Betsie Haar presents a book review in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 62, Fall 2008:
A Touching Good-Bye, The Gentle Use of Jin Shin Jyutsu® at Times of Critical Illness and Death ~ by Judith B. Andry, M.Ed.
The second part of the book contains photographs illustrating the hands-on with related text and instructions. For example, there is both a picture showing how to hold left and right Safety Energy Lock 4 and written instructions for doing so. The pictures are black and white, very simple and clear.
The last chapter is self-help for the caregiver, a very welcome addition to the book. Judy suggests holding one’s fingers, the 36 breaths, and the Main Central. She also reprises the favorite self-help of Al Canner, the executive director of the Colorado Hospice Organization, whose personal story appears in an earlier chapter.
Judy is very careful not to overwhelm the reader with too much information. The Main Central self-help is the only complete flow sequence in the book. She’s extremely conscientious in referring the reader who’s interested in learning more to the Scottsdale office, the 5-day seminars, The Touch of Healing, and Mary Burmeister’s self-help books. This is a book you could give to an acquaintance, colleague, or family member without explanation.
“I cannot say enough good things about A Touching Good-By,” writes instructor Philomena Dooley. “It should offer great help and consolation to anyone faced with the loss of a loved one. Just being able to help a loved one at this critical time with a loving touch should do much to allay the feeling of helplessness – while knowing at the same time you are offering great comfort. It is in the best tradition of Jin Shin Jyutsu.”
NOTE: this book is sold through the Scottsdale office.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Judy Andry first experienced Jin Shin Jyutsu in 1984 and has been studying and practicing the Art ever since. In 1998 she was asked to become one of three members of the first Jin Shin Jyutsu Advisory Council. She holds a M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling and worked as an elementary school counselor, had a private counseling practice and lectured on parenting and adolescence. She is the author of two other books – From One Parent to Another; On Adolescence – and Pauses Along the Way. She lives in the French Quarter in New Orleans with her husband, Allain. They are the parents of three children and grandparents to nine grandchildren.
Thank you, Judy.
Thank you, Betsie.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
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