Donna Eden
Donna Eden's Energy e-Letter
November 1, 2009

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Gail Jett Revives her Father with Energy Medicine

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate

David's Response to Attacks on His Article

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Nov 7-10, 2009
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November 7-10, 2009
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December 9-13, 2009
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As the nights grow longer and the holidays closer, time for reflection is in the air. David shares his very public reckoning with skeptics of energy healing, Gail Jett tells how she revived her father while waiting for the paramedics, and Donna gives her thoughts about the Swine Flu vaccination and how to keep your immune system strong. 

We are teaching a weekend Energy Medicine basic class in Phoenix followed by an Energy Medicine for Women 2-Day class.  We hope you will let everyone who might benefit know about them.  And of course, we are always wanting to entice those of you who are ready into the Certification Program.  Our latest brief pitch is below  As the ever-more-popular Dr. Oz keeps saying, "Energy medicine is the next great frontier in medicine," and we are full of enthusiasm about teaching it to you.


D & D
Gail Jett Revives Her Father While Waiting for the Paramedics
Another example of energy medicine in action.
My father has Parkinson's and lives across the street from me.  Yesterday, his evening caregiver arrived and he was nonresponsive.  She was scared. She said he was breathing but absolutely nonresponsive. I'm a nurse and was there immediately.  She was right. No response whatsoever, nor to noxious stimuli (sternal rub). I called 911. After calling, I did a vigorous 3 thumps on him.  Then I took his arms and legs and moved him into a cross crawl pattern (seated).  I could feel him start to come around.  Just as the paramedics got there, his eyes flew open, and he yelled " Fire truck!" He was completely fine after that. He says he could hear all of us but couldn't move.  I suspect he had a TIA, or mini stroke.  In addition to Parkinson's, he also has atrial fib. Anyway, the paramedics were surprised to see him alert and asked if I had done anything. I told them I had done some Chinese medicine/energy medicine techniques. They looked bemused.  Not sure what they thought - you know how that goes- but anyway, Dad came around. So, another success story.

Love, Gail 

[Note:  A week later, Gail wrote:  "Everyone is still talking about it, including my dad!"]

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To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate
Donna talks about the Swine Flu.

Donna EdenWhile I have strong opinions on this and personally am not getting the H1N1 vaccine or encouraging anyone in my family to get it, there are differing opinions from competent, caring, respectable health care professionals, and individual circumstances and risk factors may also be part of the equation.  I think Dr. Oz offers a balanced discussion on the question.  There is also a lot of sober discussion about how much fear has been generated around the Swine Flu "epidemic," including the biggest push for immunization since Polio. Is this Big Pharm flexing its muscles to feed its pockets or are the scare tactics justified? I found the article Swine Flue Fact vs. Fears to provide a good brief overview of what is known.  I cannot advise what you should do regarding the vaccine, but I can suggest that keeping your immune system healthy and strong is the first line of defense against any infectious illness.

Besides the ultra obvious, such as keeping your hands clean, this means: 

1. Regardless of the pressures on you in our fast-paced world, making choices that minimize chronic stress should be at the top of your priority list.  If you lose your health, it doesn't matter how important it was to do all those other things.  They won't get done.  So find a reasonable balance and commit yourself to maintaining it!

2.  Don't leave your energies in a homolateral pattern (Energy Medicine, p. 250)!!!  Do plenty of stretch and cross over patterns throughout the day (pp. 187 - 203).

3.  The Five Minute Energy Routine (Energy Medicine, Chapter 3) is designed to keep your immune system strong.  I recommend that you do it daily, that in times of stress or vulnerability you do it a couple of times each day, and that in addition you do it or parts of it at any time you are feeling particularly stressed. Working your lymphatic reflex points moves toxins out of your body and is particularly supportive of optimal immune system functioning.

4.  If you sense you are starting to come down with a cold or worse, add:  The Triple Warmer Smoothie, Connecting Heaven and Earth, flushing spleen & lung meridians, breathing deeply while tapping on the meridian endpoints, and any other techniques in the book which particularly call to you!

5.  Rest!  Certainly if you feel something coming on, do not wait for it to be screaming at you before you pay attention.  I like to start with a long hot bath!   I do my emergency energy exercises in the tub.  One of my favorites, which helps the lungs and is a good flu preventive, is to cross my arms, push my thumbs into my mid-arms, and place my elbows into my inner thighs, while they are supported by the bathtub sides.  And feeling great or feeling down, be sure you are getting enough sleep.  That is one of the most basic choices you can make to support your health.

6. Eat well: Although your diet is obviously another basic set of choices for supporting your health, also remember that there are no guidelines, no generalizations, that can tell you what your unique body needs or what it needs at a particular time.  Energy testing is a great tool for finding a good nutritional balance (Energy Medicine, Chapter 2).  As David is fond of saying, "Test before you ingest."  Same with vitamins and supplements, including those that strengthen the immune system.

7.  Use your body!  Our ancestors were not sedentary creatures and your body did not evolve to spend 8 hours/day at a computer.  If your job requires you to be at a desk, take frequent brief breaks where you move vigorously.  Breath fresh air when possible. And as it is with diet, different bodies need and thrive best with different kinds of exercise. 

Stay well!



When They Attack This Hard, They Must Be Taking Us Seriously
David Feinstein, Ph.D.

David FeinsteinFor about a decade, I've wondered when I'd wind up in the cross hairs of Quackwatch or a similar group.  While I started my career in fairly conventional circles (my first academic appointment, when I was 23, was in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, where I taught for 7 years), once I started writing about energy healing, I figured it was only a matter of time before public attacks from establishment thinkers would become another of my interesting problems.  That time has arrived.

Among Donna Eden's and my proudest achievements of the past year, right up there with our new books on energy medicine having just won four national Gold book awards (in the 2008 U.S. Book News and 2009 Nautilus competitions), was to have an article published in one of the American Psychological Association's flagship clinical journals (Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training) making the case that the preliminary scientific evidence indicates that energy psychology is indeed effective. 

Not surprisingly, since one of the functions of top APA publications is gatekeeping, the journal received two scathing formal reviews of the article.  I was allowed to write a defense.  All three pieces were published in Psychotherapy last June.  To see the defense (called a "rejoinder"), access the original article at:

and click the button "Response to Critics of This Article."  For those of you interested in the public debate around energy healing, I think you may find it an interesting read.

Two Energy Medicine Classes in Phoenix                  
Energy Medicine 101 and Energy Medicine for Women

Energy Medicine 101:
Two days of training in the essentials of energy medicine. This is a prerequisite for the other course, below, if you have not taken any other classes with Donna.

When: November 7 & 8 (Sat & Sun)
Where: Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa, Phoenix, AZ
Cost: $250
Take both classes for $399
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Energy Medicine for Women:
This class focuses on a woman's biological process from her first menstrual cycle through menopause, her "second prime of life." Among the issues addressed will be the energies associated with:
  • PMS
  • Fertility
  • Sexuality,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Birthing
  • The challenges and gifts of coming into the wisdom years

When: November 9 & 10 (Mon & Tues)
Where: Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa, Phoenix, AZ
Cost: $250
Take both classes for $399
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CEs for nurses, massage therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers are available for each of these classes.

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