I’ve noticed that recently many more readers have viewed this site and I think it is timely to share once more about my love for Jin Shin Jyutsu.
I am certified in other modalities but prefer Jin Shin Jyutsu for a couple of reasons: integrity and intent.
What I see as the main difference between these Arts is that my primary function as a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner is to teach my clients self-help. I try to follow the example of my predecessors: Master Murai, Haruki Kato, Mary Burmeister, along with the 25 authorized teachers of the Art.
I wondered why there are only 25 teachers. Yes, I am a certified Self-Help teacher, and there are many of us, but why is it so limited as far as teaching the Art itself? I believe it is to maintain the integrity and intent of the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu.
I’ve only been studying 12 years, and as Mary often said, it is a lifelong study. The more I study the more I realize I know nothing and isn’t it wonderful?
A couple of important points: Mary says that a client should only see the practitioner 3 times for a new project and 6 times for a chronic project. Of course there are exceptions, especially for people new to the Art, but as a general rule, when I was practicing, the client would call for an appointment, I would ask about the project and at the first session I would give the client specific, daily self-help flows for that project. The client would return the following week for a scheduled session. If the client had been doing daily self-help, they were already much improved and might not even need a 3rd session.
Mary always says to practice self-help daily for 7 days and you will begin to experience the healing. I find this to be true. Of course, I’ve had clients who do not want to bother with self-help and choose to pay me for sessions over and over and over and over. Regardless of how I encourage them, they keep coming back needlessly. My middle-aged client with a rare form of blood cancer is another exception. He required many weekly sessions over the course of the first year and he performed self-help daily. His project was a large, scary label. But within two years he was in remission!
Secondly, Haruki Kato suggests that we view disharmonies from three perspectives. He chose to use acupuncture-moxibustion and Chinese herbology for the internal organ system, the body-balancing method (Master Kamei, dec. 1976) for the movement system and Jin Shin Jyutsu for the circulation system. In addition to homeopathic evaluation leading to diet change, my body prefers to use these three methods to maintain harmony: daily Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help, weekly acupuncture and weekly massage therapy. If you know me personally, you know that I have suffered many illnesses, injuries, surgeries and taken many medications over the years. Since discovering the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu and continually studying, at 70 years old, I am active, engaged in many volunteer activities and prescription medicine-free! Let me hasten to add that when I overdo because I think I’m 25, and my body “complains”, I take advantage of Western Medicine without hesitation, always continuing with my three chosen methods of alternative care. We are blessed with Western Medicine as it helps our bodies to heal themselves more quickly (the body always heals itself), and Jin Shin Jyutsu supports that medical care and helps treatments to be even more effective while helping the body release any toxic aspects of that treatment.
Our wonderful 25 teachers sacrifice to travel all over the world to teach this Art so that we may learn to Now Know ourselves, help ourselves and help our family, friends and animal companions.
My greatest joy was when I taught Self-Help classes (I’m retired now) to later see those students taking the 5-Day classes as they pursued their path of discovery of the truth.
Jin Shin Jyutsu has opened my mind and awareness to quantum physics, numerology, other cultures, history, astronomy, astrology, biology, physiology and so much more. It is about relationships between all these as I formulate my reason to BE: “The purpose of life is to learn, and within that purpose, to love and serve.”
Thank you, Master Jiro Murai.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, Haruki Kato.
Thank you to all of the instructors of this Art.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings.