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Our Approach

There are three important differences between Soul Lightening Acupressure and the original form of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Specifically, these are the style of touch we use, the addition of “process work” to the method, and Dr Raheem’s focus on soul-centered development.

 

Style of Touch: There are many styles of touch within the spectrum of acupressure methods used worldwide. Soul Lightening Acupressure engages the energy of the body in a firm, but gentle way that can penetrate to the core/essence of the client. Dr. Raheem adopted a specific style of touch originally introduced in Zero Balancing by Dr. Fritz Smith. This method utilizes an attentive/receptive touch that engages the body in the dynamic pace where energy and structure meet. The points used in Soul Lightening Acupressure are from the Chinese meridian system, and from the Indian chakra system. In this method the practitioner applies a curved, gentle finger pressure to specific combinations of acupoints in order to release restrictions and restore the free flow of energy movement within the body.

Amplified Awareness: As a way to address the natural unfolding of consciousness that often occurs during sessions, Dr. Raheem integrated the work of Arnold Mindell’s Process Oriented Psychology into Soul Lightening Acupressure. Process Acupressure appreciates symptoms and disturbances of any sort, not as pathologies to be healed, transcended or somehow gotten rid of, but as expressions of what is trying to emerge into consciousness. In Soul Lightening Acupressure, as we restore a clearer energy throughout the body, and as we follow process signals that arise, there is also a clearer energy that flows through the mind, the emotions, and the spirit. This clarity is experienced as an authentic, self-empowered opening and restoration of the natural, free flow of thoughts and emotions.

Soul Wisdom: Dr. Raheem has been on a life-long spiritual journey. Her tenacious curiosity, deeply cultivated spiritual practice and profound experiences are best described in her books. There she outlines the “divine charge” she received many decades ago to create a “psychology of the soul.” A core principle of her teaching is that each of us, at the center of our being, remembers exactly who we are and what we came to this lifetime to experience and accomplish. The work of Soul Lightening Acupressure it to release restrictions and support the free flow of soul-centered awareness. When we are engaged in our lives with soul-consciousness, we are living to our fullest potential.

 

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