I’m thinking…

…about what I just blogged in the Jin Shin Jyutsu category.

That made me think about how difficult it is for humans to communicate.

Mary says that when a client comes for a Jin Shin Jyutsu session because of a new “project” (dis-ease; injury; disharmony), the project is usually harmonized in 3 sessions. If it is a long-time chronic disharmony, it may take as many as 6 sessions. If it is a critical project, the practitioner may want to follow Master Jiro’s actions to help Mary so many years ago. He traveled over an hour (each way) by train to Mary’s bedside, gave her Jin Shin Jyutsu for 20 minutes (more or less) and then took the train back to his home…every 3rd day, for several weeks. And there are some situations that require daily (or even twice daily) “intensive” Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions for 5-14 days.

And so the project indicates the length of sessions for which a client would (and should) pay the practitioner.

I’ve been taught to teach the client daily self-help flows on the very first session. If the client faithfully introduces Jin Shin Jyutsu into their daily life, and continues for their lifetime, they are helping their own body help itself and don’t need to pay to see a practitioner.

My primary responsibility as a Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner is to teach Self-Help.

I couldn’t pay my bills if I relied on income from JSJ sessions. In fact, most of my sessions are pro-bono because people, common folk, are suffering severe financial difficulties nowadays. I cannot withhold help just because they cannot pay…instead, they must promise me to incorporate Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help into their daily lives and tell others about this wonderful healing Art.

I can give the wisdom I’ve learned to people. I can teach them Self-Help. But if they don’t take responsibility for their own harmony of mind, body and spirit, they will have to pay for someone else, whether Western/Eastern Medicine, Alternative Health care practitioners, to care for the harmony of their mind, body and spirit! It is the most difficult challenge I have in my life: encouraging people to care for themselves.

I spend the first 1/2 hour of my day giving myself the Main Central Self-Help Flow. In the evening, I practice the 36 breaths while holding my fingers, one by one. At some point during the day, I practice the 8 mudras from Text I.

If there is disharmony in my mind, body, spirit, I utilize other Flows to restore harmony.

I have to set aside a total of 1 1/2 hours each day to dedicate to helping myself and knowing myself. I don’t think that’s too difficult once I establish it as a habit.

So maybe Jed didn’t tell the man about Self-Help daily Flows. Or maybe he did and the man couldn’t or wouldn’t create a new, healthy, daily habit.


I know this is Mary’s heart. This blog actually teaches the reader about Jin Shin Jyutsu at no cost! I invite the reader to implement the information on a daily basis. You can always contact me if you have a question.

Mary’s son, David Burmeister, authorized me to use the Scottsdale materials to show people how they can help themselves…because it is his Mother’s heart.

Thank you, Master Jiro.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.


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