When we practice the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, a thing we ultimately want to attain is depth : We want our listening to be deep, we want our presence with another to be strong and quiet, we want the interaction to be meaningful.
These things require confidence. My decades of practicing and teaching Jin Shin Jyutsu have taught me that the confidence we mean – true, grounded confidence – comes from being proficient not so much in what we do as grounded in how we do it.
Our two and-a-half days together will be spent demonstrating, practicing and discussing the very things that build confidence, such as:
– How do we listen, to a person’s words, to their pulses, to their being? What do we mean by listening? What is its active function?
– How do we approach a person, mentally, verbally, and in touch?
– How do we look at a body in a way as to find the strengths it expresses, so that we can expand those, rather than confirming and solidifying supposed weaknesses?
– How do we touch? What kind of touch lets the client know without words that the work is about his/her process and pace, not about my idea or intent?
Naturally, there will also be time for participants’ questions and quandaries on the ”How-Tos“ of practical application. My goal is that each participant walk away with a deeper sense of their own unique and individual application of the Art. For ultimately, where true confidence is our goal, we have to walk the last few steps in our own, unmistakable way, where no copying another keeps us safe…