How I Started
I first met the art of Jin Shin Jyutsu through the book The Touch of Healing. The first thing that I experienced was holding my inner with the hipbone on my back. My severe abdominal discomfort at that time dissipated within five minutes of my placing my hands. At the time, I was in so much pain and distress, I could not remember anything but that those two locations were called Safety Energy Locks 1 and 2 in Jin Shin Jyutsu. After that, I went back to “The Touch of Healing” and tried to memorize a few more locations and holds. Very quickly, I knew the harmonization sequences for the so-called Anterior Ascending and the Posterior Descending Function Energy. [TH, p. 135 and p. 141]. The former helped me with my frequent occasions of abdominal distress, the latter helped with the aching in my back due to a sedentary lifestyle. Little by little I memorized most of the hand-locations and hand-postures given in the book and started looking for more information on the Internet.
At the time, I was not in a position to travel, so I could not just fly to the next authorized Jin Shin Jyutsu class and take it. I had to wait for a class to come near me. And indeed, it took a whole year and a half before I could take my first 5-Day Basic Jin Shin Jyutsu class in the Baltimore-Washington DC area. By then, I had read “The Touch of Healing” several times over. I had also memorized the location of all Safety Energy Locks and a few general daily sequences. And, while I occasionally applied Jin Shin Jyutsu sequences on friends and family, most of my practice was really on myself. I guess, nothing beats the first-hand experience – after all, that is how Jiro Murai started it in the first place.
Why a Website
My motivation for creating this site is so that I can share my knowledge of Jin Shin Jyutsu with the population in general. I have included information I have learned from my Jin Shin Jyutsu classes, from talking to my teachers and fellow Jin Shin Jyutsu students. I have also included my personal experiences and insights. I have made every effort to keep the source of the information clear and to give credit where it is due.
This site is intended for those who are already somewhat familiar with the art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. If you are new to it and wish to learn more, my recommendation is to enroll in an authorized 5-Day Basic Seminar. If you live in a remote area where there are no Jin Shin Jyutsu classes, then the second-best option is to read the book The Touch of Healing by Alice Burmeister. If you wish to find out more about the Self Help classes I offer, you can do so at my business site, Lilies of the Field.
I have been careful to present the information here honestly and responsibly. I have shared what I have learned from Jin Shin Jyutsu classes, from my personal experience, and that of fellow Jin Shin Jyutsu students. If you find any errors or omissions, feel free to point them out, and I will correct them.
Please keep in mind that Jin Shin Jyutsu itself is an ever-evolving art or, at least, my understanding of it. Apart from mistakes that I may have made, the content continually changes to reflect my growing knowledge of the art.
First and foremost, my gratitude goes to the Source of this amazing healing art, Who ever gently reminds us that we are never lost or forsaken. I am also grateful to my teachers and the teachers of my teachers for bringing the art of Jin Shin Jyutsu to the world and for sharing it generously with the rest of us.
I am convinced that the future of Jin Shin Jyutsu lies in becoming a household name for self-help rather than an exotic healing art practiced by a select few. For, after all, everyone is entitled to happiness and well-being.