|Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® promotes a pleasant trancelike state which can relieve physical tension, pain and help you get in touch with your own wisdom and self-healing energies.|
Jin Shin Do® means "The Way of the Compassionate Spirit." Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® uses a gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Bodymind Focusing techniques to help release "armoring" or chronic tension, balance the Qi or energy and improve vitality. This clothes on method helps relieve stress and trauma related problems.
A unique synthesis of traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acupuncture and acupressure theory, Daoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, it is a recognized as a major form of Asian Bodywork Therapy (by NCCAOM® & AOBTA®, NCBTMB and the U.S. Dept. of Education among others). Originated by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, Jin Shin Do® acupressure promotes a pleasant trancelike state, in which one can relax and move out of the head and into the body, accessing feelings and inner wisdom.
Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, M.A., L.M.F.T. is the originator of Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® and the founder and longtime director of the Jin Shin Do® Foundation for Bodymind Acupressure®. She had 3 books on Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® published (and each took her 9 years to write). For over four decades, she has made JSD charts, class and teaching outlines and newsletters, and she's made and several times revised the Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® handbooks. Meanwhile, she taught the Module I-II Jin Shin Do® classes in 21 American states, 2 Canadian provinces and 5 European countries, as well as giving intensive teacher training programs to hundreds, dozens of whom have carried on the torch by teaching JSD classes in their areas.
Bodymind is not just Body & Mind but the bodymind — the way the body feels and knows things. The experience of Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® is of getting in touch with the body and so with the feelings and inner wisdom.
Jin Shin Do® uses a firm but gentle finger pressure which can be use on:
Raises the recipient's awareness of Qi, blocking tension and chronic holding patterns; both emotional and physical
Can anyone learn Jin Shin Do®? ( Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® classes teach the use of gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release "armoring" or chronic tension, balance the "Qi" or energy, and improve vitality.)Yes. Just learning a few key points will help to release stubborn tensions for yourself, family members or clients. The Jin Shin Do® numbering system and color-coded chart make it simple to learn the points and use them in combination. Classes are taught as complete units, which means you can get started using Jin Shin Do® right away.
Does it take a lot of time to learn?
To be a Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist you are required to complete the following Jin Shin Do® Foundation requirements:
As an Authorized Senior Jin Shin Do® instructor, I offer this training of the complete JSD curriculum. For my current offerings, see Classes.
Jin Shin Do® Acupressure is not intended for the diagnosis, treatment or cure of disease. It is a relaxation therapy, and a useful adjunct to licensed, qualified medical or psychological care. For any persistent pain or symptom, even a seemingly minor one, the reader is strongly encouraged to consult a medical doctor. When used in conjunction with standard medical treatment, the Jin Shin Do® Acupressure technique can assist the healing process by releasing tension, decreasing stress and encouraging a sense of increased well-being.
|Last Updated on: Jan. 19, 2017|