Dear Students, Practitioners, and Friends of Jin Shin Jyutsu,
Thanks to your love and interest, the gift of the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy continues to ripple out into ever-widening circles, reaching more people around the world. It is inspiring to see so many of you continue to grow in your awareness and to hear stories about the many ways that Jin Shin Jyutsu has touched your lives and those of your friends, families, and clients.
In order to grow together as a strong community, we feel it will be helpful to clarify certain practical matters. This document explains the levels of study and training that we offer, ways you can participate in Mary Burmeister’s Jin Shin Jyutsu, and your limited rights to Jin Shin Jyutsu materials. We hope this document will be helpful to those of you wishing to make Jin Shin Jyutsu a strong focus in your lives.
A. Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Class
We highly recommend that all Jin Shin Jyutsu students attend at least one self-help class. These are taught by authorized and certified practitioners in many locations all over the world and by members of our faculty. This class teaches the fundamental principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy and how to apply the Art to ourselves and those in our lives.
B. 5-Day Basic Seminar
The 5-Day Basic Seminar is for those who want to study and practice Jin Shin Jyutsu and to apply the Art on themselves and others, being the testimony of this simple, profound Art of Living made known to us by Jiro Murai, Mary Burmeister, and Haruki Kato. Please see our website jsjinc.net for a list of authorized instructors and for the schedule of classes.
1. Certificate of Attendance: After attending one 5-Day Basic Seminar, a certificate of attendance is issued.
2. Three-time 5-Day Basic Seminar Certificate of Attendance: Upon completion of three 5-Day Basic Seminars, a second certificate is issued, verifying that 105 hours of class time have been attended.
Since most of our classes are currently online the attendance requirement for students to become authorized to practice JSJ and receive the large certificate of attendance has been changed as follows:
Students who have already attended one or two in-person Basic classes can complete the requirement for becoming a JSJ practitioner by attending the additional one or two online Basic classes needed to fulfil the requirement of three Basic classes. If a student attends an online Basic class as their first class, they will need to complete, at least,one in-person Basic class that includes supervised hands-on practice.
3. Jin Shin Jyutsu Authorized Practitioner: Upon completion of the third 5-Day Basic Seminar, a student usually has gained a basic awareness and understanding that Jin Shin Jyutsu is a lifetime of study that is just beginning. We recommend that all practitioners attend MBJSJI classes as often as possible to deepen their understanding and grow in the profession. By agreeing to our Code of Ethics, the student is permitted to use the title Jin Shin Jyutsu Authorized Practitioner and is entitled to limited rights to Jin Shin Jyutsu materials (see IV).
C. Professional 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.
D. Other Classes and Continuing Education
Students at every level of their Jin Shin Jyutsu journey, including authorized and certified practitioners, are encouraged to continue their studies and deepen their understanding and practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu. We offer many types of additional classes in various formats. The Special Topic classes, mentoring programs, and expanded 5-Day classes offer enrichment and in-depth exploration of Jin Shin Jyutsu topics. The Living the Art class, Now Know Myself class, and Kato class are specialized classes which offer their own certificates of attendance. There are many to choose from! Please see the Description of Classes and the Schedule of Classes sections on the website jsjinc.net.
E. Certification Program
Students become eligible for the certification program by completing the Professional Practitioner Course (available now) or by completing five 5-Day Basic Seminars (this pathway available soon). Certification requires: 1) successfully presenting three case studies, 2) passing the comprehensive examination, 3) passing the hands-on evaluation, 4) maintaining an up-to-date certification in CPR-AED and First Aid, and 5) students who will qualify with five 5-Day Basic Seminars must also pass webinars on Ethics and Integrative Anatomy and Physiology, material that Professional Practitioner Course students complete as part of the course.
Certified Practitioner: The term Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner is reserved for those students who have earned the Jin Shin Jyutsu certification credential by passing the three components of certification: Case Studies, Comprehensive Examination, and Hands-On Evaluation, and met the other requirements: Ethics, Integrative Anatomy and Physiology, CPR/AED and First Aid. Please visit jsjcp.com for more information.
Class organizers are the essential link in Jin Shin Jyutsu training and education and serve many important functions. An organizer brings instructors and local students together and helps build a strong community. To get started, many organizers begin to create interest in their areas by offering self-help classes to the public, giving short introductory talks, volunteering at medical/nursing facilities, having a private practice, and/or hosting study groups. Becoming an organizer is a fun and important way to bring Jin Shin Jyutsu to your area.
Any student who has taken at least one 5-Day Basic Seminar is eligible to become an organizer, although we have found that it’s preferable to have taken three 5-Day Basic Seminars and earned the authorized practitioner designation.
If you believe you have all, or most of the requirements, then please send a covering letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
After you have been preliminarily accepted as a JSJ Organizer/Co-Organizer, there will be a 2yr.training period, where we get to see how we work together. During this time, we would like you to familiarize yourself with our procedures, as well as Organizing, or Co-Organizing at least 2 classes (preferably one 5 day, and one STC). The training videos and information within the Organizer section of the JSJ Inc website, as well as support from JSJ Inc Office staff (and other experienced JSJ Organizers), are available for familiarization with our procedures. Your hands-on practical organizing should cement the experience.
If you want to bring Jin Shin Jyutsu classes and seminars to your area, contact the Scottsdale office so that we may provide you with further information. Please note that organizers contact an instructor directly with an invitation to teach in their area, establish dates for the class, and locate suitable facilities. The Organizer Guide and the Scottsdale office can provide guidance for this and for promoting the class, taking care of enrollments, registration, class rosters, etc.
Interested students must send a letter of intention to the ICEP Administrator, c/o the Scottsdale office and go to jsjitp.com which will take you to the JSJ Instructor Training website. Select the tab "Overview" to learn about the required steps to become a candidate: 1) self-certification, 2) application and 3) training. Once you have successfully met the requirements for self-certification, call the Scottsdale office to receive further instructions.
The ICEP (ITP) website can also be reached by going to the JSJ homepage jsjinc.net and scrolling down to "Quick Links" and clicking "Instructor Training" on the bottom right of the list.
As an authorized or certified practitioner, you have limited rights to the use of our name:
A. Jin Shin Jyutsu trademarks
The name “Jin Shin Jyutsu” and the Kanji (the Japanese characters) are trademarks of the Mary Burmeister Jin Shin Jyutsu Institute. All usages of either “Jin Shin Jyutsu” or the Kanji must bear the ® symbol. In Europe we have a picture name trademark to identify the Mary Burmeister Jin Shin Jyutsu organization. This is the logo that includes a circle within a rectangle and the name Jin Shin Jyutsu.
It is our policy to allow the limited use of our registered name and logos to both authorized and certified practitioners with the understanding that the practitioner is wholly responsible for his or her actions. When using the name Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Kanji, always identify them with the trademark symbol ® and use them only in connection with the practice of the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu as given to us by Master Jiro Murai, Mary Burmeister, and Haruki Kato.
Authorized and certified practitioners are welcome to use our trademarks on stationery, business cards, and promotional flyers as long as they include the symbol ® (as indicated above, and in the format shown on our letterhead at the top of this document). We in Scottsdale will be happy to answer questions or review any promotional materials for accuracy. When referring to Jin Shin Jyutsu in a title or in its first usage, please write: Jin Shin Jyutsu ®.
Thereafter, it is not necessary to use the ® every time. The Kanji logo, however, should have the appropriate symbol next to it every time. Please call the Scottsdale office if you have any questions (480) 998-9331.
We happily permit publication of articles about Jin Shin Jyutsu in your community, provided that we are given the opportunity to review them in advance for accuracy. It is necessary to obtain our permission before you reproduce our materials or photographs, as they are the intellectual property of the Mary Burmeister Jin Shin Jyutsu Institute.
C. Presenting a Self-Help Class
The Mary Burmeister Jin Shin Jyutsu Institute gives permission for authorized and certified practitioners to teach self-help classes. If you wish to deepen your understanding and skills, we recommend that you attend a Living the Art (LTA) class. Attending the LTA class also designates you as an authorized self-help instructor and is a requirement if you would like to be listed on the Locator on jsjinc.net.
We ask that the following guidelines be observed:
We thank you for your loving participation in sharing the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. We know that our community will continue to flourish with your collective support and dedication.
David Burmeister Director, Mary Burmeister Jin Shin Jyutsu Institute
~Reprinted with permission from The Touch of Healing
My friend had a twenty-year history of asthma. I showed her how to hold her ring fingers to strengthen her respiratory functions. She remarked on being able to breathe more freely after holding them and decided to receive some Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions from me. I focused on balancing the second depth. After three sessions, she said she felt like a new person. She didn't need any medication or vaporizers since receiving Jin Shin Jyutsu. Also, she said she could feel her lungs become more clear for the first time.
~Reprinted with permission from The Touch of Healing
Whenever I find myself at a higher altitude, I seem to be susceptible to headaches. These leave me incapacitated for at least a day. Recently, a friend instructed me on how to hold the base of my thumbs at Safety Energy Lock 18. She told me that this would help to clear up the pressure that I felt in the back of my head. I used this on myself during my next trip to the mountains, and was pleasantly surprised at the result!
~Reprinted with permission from The Touch of Healing
I had a great deal of fear about an upcoming business trip. My left low back began causing me increasing pain, to such an extent, I wondered whether it would be possible to go on my trip. I went to a chiropractor to be adjusted, but my back still hurt. Finally, I boarded the plane for my trip, with my back still causing me a great deal of pain. As I sat in the plane, Mary's words came through loud and clear- "Keep it simple-when your back hurts, simply hold on to your index finger." I held my index finger, feeling my fears melt away, and to my surprise, so did my back pain. Throughout the entire week of my trip, my back was pain free--and I was reminded of the simplicity of the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu.