Jin Shin Jyutsu can be studied for a lifetime and still not fully understood, yet it is so simple that it can be used effectively and immediately with no prior knowledge.
Jin Shin Jyutsu Mission Statement:
Through the dynamic Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu (Physio-Philosophy) our mission IS to create a safe environment for reawakening the true SELF. Being the testimony of this simple profound Art of Living, made known to us by Mary Burmeister and Jiro Murai we educate, harmonize and inspire ourselves and others through integrity, compassion, trust and freedom to BE… NOW KNOW MYSELF.
a. What is Jin Shin Jyutsu
c. Student study path
d. Practitioner guidelines
“There is an awareness in Jin Shin Jyutsu that is deeper than technique” Mary Burmeister
a. What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?
Jin Shin Jyutsu can be translated as the Art of Creator through a person of compassion. It has also been called the Art of Benevolence and the Art of Longevity. It is an ancient art which harmonizes body, mind and spirit. It brings balance to the body’s energies and releases the tensions that cause various physical and emotional symptoms. It is a philosophy of life, an Art of Living.
Our bodies contain energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. Daily tensions can build, causing these pathways to become disrupted or blocked, resulting in fatigue, pain, disease, or emotional disturbances. Jin Shin Jyutsu involves placing the hands on key areas of the body (called “Safety Energy Locks”) to gently balance the flow of life energy in the body. The effects are cumulative, and frequent application will release the tensions, stress, and toxins accumulated through normal daily living as well as teach us patience. Holding these energy locks alone or in combination restores us to harmony.
Jin Shin Jyutsu works systemically and therefore works with a wide range of issues including insomnia, anxiety, digestive disturbances, chronic and acute conditions including back and neck pain, chronic fatigue, and Fibromyalgia. It is a valuable complement to western intervention and is dynamic before and after surgeries. It can help broken bones heal more quickly and completely. It is a great complement to cleanses, such as liver and gallbladder. It can help alleviate some or all of the negative effects of chemotherapy. It can help with degenerative and mysterious “labels”. It can help people reduce or eliminate the need for medications, including anti-depressants or thyroid medication. (note: If you are taking medications while receiving JSJ, I recommend regular check-ups as it is common for body chemistry to change). Jin Shin Jyutsu can help with depression and mental diversities. It assists transitions in life, bringing self-awareness. It regenerates and rejuvenates the body. It is great for pregnant moms (and dads!), harmonizing the baby in the womb and it’s environment. The benefits are far reaching.
Universal energy comes into us as the breath, exhaling and inhaling as we begin the balancing dance of life. Jin Shin Jyutsu frees up the breath, our all encompassing circulatory pathway. Mary Burmeister teaches us if you can breathe, you can heal.
Jin Shin Jyutsu can be applied as Self-Help or to another person or animal. It is accessible to all, regardless of age or expertise. For those addressing existing stress or health disharmonies, or for those simply wishing to participate actively in maintaining health, harmony and well-being, the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu is a simple and powerful tool.
A private session lasts about an hour and done fully clothed on a cushioned surface. The effects are deeply relaxing.
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Jin Shin Jyutsu prevailed in Japan for hundreds of years and has been said to predate Buddha and Moses. Born of innate wisdom and passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth, the Art had fallen into relative obscurity when it was dramatically rediscovered in the early 1900’s by Master Jiro Murai. After curing himself of a “terminal” illness, Master Murai devoted the rest of his life to the research and development of the Art for future generations, gathering insight from a range of experiences and resources, including the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Things). He believed that the capacity to use this Art is born to all of us, like our hands, the tools with which it is applied. Master Murai passed on his learning to Mary Burmeister, a Japanese- American woman who studied with him in Japan and brought it to the United States in the 1950’s. It is Mary who, while keeping its essence, packaged it for the western mind, writing Text 1 and Text 2 (used in the 5-day seminars), the A & Q pink book used in the Journey Continues class, the three Self-Help books and ‘Happy Hands’ book for children.
Mary transitioned on January 27, 2008. “ It is with a mixture of profound sadness and joy that we inform you that our beloved President and Founder Mary Burmeister, has returned to the Creator. It is rare that such a great and beautiful soul graces this planet and we, whose lives were touched by her, will remember her with deep affection and reverence.” – Jin Shin Jyutsu Inc.
There are currently 23 instructors worldwide sanctioned by the international office to teach Mary’s material. They are chosen for embodying the art and each has their own unique gifts and teaching style. The material is taught in 5-day Seminars and brought to cities all over the world by an organizer in the area. I am the current organizer for Salt Lake City, and invite an instructor here every August.
Jin Shin Jyutsu thrives all over the world, and has truly become international. Thank you, Mary and Jiro, for this incredible gift.