How did you decide to practice Jin Shin Jyutsu?

Denise Chasin,  of Barnesville, Maryland, tells us how she decided to practice Jin Shin Jyutsu in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 46, Fall 2004…do you remember your reason to learn this healing Art? Write to me, tell me, I can share your story with all the readers from over 123 countries in the world!


There are times in one’s life when you decide to do something without any thought. You don’t question if it is the “right” thing to do, you don’t spend time wondering, should I or shouldn’t I. I have had several of those moments in my life…marrying my husband, having children, buying our house, and hiring our band for our wedding. (My husband and I hired a band without ever hearing them play..we just knew!) Studying and practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu can be added to this list.

Almost two years ago, my family and I lived through a heart wrenching tragedy. My father passed away unexpectedly. On Friday, September 13th, 2003, my father fell in his kitchen and suffered from a severe brain injury. After many hours of brain surgery, he never woke up. He spent the next 8 weeks in various degrees of a coma before he made his final transition. During this time, Susan Schwartz appeared in my life. I never really understood how she appeared or where she came from. She was just there!

For the next 8 weeks, Susan visited us regularly in the hospital. Her visits were always calming for both my father and family. Her presence always meant there was hope and comfort. We could see my father’s tension leave his body as Susan worked. Before she would leave every day, Susan always had time just to be with us in the waiting room. She left us feeling calm and centered. Susan knew that I was studying various healing therapies for horses. She suggested I consider studying Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Before my father passed away, I had marked the dates in my calendar for the next 5-day Jin Shin Jyutsu class. Here I am, almost two years later. I am about to take my third Jin Shin Jyutsu class in April, and my husband and I are in the process of building a 2,000 square foot barn to provide rehabilitation services for horses. In the front of the barn is a beautiful studio for me to practice Jin Shin Jyutsu on people. I always thought I would only work with horses, but through Jin Shin Jyutsu I have found an art that I am comfortable with for the human species. I really enjoy working with both the horses and their owners.

Many people ask me how I decided to practice Jin Shin Jyutsu. When I share this story, they often assume that my Dad lived. When I tell them that he passed away, they look confused. Some say, “So Jin Shin Jyutsu didn’t work?” This usually leads me to chuckle. If my father had lived, the quality of his life would not have been to his linking. I believe Jin Shin Jyutsu helped my father follow his path. What a wonderful gift!

Thank you, Denise.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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