~ Getting to KNOW (Help) Myself
Matthias Roth offers an article about Self-Help in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Number 34, Fall 2001:
As an organization of Jin Shin Jyutsu instructors, we wish to turn the attention of our students, practitioners and clients to the gift of Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help. Self-Help is the birth and core of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Through self-help, Jiro Murai first proved the efficiency of the Art to himself and from his self-healing, began the journey of its rediscovery. In self-help, the student receives the empowering message through experience that he or she can actually be self-sufficient.
It was Mary Burmeister who, in years of study and dedication, further condensed the essence of the teachings of the Art into three simple self-help books which, unpretentious and unassuming, provide the student, advanced or neophyte, with the dynamic tools for self-sufficiency. These books are written from direct experience. They are not intellectual treatises and sometimes confound the western mind with their simplicity and pensive, slow pace.
In a self-help class, the student at once approaches the use and understanding of one or several of these simple, profound books and through them, the philosophy and the most practical tools of the Art. The tools can then immediately be used for oneself and family while the philosophy may gently shift one’s focus away from the attitudes that keep reproducing the same stresses.
While self-help classes are not a prerequisite for attending a five-day basic seminar, we strongly recommend them as a preparation and introduction. For a list of qualified self-help instructors or for a complete listing of self-help classes taught by our principal instructors and IT IS instructors, please contact the office or consult our website.
Jin Shin Jyutsu, Inc., 8719 East San Alberto, Scottsdale, AZ USA 85258 480-998-9331 ~ www.jsjinc.net