Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Energy Medicine And School

Q. Dear Donna: I am an elementary school teacher who was in your workshop last week in Cincinnati. Is anyone teaching your work to school children. I am interested in doing this, but if the formula already exits I do not want to "reinvent the wheel."

A. This is wonderful work to take to the schools. The Educational Kinesiology Foundation (www.braingym.org) has been a pioneer in bringing Energy Medicine into schools. They have also sponsored or supported an impressive series of research studies to back claims that energy methods can help children with learning disabilities, enhance academic performance, address the causes of some behavioral problems such as hyperactivity, and increase self-esteem. Our own non-profit Energy Medicine Institute has been conducting a very small program with the St. Louis public school system and you can find updates about it at www.energymed.org. I think that energy methods should be in the tool kit of every public school teacher.

This question and answer was found in the question and answer section of the innersource website at innersource.net

Connecting Heaven and Earth

How to pick yourself up at your droopy time of day.
Take a break from your activity and do an energy exercise that activates your respiratory system. Try this quick and simple exercise called, Connecting Heaven and Earth. It helps rejuvenate by pulling in extra oxygen, releasing carbon dioxide, stretching the body so energy can more readily flow through it, and opens the joints, releasing trapped energy.

Step 1. Rub your hands together and shake them off.
Step 2. Place your hands on the front of your thighs with your fingers spread
Step 3. With a deep inhalation, circle your arms out to your side
Step 4. On the exhalation, bring your hands together in front of your chest in a prayer position.
Step 5. Again with a deep inhalation, separate your arms from each other, stretching one high above your head and flattening your hands back, as if pushing something above you. Stretch the other arm down, again flattening your hand as if pushing something toward the Earth. Look up to the heavens. Stay in this position for as long as is comfortable.
Step 6. Release your breath through your mouth, returning your hands to the prayer position in front of your heart.
Step 7. Repeat, switching the arm that rises and the arm that lowers. After this first set, do two more sets.
Step 8. Coming out of this pose the final time, drop your arms and allow your body to fold over at the waist. Hang there with your knees slightly bent as you take two deep breaths. Slowly return to a standing position with backward roll of the shoulders.
(This exercise copied from pg 266 of the Energy Medicine Book).
I personally find this exercise to be useful during the holidays when there seems to be so much to do and not enough me to get it all done!
For more information about Energy Medicine go to http://www.innersource.net/

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Meet David Feinstein & Donna Eden

David Feinstein, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and international leader in the field of Energy Psychology, has served on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Antioch College. Among his eight books are The Promise of Energy Psychology, Personal Mythology, and Rituals for Living and Dying, and he has contributed more than 50 papers to the professional literature. Five of his books have won national awards, including the USA Book NewsBook of the Year in its Psychology/Mental Health category (2007) and another in its Self-Help category (2008). The American Psychological Association's book review journal applauded another of his works for providing “a lucid foundation for a growing interest in integrative psychology” and “a valuable expansion of the traditional biopsychosocial model of psychology to include the dimension of energy.” Along with his wife, Donna Eden, he runs Innersource, a pioneering organization bringing energy medicine and energy psychology into the culture. http://www.innersource.net/

Donna Eden is among the world’s most sought, most joyous, and most authoritative spokespersons for Energy Medicine. Her abilities as a healer are legendary. She is able to accurately determine the energetic causes of physical and psychological problems and to devise highly effective interventions. Since childhood, she has been able to see the flow of the body’s energies, and from this clairvoyant ability, she has developed a system for teaching others, who do not have this gift, to enhance their health and vitality by working with their energies. Tens of thousands of people from all over the world have learned how to reclaim their natural healing capabilities in her classes and workshops. Her best-selling book, Energy Medicine, co-authored with her husband, David Feinstein, Ph.D., is the classic in its field. Translated into 15 languages, it won the U.S. Book News Book of the Year award in their self-help category. Its sequel, Energy Medicine for Women, was the U.S. Book News 2008 Book of the Year in the women’s health category. According to Caroline Myss: “The contribution Donna Eden has made with Energy Medicine will stand as one of the backbone studies as we lay a sound foundation for the field of holistic medicine.” http://www.learnenergymedicine.com/.