Jin Shin Jyutsu with Leslie Demich

I met Leslie quite recently, we were at the same class in Los Angeles last March, the class with Sadaki Kato – I highly recommend his classes!!! – there’s not so many classes with him yet, but there will be… keep an eye on jsjinc website for updates:

But about Leslie – there’s an article about her that I wanted to share:

Submitted by Home Instead Senior Care

body in balance

The Olympia area is the home to a variety of healers; whether they be primary care practitioners, massage therapists, acupuncturists or physical therapists.  One little known method of therapy and healing is the practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu and our local practitioner and instructor, Leslie Demich, is right at our fingertips.

“Any approach to healing (whether western or eastern) is likely to have a certain level of effectiveness as long as it keeps your well-being paramount,” says Leslie, accredited JSJ practitioner and instructor. “Each approach has its place in the healing process.”

What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?

Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient Japanese art that employs simple touch to stimulate 26 points on each side of the body. When stimulated in a certain order, these points (we call them Safety Energy Locks) work together to open any of the thousands of highly defined energy pathways in the body.

Prior to becoming a JSJ practitioner, Leslie, was the owner of The Demich Group, a public relations consulting firm with clients across the country, for over 30 years; and her career was definitely lucrative.  “My experience with Jin Shin Jyutsu and its benefits are a result my husbands battle with chronic illness and the associated pain with chronic illness; and it’s what drove me to make the leap from the PR grind to opening my own practice,” Demich says, recalling what prompted her curiosity into the field.

“Acupuncture helped, but he had a hard time integrating it into his life.  In desperation, we turned to a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner whom I’d known and liked as a friend for years in spite of what she did for a living.  Until that moment, it hadn’t occurred to me to ask her for help because I didn’t think that weird Jin Shin Jyutsu stuff was real.  I thought it was just some froo-froo new-age requiring a healthy dose of gullibility to make it work.  If it worked,” she mused.

As it turned out, her husband was sleeping better, moving better and enjoy life more than he was, due to chronic pain.

The philosophy and practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu sets it apart from other modalities in a number of ways:

An original painting by Leslie Demich

  • Jin Shin Jyutsu embraces and beautifully complements western medicine and all other modalities. Jin Shin Jyutsu will support and help the body harmonize with any approach.
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu honors the modesty of each individual. Clients remain fully clothed, lying face up on a massage table throughout their treatment.
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu employs no needles or tissue manipulation, just gentle touch. As a result, most clients find Jin Shin Jyutsu to be profoundly relaxing.
  • Because Jin Shin Jyutsu employs only gentle touch, clients are able to do it on themselves over time. Each client learns supportive self-help routines so they do not have to rely on their practitioner forever.

Leslie Demich is a hosting an exclusive educational seminar for the public, at no cost, hosted by Home Instead Senior Care.  Leslie will teach participants how to apply this art immediately, helping yourself and loved ones.  Handouts will be provided so you can try it at home, at work, on the go, or even as you fall as sleep at night.

This program designed for anyone who is an unpaid caregiver or support member caring for an elderly person be it a parent, other relative or friend.  This program is scheduled on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Home Instead Senior Care located at 1217 Cooper Point Road SW, Suite 8, Olympia, WA  98502.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Call 360.570.0049 to register by June 16. Ask for Kelly Cavenah.

About Leslie Demich

Leslie Demich is an accredited Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and self-help instructor.  Her thriving, full-time practice in Lacey is called Body in Balance Jin Shin Jyutsu.  You can reach her at 360.349.2451 or visit her website for more information.

Leslie Demich is an accredited Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and self-help instructor.  Her thriving, full-time practice in Lacey is called Body in Balance Jin Shin Jyutsu.  You can reach her at 360.349.2451 or visit her website for more information.

Here’s her websiteadress:


My travels with Jin Shin Jyutsu :-)

I am on my way to the south of Germany, leaving tomorrow – the yearly gathering of all the European JSJ organizers is going to take place in Seeon this year, this time it is Mona Harris that is organizing this event. I am looking forward to this event, to meet all the nice people, talking about Jin Shin Jyutsu and planning ahead, and also exchanging treatments.
IMG_0579I have been to several of Mona’s classes, and can really recommend her, she has a lot of interesting topics on her plate, on the jsjinc website you can find the topics “Textures” and “Trinity flows” as well as the usual 5 day class, self help classes, mentoring and “Living the art”. You can find information about her classes her:
the photo is from a class in Uppsala, Sweden, with our good Norwegian friends Hanne and Anja, and Mona to the right)


Last year I was in Paris, the organizers meeting took place there at that time, and Nathalie Max was organizing, a very nice event. And we had the good fortune to have Nathalie with us here in Sweden for a 5 day class just last May, also a very nice experience, I (and many with me at the class) particularly liked her way of teaching and approaching the pulse listening, so if you have a chance to go to her classes, it’s nice to spend a class with her.
Here’s some information about Nathalie:
and here’s information about her classes:
she has also some interesting topics on her plate:
“The 12 Organ Function Energy and the Lumbar Circle”
“The Heart Function Energy through Text 1 & 2”. What does it represent? Where is it located? Which are its various relationships to pulse listening. The story of a small picture becoming the history of the big picture.
“Body Reading and Pulse Listening”
and of course mentoring, Living the art, Now Know Myself, and so on…

After the weekend in Seeon I am going straight on to Los Angeles, where I am going to participate in a class about “Cause and Effect”, with Wayne Hackett – I have been in several classes with him, it’s always interesting! He is one of the senior instructors, and have been studying a long time with Mary Burmeister,  I take every chance I can to learn from the instructors that have been with Mary a long time.
Here’s the information about him:
nd here’s the information about his classes:

Alfa Hälsocenter, Strängnäs

Vi är i processen där vi håller på att planera för nästa års fem dagars Jin Shin Jyutsu kurs, och håller på att leta efter en kurslokal – vi har preliminärbokat Alfa Hälsocenter i närheten av Strängnäs – vi tänkte att vi skulle ha en kurs där alla bor på samma ställe, och äter ihop, om vi kan få till det med catering osv. Det är ett riktigt billigt ställe, ofta är det ju så att våra kursdeltagare måste bo på hotell, och gå ut och äta restaurangmat, nu tänkte vi att vi skulle försöka ha allt i ett, till ett bra pris…
För några år sen var jag med på en femdagars kurs med Jed Schwartz, i Spanien, där dom hade “allt i ett” boende, mat och kurs på samma ställe, det var riktigt bra, man lärde känna dom andra kursdeltagarna på ett helt annat sätt, och vi hann också med att behandla varann lite mer på kvällarna, efter att kursen var slut för dagen.
Så vi hoppas på att vi kan få ihop det på det här hälsocentret, preliminärt är det planerat att vi ska ha nästa femdagars kurs i början på maj nästa år.
Och preliminärt är det tänkt att det är Carlyse Smyth som ska hålla i femdagars klassen, hon kommer från England, så hon pratar en bra och lättförståelig engelska 🙂

För er som är intresserade av att arrangera kurser, så är det här stället öppet för alla möjliga varianter, kolla deras hemsida:
så ser ni vad det finns för kurser inplanerade just nu.

Video: Scandinavian Organics

Det här är en reklamvideo, men det verkar som en bra grej, att ta hand om dom ekologiska produkter som inte går att sälja på ett “normalt” sätt, att produkterna blir använda och kan säljas ändå, istället för att slängas… jag har inte prövat några av Scandinavian Organics produkter än, men ska undersöka om jag har någon sån mat i affärerna i min närhet…

Här är texten på youtubes sida om videon:

Publicerades den 19 feb. 2015

I Sverige slängs årligen tusentals ton frukt, grönsaker, värphöns och kött innan de ens nått fram till butiken. Samtidigt importerar vi enorma mängder livsmedel från utlandet. Denna film förklarar hur detta problem har uppstått, och hur Scandinavian Organics har löst det.

Jin Shin Jyutsu Global Event from Astrid Kauffmann


Fifth JSJ Global Event to Restore Balance

Image by Astrid Kauffmann

“We come into the world with an exhalation, to clear and empty us, so that we can receive. We never ‘take’ a breath. We ‘receive’ a breath.” – From The Touch of Healing by Alice Burmeister

On Wednesday, 3 June (3.6) we aim to harmonise all our individual energy functions – and as we do that, we help restore balance to the collective energy as well. The more of us there are, the more we create a rainbow of harmony across the world.

Will you join us for this fifth Global Jin Shin Jyutsu Event to Restore Balance by using the fingers and the breath?

Join us any time that is convenient for you on June 3, 2015, where ever you are in the world:

Summary of Exercise for the Fifth Global Event on June 3

1) Wrap the right hand around the left thumb. Relax the hands. 
Exhale, then inhale comfortably three times as you hold…
Then wrap the right hand around the left index finger and exhale, then inhale 3x
then do the same for the left middle finger, ring finger, little finger and left center of palm. 

2) Wrap the left hand around the right thumb. Relax the hands. 
Exhale/inhale comfortably three times as you hold…
Then wrap the left hand around the right index finger and exhale/inhale 3x
then do the same for the right middle finger, ring finger, little finger and right center of palm. 

When you finish holding all the fingers and palms you will have exhaled/inhaled 36 breaths.

Image by Pam Makie

as explained by Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner Pam Makie who is based in New York City:

ATTITUDES are the keys to our harmony with the universe. Each Finger, Thumb and Palm are the simple unlocking KEYS to harmonizing attitudes. Anytime you need to harmonize any attitude, lightly hold the entire corresponding finger, thumb, or palm with your opposite hand. For example if you feel worried hold your entire thumb, if you are angry hold your entire middle finger, etc. See the attitude and finger connection in the illustration.


(3+6=9. Number 9 is New Beginning.) As Mary Burmeister said: “In this Breath, I am One of a kind. There can be no competing, comparing, judging, labeling, or being judged.”

Years ago, while teaching a Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help Class, I suddenly realized if you hold each finger, thumb and palm for 3 conscious divine breaths each, it adds up to 36. A good way to keep count, and it’s also a new beginning (9)! It becomes a nice little simple but powerful “meditation” for daily use.

So combining this with some of my meditation practices this evolved: 

Sit in a straight back chair such as a dining room or kitchen chair. Take off shoes, and place your feet flat on the floor. Relax. As I remember Mary Burmeister saying, “Drop your shoulders. Be the dropping of the shoulders”. Sit comfortably straight. First concentrate on your feet…see them getting bigger and more “open”, more grounded/connected to the earth. They will begin to feel expanded and warmer. Observe how it feels.

NOW FOR THE DEEP CONSCIOUS breaths. WITH AWARENESS first EXHALE FULLY. Now, keeping the awareness of you feet, INHALE (through your nose) from your solar plexus up completely filling your lungs from the bottom up. On the gentle complete inhale feel the expansion of the hips, pelvic girdle and rib cage. Keep shoulders relaxed. Then EXHALE deeply and completely through your nose. BE AWARE of your breath. BE the EXHALE. Are you exhaling and inhaling completely, are you breathing in/out from all areas of your lungs? To check your breathing at first, it may help to keep your hand on your solar plexus to feel the rise (inhale) and the fall (exhale) of that area. Think of inhaling up the back, and exhaling down the front.

Now you are aware of the basics of breathing CONSCIOUS DIVINE BREATHS. 

To start the 36 breaths use your opposite hand to separately hold the thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring finger, little finger, and palm. Count 3 BREATHS while holding each. Now repeat with the other hand. Observe how you feel after. 

Observe the cumulative effect from practicing this daily. As Mary Burmeister said, “Be your own Testimony”.

The Universal Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu contributed the awareness of the 36 Conscious Divine Breaths, and the attitudes connected with the fingers when we are not in optimal harmony, and to hold these fingers.

Not only are you becoming aware of your breath, you also are harmonizing any attitudes of imbalance.

This is a “complicatedly simple” but very powerful way to help yourself.

When not doing this exercise, you will find yourself breathing “better”. Also, if you are fearful you can simply hold your index finger without utilizing the entire exercise. BE YOUR OWN TESTIMONY. This is an art. You are the artist.

Thanks in advance for practising this exercise with us.

Harmonize the world one set of hands at a time, a day at a time!


– See more at: http://www.flowsforlife.com/fifth-jin-shin-jyutsu-global-event-to-restore-balance/#sthash.ktAbsC0r.dpuf

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