need to react in the old ways and discovered an inner sense of calm."

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Achieving high has never been a foreign concept to Australian finance broker, health coach and counsellor Robyn Koski.  

 A high-flying and respected member of the corporate world for 20 years, Robyn advises clients on their personal and business investments. But she also wanted to harness her natural ability to relate to people by becoming a health coach, corporate wellness advisor and counsellor. 

“Before I launched my own health coaching practice I wanted to work through my own emotional issues and chronic stresses that had built up over the past 10-12 years,” she says. “There had been yo-yo dieting and drinking too much (really all the general corporate-curse stuff) and I had finally come to find myself living in a state where every business email and text would just send my blood pressure sky-high.”

Robyn sought out Jin’s help to ensure she was completely open and ready for the challenge of entering a new industry, and to free the stored emotions that were holding her back. She’d been following Jin on social media and was a regular listener of Jin’s The Art Of Listening To Your Body podcast but was unsure of the benefits Jin could bring to her new business.

“Before working with Jin I already ran a successful business so to begin with I felt like there wasn’t much I was going to learn with regard to setting up my new practice,” she recalls. “But I was wrong. The wellness space is very different and the business coaching that we’ve done together really helped and gave me the confidence to get out there and become visible.”

Jin and Robyn worked together through a series of one-on-one online treatments and Robyn committed herself to fully surrendering to the process in order to achieve both her business and personal goals. They focussed on erasing Robyn’s corporate habits and instead uncovered the life events and emotions that shaped her life, as well as pinpointing her true personal values.

“I remember being nervous for the first three or four sessions, mainly because I suspected what was coming,” she says. “But I knew I had to do it and this work has turned out to be one of the best experiences that I’ve ever been through in my life.”

Robyn says her biggest breakthrough was being able to free herself from emotional and defensive reactions, particularly during conversations with her partner and family members. She also found a sense of inner calm and a true appreciation for her life after releasing some deep-seated emotions. Today, she has continuous feelings of happiness and excitement about what the day will bring.

“One of the best parts of the experience (although I spent most of it crying!) was the release process. My other favourite part was just having Jin be there for me,” she says. “I don’t have many friends in my network that have built businesses and who’ve had the courage to change industries. So having someone to talk to who has done exactly that has been great.”

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"This got to the heart of the issue and it's the fastest I've ever been able to release. I was able to generate a resolution to past issues I thought I had worked through. I had massive shifts in my life beyond what I expected and feel clear about the direction I'm heading in."

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Dana Lewis

California, USA

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California-based Dana Lewis was once a busy corporate lawyer in the bustling beachgoer’s paradise of Malibu, California. Around six years ago when she changed careers to become a cognitive energy practitioner, Dana believed this would be the key to finding freedom and flow in her life.

However, this was not the case. As Dana worked in her much-loved field of energy healing, she was dogged by a persistent sacroiliac (SI) joint injury. Despite Dana’s healthy lifestyle, regular yoga practice and an above-average understanding of the mind-body connection, she was unable to shift the frustrating injury.
It impacted many aspects of Dana’s physical well-being and impeded the health of her business and her relationships.

Many years and many visits to specialists would follow. Chiropractors, physiotherapists, and doctors could not help and only suggested unfathomable diagnoses like arthritis and scoliosis.

With no solution in sight, Dana decided to seek the help of an emotional release therapist. But despite her work in this area, the injury persisted and Dana was left wondering what else she had left to release.

“Nobody could tell me what the problem was,” says Dana. “Nobody seemed to understand it, and this led to me developing a lot of fear around the injury.”

“I worried about what this injury meant for my future. Would I be able to continue an active lifestyle, to run and jump with my daughter? And, most worryingly, would I be able to have another child?”

After Dana felt she had exhausted every option, she saw Jin speak at an online event and was compelled to reach out. Dana began coaching sessions with Jin immediately.

Throughout the sessions, Jin shared with Dana a number of physical and emotional techniques. Dana found the verbal dialogue method one of the most powerful of the whole process. With Jin facilitating, Dana verbalised her emotions in their most raw form. She describes her reaction as “somewhat offensive, inappropriate, even unkind” but within Jin’s safe space, Dana was able to let everything go.

“This was very powerful. There were places that I was expecting to go, but there were also places I had no idea we would go,” she says. “I realised later these were the places that I had missed when I was working with other therapists. These were my blind spots. Without working on these areas, I would never have had the breakthroughs which followed.”

Seeing Dana present with an injury as specific as a dysfunction in the left SI joint gave Jin a roadmap of where Dana’s sessions needed to go. This made the experience succinct and precise for Dana and unexpectedly fast.

“Jin was able to target the precise area of emotional storage and release it. She got to the heart of it very quickly.”

Reflecting on her coaching sessions with Jin, Dana can see the many breakthroughs she made. She has been able to begin the physical healing of her SI injury in earnest and has noticed improvements in her mobility and strength. She feels a long way from the fear and uncertainty she once felt.

Like any emotional release work, the physical and the emotional go hand-in-hand.

“Now I feel so much lighter,” she says. “I feel I have fewer negative emotions and my emotional reactions to other people or situations are more tempered. I can have fluid and open-hearted conversations with my husband or mother.”

“In my business I have also been able to make big decisions around investing in the business and moving forward with clarity and confidence.”

As Dana moves towards a more positive and pain-free future, she takes with her the many tools and techniques learnt from Jin. Armed with the powerful verbal dialogue method for emotional releasing and the right muscular exercises for her back, she believes she can now heal her once-immovable injury.

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"I saw three different doctors and they didn't have an answer for me. In my heart, I knew there was something deeper I needed to get to. I never realised how much emotional baggage I hadn't fully worked through."

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Amy Griffith

Pennsylvania, USA

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Amy Griffith is a New York Broadway-dancer-turned-yoga-teacher who, from the outside, looked like she had it all. Beautiful, outgoing and a devoted mum to four gorgeous children – including twins – life was full and fun.

But throughout her day-to-day life, there was an unmoving obstacle that was affecting her confidence, her happiness and, ultimately, her path forward.

Amy had developed recurring skin problems in 2019 and she’d been seeking treatment for the rash-like flare-ups on her body and face, from her arms to her eyelids.

Cortisone didn’t work. Conventional treatment didn’t work. Alternative methods, including Ayurvedic consultations helped to a certain point but not completely. Amy’s husband is an emergency department doctor and even he was stumped. 

There seemed to be no logical explanation and no cure for Amy’s skin issues.

As a yoga instructor and dancer, Amy was used to taking good care of her body inside and out, therefore her diet and skincare products were not significant contributing factors. But she couldn’t shake the feeling that there was more to it than just the superficial and she was not prepared to resign herself to a life of skin ailments.

Serendipitously, that’s when Amy and Jin met at an online health summit, where Jin spoke about how stored emotions present and what left versus right sided issues meant. Jin and Amy worked together over three months’ one-on-one online coaching sessions, in which Jin peeled back the underlying emotional issues and past life experiences that were contributing to Amy’s skin flare-ups.

“It was amazing to me that I had so many emotional blockages and things that I really needed to process and heal from,” Amy says. “I thought I was okay as I’m very much a ‘go-with-the-flow’ type person. But there was a lot I needed to address and work through and learn about myself.”

Jin pinpointed some key experiences in Amy’s life, including her parents’ divorce from when she was younger, and helped her to address and release the deep unconscious emotions associated with these life experiences.

“I hadn’t done anything like this before,” Amy says. “But it was so powerful to talk to a professional who will hold that space for you and help you release it. I’m so very grateful to have found Jin to help me move forward in life.”

Today, Amy has her skin issues completely is there another word to say? As It could still be her weakness but she can get ontop of it before it gets out of control like what you’ve said next under control. When her body does present signs that her skin will flare up, she knows exactly how to calm it down. Her head feels clearer and lighter, her body feels healthier with no itching from the rash, and she feels much more in control of her life.

The benefits of a healthy body and mind have had a positive flow-on effect to her family and her Exercising Balance business, too. We only just got to go into how her business could change. It wasn’t a huge priority for her but she did get ideas on how she can move forwards. Againi as you mentioned below.

“My patience with my children is 100 times better – I’m rolling with so much of the usual stuff as a mum,” she says. “Jin has also helped me to find clarity for my business goals and ideas. She has empowered me with the freedom and the ability to transition into the next phase of my life.”

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"Open yourself as much as you can to the process and harness it. The more that you work through the process on an open basis with a free spirit and free mind, the more you are going to benefit, and your life will change all for the better. "

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Claus Brewer

New Zealand

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If you had asked Claus Brewer 12 months ago if he would be working with a cathartic release therapist, he probably would have told you there was no chance.
However, the Auckland-based dad of three is always open to learning and self-development. So, when wife Emily experienced the full effect of Dr Jin Ong’s coaching training, Claus was happy to give it a go.
Outwardly, Claus is a successful guy. He works for a global logistics company in a role that sees him responsible for the leasing and selling of warehousing logistics on and offshore. His boys, aged eight, six and four, keep the 42-year-old on his toes when he’s not at work.
Despite many aspects of Claus’ life going well, inwardly, he is challenged by the grief and emotions that still linger from losing his brother when he was 19. Claus’ brother Scotty was just 16 when he passed away from an enlarged heart. While Claus believes his family grieved as best they could at the time, a tragic event such as this can leave lasting wounds that can surface at any time.
After Emily worked through a coaching program with Jin, Claus saw the positive impact it made not only for his wife but the entire family.
“After my wife did the coaching with Jin, I saw how it made us better as a family,” he says. “I thought it was amazing but I didn’t really understand what the process was. So, I thought the best way to understand what Emily was doing was to do the course with Jin myself.”
This all came at the same time as Claus realising he needed to finally address some of his grief. What he thought was in the past began to surface as he saw reminders of his late brother in his young sons.
“I’ve always been open about Scotty, and my boys know about him. Seeing my sons get older and start to look like my brother, with the same mannerisms and characteristics, brought up a lot of emotions for me,” he says. “I realised there was probably a lot I hadn’t dealt with.”
Claus’ willingness to learn and grow allowed him to dive right in and feel the full benefits of Jin’s work. In his job, Claus has undertaken many professional development courses, so he approached the coaching with openness.
It wasn’t long before Claus began to experience breakthroughs. These came in the form of gaining awareness and an understanding of what was going on in his body from an emotional perspective.
“I found I was able to take better control of my day-to-day life. I found an awareness that wasn’t there before,” he says. “Now I have more clarity, more focus and a better understanding of what’s happening with me and why.”
If old emotions rise up, and Claus finds he isn’t sure what’s going on, he knows he can revisit Jin’s process and gain that understanding again. As a logistics professional, Claus appreciated the clear process that Jin’s coaching provided.
“The process that you work through with Jin was something I found to be very effective. So, if I’m triggered or if something happens, I can easily go back through what Jin has taught me.”

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Mel Twyman

New Zealand

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"Despite having done lots of previous therapy I still had issues that were constantly coming up again and again. When I learnt how to process my feelings my outlook on life changed significantly. I feel more sure of my choices and decisions, I feel certain of my future and what I choose it to be. I'm me without that stuff on my shoulders."

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A big surprise to me was that you can think you know who you are. “This is, This is me. This is who I am. This is what I do. This is why I do it.”
Then the same body that contains the same brain
and the same mouth is actually giving you something quite different.
Allowing the process to do what it can or do what it has the ability to do is probably the answer to it.
My brain literally went into places that I didn’t realise that it would go, and things came out of my mouth were clearly some of the crux of the problem in which I was not cognitively aware of.
I’m a bullet points, I’m a show me the facts, don’t waste my time, kind of Gal. This is not just woo-woo talkie talkie “let’s do another style of therapy, see how that goes” kind of palaver. When you literally give yourself to the process. It works.

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“I used to feel like I had bricks on my chest. I would do some work with a therapist, but that would only take one brick off. Jin actually listens, she is a one-stop shop. Since doing this work, I’ve had a lot of people say that I seem more content, and they love my energy. I feel like things are flowing.”

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Tresa Shirtcliffe

New Zealand

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I had a history of anxiety, specifically food and body-related. I used to feel like I had bricks on my chest. I would do some work with a therapist, but that would only take one brick off. I knew there was some deep inner work to do. Within 30 minutes of talking to Jin, there was no going back. I knew it was going to be confronting but I was ready for it. Previously, whenever I worked with a specialist, a doctor, a chiro, whatever, no one heard what I was trying to say, and they often contradicted each other. But Jin actually listens. She is a one-stop shop. Since doing this work, I’ve had a lot of people say that I seem more content. In the classes I teach, people now tell me they love my energy. I feel like things are flowing.  

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“I needed help to deal with the emotions of anger, frustration and despair following my daughter’s passing. Jin was able to quietly draw out my emotions, allow me to experience them and help me deal with them appropriately.”

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Robyn Edelston

Australia

I contacted Jin to see if she could help me deal with the emotions of anger, frustration and despair following my daughter’s passing. I hadone counselling before but was not sure what to expect. Once we got started, I was soon looking forward to my sessions with Jin and doing my ‘homework’. I learnt a lot about myself and how to deal with my emotions. Jin was able to quietly draw out my emotions, allow me to experience them and help me deal with them appropriately.

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I realised I was actually masking and stifling my feelings away a lot of the time, like sweeping everything under the rug. this work will definitely stay with me and also my children now.

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Danielle McMahon

Sydney, Australia

Aside from releasing some massive long-held emotions and trauma, my lip biting has decreased dramatically, to the point it’s almost non-existent now and I find I’m catching myself as soon as, if not before, it starts. I’m able to bring my awareness to it and connect it to what I’m thinking and feeling at the time. Huge!

I haven’t smoked pot during our time together and don’t plan to anytime soon. In recent years I’ve only been an occasional smoker but doing this work has really brought my awareness to the ‘why’ I smoked when I did. I realised I was actually masking and stifling my feelings away a lot of the time, like sweeping everything under the rug. And also smoking when the kids had gone to bed, to enjoy some ‘me’ time. So coming back to prioritising self-care and alone time for myself. Huge again! It’s amazing. And seems so simple now, just processing our emotions, but our ego/programming/subconscious has us doing otherwise.

Reflecting back I have had so many shifts over our time together and moved some MASSIVE massive stuff. I feel my emotional and body awareness has been heightened to the max, just have to keep that awareness up now. Thank you again, this work will definitely stay with me and also my children now.

I had a fear of dying due to the trauma I had experienced after my second pregnancy but I gained confidence that I will be okay.

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Lisa

I was hesitant about putting myself through something potentially very emotional and draining but I trusted that Jin would guide me and support me. Her background training and expertise is very strong and I trusted this.

I had a traumatic experience following the birth of my second child, having a secondary post partum haemorrhage at home. I was seeking her coaching to prepare me for the birth of my third child. I knew I had to address the trauma before going into my next birth.

It was confronting and very emotional, but I felt supported and safe whilst experiencing these feelings. In some way, it was like revisiting the experience but in a controlled way, where Jin helped me to reframe the emotions, events and experiences in a more positive way so I wasn’t so scared. I found the sessions tough, but then felt stronger and had a renewed energy after each one.

I had a fear of dying due to the trauma I had experienced after my second pregnancy but I gained confidence that I will be okay.

The experience I had being coached as well as the skills and techniques Jin used in the sessions, I often use again on myself when those fears arise within me.


I was able to go into my third birthing experience not as afraid and nervous as I would have been without this support. I was able to talk through my concerns with my obstetrician beforehand so that we could work together for the best outcome possible

The best part was the guided discovery and talking to each event –  like I was able to relive it, but change the experience in my mind.

I would absolutely recommend this work to anyone who has experienced some type of trauma or have difficulties with deep emotions they are having trouble managing in their life.

It’s emotional and confronting, but with Jin’s support and guidance, you will be a braver and stronger individual for having done it. 

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Amy Griffith is a New York Broadway-dancer-turned-yoga-teacher who, from the outside, looked like she had it all. Beautiful, outgoing and a devoted mum to four gorgeous children – including twins – life was full and fun.

But throughout her day-to-day life, there was an unmoving obstacle that was affecting her confidence, her happiness and, ultimately, her path forward.

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Amy had developed recurring skin problems in 2019 and she’d been seeking treatment for the rash-like flare-ups on her body and face, from her arms to her eyelids.

Cortisone didn’t work. Conventional treatment didn’t work. Alternative methods, including Ayurvedic consultations helped to a certain point but not completely. Amy’s husband is an emergency department doctor and even he was stumped. 

There seemed to be no logical explanation and no cure for Amy’s skin issues.

As a yoga instructor and dancer, Amy was used to taking good care of her body inside and out, therefore her diet and skincare products were not significant contributing factors. But she couldn’t shake the feeling that there was more to it than just the superficial and she was not prepared to resign herself to a life of skin ailments.

Serendipitously, that’s when Amy and Jin met at an online health summit, where Jin spoke about how stored emotions present and what left versus right sided issues meant. Jin and Amy worked together over three months’ one-on-one online coaching sessions, in which Jin peeled back the underlying emotional issues and past life experiences that were contributing to Amy’s skin flare-ups.

“It was amazing to me that I had so many emotional blockages and things that I really needed to process and heal from,” Amy says. “I thought I was okay as I’m very much a ‘go-with-the-flow’ type person. But there was a lot I needed to address and work through and learn about myself.”

Jin pinpointed some key experiences in Amy’s life, including her parents’ divorce from when she was younger, and helped her to address and release the deep unconscious emotions associated with these life experiences.

“I hadn’t done anything like this before,” Amy says. “But it was so powerful to talk to a professional who will hold that space for you and help you release it. I’m so very grateful to have found Jin to help me move forward in life.”

Today, Amy has her skin issues completely is there another word to say? As It could still be her weakness but she can get ontop of it before it gets out of control like what you’ve said next under control. When her body does present signs that her skin will flare up, she knows exactly how to calm it down. Her head feels clearer and lighter, her body feels healthier with no itching from the rash, and she feels much more in control of her life.

The benefits of a healthy body and mind have had a positive flow-on effect to her family and her Exercising Balance business, too. We only just got to go into how her business could change. It wasn’t a huge priority for her but she did get ideas on how she can move forwards. Againi as you mentioned below.

“My patience with my children is 100 times better – I’m rolling with so much of the usual stuff as a mum,” she says. “Jin has also helped me to find clarity for my business goals and ideas. She has empowered me with the freedom and the ability to transition into the next phase of my life.”

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