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Becoming an Organizer

Becoming an Organizer:

If you want to organize a Jin Shin Jyutsu seminar in your area, you need to have:

  1. Completed the 5-day Basic Seminar at least three times.
  2. A growing JSJ Community
  3. Computer Literacy ( or a Co-Organizer who has)
  4. Previous Organizational experience
  5. Good interpersonal skills

The reason we prefer that an organizer have attended at least 3 of the 5-day Basic Seminars, is that we feel that an organizer needs to be a central magnet for the Jin Shin Jyutsu community in his/her location by setting up a practice, teaching self-help classes, conducting or attending study groups, and making speeches or presentations in local health centers, hospitals, places of business, etc. Organizers for our classes are a resource all year round, not just during the time of the class.

The need for a new location for a class is determined by the following:

  1. There is no nearby class location.
  2. Generally a new location will offer a 5-day class first, before any Living the Art or Special Topic classes are presented there. The reason for this is that the 5-day class is what generates interest (and is a prerequisite) for the other classes.
  3. There are at least enough NEW students (10) and review students (about 20) in this new location to support a 5-day class without drawing from other communities.

If all the above fits your current profile, then please contact David Burmeister, on 480 998 9331 to discuss your proposition.  Otherwise please view our guidelines below to develop your community.

Developing Your Community

  • Communicate with interested clients about attending self-help classes. Use hand-out flyers and announcements for self-help classes and any JSJ events you are planning.
  • Public speaking/demos are a good way to develop interest in your community to support a 5-day class.
  • Work with a JSJ faculty instructor who is willing to help you develop the community by conducting self-help classes for the general public, thereby cultivating attendance for a 5-day class with that same instructor at a future time. This is an excellent way of planting seeds for prospective new students 
    • Notify the existing students in the surrounding area of the instructor's self-help class
    • Take flyers and announcements everywhere you go.
  • Teach self-help classes yourself.
  • Suggest to your clients that they might attend a self-help class. If they are interested, perhaps they will even attend a 5-day class.
  • Get a study group of JSJ students gathering with the express purpose of aiming for having a location for a 5-day class. Study groups consist of JSJ students who have attended at least one 5-day class.

Attend each other's self-help classes. If a practitioner/self-help instructor is giving a class in your area, you might think of attending.


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