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Part 1: BASIC JSD - 40 hours minimum
Unit I. Principles of acupressure. Traditional Eastern and modern Western mindsets. Qi (energy). Acu-points defined and described scientifically. Pressure technique. 3 signs of release. Location of 16 acu-points, with anatomical detail and individual attention. Practice: general relaxation pattern and the basic JSD neck release.
Unit 2. Basic acupressure theory, including yin-yang polarities. The armoring process. Local and distal point theory. Location of 16 acu-points, with anatomical detail. "Pal Dan Gum" movements. Practice: simple color-coded release method and basic neck release.
Unit 3. Pressure technique. Segmental Release Method. 3 essential qualities of therapists. 6 additional points. Practice: release of the head, neck and shoulder segments.
Unit 4. Segmental exploration(bilateral acu-points in the head, neck, shoulders and chest). Bodymind associations of the chest segment. Body Focusing techniques to facilitate tension release. Contact. Effects of language. Practice: JSD, Body Focusing and breathing techniques to assist chest release; basic neck release.
Unit 5. 7 additional points. Diaphragm, abdominal and pelvic tension patterns and associations. Hara Breathing Meditation. Hygiene; ethics. Practice: body focusing and breathing techniques to assist release of the abdominal and pelvic segments.
Unit 6. The 8 Strange Flows, or extraordinary vessels. 10 additional points (on the central channel). Demonstration of sessions utilizing "strange flow" release patterns.
Practice: assessment and Strange Flow release patterns for general bodymind relaxation.
Required Class Materials: Color-coded JSD "8 Strange Flows" chart and JSD Acupressure Handbook, part 1, Š 1981; The Acupressure Way of Health: Jin Shin DoŽ, Š 1978 by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden (Japan Publications).
Evaluation Method: Take-home test, attendance and demonstration of skills mastered. Teachers give a JSD transcript, signing off each class upon completion.
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