Politics seems to be on everyone’s mind as the fight for the soul of the United States is being broadcast every day -- through whichever lens the viewer chooses. You’ve seen our wrestling among ourselves about whether to use our classes and communications to influence our energy healing community according to our political values or to continue to embrace our entire constituency, which we seriously define as “anyone who has a body.” Our taking the broader embrace has been applauded by most, but some have accused us of being driven by “the bottom line,” which was characterized by one individual as our “real motive” in not taking a stance when “things are so horribly wrong.”
We agree that things are horribly wrong in so many ways (as well as wonderfully right), and both of us are politically active in our personal lives, putting resources and effort into addressing those wrongs. While we have not used our positions in the EEM community to trumpet our political views, we are highly committed to our company motto: “Raising the vibration of the planet, one person at a time.” And we take pride in being quite good at this. Is that political? In the most basic ways, it certainly is. Healing your body, optimizing your vitality, and increasing your happiness are HIGHLY POLITICAL acts. Taking care of your own health is the microcosm for being kind to others and to the planet. And that is the political stance that gives the best of conservatives and the best of progressives common ground to work collaboratively on the large issues that are shaping the world their children and grandchildren will inherit.
Bottom line is that people come to us to learn how to heal themselves and how to heal others, not to hear about our political views. And it is with their healing that we always start. However, the interface between the health of the individual and the health of the culture is not irrelevant to our work. So far, we have not tried to influence our community regarding national politics. But our own internal debate is heating right now about where and how and if we should use our influence to broadcast our understanding of the culture’s health and what maintains it in terms that are politically charged. If you’d like to continue the discussion on our Facebook page, click here.
Meanwhile, the overt politics of health and health care is an unquestioningly legitimate area for our attention. Addressing the health consequences of exposure to electromagnetic frequencies, a topic that has been politicized by lobbyists who shape legislation, has a major chapter in Energy Medicine (first published in 1998) and was a post-class as recently as our last conference a couple of months ago. Without being invited, the politics of health care comes out to meet us from many directions. See, for instance, the article below: “A Step Forward for Energy Psychology and a Step Backward.”
Love and blessings,
Donna and David
Energy Healing in Action:
Flipping a Breach Baby!
by Rose Mattax, LCPC, EEM-AP
One Thursday afternoon, I received a call from a lovely young woman named Stacey (the names have been changed) whom I'd been seeing as a client for a number of years. But this time Stacey was calling on behalf of her sister, Jenny, who was pregnant with her second son.
Jenny was due to deliver the baby, already named Mark, any day. The problem was that Mark was in a breech position, with his feet sitting firmly on top of Jenny's cervix. Stacey explained that a caesarean section had been scheduled for the following Monday to surgically remove the baby.
With a sigh, Stacey asked, "Is there anything you can do to help?"
"Supposedly," I replied, "but I've never personally turned a breech baby before. Why don't you come in Saturday afternoon, and we'll see what we can do."
Energy Testing Webinar Starts a VERY Needed Discussion! Three-Day Online (or in-person) Class Will Go Deeper
Earlier this month we held a free two-hour Webinar to increase your accuracy with energy testing. More than 2,500 people registered, exceeding all our expectations and underlining that this was a very needed topic for our community.
Energy testing is one of the most important tools Donna has for empowering practitioners who don’t see energy to nonetheless work with it effectively. But she is not alone. A research program by Anne Jensen at Oxford University estimated that more than one million health care professionals worldwide use some version of energy testing or muscle testing in their work.
While the science behind energy testing is still being worked out, the art for using it effectively has been pioneered in individual practices, classes, and training programs for more than 50 years. This webinar featured three top experts in assisting practitioners in developing proficiency with testing and had the single purpose of providing a resource that pools what they have learned.
Anne Jensen (who did the Oxford studies), Madison King (one of Donna’s original practitioners and most successful teachers), and Adam Lehman (a pioneer in Touch for Health) were the panelists, moderated by David Feinstein. They addressed best practices, common roadblocks, and always-hot button issues such as “HOW HARD DO I PRESS?” We received an overwhelming amount of positive responses from viewers. Here are just a couple:
It was a sensational webinar! . . . The panel was amazing, each offering their own unique angle to this important conversation. David Feinstein was masterful at drawing out magic with participants in the conversation.... With tremendous gratitude!
I have been teaching energy testing for years prior to becoming an EEM Foundations teacher, and so much of what was said increased my confidence in the messages and teaching I am giving to my students.
In the webinar, we gave everything we could in a two-hour format. But as the questions poured in during the Q & A period, many more than we could address, we realized just how much more could be said! By happy coincidence we have a class coming up that will help you to:
Master energy testing and expand your intuition under the guidance of one of our most beloved and effective teachers. We HIGHLY recommend Madison King’s online or in-person 3-Day class: “Energy Testing, Intuition, and Beyond!”
Become a Confident Energy Tester and You’ll Become a Better Healer!
Energy testing is key to tailoring energetic interventions to a client or loved one’s unique energy system. And that’s what makes Eden Energy Medicine so effective. It’s not a “one-size-fits-all” system. It works with a client’s unique energy in a way that promotes healing.
So, if you lack confidence with your testing…
OR know that you sometimes get in your own way…
OR want to expand your intuition and become an “energy sensitive”
OR all of the above…
come join us online or in-person in Phoenix October 26-28. It’s going to be an AMAZING class.
If you want to watch the webinar, click HERE for the FREE replay.
A Step Forward for Energy Psychology and a Step Backward
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the governmental authority responsible for determining which treatments are allowed for given health conditions in the U.K., just created a new category for treating PTSD: “Combined Somatic and Cognitive Therapy.” It includes psychotherapies that utilize the stimulation of acupuncture points, noting evidence in support of these approaches. Hooray!!!
Meanwhile, the American Psychological Association is holding its annual elections. One of the candidates, Steven Hollon, lists five actions he would like the APA to take under his leadership: “The third thing we ought to do is stop giving CE credits [Continuing Education] for pseudoscience programs like energy field therapy. That’s quackery and we ought to have nothing to do with it.” Continuing Education is the way clinical innovations are brought to health care professionals. When we sent Dr. Hollon strong scientific studies that contradict his assertions and invited him to explain for our energy healing quacks how his recommendation “squares with the empirical evidence,” he did not respond to any of the information we provided, stating simply that his “recommendation stands.” And he is no idle threat. He was an architect in the APA’s recent influential guidelines for treating PTSD, which recommend only the most institutionally entrenched approaches, locking out clinical innovations, including energy therapies. Mobilizing awareness among psychologists about the potential consequences of his candidacy has been a “political activity” that has consumed a great deal of our time this week (please forward this article to any psychologists you know).
Scenarios in which the public is harmed due to ignorance or greed happen at all levels of healthcare. The price of Daraprim, the standard of care for treating a life-threatening condition, went overnight from $13.50 a tablet to $750 a tablet after being acquired by a start-up pharmaceutical company run by a former hedge fund manager. Price hikes of up to 6000% for life-saving medications have been appearing. The health consequences of the drug lobby’s ability to influence our political choices are in blatant view. We took a strong stance about Big Pharm in Energy Medicine for Women, challenging the fake science being used in drug trials.
Within our own tiny world of energy therapies, vested interests are also at play. Some massage licensing boards try to regulate the use of touch. Some acupuncture licensing boards try to regulate the stimulation of energy points known to acupuncturists (among other healing traditions). Medical boards continue to regulate anything involving healing. So . . . you can’t touch. You can’t use energy. You can’t provide healing services. Beyond that, however, do all you can to create viable alternatives where conventional treatments are failing. Such is the double message from the governmental bodies that are designed to “protect the public.” And yet, the vitality and goodness of energy medicine continues to bring it more and more vigorously into the culture.
Eden Energy Medicine Around the World!
Eden Energy Medicine teacher
Clare Willocks teaches in
Perthshire, Central Scotland!
We have over 200 authorized teachers teaching Eden Energy Medicine in North America, Europe, and other parts of the globe. This Foundations class recently took place at Eastwood House, a beautifully restored Victorian villa in Central Scotland, with Authorized Eden Energy Medicine Foundations teacher Clare Willocks. Eastwood was for years a beautiful highland retreat welcoming renowned guests including Beatrix Potter. The House sits on the banks of the River Tay, directly opposite the 500-year-old Birnam Oak (from Shakespeare’s Macbeth).
Dr. Clare Willocks is an OBGYN in the U.K., EEM Clinical Practitioner, and a Medical Homeopath. Clare has found that EEM is the best prescription for herself, her students, clients, staff, and patients -- some of whom are not yet born! This is the first Foundations class in Scotland! "In our group we have a holistic GP, a shiatsu practitioner, a chiropractor, a homeopath, and a retired social worker -- all passionate about broadening their skills and keeping themselves healthy with EEM. The class has been fully immersed in nature and has been blessed with beautiful weather. We are all looking forward to Class 4: dancing the Radiant Circuits in November!"
For more Eden Energy Medicine locations
around the world, click here!
We're Celebrating the Nine Energy Systems!!!
Part Two of our Nine Energy Systems Series
The word chakra translates from the Sanskrit as disk, vortex, or wheel. The chakras are concentrated centers of energy. Each major chakra in the human body is a center of swirling energy positioned at one of seven points, from the base of your spine to the top of your head. Where the meridians deliver their energy to the organs, the chakras bathe the organs in their energies. Each chakra supplies energy to specific organs, corresponds to a distinct aspect of your personality, and resonates (respectively, from the bottom to the top chakra) with one of seven universal principles having to do with survival, creativity, identity, love, expression, comprehension, or transcendence. Your chakras also code your experiences in their energies, just as memories are chemically coded in your neurons. An imprint of every emotionally significant event you have experienced is recorded in your chakra energies. A sensitive practitioner's hand held over a chakra may resonate with pain in a related organ, congestion in a lymph node, subtle abnormalities in heat or pulsing, areas of emotional turmoil, or even tune into a stored memory that might be addressed as part of the healing process.
Align Your Chakras with Darth Vader Breath
We're celebrating the Nine Energy Systems Series! In this video, Donna is aligning her chakras. Whenever you feel panic or anxiety, the Darth Vader breath will bring calm and stability to your spirit and connection between the chakras.
On a deep inhale, "catch" your breath at the back of the throat. Hold the in-breath as long as you can, and then let the breath out using the same method to "catch" the breath in the back of the throat on the exhale.
To view the complete collection of Eden Energy Medicine videos, click www.EnergyMinute.Innersource.net.
For more information, see Energy Medicine, (Tarcher/Penguin, 2008).
If you'd like to dive deeply into the Chakra system, click here for Donna's Advanced Chakra Class!