Monthly Archives: October 2015

What Mary says…

After 50 years of constant study, research and perspiration, I am finally beginning to understand. ~ Mary Burmeister

27 bones, 127 ligaments, 34 muscles.

And is not the range of hand limitless?

Wind and seed showed it winnowing.

Light passes from surface to core and back again.

The timpani skin of a black hole reverberates each shape it contains.

Every form that’s passed sings.

All thus, in the simple touch, hearing.

A sum of events pummeling silence pregnant with tune:

time-sprout, catastrophe, triumph tears:

sunrise after sunrise, never the oak’s lit up the same, never’s the brew of wood and wind, fire and air, earthed just so, dancing.

Reach you out from the hide-bound sleep and touch.


~ Cynthia Broshi


Emerson’s Testimonial, Part 2

The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Number 69, Summer 2010 contains an article written by Julianne Dow about her dog, Emerson, a Labrador. As with all issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, you can obtain a copy at

Emerson’s Testimonial…and My Gratitude

One afternoon Emerson ran up the stairs two steps at a time, and jumped up on the bed for his nightly treatment with at least a 3 inch clearance. Hmmmmmmm!

Yesterday, we had twelve inches of snowfall. Emerson loves to play in the snow. Even more than that, Emerson loves to romp in the snow with his doggy buddies in the woods. We had not been to his dog-friendly park for six months. It was to be the ultimate test. To be off the leash, playing in the snow with the other dogs…would he be limping later?

I think you know where this is going… He played with gusto, “gazelle-ing” over logs and rollicking with newly found canine friends. I watched him carefully…

He was walking fine…no limping.

We returned to the same woods today for more of the same fun.

He is walking fine…no limping. Thank you Jin Shin Jyutsu for helping my best friend move through life with ease!

This is Emerson’s testimonial.

What did Mary say? (paraphrased) The only mistake you can make is to not use it (JSJ)!

Thank you to all my teachers (Jed, Anita, Sara, Iole, Ian, Jill, Susan, Lynne, Wayne, Don and Bobi) who taught, supported and empowered me to help my friend.

A very special thanks to Adele Leas, for her teaching, her frequent email suggestions and her guidance in my caring for Emerson, and my other animal friends…

Thank you, Mary, for all this possibility beyond my dreams.

And thank you to all my animal friends who teach em and remind me to Be and Listen…every time, over and over.

Julianne Dow is a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner from Saugerties and Riverdale, NY. She has a practice with animal friends at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Horses, goats, rams, sheep, chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows are relaxing in the “exhales, moaning and getting ‘slitty-eyed’ blissed-out expressions” in Upstate New York. (

Thank you, Julianne.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

Emerson’s Testimonial, Part 1

Yesterday I posted an article about Emerson written by his owner, Julianne Dow, and how she used Jin Shin Jyutsu Stomach flows to help him lose weight. In that article Julianne referred to a previous article which follows:

The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Number 69, Summer 2010 contains an article written by Julianne Dow about her dog, Emerson, a Labrador. As with all issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, you can obtain a copy at

Emerson’s Testimonial…and My Gratitude

Emerson is my five-year old ninety-pound yellow Labrador, and my companion. This is his Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) journey.

When Emerson was two he developed a fatty growth about the size of a ping-pong ball on the right side of his neck. I thought little of it since Labradors are notorious for “fatty growths”, and they are usually benign. Although, I did think it was unusual that he had developed one so early in life…

One day last summer, as I was putting on his leash, I noticed that the growth was bigger and harder…much different than it had been. It had grown to be the size of a small tangerine. I brought him to the veterinarian to get him checked out. She said it was “concerning”, and to measure it daily. I immediately emailed Adele Leas, a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner (author of Jin Shin Jyutsu For Your Animal Companion) for support, and started a variety of Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments on him…I finally settled on the “human” Liver Flow since the accumulation was on the right side of the neck, and he also had a knee project. He received daily treatments at bedtime, relaxing with exhales, moans and the “slitty eye” blissed-out expression on his face. After one week, I noticed the accumulation was “more squishy”. It began to disintegrate, and disappeared after three weeks of treatments. Now THAT was validation that JSJ works!

Earlier that year, Emerson also developed a bone spur accumulation on the right knee at the inside joint (R1). He was limping very badly, walking using only three legs, barely making it up the stairs at night. We sadly needed to give up our running in the woods and catching the “chucky ball” for walks on the leash around the neighborhood. I gave him lots of Hi 1 and Lo 8, and then I put my hand on his 8 and my other hand just below the 8, gradually moving down his leg to grasp the 5 and 16. (See page 34 in Adele’s book) On page 38, Adele works with 3 and 15. I give Emerson 3 and 15 and then 3 and 25, just as I do on myself. While receiving one of my own Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions, Jed Schwartz recommended the Kidney Flow for bone projects. I started giving Emerson the “human” Kidney Flow, R1/opp. 26, and Reversing and Increasing of 4th Depth. Fairly recently, I noticed that the hard bone accumulation seemed to be getting smaller. Or was that just my imagination and wishful thinking?

To be continued…

Jin Shin Jyutsu For Your Animal Companion, by Adele Leas, is also available at

I’m thinking about hope…


“No matter how painful our early experiences were, our Essence cannot be harmed. Our Essence is waiting for the opportunity to reveal itself. In a very true sense, we are waiting for the opportunity to become ourselves. Our spirit is yearning to break free, to express itself …”

“And yet, ironically, we always fear and resist opening to that which is most real in us. When we trust in the process and give ourselves over to it, however, our true nature comes forth. The result is real integrity, love, authenticity, creativity, understanding, guidance, joy, power, and serenity-all of the qualities we are forever demanding that personality supply.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

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