Stress: Portrait of a Killer

Most of my clients remark on just how relaxed they feel after a Jin Shin Jyutsu treatment. “I enter into this state of complete calm,” remarked one of them recently. Indeed, Jin Shin Jyutsu is uniquely suited to return the client to a state of pure being, melting away all tension and letting them release any traces of doing. This is really beneficial and helpful – we are “human beings” and not “human doings,” after all.

“Stress is not a state of mind… it’s measurable and dangerous, and humans can’t seem to find their off-switch.” These words of warning come from renowned author and award-winning neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky in the documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer.1

Adds Dr. Carol Shively, Professor of Pathology/Comparative Medicine and Psychology at Wake Forest University, “This is not an abstract concept. It’s not something that maybe some day you should do something about. You need to attend to it today, because it’s affecting the way your body functions. Any stress today will affect your health tomorrow and for years to come.”

This fascinating film, which you can see in its entirety below, is jointly produced by National Geographic and Stanford University where Dr. Sapolsky is a professor and scholar. It shows just how dangerous prolonged stress can be, how it can shrink your brain, add fat to your belly, make you depressed, and even unravel your chromosomes. Once you have a better understanding of these facts, you may want to start seeking out ways to combat the stress in your life.

If you are ready to take steps to control the stress in your life and “find your off switch,” I recommend you give Jin Shin Jyutsu a try.

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