"It is easier to raise strong kids than repair broken men" - Frederick Douglas
Hands Analysis is a unique hand reading tool. It provides a comprehensive and unique personal map of inborn potentials (nature) and explains how the environment during childhood development (nurture) shaped our behavior and influenced our present, everyday life (the why).
Since these are very early experiences, they are lost to the conscious mind, yet exist forever in the sub-conscious and deeply influence our adult personality. The individual, without being able to understand the source of these early experiences, often finds him or herself motivated by impulses, and answers to them.
Thankfully, awareness and the different tools provided during a comprehensive analysis, could help change disturbing behaviors and further influence the way we think, decide and act.
The analysis, founded by Dr. Arnold Holtzman, helps to accurately discover a wide range of character qualities and abilities. It is a proven tool for self-improvement as it uncovers early experiences and learned behaviors that make life a frustrating struggle. The analysis exposes challenges, difficulties, inner-conflicts, emotional and behavioral patterns, communication issues, social skills, self-esteem and self-image perception, cognitive processes, and other behaviors and talents.
There are two services you can choose from:
1. Book a Hands Analysis session that provides both varied tools and broad awareness, to help you work on self-growth, self-improvement, as well as reach a more balanced, meaningful and fulfilled life.
One session, 2-3 hours: $200
2. Book a work shop, for company or friends, and enjoy stories, experiences and outcomes the Hands Analysis provides.
Please contact to check pricing.
People Are Saying
The body stores a lot of secrets but how much does the hand know? Maya read mine like a book! She revealed nuggets about me which I wasn't aware of but totally explained several whys of my life. By the end of the session she had identified my gifts, childhood traumas, repetitive patterns, hidden beliefs/programming, and had outlined strategies for transformation.
Don't mistake this session to be palmistry or anything to do with graphology. I went into the reading with skepticism and curiosity and now I am hands down recommending this to anyone who wants to know about themselves and their blind spots, get an unbiased handle on what's going on behind the scenes in their life, and how to break free and lead a more empowered, purposeful life. Maya is truly gifted. Be ready to be awed by her brilliant analysis.
After several days of digesting everything you told me, I wanted to say Thank You!
No one has ever touched me with words like that before.
After years of searching for self-realization, whether through books, lectures, seminars, workshops, webinars … no one truly managed to help me understand myself and bring me the peace I longed for.
I do not think I can express how accurately you described and explained myself to me.
— Jaz B.
I first heard Hand Analysis during one of Maya’s educational workshops. I was very intrigued by the concept and I sensed from her clear explanations and passion for the topic that Maya was well-trained and excelled in her craft.
My session with Maya was simply amazing. She was able to validate so much of my life experiences, but our session has now offered me an entirely new way to view the events of my life through a whole new perspective.
I walked away from our very thorough and detailed consultation with at least 10 different HUGE “ah-ha” moments. Maya also brought new things into my awareness that I will be grateful to know and understand about myself.
Working with Maya was a wonderful experience. I know this information and new-found knowledge and perspective will have a lasting affect on how I view myself and others.
My Sincere thanks to Maya for your empathy, your incredibly thorough analysis and your detailed knowledge of your craft.
I can’t wait to hear my friends’ account of her experience with your Hands Analysis!!!
I am supremely confident she will be as impressed and absolutely ASTOUNDED by you as I was.
You have an unparalleled ability to reach the very pinpoint root of defense mechanisms I’ve been unknowingly using my entire life. The way you could so accurately see with incredible clarity and confidence when and where they developed and how necessary these defense mechanisms were when they were developed in my young childhood.
Then you took it further and pointed out how these mechanisms were still engrained in my personality as an adult. I learned from this elementary yet foundational correlation how these “obsolete” defense mechanisms are still actively producing different results as an adult, and in many cases, are harmful or counterproductive.
This eye opening and indelible experience made it so clear for me to see these defense mechanisms and character traits and gave me the most significant part of this profound experience. I learned through these meaningful insights how to better navigate the roads ahead with this new tool you’ve helped me to acquire.
The amazing part was witnessing how fast and clear the thoughts come to you as you began the hand analysis. You were getting so much information about me, all put in front of you at one time.
The experience, as I said earlier, was deeply profound. I believe anyone who is open for Hands Analysis will find great value in the experience and I would strongly urge them to try this MUST HAVE on their own personal developmental journey and open themselves up to an entirely new level.
— Eric S.
I must recommend Maya Barak!!! Yesterday I underwent a biometric hand analysis, and was amazed by the level of accuracy, details, depth and sensitivity!
I came out feeling that I have more information about my strengths and weaknesses, about things I’ve gone through, and the things I have yet to do in order to improve my life.
I was surprised at Maya’s ability to read the map of my hands and reveal the hidden layers of my character.
This was an awakening journey, a somewhat rattling one too. It brought forth thoughts and feelings that will take time to process and fully understand.
— Miri S. K
I warmly recommend Maya Barak !
After attending two of her unique and intriguing lectures, and studying about the strong connection between the development of our brain and the changes in our hands, I was determent to have my hands read by her.
In a 3 hours assessment, she was extremely accurate at pointing out my dominate characters, needs and behaviors. Through this technique, she was able to see the roots to all of these and the way that my life course, in my childhood, had influenced my life today. That was truly amazing!
The way that Maya contacted the assessment is very thorough and she uses her wide knowledge to establish her analysis. First she took photos of my hands from different angles, as well as ink prints, and examined my hands from every possible angle. She also audio recorded the full session and gave it to me to listen whenever I’ll have the time and the need for it. After a day I also got a written summary of the suggestions and tools.
Thank you Maya for bringing light to my life journey!
— Vered G .K
Overview of Psychodiagnostic Chirology (PDC)
Psychodiagnostic Chirology (PDC) is a comprehensive diagnostic discipline applied by professional behavioral specialists in their clinical work. We may visualize it as a form of hand reading in psychological diagnosis… handreading which has its origins in the medical-genetic science of Dermatoglyphics. The latter discipline identifies in the dermal patterns of the palmar surface of the human hand (and foot) genetic constructions which have a bearing on a wide range of organic and largely inherited disorders. Wholly unrelated to palmistry or any similarly esoteric mode of prediction, Dermatoglyphics, for more than half a century now, has been accepted and applied in cyto-genetic laboratories in almost every major hospital around the world as standard diagnostic procedure.
Its application, reasonably enough, has always been limited to biological and organic disorders. It seemed plausible, however, that the concept of the human hand as a reliable source of information may readily extend to the behavioral sciences and used there to equal advantage. The question asked was why this diagnostic medium should not permit the identification of personality and behavioral disorders which, not unlike certain organic disorders, have also been shown to be linked to inherited factors. Conceivably its singular value in the behavioral sciences would then not fall short of its contributions in the medical sciences. Perhaps because it would recall palmistry and the latter’s historic association with most every manner of charlatanry this avenue of exploration had been ignored. It had never been undertaken in academia nor granted any measure of credibility in the mainstream of professionals in the behavioral sciences. At least not until late.
It is some time now that we have been aware of the hereditary factors linked to such distinctly psychical disorders as schizophrenia, borderline and antisocial personality disorders (among other personality disorders), and certain mood, anxiety and dissociative disorders. We would therefore define Psychodiagnostic Chirology which sought to identify these hereditary factors in the hand as an extension of the science of Dermatoglyphics – certainly of its principles. We shall find, however, that over the years, with increased familiarity with this new discipline and its application in the behavioral sciences… with a more profound grasp of its manifest expressions, its sources of information came to extend beyond volar dermatoglyphics to include the morphology and constitution of the hand as well.
Psychodiagnostic Chirology has now been shown to have a firm foundation in scientific principles and scientific evidence. To begin with, as a diagnostic discipline it lends itself exceedingly well to laboratory testing. Pilot studies have indeed established a reliability factor in excess of 80%! The same tests have established very high validity factors such as would further secure its credentials as a science.
Studies in the field of Psychiatric Biology have linked the brain and the hand in a manner which establishes in the most concrete fashion that events in the brain will invariably be given representation in the hand… indeed, that it could not be otherwise. It has been shown that the start of the second trimester marks the onset of the development of the cerebral cortex. Almost to the hour, in perfect symmetry with this development, and arising from the very same cytological material (the ectoderm of the fertilized egg cell), we find the development of the distal upper limbs. One is virtually an extension of the other. The hand becomes a transmutation of sorts of the brain and events in the latter somehow become manifest in the former with the communication between them extending throughout the length of the individual’s life.
Another interesting phenomenon is the nature of the dermatoglyphic patterns in the palms of the hand which seem very much to duplicate electromagnetic fields. In fact the fingertip patterns (the fingerprints) can often be duplicated using a simple bar magnet under a sheet of paper and iron filings. If we consider the source of electrical activity in the body we may once again connect between the hands and the brain.
Psychodiagnostic Chirology offers the therapist a number of very distinct advantages over more familiar, and possibly more conventional test batteries. The most conspicuous of these advantages is that it totally absolves the client/patient from the need of having to represent himself, or herself, verbally or in writing. In this sense it is the least threatening of the tests. All the client/patient is required to do is to rest his (or her) elbows on a table and show his (or her) hands to the therapist. Nothing more. Consider that as often as not we find that the results of testing with more conventional batteries suffer serious distortions as a result of fears and anxieties which had overtaken the individuals tested. This came about, in part, as a result of their painful uncertainty as to how best to represent themselves. Apart from a host of defense mechanisms such as repression, reaction-formation, denial, and compulsive intellectualizations and rationalizations which all too often grossly undermine the reliability of the results of the testing, the therapist must also contend with the need of some to match the imagined expectations of the tester. Almost invariably then, and often very early on in their professional careers, clinicians learn that a client’s/patient’s representation of himself (or herself) throughout the intake process cannot but be suspect.
Where Psychodiagnostic Chirology shines, as it were, is in its ability to trace, virtually from the first hour of life, the most significant formative experiences which may have overtaken the individual. These would have been experiences (often decidedly traumatic) which would have profoundly influenced the attitudinal and behavioral patterns which normally give the design to the adult personality. Yet because of the very early phase in this person’s development these experience(s) would have been lost to conscious awareness. At the subconscious dimension, however, these same experience(s) would have become ingrained as though by a hammer and chisel in stone. Which is to say that this individual would find himself, or herself, driven by (and otherwise responding to) those very early experiences without being at all able to access their sources. If those early experiences were indeed traumatic they would become manifest as neurotic expressions in the adult and powerfully resist therapeutic intervention.
Examples of such experiences are numerous and it would seem appropriate at this point to mention some of them. This delivers us to another singularly unique facet of Psychodiagnostic Chirology and one which sets it considerably apart from every other diagnostic procedure. Psychodiagnostic Chirology is, fundamentally, a language wherein the abstract symbols made manifest in the dermatoglyphics, morphology and constitution of the hand gives representation to the widest range of psychical constructs. Consider that an understanding of these symbols is equally an understanding of whatever it may be that those psychical constructs signify. Consider as well that whatever they may signify, may, or may not, find an echo in our professional literature. This is to say that inherent in Psychodiagnostic Chirology may be references to structures in personality and possibilities in behavior which are unknown and quite undefined in our professional literature.
So it is that those proficient in PDC speak of the Deficit-Father Syndrome which describe circumstances in the child’s relationship with his, or her, father (between the ages of 1 to 3) wherein the child did not record the experience of his father identifying with him , or the father integrating the child’s life with his own, or experiencing intimacy with the father. Inherent in the Deficit-Father Syndrome is also the person’s inevitable compensation for these deficits… compensation which bring many to win public recognition and, in many instances, fame.
The language of Psychodiagnostic Chirology makes reference to the Hollow-i Syndrome (a pervading sense of emptiness and lack of fulfillment); the Focus-On-Me Mother Syndrome (failure to record narcissistic support and gross inability to assume true adult responsibilities especially with regard to marriage and the raising of children); the Pseudo-Persona (translating the will and expectations of another as though it was the person’s own will); Autistic Pockets (inability to be carried away, as it were, by sexual experiences); the Primary Rejection Factor (where the neonate has no address, target, or direction for its object-seeking libido); and the Inverse-Guilt Syndrome (emotional, physical and/or sexual molestation in a child up to the age of seven or eight).
Psychodiagnostic Chirology redefines (relabels) such psychical constructs as the False Self, Fragmentation, the Schizoid Temperament, Negative Oral and Negative Anal fixations, the Life, Sex and Death Instincts, Role-Identity and Ego-Ideals. There are more. Some have it that, by far, the most dramatic contribution of PDC in this regard is that it defines and makes entirely measurable such central systems in the psyche as Will and the Self.
In each instance Psychodiagnostic Chirology brings together the what and the why. The focus is always on the etiology of any specific development so that the therapist is invariably on the surest ground when defining a therapeutic program for any individual. Nothing is without reason and everything originates from something. Consider that the therapist has in PDC a diagnostic tool which delivers, almost from the start, information which, at the best of times, is garnered only after a period of years. Clearly, we have here extraordinary leverage for those who identify with short-term therapy programs.
Yet for all this there is a discernable hostility which the conservative establishment of professional behavioral specialists direct at the very concept of Psychodiagnostic Chirology. There are many reasons for this not the least of which requires having to adapt to references to the human psyche which are, in effect, a language apart from everything studied in academia and experienced in clinical work. Consider also the psychiatrist who may be the head of a department in a psychiatric hospital and who makes his diagnoses. There is no one today between this man and God who could possibly intervene and say that any diagnosis was correct, incorrect or only partially correct. There is no office which may legitimately oversee the diagnoses these professional authorities may make. If we consider only such personality disorders as borderline, obsessive-compulsive and anti-social, PDC provides models which define and identify each with virtually perfect accuracy. Which is to say that a diagnosis, say, of borderline personality disorder of a patient whose hands are unlike the PDC model of this disorder, would, in each instance be recognized as an erroneous diagnosis. Conceivably, this would not be a terribly welcome adjustment to the present regime with which most psychiatric hospitals are familiar.
We would like to think that Psychodiagnostic Chirology will one day earn its full acceptance among professional behavioral specialists. It may well be asking too much today of those with extensive clinical experience, and who would prefer the familiar to the unfamiliar, to be more open to this discipline. Yet this should not be a deterrent to those at the threshold of their careers as clinicians and academicians and who would be amenable to thought, which, heretofore, had been looked upon at best as unconventional.
Source: The article was written by Dr. Arnold Holtzman and it is published on: http://www.chirology.org Contributed by nunziapr. Posted on December 30, 2006.
Hidden and Subconscious Mechanisms
If you were to change something in your life today, what would it be? While Some of these changes are clear to you, like improve or start a relationship, enjoy a fulfilling job, work on your temper or not jumping to conclusions, other answers are somewhat more tricky to come by.
The reason for this lies in the fact that we are not aware of all the hidden and subconscious mechanisms that influence our reactions, and sometimes inaction. Yet, you may ask, how can you tap into them? They are unknown, and thus hard to uncover? And if they are hidden, why should I become aware of them? While some people search for years and still find it hard to locate the deepest issues that bother and heavily influence their lives, others turn to different professionals to help them dig deep into their past and uncover the hidden issues. One such method is the Hands Analysis which enables, in one meeting, to reveal many deeply hidden defense and self sabotaging mechanisms that were embedded at very early stages of your childhood, and now need to brought into awareness and dealt with.
Awareness allows you to continue with a more peaceful and aware life, and take actions to solve crucial issues that bother and influence your life in a negative manner.
When I look at people’s hands I see layers.
Layers of potentials.
Layers of hidden abilities.
Layers of fears.
Layers of doubt.
layers of conflicts.
Layers of defense mechanisms.
Layers of self-sabotaging mechanisms.
While some of these layers are no longer needed, others desire to be brought into light, into awareness. This is their opportunity to grow and flourish.
I love looking at people’s hands, helping them discover the layers.
This way they too get to see their hidden beauty within.
The Inner Child
The inner child refers to our deep emotional state stemming from difficulties and traumas we suffered in early and late childhood. . We may try to run away and ignore our inner-child, yet doing so doesn’t end our suffering; it only prolongs it. The wounded child is always there, trying to get our attention, telling us to stop avoiding these feelings, bring them into awareness, and start healing ourselves.
The inner wounded child asks for care and love, but because we’re afraid of feeling overwhelmed by the pain and sorrow, we run away from him/her. Even if we have time, we try to keep ourselves constantly entertained- watching a screen, socializing, or using alcohol or drugs – because we don’t want to experience that suffering all over again.
When we become aware and work with our inner child, we feel great compassion for that child and we can begin the healing process of the child within us.
Yet many find it difficult to tap into their inner child. The reason lies in our subconscious, trying to get away from pain by keeping these emotions buried deep inside. These may also appear as physical ailments too, yet they are still a reflection of our emotional state.
Becoming aware and starting our healing journey is of key essence to any type of development we are seeking in our lives. Bring self-awareness into your life and start healing the child with-in.
Emotional Attachment Parenting
I have been practicing Hands Analysis for over a decade. I have seen and learnt how our parents’ actions and behaviors towards us, as children, designed and altered our personality, enabled us to fulfill or ignore our inborn potentials, influenced the way we think and conceive people and situations, affected how we feel and react (or avoid) as well as so many other things we encounter throughout life.
Thanks to this important knowledge, I share with my clients, some which are parents, how they can raise their children in a healthier emotional, mentally supportive and constructive environment. Healthy attachment allows kids to grow up to be self-aware, self-motivated, creative, emotionally healthy, enjoying abundance of self-confidence, being able to execute their inborn talents and potential, and becoming all that they can be, should be, and much, much more. Naturally, there are no perfect parents and mistakes are bound to happen, but we can always strive and try to be the best parents we can, at each given moment.
As the Hands Analysis provides important information about the different developmental stages children go through and how we as parents can help them develop their personality in a way that will exercise their inborn potentials, clients who are parents receive extra tools to help their children too.
Human Body Maps
Human Body Maps are ingrained in our physical body.
These maps help us understand how each individual functions and operates.
The maps we usually refer to are the hands (chirology), feet (reflexology), eye’s iris (iridology), face (personology), ears (auricology), and skull (phrenology).
Different information could be derived from these maps: personality, both nature and nurtured (feelings, thoughts, talents, abilities, actions, etc.); physical (systemic health); and some believe that future events could also be procured from these maps.
Interestingly, once we acquire the right information from these maps, given we apply the suggestions and act towards changing certain aspects in our life, in time, these maps too will change. This change is derived from the connection between these features (hands, feet, eyes etc.), and the brain. Once we re-wire our brain, the changes will manifest themselves in these features.
Thus, information is the first essential step, and a gradual process involving a period of assimilation and conscious cultivation is needed to create the actual, change in our lives.
Chirology vs. Chiromancy
It is important to distinguish between “chiromancy”, which means to predict the future and “Chirology”, which means ‘hand study’ in Greek. A professional Chirologist provides an in-depth palm analysis for self-understanding. It has been studies by great people such as Aristotle, Plato, Karl Jung, Julius Speer and many more.
Foundations and Research
Thousands of papers and researches on the subject present strong correlation between different hand features and psychological disposition, genetic illnesses, sexual attractiveness and even the likelihood to succeed in sports.
Also, the vast amount of books out there on the subject of hand analysis and palmistry is quite amazing, especially if we consider that this topic has been highly criticized, ignored and ridiculed. Many still consider it a myth and superstitious though this attitude is starting to change.
Unfortunately there are many charlatans’ out there and considerably few professionals who practice this powerful and insightful tool. Chirology is quite difficult to master and it required much practice and studying, which also explain why many who start studying it give up at one point or another.
I have been working in Hand Analysis for years now but still have much to learn. I read books, articles, new research and take courses. If you consider going for a hand reading try to learn where the person studied, how many years of experience he has and if you have chemistry with him or her. Good chemistry could sometimes make a world of a difference to a person’s openness’ to hear the analysis and accept what is being said, as part of the information is not always easy or pleasant to hear.
Because hand analysis incorporates many details and information, make sure to audibly record it. You will never be able to remember everything you were told. I remember listening to my analysis a month after going. I didn’t remember 50% of what was told to me and this helped me to continue to work on what needed work. The main reason for not being able to remember is that the hand analysis includes a lot of personal and emotional information, many details and explanations. Some of them are not always easy to digest and internalize during one intake. Thus, it is always advised to listen to the recording again when you are ready. You will most probably hear new things you did not remember that were told to you..
Here’s how to do it:
Learn about the difference between chirology and chiromancy
Research about the analysis provider you are interested in meeting
Talk on the phone and try to get sense of what you will be getting from the analysis
Did you feel this is the right person for you?
Record the session
A women in her late 30’s came for a Hands Analysis. I saw the hardships she experienced throughout her childhood, as well as the many hidden gifts she was blessed with. “Hidden” meaning she replaced these beautiful aspects of her personality with an adopted behavior, one which was accepted by her environment, and therefore safe to project. She told me she learned of some of these gifts lately. I continued to explain why the little girl felt these gifts were too heavy to bear, and which false identity she adopted. Of course, as a child, such a defense mechanism kept her from harm’s way; yet, she didn’t truly feel she was accepted. And why would she? She never got to reveal and feel accepted for who she TRUELY was. And this feeling she has been carrying throughout her adult life. Today she was given an opportunity to leave this part of her life behind, and move forward with her true core identity.
Later in our conversation I said “I see you encountered a significant trauma. Would you like to talk about it?” No” she replied quietly, tears in her eyes. As her journey continues, she now knows she will need, at some point, to deal with her traumatic experience, as it has severe bearing on her emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual life. This is part of the path she will need to explore in order to claim her freedom from negative past influences. There is no way around it, and the universe will continue sending her, and basically each and every one of us, messages, in different forms and ways, until we take the time to deal with painful issues, heal, and move forward, towards the freedom we each desire.
Health, Weight, and Our Emotional State
Today we are more aware that our body, brain, and emotions are all connected and work in synchronicity. According to Dr. Candace Pert emotions are stored in the body, at the receptors, and healthy communication, via emotional expression, is key to integrating the mind and the body.
Dr. Pert claimed that “the chemicals that are running our body and our brain are the same chemicals that are involved in emotion. And that says to me that we had better pay more attention to emotions with respect to health.” In her opinion, both psychologists and physicians should be making the body-mind connection, because the body and mind are not separate, and thus should not be treated without the other.
Since our traumatic and painful memories reside in our nerve system and the subconscious mind, the body and brain are trying to prevent the pain, by securing pleasure. The problem is that food may make us happy for a short while (as sugar goes straight to the brain making it feel pleasure), and it gets us addicted to the “high” feeling it provides. Yet soon after we feel physically and emotionally bad, guilty for “failing” again, self-judging ourselves, which makes us feel unhappy. This is a vicious cycle that is hard to brake.
It is not surprising then that a CNN article reported that millions of people are simply ‘giving up’ on trying to lose weight because they have had enough of living in judgement, feeling like a failure, and being hard on themselves for not reaching their goals over and over again.
While some people give up on losing weight and living a healthy life completely, others are shifting their mental focus to how they feel and to how healthy they are which makes losing weight less hard.
When people deal with and express their emotions, and are listening and are more aware of what is going on in their physical and emotional body, it is easier for them to deal with the true issue at hand, instead of trying to “cover it up” with emotional eating. Yet, when people do not deal with their feelings, they are more exposed to gaining weight and eat unhealthy because whenever they encounter an unpleasant emotion their body feels “exposed to hurt”. In order to lower the risk of getting hurt, they eat, usually sugar, the instant satisfier, and carbs, which turn quickly into sugar, both providing a short term emotional pacifier.
On the other hand, when people are more connected to their feelings, emotions, and mental being, food no longer controls them, and they do not try to control it. With time, as we work on our emotional issues and experiences, we feel more secure, confident, and aware. And when a need for something sweet arises, a row of dark chocolate would usually suffice. The craving subdues with time and rarely will we have a need for comfort food. When people get a Biometric hand Analysis, I often suggest that if they feels they cannot go through such a process alone, to seek professional help, someone they connect with, who will help them dig deeper, to see what part is hurting and needs acknowledgment, taking care of, and dealing with.
Be present and bring awareness into your life, deal with past and present feelings and difficult emotions, turn to help when you feel the need, and take care of your physical, emotional, and mental states, as they are key to a better and healthier life with higher self-esteem. And though you may not constantly be in a state of happiness (as we all get sad, angry, annoyed, etc., at times), when you take care of your emotional, mental and physical states, it is possible to reach a healthier, happier and more content state of being most of the time.