David Burmeister writes about “Morristown Memorial Hospital and Jin Shin Jyutsu” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 71, Winter 2011:
The following morning, Philomena, Susan, Betsie, Joan Millspaugh and I met with Emilie Rowan and some of her colleagues from the Integrative Care department. We received a tour of their beautiful facility which includes a classroom 5 private treatment rooms and the space to build 5 more. The atmosphere of the entire department is beautiful, soothing and serene. Once you entered it you wouldn’t know you are in a major medical hospital. The treatment rooms reminded me of being in somebody’s well-decorated home.
I was amazed and inspired to find that Jin Shin Jyutsu has been so well accepted and established throughout the hospital. In addition to the outpatient services offered to the local community, specially trained members of the Integrative Medicine department work throughout the hospital in many departments. Currently, Jin Shin Jyutsu is being offered in Intensive Care, the Emergency Room, Cardiac Care, Pediatric, Maternity, Respiratory, Pre- and Post-Op Surgery, Geriatrics and the Cancer unit. I was told that nearly 90% of patients with an extended stay at MMH will come in contact with and be able to receive additional treatments from the Integrative Medicine team, which includes Jin Shin Jyutsu. The passion of this hospital is to offer the highest level of patient care, which they feel includes powerful non-medical approaches, such as Jin Shin Jyutsu, yoga, meditation and nutrition, among others.
The Integrative Medicine team members go to the various departments and ask who needs additional assistance with their patients. It’s a very large hospital and the team never runs out of patients wishing to receive their care. Each of these patients receives a list describing each of the modalities offered, as well as a self-help Jin Shin Jyutsu sheet for them to begin using right away. With over 140 MMH employees having taken the Jin Shin Jyutsu 5-day training, awareness of the benefits of JSJ has become well known throughout the hospital. The wonderful work that is taking place at MMH displays the great potential Jin Shin Jyutsu has to offer to relieve suffering in a medical setting.
“Wisdom is love in action.” ~ Mary
Thank you, David.
Thank you, Mary.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
All issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.
[If you are interested in bringing Jin Shin Jyutsu to a hospital near you, contact the Scottsdale office for more information.]