Sad news about Karen Moore

I got an email with sad news from the JSJ Scottsdale Office – I’ve been in Scottsdale three times to get intensive sessions, and had the great fortune to meet Karen in Scottsdale the first time I was there, and got sessions from her. It was really nice to meet her, she will be greatly missed! Here’s the email:


Karen was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and lived there until she graduated from high school. She received a Ford Foundation scholarship to study ballet and later attended college at NYU School of the Arts in New York City. After 12 years in New York, she moved to San Francisco where she took her first Jin Shin Jyutsu class with Mary Burmeister in 1987. Karen had been working at the Scottsdale Office since May of 1993. As well as being on staff as a practitioner, she was editor of The Main Central newsletter, oversaw the production of the annual class brochure.  Karen loved being part of the Jin Shin Jyutsu family and only recently retired.
We remember her as an efficient and tireless colleague, who was a highly regarded JSJ practitioner. For some years she continued her love of dancing (often displaying her flamenco skills), and enjoyed caring for her dogs.  We thank her for all she gave to the Jin Shin Jyutsu Organization through 24 years.  She is greatly missed and we offer our sympathy to her family, friends and coworkers.
In Love and remembrance,
David, Michael and Martha, Jody, Terry, Josh, Rachel, Ian, Marty, and Zoe the doggie

Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Ian Harris, Oct 2017 – Oct 2018

I have taken a 5 day class with Ian, in Sweden a couple of years ago, and I have also been getting JSJ sessions from him at the JSJ office in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he works when he’s not out traveling, giving classes – I can really recommend both his classes and his JSJ sessions! Here are some words about him from the website

Ian Harris spent his early years playing and studying music and riding his bicycle for fun and work, and studying Tai Chi, Meditation, eastern philosophy and yoga – in pursuit of a deeper awareness of himself and the universe. In 1982 he was introduced to Jin Shin Jyutsu to receive sessions and soon thereafter attended his first seminar with Mary Burmeister.

He found in Jin Shin Jyutsu the common thread which tied all these other interests together and helped shed light on the many puzzles of life. For more than 30 years he has been practicing this art and since 2000 has been teaching the Basic 5 day Seminar.

Originally attracted by the simplicity of JSJ and by Mary’s joy and straightforward manner in her teaching, Ian aims to bring these qualities to his seminars. And so in class we can all relax and enjoy the unfolding of this Art.

And you can find his classes here:

5 day classes:
Boise, Idaho 25-29 Oct 2017
Zurich, Switzerland 14-18 Feb 2018
Asheville, North Carolina 1-5 May 2018
Stuttgart, Germany 9-13 May 2018
Postmünster, Germany 6-10 June 2018
Berlin, Germany 24-28 Oct 2018


Jin Shin Jyutsu special topic classes 2016-2017

I’ve just checked out the new classes on the page – there’s a lot of interesting classes posted there now, make sure to check them out, so you don’t miss anything! 🙂
The list would be to long to post here, but here’s the link to the special topics:

Here are some themes for the classes:

“Pages 42 and 43 of Text 2, Describe the Stages of Human Development”

“What do I do for…?”

“The Main Central”

Pulse Listening and Body Reading: getting to know the Ecosystem of the body by understanding the 6-Pointed Star and the Lumbar Circle.

Jumper Cable Energy


The Three methods Of correction and How they Harmonize the Essence of the Trinity Flow

“Pulse Listening: The Ecosystem of the Body & How we Hear and Understand it Through the Pulses”

“Exploring the different levels of JSJ in the text books.”

Relationships between the depths in the head, the brain, the spine and nervous system

Drawing The Organ Flows

Physio-Philosophy and Body Reading

Spine, Brain and Nervous System

“The Main Central and the Endocrine system”

“Understanding the Anatomy & Physiology of the Skeletal System and its relationship to the 5th Depth and the location of the Saftey Energy Locks”

“The Language of the Body and 12 Organ Function Energy. Anatomy and Physiology in the Light of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Applied to the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu”

“Listen to the song, dance, vision, anatomy, mathematics and magic of the pulses”

Jin Shin Jyutsu, Astrology, and Numerology – A Sacred Dance

12 Organ Flow Class

“Critical Labels”

“Endocrine System: Anatomy, Physiology and Jin Shin Jyutsu”

“Philosophy of Relationships”

“The Spine”

 “The Story of Creation in Jin Shin Jyutsu – Understanding the Depths”

“Pregnancy, Baby and Co”

“The Symbolism of the Planet and Zodiac Signs and Their Meaning for the Practice”

How do I find the Cause of the Cause

” The Microcosm of the Macrocosm: Answering the question of Evolving & Developing of Man, Now Know Myself, The Answer Sheet”

“All is in the Fingers”

Jin Shin Jyutsu and Nervous System

“Physio-Philosophy of Mary Burmeister”

“SEL 3 and the Immune System. The Door to Understanding Psychoneuroimmunology and Autoimmune projects. A Jin Shin Jyutsu perspective”

“Bust, Waist and Hip Lines”


Back in Sweden again, after some traveling..

I have been traveling for a while now, started in Ireland in the end of June, where I participated in Sadaki Kato’s class – I recommend that class highly, if you have a chance you should go 🙂

Then I have been in the US for a month, I’ve started in Las Vegas for a couple of days, we were going to Grand Canyon, the north rim, so Las Vegas was a good starting point.













And then I went to Los Angeles, I’ve been there a couple of times before, among other things I have been in a class there with Wayne Hackett, and another class with Sadaki Kato.
There’s this statue close to the beach, at Venice Beach (or close to Marina del Rey) now I managed to take some photos – don’t know which mudra it is, though…







And then I went to Scottsdale, to get nice sessions from Terry Matthews and Ian Harris, it’s always very good, I can recommend that highly too 🙂
This is the view I had from my hotel room, this time:







And the last stop on my trip before going back to Sweden again was New York, one of my goals was to find the Strawberry Field in Central Park – I tried to find it last year, without success, since it is not very well marked, but this year I really made an effort – it helps to ask people who work in the park 🙂
And I started from the Dakota building at W 72nd street (where John Lennon lived, and was shot), then it was much easier to find it..

Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help sheets, spring 2016

I just found this posting – unfortunately the classes with Ian Harris and Terry Matthews already have happened, but you can enjoy the information about the self-help sheets anyway!
Dear Students & Friends of Jin Shin Jyutsu,

This is to let you know that the latest edition (Spring 2016), of The Self Help sheets is now available on our website.

In addition we would like to draw your attention to the following classes coming up at the Scottsdale Office:

  •       The 3 day Special Topic Class “Pulse listening and Body Reading” with Ian Harris, May 20-22nd, 2016, in Scottsdale AZ

  •       The  2 day JSJ Self Help Class with Terry  Matthews: May 28- 9th, 2016, in Scottsdale, AZ
To access our website most effectively, you will need to use Internet Explorer at least 6.0 or later. All versions of “The Self Help Sheets” are in Pdf format. You will be able to read them using Adobe Reader (v 5.0 and above) – available with most PC’s/Mac’s or as a Free download from:
Best Wishes,
The Scottsdale Office Team
Best Wishes,
The Scottsdale Office Team
480 998 9331
480 998 9551 (f)

New Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Ian Harris 2016

I can really recommend Ian Harris classes, we had a very good time with him in Uppsala, Sweden, when he came for a 5 day class May last year. I have also had the nice possibility to get Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions from him, when I visited Scottsdale, Arizona, last December, also a thing I really can recommend 🙂

Here are som words about him from the website:
Ian Harris spent his early years playing and studying music and riding his bicycle for fun and work, and studying Tai Chi, Meditation, eastern philosophy and yoga – in pursuit of a deeper awareness of himself and the universe. In 1982 he was introduced to Jin Shin Jyutsu to receive sessions and soon thereafter attended his first seminar with Mary Burmeister.

He found in Jin Shin Jyutsu the common thread which tied all these other interests together and helped shed light on the many puzzles of life. For more than 30 years he has been practicing this art and since 2000 has been teaching the Basic 5 day Seminar.

Originally attracted by the simplicity of JSJ and by Mary’s joy and straightforward manner in her teaching, Ian aims to bring these qualities to his seminars. And so in class we can all relax and enjoy the unfolding of this Art.

And here’s a link to all his classes:

I saw that there’s a 5 day class with him in Sedona, Arizona – I was passing by Sedona a couple of years ago, on my way to Grand Canyon and wished that I could stay a little longer in Sedona, but couldn’t at that time. And I don’t have time to go to his 5 day class this time either, but if you have time, it is a really charming town to experience, and with Ian’s knowledge I’m sure you will have a very good time, if you go there 🙂


Course Title: 5 Day Basic Seminar “The Magic of Jin Shin Jyutsu in the Red Rocks of Sedona”…
Start Date: January 26, 2016 (Tuesday) End Date: January 30, 2016 (Saturday)
Location: Sedona Elks Lodge – 110 Airport Road
Organizer Name: Thea Draaisma
Phone: Thea> 928-821-3238
Organizing Email:
Mailing Address [ONLY]:
PO Box 113 Sedona AZ 86339
Co-Organizer Name: Johnnie Glascock
Co-Organizer Phone 928-300-5832
Organizing Email:
Notes: Here’s a Wonderful Opportunity to Change UP Winter 2016 for Yourself and a Friend or two… We cordially invite you to book yourself into beautiful Sedona, Arizona this January and join us as we host Instructor Ian Harris at the Sedona Elks Lodge for a Magical 5 day Jin Shin Jyutsu Seminar in the Splendor of Sedona’s Red Rocks! … And do consider adding in a day or two on either side of your time here to allow yourself the chance to fully absorb your week of Jin Shin Jyutsu and Sedona’s Sunny, average 55-65 degree January Weather, most Amazing Natural Splendor and Diverse Recreational Activities! For those of you who are Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioners, please consider this a wonderful opportunity to encourage your own JSJ clients to experience their 1st JSJ 5day class as well!
Also, Please consider completing your class registration sooner than later: Although Early Bird Discounts for JSJ class fees will be available up to November 26th – it is also important to keep in mind that Winter is “High Season” in Sedona and the (limited number of) lowest rate rooms are always the 1st to get booked out (often months in advance) 🙂
For More information please email us – or visit and join our Facebook Group: JSJSedona for JSJ class updates or click: to download your class brochure.

Other than 5 day classes Ian also have some other themes for classes, Now Know Myself, Mentoring
and two classes that has already happened:
“Simplify, simplify, simplify!-How we can see the simplicity of Jin Shin Jyutsu through our awareness of Bustline, Waistline, and Hipline (13,14,15)”
“The Three Methods of Correction”

and in 2016:
Course Title: “The Main Central” (in German)
Start Date: September 10, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: September 11, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Josef Schrott & Helga Geggerle
Phone: (011) +49-8383-1092, Fax: (011) +49-8383-922730
Schulstrasse 15, D-88167, Gestratz, Germany


Jin Shin Jyutsu organizers meeting in Seebruck, Germany (June 2015)

I have been out traveling for some weeks now, just got back to Sweden – my first stop on my journey was at the JSJ organizers meeting in Germany, where Claire Boelhouwers and myself were having a good time, meeting many of the other organizers from Europe, and a lot of the teachers. And of course David Burmeister was also there.
I want to thank Mona Harris for a very nice event, it’s not easy to pull of all the logistics for that amount of people, she managed to find a very nice venue, and make sure in good time that we had our hotel rooms booked, and had a pick-up service at the train, among other things 🙂
And next year the meeting will take place in England, I am looking forward to that too!

One of the things that is good about these meetings is that many of the teachers are there, so we can plan ahead for classes, meeting teachers we haven’t met before, to check out if it’s possible to invite them to our little country up here in the north of Scandinavia, to talk about scheduling and other things. I want to give you some links to the teachers classes, so you can check out their schedules for yourself:

Mona Harris (Germany) has been to Sweden several times, for a 5 day class, a selthelp class and a study group, and I have also been to a 5 day class with her in Denmark:

Ian Harris (Scottsdale, Arizona) has been to Sweden once for a 5 day class – and when I was in Scottsdale last December I got several JSJ sessions with Ian:

Mattthias Roth (Germany) haven’t been with us yet, but we really want him to come, when we can make it possible:
and here’s his websiteadress:

Carlyse Smyth (England) will be the next teacher to come to Sweden, we are in the process of scheduling a self-help class and a 5 day class, coming up during this year, and next spring:

Anita Willoughby – we want her to come too, she might be the next teacher to come to Sweden after Carlyse, we are in the process of scheduling her too… and I’ve been to a pulse listening/body reading class with her in Germany, and I also have been getting a session with her in New York City
and you can find her in New York City:

Nathalie Max (France) was with us, teaching a 5 day class last May:

Jennifer Holmes (New Zealand) – it might be a little bit too far for her to come to Sweden, but she has a daughter in Europe, so it might happen anyway 🙂 and since I like to travel, I might go to New Zealand for a class with her, it’s fun to go visit where you know people..

Chus Arias (Spain) – i tried to go to a class recently in Singapore with her, but it wasn’t possible at that time.. but since she is in Spain it wouldn’t be too difficult to find a class with her a little bit closer to where I am:

Petra Elmendorff (Germany) – I was at 5 day class with her in Denmark a couple of years ago:

Birgitte Meinhardt (Germany) – haven’t been to a class with her yet, since the language of most of her classes will be in German (with one class translated into French) – but if you know German it can be nice to go to her classes: 

Waltraud Riegger-Krause (Germany) – I have been to a 5 day class with her in England, and also a self-help class in Denmark:
Waltraud also wrote the book/flash cards “Health is in Your Hands, you can find more information about that here:

And here are some photos from the venue in Germany:


Deborah Beaton’s words about the Jin Shin Jyutsu teachers

I was trying to reblog Deborah’s post, but it didn’t work, so here’s the copy and paste thing…

And I have been writing a lot of the different teachers in my blog, and here’s Deborahs words about the teachers too – I have met most of them, but there are a few that I still haven’t seen yet, so it’s nice to read about Deborah’s experience with them 🙂

I’m thinking…

…about how fortunate, blessed I am.

I just finished my first 5-Day Basic Class with Ian Harris. As an instructor, he has certainly achieved his goal of teaching me to think, study, become aware. He is light-hearted and very funny but I think we need to teach him the “Sopranos” way of saying, “Forget about it” (that New York, Brooklyn, Bronx style of speech that movie mobsters use).

This was my 9th 5-Day Basic Class. Each instructor teaches the very same material, but from their own personal insight, experience and perspective.

Anita Willoughby was my first and seventh instructor. She is, to me, vibration: movement and music.

Philomena Dooley was my second and fifth instructor. She, to me, knows everything and runs a tight ship. She is faithful to everything Mary taught her. No pillows, no talking during hands on…I remember I had been in an accident, falling on concrete and slamming my head on a piece of metal as I fell. Ouchy! I had two herniated cervical discs and was in the middle of conservative therapy and was using a pillow to support my neck on the table. Philomena went from table to table making sure the students were okay with the selected flow and she approached the head of the table where I lay and stood over me. Looking down, she softly said, “have you injured your neck?” I was totally amazed. How could she know? I said, “why, yes, I have fallen and herniated two cervical discs!” She just looked at me and turned to the room and announced we should never use pillows unless there is an injury. Pillows were flying from tables (except mine) as she walked away, saying nothing more. Only after did I realize she intended a sarcastic remark that back-fired! I love Philomena. I’m “just this side of OCD” and keep a strict adherence to exactly what Mary wrote and said…just like Philomena.

I never had the privilege of being in Mary’s physical presence, but she has given me a tiny piece of her heart and I feel her energetic, spiritual presence whenever I give myself self-help or work with a client. She continues to be my inspiration. However, I understand from some of the stories Instructors tell, that Mary’s beautiful, smiling face with relaxed shoulders, full of joy, could be, ahem, abrupt. Don’t you simply love JSJ?

Michael Wenninger, to me, as an instructor, epitomizes Jin Shin Jyutsu in his Being. He exudes peace, serenity, humility and unconditional love.

Wayne Hackett knows everything – plus! He opened my mind to the relationships of JSJ with astrology, astronomy, numerology. At one of the hands-on sessions, he went from table to table listening to pulses of the student then receiving Jin Shin Jyutsu. I was on the table, resting my hands on my 14s and he came up to the table, listened to my pulses, gently spread the fingers of my hands and said “You have 5th Depth issues. How long have your little fingers been crooked?” I replied, “Since I was in utero.” He responded, “The fifth depth issues are generational.”  and moved on to the next table. Well, I stayed up most of the night going over my notes and literature trying to determine what could be done about this project. I found nothing. I needed to create a plan, a flow to end this generational issue! Surely there must be a book! In the morning, Wayne and I happened to be alone in the auditorium just before class and I approached him and gave him this long story as presented here to you, dear readers, and I said to him, “What shall I do?” He slowly took a couple of steps closer to me (he was on stage and I was below, by the seats) and smiled a little smile as he looked down at me and said: “Hold your little fingers” and then he turned back to preparing his presentation! (I told you I was just this side of OCD!) Jin Shin Jyutsu is simple. It is up the back and down the front. It is the smile. It is the dropping of the shoulders. It is the breath. Well, I don’t know…do you think I shall ever learn? Smile.

Sara Harper, who taught me the Living the Art so that I could teach Self-Help, has an unbelievable story of how JSJ saved her very life; yet she is sweet, and childlike and resembles a flower constantly opening and unfurling…just my opinion, you understand.

And then there is Jed Schwartz who is so experienced and New York City but often teaches classes in Woodstock. He is left and right and yin and yang, and up the back and down the front. (NYC-Woodstock)

Oh, yes and Cynthia Broshi and Susan Schwartz (Jed’s sister) – you just feel like you want to gently give them the JSJ hug!(9/26, 2, heart-to heart).

And, AND I have been honored to meet Sadaki Kato and am registered for his class In Morristown, NJ in November, 2014.

I love to:

“NOW KNOW (help) MYSELF, BE IT IS, IS. BE Infinite Truth, Infinite Self, Impersonal Self.” – Mary Burmeister

So, to all my dear readers, practice your self-help daily and be aware. Then you will be ready to help all others!

PS There are new materials available from Scottsdale (

“Zero to Twenty-Six excerpts from THE MAIN CENTRAL”, Waltraud Riegger-Krause’s book and card set: “Jin Shin Jyutsu Practicing the Art of Self-Healing” and a small laminated chart of animal SELs. I bought them all! I highly recommend them.

Okay! Everybody give yourselves the “Big Hug” and breathe…..

Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Ian Harris

If you are reading my blog now and then you might have seen that I am checking out what different topics the different JSJ instructor teaches, all of them teaches 5 day classes, of course, and many teaches Living the Art, Pulse Listening/Body Reading, Now Know Myself, mentoring, and so on, and those classes are really interesting, I haven’t been able to go to a NKM yet, but I’m keeping my eyes open for it… anyway, Ian has some other interesting special topics:

“The Depths in Jin Shin Jyutsu – how we recognize and experience them in ourselves”

“Seeing the simplicity of Jin Shin Jyutsu through our awareness of Bustline, Waistline, Hipline (13, 14, 15),”

“Exploring the Depths in the body and through the lens of our daily experience”

“The Main Central Vertical and the Spine,”

“Three Methods of Correction – An in-depth look at the Three Methods of Correction.”

And here you can find all his classes:

I can really recommend him as a teacher – we (here in Sweden) had the pleasure of having him here last May, he taught a 5 day class, which was really enlightening and fun, a lot of laughs and “aha-moments”. I also had another nice experience in Scottsdale last December, getting 5 days of intensive JSJ treatments from Ian (and Terry Matthews, also very nice) – if you have a possibility to do a 5 day intensive JSJ thing, I really recommend that too – it doesn’t have to be Ian and Terry, any JSJ therapist is fine 🙂


5 day class in Frankenmuth, Michigan

When I was in Scottsdale recently (before Christmas) I had a chance to participate in Ian Harris’ JSJ studygroup one evening, and in that group there was a woman talking about Frankenmuth, Michigan – and as it happens, Ian is teaching a class there in the end of January.
Since I have spent some Christmas holidays in the US, I have had a chance to check out a lot of different Christmas decorations, which seems to be quite a big thing for a lot of people – and the thing about Frankenmuth is, if you like Christmas, that is The Place to be.. 🙂 you can celebrate Christmas all year round if you want to – this is a link I found about that city: 

And here’s the information about Ian’s class:

Course Title: 5 Day Basic Seminar Start Date: January/26/2015End Date: January/30/2015
Description: (Mon.-Fri.)
Organized by Amy Ferstl
Phone: (989) 871-2285, Email:
PO Box 287, Millington, MI 48746
Co-Organizer: Cindy Wilson
Phone: (248) 320-3320, Email:


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