Self Help


A critical component of JSJ is “self-help.” Mary Burmeister’s three self-help books lay the foundation for this body of work that supports wellness and, according to Mary, “unencumbered communion with the Creator.” By simply applying the hands to areas of the body, one is invited on an empowering inner journey that helps to calm the mind, heal the body, and reawaken the joy of living. Through the use of daily self-help maintenance exercises, each recipient is empowered to take responsibility for his/her own health and healing.

The body is a body of lightThe body is compared to a “battery of life,” and the hands, to “jumper cables.” By utilizing the “jumper cables” and applying them to specific areas of the body, the “battery of life” is recharged.

Jin Shin Jyutsu® HandsThe only tools needed are the hands, the breath, and one’s awareness. Clients are supported with individual self-help instruction.

According to Mary, “Through JSJ, our awareness is awakened to the simple fact that all that is needed for harmony and balance (rhythm with the universe) physically, mentally, emotionally, digestively, and spiritually is within MYSELF.. . . All fears (the basis of all disharmony) begin to dissipate one by one and all unnecessary burdens are unloaded from our shoulders to make way for the complete harmony within and without. It is the Getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF.”

Attitudes, (including worry, fear, anger, sadness, grief, and trying to’s – or efforting) are the greatest cause for disharmony. JSJ self-help focuses on holding the fingers, which correspond to each of these attitudes, as a way of harmonizing them. Chronic health concerns and labels are considered health “projects.” They are addressed by applying self-help flow patterns to help rebalance our systems each day.

Excerpt from movie, “Jin Shin Jyutsu: The Art of Living”