A TOUCHING GOOD-BYE by Judith B. Andry M.Ed.
The Gentle Use of Jin Shin Jyutsu At Times of Critical Illness and Death.
In Judy Andry’s book, we find a collection of true stories from Jin Shin Jyutsu instructors and students detailing their experiences with the critically ill and the dying. The tone of her book is compassionate and inspiring, and its simplicity makes the Art accessible to everyone.
The first part of the book includes a preface from Judy where she explains why she wrote this book – “to give a sense of empowerment to those whose loved one is dying.” Even in the best hospitals, with the best medical care, many patients and families suffer a great deal – not just physical pain, but confusion, fear, and isolation. Judy encourages us to gently place our hands on our loved one and guides us into very simple, but very effective, ways to help ease suffering.
David Burmeister contributes a forward to the book and writes that “practicing the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu during times of critical need can help restore emotional, physical and spiritual harmony so that one can make the transition in the most peaceful way possible.” David also shares the story of his own father’s dying.
This is an intimate book, and the author handles both the difficult subject matter and the emotional openness of the contributors’ stories with great sensitivity. The personal stories are a way for readers not familiar with Jin Shin Jyutsu to identify with the caregivers and feel empowered to help their loved ones. “Judy Andry shows how to support those we love at the time of their death with dignity, respect and exquisite caring.”
Price: $32 plus postage