Bonnie Woodburn graduated from Indiana University Northwest with a bachelors degree in business. Bonnie became interested in holistic health and the healing arts after she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her early 20’s while living in Northwest Indiana.
Her doctor, a kind family physician, was not able to give her any information of why she developed the disease and what to do about it.
This prompted her search to help herself and others through the study of books and classes that focused on holistic health. She was first introduced to meridian/energy flows in the body via Shiatsu. Then, when Bonnie moved to California in 1979, she learned that Mary Burmeister, the modern founder of Jin-Shin Jyutsu in Scottsdale, Arizona, would be giving a class in San Francisco.
That first class with Mary was life changing as she felt she was receiving ancient wisdom for modern times she continued to study with Mary from 1980 to 1987 and thereafter with designated Jin Shin Jyutsu instructors. She studied other modalities of holistic health that addresses each person with their own individual profile for healing with Jin Shin Jyutsu as the focus.
While studying with Mary Burmeister and others, Bonnie set up a practice in San Mateo, California. Bonnie was also working as a unit manager at Peninsula Hospital, gaining a further view of the medical fields. She began working as a practitioner at the San Francisco Medical Group in 1988, with her husband Dr. Paul Lynn. Their son Zack is in his junior year at college in North Carolina and daughter Sophia is an attorney in Tampa, Florida. Bonnie has previously, and continues to teach Jin Shin Jyutsu, along with offering hourly treatment sessions.
What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?
Jin Shin Jyutsu means “The Art of the Creator through the person of compassion”.
Our health and harmony depends upon the free and even distribution of our life energy throughout our body, mind and spirit. When the stress and strain of daily living disrupts this flow, we succumb to worry, fear, anger, sadness and pretensions that increase our tendencies to become ill or “out of balance”.
Jin Shin utilizes twenty six safety energy locks on each side of the body. Jin Shin uses simple hands on sequences based on listening to the pulses similar to the art of acupuncture to restore balance, emotional equilibrium, relieve pain, and release the causes of both acute and chronic conditions. It can be used safely in conjunction with any other therapy or medication.
A Few Commonly Asked Question
Couldn’t I release these blockages on my energy pathways with exercise?
Exercise is vital for maintaining health. Jin shin works on multi levels of stress, not just physical exercise.
What is a Jin Shin Jyutsu Session?
A Jin Shin Jyutsu session will typically last for one hour. You will not need to remove your clothing as in a medical massage. The session is deeply relaxing.