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Jin Shin Jyutsu® Physio-Philosophy - Class Descriptions

Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Class: We highly recommend that all Jin Shin Jyutsu students attend at least one Self-Help class. During this class, we study fundamental principles of Physio-Philosophy and how to apply the Art to ourselves and those in our lives. We believe a Self-Help class should be facilitated only by students who have at least a basic understanding of the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. We have found that students who have completed the 5-Day Basic Seminar at least 3 times along with the Living the Art Seminar at least once generally have the basic understanding necessary to facilitate Self-Help classes using Mary Burmeister's three Self-Help books.  This said, it is not required to attend the LTA to teach self-help classes.  However, by attending the LTA  allows you to list this qualification on the JSJ practitioner locator, or in any other JSJ Inc publication.  

5-Day Basic Seminar: The 5-Day Basic Seminar is the foundational course for those who want to become Authorized Practitioners of the Art, as well as continue working on themselves. 

The seminar consists of two parts:

Part 1: The foundation, introduces the dynamic qualities of the 26 Safety Energy Locks, the Trinity Flows, the concepts of Depths within the body, and the Physio-Philosophy of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Interspersed with lecture are ample periods of hands-on application.

Part 2:
(prerequisite: Part 1) introduces the 12 organ flows, listening to pulses, the Special Body Flows and how these contribute to harmonizing body, mind and spirit.

  • Certificate of completion: After attendance of one 5-day Basic Seminar, a certificate of completion is issued.
  • Three-time 5-Day Basic Seminar Certificate: Upon completion of three 5-Day Basic Seminars, a second certificate is issued, certifying that 105 hours of class time have been attended.
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu Authorized Practitioner (JSJAP): you can refer to yourself as a JSJAP if you have attended at least three 5-Day Basic Seminars and agree to the Jin Shin Jyutsu Code of Ethics. At this stage a student has usually gained a basic awareness and understanding that Jin Shin Jyutsu is a lifetime of study that is just beginning.

    For those students considering practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu professionally, we suggest a minimum of 18 months of study and practice after your first 5-Day seminar and a minimum completion of three 5-Day seminars. Please check with your local authorities regarding regulations for practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu professionally in your area.

Special Topic Classes: These are classes where we have the opportunity to look at a specific Jin Shin Jyutsu subject in a more detailed and profound way. It offers a chance to study and amplify relationships among the many aspects of Jin Shin Jyutsu, with more interaction between the students and the instructor. The classes have a very flexible format which can vary in size, number of days and subject matter, e.g., Pulses, Body Reading, The Depths, The Methods of Correction, Astrology, Organ Flows, etc. Prerequisite (unless otherwise stated) is attendance of at least one 5-Day Basic Seminar.

Expanded Special Topic Classes: These classes allow two instructors to provide a more in-depth learning experience. The classes can vary in size and may be up to four days. The Expanded Special Topic Classes have a requirement of attendance of one 5-Day Basic Seminar (unless otherwise stated - some require three).

Living the Art Seminar: Mary Burmeister said that in "the awareness of the moment (the breath), one's present state of being will become an Art of LIVING." The purpose of this seminar is to bring us into this awareness through a detailed exploration of Mary's three Self-Help Books and through practicing the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help. This seminar differs from the Self-Help Class in that the meanings of Mary's words and numbers in the books are presented at a deeper level, creating a bridge of information with Texts 1 and 2 from the 5-Day Basic Seminar. With this background, students are better prepared to study, practice and perhaps teach Self-Help. Time is allotted for discussion and refinement of communication skills on selected Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help topics.

This seminar involves exploring Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help in depth with Mary Burmeister's three Self-Help Books, revealing all that Mary has included in these extraordinary books, and becoming more familiar with their contents. This class can deepen one's understanding and daily practice of the self-help materials. A third objective is to improve our ability to share clearly, simply and safely the Physio-Philosophy and the Self-Help practice with others (family, friends, clients, groups), privately, in a lecture or Self-Help class.

Prerequisite: Completion of the three 5-Day Basic Seminars. Upon completion of your third 5-Day Basic Seminar and your Living the Art Seminar, you will receive your Living the Art certificate of attendance.

All Jin Shin Jyutsu students are encouraged to attend this class. Those wishing to be listed as an Authorized Self-Help Instructor on our Practitioner Locator are required to attend this class at least once.

Now Know Myself Seminar: The purpose of the Now Know Myself Seminar (NKM) is to further examine the wealth of information in Texts 1 and 2 and offer some new material. This seminar is co-presented by a panel of instructors, whose number will be determined by the number of students enrolled. Participants experience hands-on daily, both as practitioners and receivers. The primary objective is to enrich each individual's understanding of the why's and how to's of this beautiful Art with emphasis on the unique concerns of practitioners. It is an opportunity to develop Jin Shin Jyutsu concepts and practice in a very profound way.

The Now Know Myself seminar complements the fundamental training for anyone aspiring to become a capable Jin Shin Jyutsu® Student Practitioner.

Prerequisites:Three of the 5-Day Basic Seminars. At the end of this seminar the student will receive the Now Know Myself certificate.

Mentoring Programs: The Student/Practitioner Mentoring Programs provide in-depth, practical study in a small group setting with an instructor. For either 3 or 5 days, up to 9 student/practitioners will gather with one faculty member, and participate each day in hands-on, discussion and other study activities.

Five Day Mentoring at the Scottsdale Office: Each participant receives two sessions daily. Individual instructors have different class prerequisites; however there is always a minimum of 2 years experience required. If you would like to sign up for an Instructor's Mentoring Program then please call the office or download the application form on our website.

Three Day Mentoring Special Topic Class: A new format, this class is a descendent of the five day mentoring class held in Scottsdale. Now, given in the students' or the instructors' hometown, it will provide an intimate setting (maximum of 9 students) with one instructor, exploring the depths, practical application, and simplicity of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Each student will receive sessions during the three-day period. Requirements may differ with each instructor.

Expanded 5-Day Basic Seminar (5x3): This class offers an in-depth study of the 5-Day class material over an extended period of time. This new format will focus on the study of Text 1 and Text 2, five times a year, three days at a time, for a total of fifteen days ...fifteen days to experience the 5-Day class material through the three layers of body, mind and spirit...fifteen days for the 15s to be in "joy and laughter," – to dedicate ourselves to a divine purpose, – to "wash our hearts with laughter" and to simply BE.

The Physio-Philosophy, Physio-Psychology and Physio-Physiology of Jin Shin Jyutsu will be explored with an emphasis on how to practice and BE this Art, and how to bring this awareness into our practice with hands-on sessions. Being together as a group five times in a period of at least five months, will allow us to bring a new depth of understanding into our practice and give us more time for inner experience and sharing with each other. The flows will be experienced in pairs, to replicate being with a client and to give and receive each of the flows. We will spend time with the flows to discuss and feel the movement of energy through the body and explore the jumper cable energy. We will have time to refine our way of touching in the state of Being rather than doing. Body reading and pulse listening will be part of the class. In addition, flows which are not in the Texts will be presented and practiced (e.g., the Sinus Flow, Special Immune System Flow, the Regeneration Flow, Special Diabetes Flow, among others). Discuss, explore, experience, practice (DEEP-en) your awareness and understanding, exploring the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting and finishing times for each 3 day unit may vary from course to course. Each student signs up for each Instructor's complete course. Class size will be maximum 20 with one Instructor and 30 with two Instructors. For further information, please contact the Instructors or Organizers for these classes.

Prerequisite: a minimum of five 5-Day classes. Each student signs up for all five classes.

A.PProfessional Practitioner Course

The Professional Practitioner Course is not an advanced course, but a newly designed core curriculum based on Mary Burmeister’s two textbooks and three Self-Help books. There are no Jin Shin Jyutsu prerequisites; it is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced students and practitioners. The course focuses on the basic foundations of Jin Shin Jyutsu and features additional emphasis on self-help, supervised hands-on practice, integrative anatomy and physiology, ethics, and professional practices. Its purpose is to prepare the student to become a professional Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner in the contemporary climate of integrative medicine and increased regulation. The course meets on nine weekends over the span of about a year.

Upon course completion, the participant will be eligible to enter the certification program and earn the certification credential. Please visit jsjcp.com for more information.

Authorized Instructors for our Classes

Our Authorized Instructors are:

Muriel Carlton, Philomena Dooley, Wayne Hackett, Chus Arias, Cynthia Broshi, Petra Elmendorff, Carlos Gutterres, Sara Harper, Ian Harris, Mona Harris, Jennifer Holmes, Sadaki Kato (Teaching with Haruki Kato Texts), Iole Lebensztajn, Nathalie Max, Birgitta Meinhardt, Jill Marie Pasquinelli,
Waltraud Riegger-Krause, Jed Schwartz, Susan Schwartz, Margareth Umeoka Serra,  Michael Wenninger,
and Anita Willoughby.


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