Jin Shin Jyutsu® Classes, Books and Training



Very often, people who discover this Universal Art with roots in ancient teachings, ask me where they can learn more about it. They might have had Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments and started self help with the Practitioner.

A lot of my clients want to know more once they’ve experienced the power of some of the self help holds.

As a starting point, I always recommend The Touch of Healing by Alice Burmeister.

It’s also available in Spanish as El Toque Sanador and in other languages as well.

See the links below to order the book from Amazon.com



Then there are three books for Self Help written by Mary Burmeister, ideally used in conjunction with a self help class for each book.

See link to BOOKS for the self help books by Mary Burmeister

The next step

Then, you can enrol in a self help class – there are many Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioners around the world who offer these classes based on Mary Burmeister’s three self help books above.

Then there is the possibility to enrol on a five day basic seminar with an authorized Jin Shin Jyutsu instructor. There are currently 24 official Jin Shin Jytusu instructors who are authorised to teach the 5 day Basic Seminars and Special Topic Classes.

Some of the group originally learned from Mary Burmeister herself and they include: Muriel Carlton, Wayne Hackett, Jed Schwartz, Philomena Dooley and others. There are instructors who offer classes in Portuguese, Spanish, German, Dutch,  and French. There is also now an instructor who offers classes in Japanese.

The five day classes are a combination of theory and practice. Each student receives and gives a Jin Shin Jyutsu treatment each day – the practical sessions are usually quite a life changing experience in themselves!

Check the links below to see the listing of the official Jin Shin Jyutsu 5 day seminars.

Schedule of 5-day Basic Seminars (USA and International)

List of Authorised Instructors

Exercise: The Main Central – Source of Life

Get into a comfortable position. You can do the exercise sitting down, but I prefer to lie down and to support my arms (especially my right arm as it’s going to be in the same position for a while) with pillows and cushions. Hold each position for a few minutes each, or as long as you like! Some positions will feel so comfortable, you might spend an hour just in one hold! There aren’t any rules – just enjoy!

In this exercise, the right hand will remain on top of the head until the last hold when it moves to the coccyx, and the left hand moves down the front of the body as explained.

Note: R = Right Hand, L = Left Hand

R1 – Place Right Hand/Fingers on Top of Head
Maintain this position during the routine through L1 to L7.

L1 – Place Left Fingers between Eyebrows
The Vital Force of Total Being. Revitalises the deep energy circulation, improves memory, dissipates senility, harmonises the pituitary gland and the pineal gland, controls blood pressure

L2 – Place Left Fingers on Tip of Nose
Revitalises superficial body energy circulation,
releases tension in the pelvic girdle and reproductive organs

L3 – Place Left Fingers on ‘Bump’ on Sternum
Revitalises Thyroid and Parathyroid; helps with facial muscular problems, helps prevent heart attacks, strokes, etc. Regulates metabolism and maintains mental balance. Helps us adapt to our surroundings and situations.

L4 – Place Left Fingers between Breasts on Sternum
Revitalises the immune system for the prevention of cancer, AIDS, etc. Assists in child growth and mental development. Governs reproduction, generative and regenerative functions. Relieves nausea and anxiety. Assists with breathing.

L5 – Place Left Fingers at Base of Sternum
The Controller of Human Destiny. Revitalises the energy path of the spleen and the adrenals, assists in the secretion of digestive juices and hormones. Gateway to the solar energy system revitalising the nervous system. Prevents diabetes.

L6 – Place Left Fingers about an Inch above the Belly Button
Revitalises abdominal muscle tone and intestinal function.

L7 – Place Left Fingers on Pubic Bone
Revitalises the descending energy (down the front).
Helps strengthen the spine. (Hold L7 with R1 and then with R2)

R2 – Right Hand moves from Top of Head to Base of Spine (Coccyx). Revitalises the ascending energy (up the back), helps circulation in the legs and feet, helps cold and clammy hands and feet. Alleviates menstrual cramps. (Hold R2 with L7)