Another post about the Jin Shin Jyutsu Outreach program

Some other words from the brochure about the MB-JSJ Outreach Program:

Since 2010, MB-JSJ Outreach has supported the Unconditional Love Program (ULP) run by Adele Leas (author of Jin Shin Jyutsu for your Animal Companion), the Alaqua Animal Refuge, Bay Correctional Facility, Calhoun Correctional Facility, and Walton Correctional Institution. Located in the Florida Panhandle, ULP sends dogs rescued by Alaqua to live with inmates. To be allowed in the program, an inmate must agree to learn and practice daily self-help for himself and his dog.

Each inmate-trainee has ten weeks to prepare his dog for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizenship exam. The dog must know sit, stay, down, and come, and behave politely when greeting others, even strangers. After passing the exam, a dog may be placed as a companion with a family, in a nursing home, or with an elder or special needs individual. The Wounded Warriors Program places dogs with veterans. One dog now does seizure alerts for his family. Some dogs go on to other training, such as search and rescue.

Jin Shin Jyutsu helps both the rescued dogs and their inmates-handlers release fear, let go of past trauma, bond to new companions, and adapt to changing circumstances. The inmates learn to use this Art to gain patience, understanding, and insight into what they and their dogs need to succeed.

Here are some photos with Adele:


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