Skills for Life | Self Help | Part One, Two, Three

How Does This Self Help Course Work?

This is a LIVE course presented online by Astrid Kauffmann to groups. We meet up on Zoom for two hours each week over three weeks. In each of the two hour segments I cover theory and we practice the exercises. 

NB Part one starts : 13 March 2024

This online course is based on the material in Self Help Books 1, 2 and 3 by Mary Burmeister.

What will I learn in Part One of this course?


  • how energy works and how Jin Shin Jyutsu fits into that
  • why and how Jin Shin Jyutsu works when you use your hands
  • why everything is in the fingers! 
  • how to harmonize mind, body and spirit using the three main energy pathways that feed all 144,000 of our energy functions
  • how to use some powerful daily 'cleaners' to release tensions
  • how to practice this Art as Self Help
  • how to experience Jin Shin Jyutsu through practical exercises

What will I learn in Part Two of this course?


  • what they are and their names
  • where they are located on the body
  • who they are: their meaning and function
  • how to use each one of them to clear every day ailments, re-energize the body, manage pain/discomfort, calm the mind and balance emotions
  • practical exercises to recharge all 26 of our friends

What will I learn in Part Three of this course?


  • how the Hands, Palms and Fingers are related to Feet, Toes and Soles
  • how to understand and use hands and feet to harmonize 
  • understand the specific  relationships of hands and feet to the rest of the body
  • the meaning and practice of eight dynamic and powerful finger positions given to us by Master Jiro Murai 

How will I benefit from these courses?

After these ONLINE COURSES you will:

  • have a deeper understanding of Jin Shin Jyutsu as an Art of harmonizing the life energy in the body
  • know how to use your hands as 'jumper cables' to help yourself and your loved ones
  • know which exercises to choose and when
  • have an easy, structured program to implement immediately
  • have the tools to guide you during and after the course
  • be supported every step of the way – you are not alone on this journey of transformation

What do I get on these courses?

In these Skills for Life Online Courses of three parts (9x 2 hour sessions), I provide you with the following:

  • 18 hours of class material LIVE with Astrid
  • replay of each 2 hour Zoom class 
  • PDF Workbook of the exercises for each 2 hour session
  • Audios with guided practice of the exercises for each 2 hour session
  • unlimited email access to Astrid during the duration of the course
  • an invitation to join the Skills For Life closed community group 

Who is Astrid Kauffmann? 

Since 2001, I have clocked up tens of thousands of hours in the study and practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu. 

I have also taught hundreds of students in offline classroom settings over the last 25 years. From their own feedback, often inspiring them to study and practice further.

Ever since those early days when I used a couple of simple hand positions to stop a migraine, to the awareness of MYSELF today, Jin Shin Jyutsu IS now as fundamental to me as breathing.

I LOVE this ART and I love sharing it with others. 

Sign up now! 

Sign up to my Skills For Life series so you can take the next step on your Jin Shin Jyutsu journey of transformation!


The fee for the Skills For Life Self Help Bundle of Part One, Two and Three is GBP £249.00. This is a discounted price on each individual course. 

Secure payments can be made via Stripe or Paypal. Prices are shown here in GBP (Pound Sterling), and are automatically converted to reflect your currency on your statement. Price of the course bundle is about USD 315 / EUR 290 

Please note

* This is by no means a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment (please see my Disclaimer).

* If you have already purchased from me before please make sure to use the original email address you signed up with, so that you can have access to all of them from one account.

* Payment transactions are processed through my company Joint Venture Today Ltd.


If you have any questions please email me at [email protected]

Astrid Kauffmann BSc, TIDHA, MFHT
Jin Shin Jyutsu® Practitioner and
Authorised Self Help Instructor since 2001
Dip Holistic Aromatherapy

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What People Are Saying:

I so appreciate you and your classes which are simply fabulous. I love excellent teaching and you fit the bill.

S.M. from USA rating: EXCELLENT

Astrid is an amazing teacher, her enthusiasm & dedication in sharing as much of her knowledge and personal experience of this wonderful art is so generous. After every session I was excited and hungry for the next one!

C.S. from United Kingdom rating: EXCELLENT

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a powerful, yet simple and elegant self-care practice of healing. Astrid is an amazing teacher, and I highly recommend taking advantage of the opportunity to learn from her.

C.F. from USA rating: EXCELLENT

Astrid's Skills for Life courses are choc full of content and in every session she takes us through practicing what we are learning. Astrid explains everything with clear presentations which are easy to follow and well set out. We also learn the philosophy of Jin Shin Jyutsu as well as the practical applications. Astrid is welcoming, gentle, easy and is open to any questions along the way. It is great that after each session students are sent replays. I would 100% recommend all of these courses as they are for everyone, beginner to more advanced.

E.R. from United Kingdom rating: EXCELLENT

Astrid's Skills for Life Online Courses were a wonderful experience. She is a treasure-trove of information on Jin Shin Jyutsu and yet is able to present it in a simple, systematic manner. The courses are very well planned and conducted, with a great mix of theory, practical demos and opportunities for practicing during the classes. The class replays, manuals and audios add value to the whole experience as we can go back to them whenever we need a refresher. Thank you, Astrid!

P.N. from India rating: EXCELLENT

Astrid is a great natural teacher. Her lessons with a mix of theory, exercises and room for questions, together with the colourful layout of her presentation, are really well thought out and a pleasure to follow. Her enthusiasm is contagious. The way of sharing her knowledge of JSJ in such a positive and inspiring way, was a feel-good experience for me. JSJ has become a daily friend in taking care of myself. I would highly recommend Astrid's courses.

A.L. from Netherlands rating: EXCELLENT

I totally recommend these courses. Astrid has the perfect mix of theory and practical exercises. The courses are very well organized and structured, and are conveyed with great enthusiasm and love for the art.

R.B. from Norway rating: EXCELLENT

Learning Jin Shin Jyutsu self help in such an easy, relaxed way, in an environment of like-minded people and with Astrid's humorous and enthusiastic way of teaching was a big pleasure for me. The lectures were very well prepared and easy to follow. The practical part was very powerful even if it was online. Astrid always supported us in any possible way and patiently answered all our questions. I got a lot out of this course, and I recommend it to others.

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£249.00 GBP

The information in the Skills for Life Self Help Part One, Two and Three courses and on are not meant as an alternative to medical advice, diagnosis or supervision from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. Additional information can be found in the links 'Disclaimer' and 'Terms of Use' at the bottom of this page.

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