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Demonstrating How to Work with the Body as a Vital Force of Energy : No One Does It Better than Donna Eden

Sep 03, 2013 09:11PM ● By Vicki Perez

On the back of Donna Eden’s classic book Energy Medicine is a quote from Christiane Northrup, M.D. that reads, "Donna Eden is one of the most joyous and effective pioneers in the rapidly expanding and vitally important frontier called energy medicine..." Eden’s personal evolution to becoming an energy medicine pioneer is an interesting story.

Donna Eden was born clairvoyant, and her mother and siblings were also gifted with the ability to see subtle energies in the human biofield. Her gift lay dormant however; although she grew up observing the different energetics around people, she did not know how to work with them. In addition, her gift of clairvoyant sight did not translate to keeping herself healthy. She had many health challenges as a child, including tuberculosis at age five, hay fever, severe food allergies, and later at sixteen, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She had a mild heart attack in her 20s, and by her early 30s, all her physical systems had begun to break down.

With a dire prognosis from Western doctors, she and her family moved to Fiji. Eden regained her health by living a simple life with clean air and water, fresh, organic food, and the help of shamans from a nearby village.

Her experience in Fiji gave her a new appreciation for her gifts, but she did not foresee how seeing energies could lead to a career. After she returned to California, she was led to take classes in "Touch for Health", a new healing approach pioneered by Dr. John Thie, which combined traditional Chinese medicine and applied kinesiology or "energy testing".

When Eden first studied traditional Chinese medicine with its meridians, acupressure points, chakras and flows, she recognized it as the very energetics she had been seeing in people all her life. The "Touch for Health" system gave her solid clinical techniques to work with people, as well as impact her own health. That was the kick start to her legendary work as a healer.

After years of maintaining a practice where she treated over 10,000 clients, Eden left her practice to co-author two books with her husband, David Feinstein, Ph.D: Energy Medicine and Energy Medicine for Women. Together, they teach workshops around the world and have become dynamic spokespersons for energy medicine and all its far-reaching applications in complementary medicine, health, science, family life, business, education, and spirituality.

Through their Innersource organization, there are a variety of ways for people to experience and learn energy medicine which can be self-applied or administered by a trained practitioner. A southeast regional program is now in place in St. Petersburg, and there are numerous graduates of Eden Energy Medicine in the Orlando-Tampa-Sarasota area, as well as throughout the state of Florida.

What Eden sees and understands is not new; she draws upon the ancient healing and spiritual practices of acupuncture, yoga, qi gong, therapeutic touch techniques and shamanism. It is her brilliant interpretation of these ancient techniques that is new---she helps the modern audience understand how learning some simple techniques can help them manage the impact of stressful living. She reminds us that we are guinea pigs in this new digital "sea of electromagnetic frequencies", and that by learning to work with our personal energy, we can build resilience into our immune system.

When you enroll in a Donna Eden workshop, you become the beneficiary of three decades of her amazing and potent understanding of what it takes to restore and maintain the living and moving life force: your personal energetic blueprint.

Eden will be presenting one of her dynamic, hands-on workshops in St. Petersburg the weekend of September 27-28. It will begin on Friday evening, September 27, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., continuing through Saturday, September 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $149. There are a limited number of Friday evening-only tickets available for $49. Tickets are available at Wings Bookstore, 4500 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, 727-522-6657 or online at The workshop location is First Unity Church, 460 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg. Eden’s books will be available as well as information on enrolling in the Southeast Regional program.


While working in the corporate world, Vicki Perez discovered the benefits of using Eden Energy Medicine as part of a daily routine. She is a 2008 graduate of the Eden Energy Medicine certification program.