Available Classes:

  • Jin Shin Do® Introduction
  • Jin Shin Do® Facial
  • Jin Shin Do® Basic
  • Jin Shin Do® Intermediate
  • Jin Shin Do® Advanced
  • Bodymind Counselling Introduction
  • Five Element Counselling

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Module 1

Jin Shin Do® Introduction to Bodymind Acupressure™

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In this class you will learn and experience the neck and shoulder release as well as an understanding of how to use finger pressure on key points. We will cover breathing techniques and provide handouts.

If you can’t attend this date please contact me for unpublished weekday and evening class times.

Jin Shin Do® Facial

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Intro Class is a prerequisite.

This class is a 12-step session using 40 head and face points for inner and outer beauty.

Many of the meridians pass through the neck and face. Tension released on key points allow the full expression of feelings and allow the energy to flow relaxing the entire body for vitality and health.

If you can’t attend these dates please contact me for unpublished weekday and evening class times.

Jin Shin Do® Basic

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This 40-hour program will introduce the Extraordinary Channels. We will learn acupressure theory, Taoist breathing techniques and exercises.

In these six days you will learn 55 points and give and receive acupressure sessions.

You will gain an understanding of the segments of the body, and skills to help with releasing the muscular tension or armoring, as well as Bodymind™ counseling skills to deal with emotional release.

A required text is “Acupressure way of Health” by Iona Teeguarden.

Two booklets and an acupressure chart are included.

If you can’t attend these dates please contact me for unpublished weekday and evening class times.

Jin Shin Do® Intermediate

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In this class we will learn 55 more acupoints that relate to the 12 organ meridians and gain an understanding of the different emotions related to the Yin and Yang partners within each element.

Assessment tools such as pulse reading, physiogamy and Shu point exploration will deepen our skills as practitioners.

Five Element theory and balancing the energies within them, will be learned through the use of Luo points. Two booklets are included.

A required text is “Joy of Feeling” by Iona Teeguarden

If you can’t attend these dates please contact me for unpublished weekday and evening class times.

Jin Shin Do® Advanced

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Read The Advanced JSD Curriculum
This class begins with a review of the shu, luo and source points from the Intermediate class to balance out between the Yin and Yang partners of each element.

We will learn the Tonification and Sedation points to move energy between the elements.

Understanding the breeding and control cycle and use of the 5 elements theory in assessing energic and emotional imbalance. As well windows to the sky points and creating individual releases based on assessment through pulses and Shu and Mu point tensions.

Introduction to Bodymind Counseling

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In this two-day class we will look at the segments as well as the elements in determining which questions to ask. How to stay with bodymind tensions, until release whether physical or emotional happens.

The emotional kaleidoscope will be used from Iona’s work. Active listening and ways to work with trance will be explored and experienced.

Module 2

100 Hours of Modality Technique and Practice

This class provides an opportunity to review point locations and angles, and to integrate the material of Module I, plus an in-depth study of Strange Flows, Organ Meridians, Zang/Fu, Segments and Five Phases, along with additional theories and special point groups. The bodymind focus of this class varies from teacher to teacher.

Prerequisite: Module I, or the equivalent
(Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced JSD
with authorized JSD teachers)

Objectives: participants learn to:

  • Demonstrate assessment skills including pulse reading and point palpation.
  • Describe the 8 Strange Flows in detail and compare with the 12 meridians.
    emonstrate use of acupressure and body focus-ing techniques with common tension/pain problems.
  • Describe special point groups: combining, entry-exit, general and group lo, and accumulation points.
  • Integrate Segmental, Strange Flow, Meridian and 5 Phases theories in designing sessions to reduce stress.
  • Discuss the Zang/Fu, the 6 Divisions, exogenous and endogenous causes of imbalance (including the extreme emotions), and tendino-muscular meridians.
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Level 1 – Integration of Key Theories

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In-depth study of the Strange Flows, emphasizing their functions and including over 150 Strange Flows points. (Relax! Most of these points were introduced in Module I.) Practice: new SF release patterns. (16 hr.)
Integration of Strange Flow, Meridian and Segmental theories in assessment and point combinations. Special powerful point groups: Entry/exit points; general and group lo points; the 8 meeting points, associated points, combining points; etc. (14 hr.)

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Level 2 – Master Class

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Review of all Basic and Intermediate points for accuracy of location and precision of angle. (14 hr.)
Demonstration of assessment skills: point palpation, pulse reading, questioning, listening, looking. Specific applications of Segmental, Strange Flow, Meridian and Five Phases theory to common problems like neck, shoulder, and back tension/pain, headache, chest/respiratory problems, menstrual difficulties, pelvic tension, digestive stress, insomnia, joint problems. Includes focus on bodymind process skills. (21 hr.)

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Level 3 – Expanding Theoretical Horizons

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Causes of imbalance: Exogenous and endogenous causes of dis-ease, including the 6 External Pathogens and the 7 Evil Emotions (reviewed); and the 4 levels (protection, Qi, nutrition, blood). Review 6 Divisions; Zang/Fu theory and curious organs. Fundamental substances. Introduction to the 8 Principles. (21 hr.)
Tendino-muscular meridians and their relevance to JSD acupressure. Accumulation points. (14 hr.)
Evaluation Method: Attendance and demonstration of skill mastered; practical examination.

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Other requirements to become a Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist (and allowed to use the Jin Shin Do® trademark and the related trademarks “Bodymind Acupressure” and the Encircled Tree Logo) include:

  • 125 logged hours of JSD® Acupressure practice,
  • 10 private sessions with a Registered JSD® Acupressurist or Authorized JSD® Teacher.

Five Element Counselling

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An in-depth look and application of Five Element Theory coupled with BodyMind Counselling skills. 

Other requirements to become a Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist (and allowed to use the Jin Shin Do® trademark and the related trademarks “Bodymind Acupressure” and the Encircled Tree Logo) include:

  • 125 logged hours of JSD® Acupressure practice,
  • 10 private sessions with a Registered JSD® Acupressurist or Authorized JSD® Teacher.