Level 4: Advanced Protocols
Explore the Deep and Nuanced Layers of Energy and Become One of the Most Cutting Edge Practitioners on The Planet!
Learn Donna's GRID and Regression techniques and open up to a new layer of healing for you and your clients.
The application period for Level 4 is currently closed.
Click the video to watch Dondi Dahlin and Madison King, the Level 4 Class Administrator, answer your questions about Level 4: Advanced Protocols.
The Level 4 application is currently closed.
The Level 4: Advanced Protocols classes are designed for those practitioners who have established EEM practices, years of experience working with clients, and a constitution sturdy enough to take their clients to the levels of healing accessed with Grid and Regression work. Click here to jump to the application.
The course work for Level 4 consists of two four-day classes that typically meet six months apart. The first class (Grid) teaches the EEM protocols used to access and repair the Basic Grid. The second class (Regression) teaches selected EEM techniques used to facilitate Regression.
The Basic Grid is the foundation or infrastructure of the other energy systems, like the frame of a building or the bedrock of a river. To those who see energy, it looks like a graph of energy lines over which the chakras are situated. If the Grid is impaired, all other energy systems in the body become compromised, less organized, less able to adapt, and less grounded. Physical, emotional, or spiritual trauma can break the Grid, affecting the energetic health of the whole person. Repairing the Grid re-establishes this core energy, which then has a positive, corrective influence on all the other energy systems. In situations where the Grid is badly damaged, the benefits of other energy interventions may not be sustained until the Grid has been repaired.
Regression is the process of energetically and psychologically returning to the time and place where core issues in our present lives became established. This may involve loss, betrayal, illness, injury, or other forms of trauma. When we have intractable physical, emotional, or energetic difficulties that seem to have no clear physical cause-and-effect relationships, a Regression session can illuminate how and when these patterns were created. In the energetic field of that earlier time, balancing and restoring disrupted energies using EEM techniques can be deeply healing. Sometimes a Regression session will bring the person to the time that the Grid was damaged and lead to Grid work. Conversely, Grid work can often bring a person back to an earlier period and may lead to a Regression session.
An important distinction of Level 4 is that the supervision is lengthier and more in-depth than other EEM classes. Students are mentored for a full year and are assisted in moving through their first six Grid sessions and four Regression sessions with clients. Because of the deep nature of Grid and regression work, Level 4 supervisors help their students ascertain when clients are ready to have the Grid and Regression protocols safely administered and make themselves available to debrief after the sessions are completed.
Level 4 Qualifies for 26 Continued Training (CT) Hours per Class!
For me, Year 4 was really a turning point where everything came together and my understanding and mastery of EEM became much deeper. Reconnecting grids and facilitating regression is some of the most profound and cutting edge healing work on the planet today!
Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner
Year 4 brings in the spiritual aspect to the EEM work and this is huge with how I practice now. I love doing regressions. I have seen such impressive shifts in client’s lives delving into the uncovered stories that reside in their bodies on all levels. It was so worth getting to Year 4 to have access to the grid and regression training and to take my personal experiences to this level.
Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner
Level 4 Is An Experience!
Level 4 classes are very different in structure and content than the previous EEM classes. Level 4 classes are much more intimate, with a maximum of 24 participants. Classes are held in a smaller space that is perfect for the depth and intimacy required for Grid and Regression work.
The Level 4 classes are also unique in that they go beyond simply learning the new protocols; you will be receiving and performing them as well. This means that in the Grid class not only will you have your own Grid repaired, you will also have the hands-on experience of repairing your class partner's Grid. Likewise, in the Regression class you and your class partner will trade Regression sessions.
Aspects of the Level 4 classes include:
Corona Virus Information
We are anticipating a lovely and safe class in California as we adhere to the state’s recommendations regarding social gatherings. We will be providing the following:
- Thermal non-contact thermometers for each small group prior to starting each session
- Non-allergenic disposable gloves as needed for personal use in class and/or small groups
Each attendee will receive:
- Cloth face mask
- Personal bottle of hand sanitizer
As for the hotel:
- Hotel food service will be provided according to the latest protective guidelines
- Hotel is complying with CDC and CA guidelines for guest rooms
California is re-opening under a phased approach so it is possible that some of these restrictions will have loosened by October.
In case a second wave requires us to cancel or reschedule the class:
If a “second-wave” occurs, which requires us to cancel or reschedule the class, you may request a full refund or rollover your tuition to a future date. Your hotel room is subject to the hotel’s cancellation rules, but they have previously cancelled and refunded all reservations when other events have cancelled or been postponed due to the virus.
Students applying to enter Level 4 must have completed Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. (Level 3 provides the requisite amount of hands-on experience to work with the Grid and Regression protocols in Level 4.)
- Current Level 3 students and recent graduates will meet the 100 EEM session requirement from the Level 3 sessions. Earlier Level 3 graduates who are applying for Level 4 will have to verify 100 recent EEM sessions; they may be asked to participate in a conversation with the Level 4 Class Administrator to discuss how the student's use of EEM has evolved over time.
Supervision and Requirements for Completion
The supervision phase for Level 4: Advanced Protocols Classes will be lengthier and more in-depth than for the EEM classes. After each Level 4 class (Grid and Regression), you will receive six hours of one-on-one mentoring time to confer with your supervisor about the clients you are preparing for Grid and/or Regression sessions. This means that by the end of the second Level 4 class you will have received 12 hours of mentoring time.
The preparatory work you do can make the difference between a smooth, easily integrated treatment and one where there can be significant discomfort if the client has not been energetically prepared. Your supervisor will help you ascertain when your client is ready to have these protocols safely administered.
Because the Grid and Regression work will be new to you, your supervisor will also be available after each of your Grid and/or Regression sessions to answer questions and support you.
Please note: As you will be learning and practicing new techniques with the first six Grid and four Regression sessions, we suggest that they be done at no charge to the client. When your supervision phase is complete and you are listed on the Innersource website as an Advanced Practitioner, you may negotiate the price of Grid and Regression sessions with your clients as usual.
Graduates of Level 4 are also required to establish an Advanced Practitioner peer support network with at least two of their fellow program participants, in which Grid and Regression cases, ideas, etc. are discussed.
Level 4: Advanced Protocols Classes Application
The Level 4 application is currently closed.
The application process for Level 4 is different than simply signing up for an advanced workshop with Donna Eden. Grid and Regression are protocols that can only be safely administered by those who have the clinical experience necessary to take their clients to this level of healing, as well as being physically, emotionally, and energetically sturdy enough to hold the deep energies that are accessed during these sessions.
The road to being an Advanced Practitioner of Eden Energy Medicine represents a significant investment of time and energy. Mastery of any form, be it music, dance, language, or energy medicine necessitates a meaningful investment of time for study, practice, and self-development. Rather than looking at Grid and Regression as just two more advanced classes to take, we would like to invite all who endeavor to become Advanced Practitioners to look at this course of study as an opportunity to deepen their own healing and personal advancement, and thus to be able to lead the way for others to do the same.
Because of this, all Level 4 applicants must be familiar and facile with the energy systems that make up the bulk of Donna's approach to energy medicine. The EEM techniques and protocols should be a regular, familiar part of life, both in terms of personal self-care as well as in the services they provide. This foundational material needs to be more than just theoretically understood; it must be comfortable in the hands, as happens when one has been an EEM practitioner for years.
If you feel that all of the above can be said about you, we welcome you to apply for Level 4!
As we teach the Grid and Regression classes, it is our heartfelt desire to preserve and cherish the beauty and integrity of this sacred work. We look forward to sharing it with you.
To apply for Level 4, please compile the required elements as listed below and then complete the online application form (linked at the bottom of this page).
- EEM Educational and Practitioner Prerequisites
- Clinical Session Requirements
- Use of 100 Sessions from Level 3 for Level 4 Application
- Information Regarding Your EEM Practice
- Personal EEM Sessions
- Essay: “Why I think I am ready for Level 4"
- Four Letters of Recommendation
When you are filling out the application, we recommend that you gather all the information and documents you will need (details below) before you start. Also, write your longer answers in separate documents in advance and then either copy and paste them into the application or upload them (as specified on the form) to prevent the online form from timing out and having to start over.
1. EEM Educational and Practitioner Prerequisites
To be eligible to apply for Level 4, you must have completed Levels 1, 2, and 3. As part of your application, you will be requested to indicate when you completed each of these levels. [Current Level 3 students may apply for Level 4 as soon as they complete their Level 3 requirements.]
You must also have a status of an EEM Certified Practitioner in Good Standing with a current EEM Continued Training Certificate; the application will request the Renewal Date listed on your certificate.
2. Clinical Session Requirements
All applicants must provide documentation of 100 current EEM sessions. We appreciate that due to the pandemic, some of these sessions will be remote/online. If you completed (or are completing) Level 3 within 18 months of the start of the Level 4: Advanced Protocols Grid class for which you are applying, the 100 sessions (client/self/online) from your Level 3 studies will qualify. If you graduated from Level 3 more than 18 months before the start of the upcoming Grid class, you will need to include with your application documentation of 100 EEM sessions from the past 18 months.
3. Use of 100 Sessions from Level 3 for Level 4 Application
It is possible that you may be able to use the same 100 sessions used for your Level 3 requirement for your Level 4 application. This will depend on when you completed your Level 3 classes and plan to start the Level 4 classes. For example:
- If you completed all of your Level 3 classes and session sheet requirements 18 months before the start date of the grid class, you will not have to resubmit your session sheets. Simply indicate on your Level 4 application that you have already submitted 100 sessions as part of Level 3 and indicate the year you finished Level 3.
- If you completed your Level 3 classes and session requirements more than 18 months prior to the start of the upcoming Grid class, you will be required to show verification of having done 100 additional sessions in the past 18 months. You will not have to submit 100 hard copies of these sessions. Simply fill out and sign a Session Verification form in word doc or pdf formats attesting that you have done 100 sessions in the 18 months leading up to the upcoming Grid class. This form must be uploaded into your online application. Even though you do not submit the 100 session sheets, for legal reasons we must ask that you be able to document these sessions if requested via your client records or at least your appointment book.
4. Information Regarding Your EEM Practice
Please note that to be eligible, you must have a working practice. We will obviously take into account that this may have been heavily impacted by the pandemic restrictions.
You will be asked the following questions on your Level 4 Application:
- Do you have a full- or part-time EEM practice? We have now extended this to include remote/online clients.
- How many paying clients do you see in an average week - in person or online?
- How many of your current clients do you think may be ready for Grid and Regression sessions?
5. Personal EEM Sessions
You will be requested to document 5 EEM sessions you have received in the last 12 months by entering the names of the practitioners and the dates of the sessions. These need to be specifically Eden Energy Medicine sessions with practitioners who are graduates of EEM Level 2: Certification Training. At least 2 of these sessions must be with more experienced practitioners (i.e. EEM Faculty or those listed as Advanced Practitioners on the EEM Certified Practitioner Directory). Because of the pandemic, we will accept 2 of these sessions to be online/remote. These sessions do not need to be with 5 different practitioners. They can all be with the same practitioner if that is your preference. Sessions in other modalities are not applicable in this context.
A. You will be asked to describe the modalities you have explored to assist in your healing and self-development, as well as some of the self-care activities you practice on a regular basis.
We're interested in the tools you have developed to ground and center yourself, and how you have explored your own healing adventure. This is not a test! Simply talk a bit about what you do to help you stay grounded: EEM daily routine, other energy practices, exercise, music, meditation, journaling, dancing, etc.
Speak briefly in regard to any healing modalities you may have explored when working with the issues in your own life, including what worked for you (or didn't) and why: Energy sessions, acupuncture, homeopathy, psychotherapy, Touch4Health, etc.
Grid and Regression work is something our clients have to work toward with regular sessions and a commitment to their own growth and healing. For us to be able to go the distance with them, we need to have already gone the distance with ourselves. We cannot take them anywhere we have not yet gone. It is imperative that we walk our talk. It is also important to remember that at the Grid class, along with learning the actual techniques and repairing a Grid on your partner, you yourself may be having a Grid repaired. We're interested in what has been your personal preparation process.
B. You will be requested to indicate if you have had Grid and/or Regression work done, and if you have, to please list the practitioner and the date.
Note: At the time of applying, if you know you have a major Grid out, we suggest you do not have it repaired prior to the upcoming Grid class. Working with a major Grid in the class will have benefits in terms of your overall learning experience and that of your class partner. If you have already had all of your major Grids repaired, your class partner will do either a minor Grid or Cloaccal session for you.Timing is everything with Grid work and if a Grid does not present itself at class, then minor Grid and Cloacal work will be done, both of which can be profound.
7. Essay: “Why I think I am ready for Level 4"
You will be requested to write a one page essay describing why you think you are ready to take Level 4. Highlight the strengths you bring as a practitioner, your perception of this advanced work, how you see it fitting into your practice, and how you deal with challenges that present during sessions.
8. Four Letters of Recommendation
Applicants are required to provide four Letters of Recommendation, specifically discussing the applicant's readiness to join Level 4: two from your Level 3 mentors (one from each) and two from other EEM Faculty members. (Applicants may request a letter from their Level 1: Fundamentals teacher if that teacher is also a current member of our EEM Faculty.)
Applicants must already have notified faculty members that they want a Letter of Recommendation from them before they submit their application, and those names must then be listed on the application.
All four of these letters need to be submitted by the faculty member using our online Level 4 Recommendation Form (which they know how to access). When you contact the faculty members and supervisors requesting your letters, please remind them that they must submit their Letter of Recommendation by the application deadline.
The 2020-21 Level 4 US Application period is closed.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the application period for Level 4: Advanced Protocols classes?
The 2020-21 Level 4 US application period will open in early July 2020.
The 2020-21 Level 4 Europe application period will open in late February 2021.
How many days are the classes?
Level 4 classes are typically four days each, scheduled around a weekend.
How much will it cost?
The tuition for Level 4 is $2345 per class, or $4690 for the year. Each class payment is due upon registration for that class.
Does this include food and lodging?
Food and lodging are separate, but Eden Method's discounted hotel rates are available.
I have already submitted a Level 4 application in a previous year. Do I need to re-apply?
If you have applied previously, you'll need to re-apply. Only applications received during the current application period will be considered. We understand that this will be extra work for those of you who have already submitted them and we apologize for any inconvenience.
We need every current applicant to submit a new application in full and plus ONE Letter of Recommendation (instead of the previous four) from a faculty member who knows your present work.
What are the prerequisites for applying for Level 4?
To apply for Level 4, you must be a graduate of EEM Levels 1, 2, and 3, and you must also have a status of an EEM Certified Practitioner in Good Standing by maintaining a current EEM Continued Training Certificate.
Exceptions are extremely rare. We feel it is important that all Level 4 Advanced Practitioners have had the same level of training.
Will the 100 sessions I submitted for Level 3 be applicable to my Level 4 application session requirements?
If you completed (or are completing) Level 3 within 18 months of the start of the upcoming Level 4 Grid class for which you apply, the 100 sessions from your Level 3 studies will qualify.
If you graduated from Level 3 more than 18 months before the start of the Grid class, you will need to include with your Level 4 application documentation of 100 EEM sessions from the 18 months prior to the Grid class.
What if I have an emergency and cannot attend one of the classes? Will I be able to attend the following year, or watch a video of the class instead, as is allowed in EEM Level 1 and 2?
Each Level 4 class must be attended in person. If a make-up class is necessary for Grid or Regression due to inabilty to attend, the student may attend the next available Level 4 class that they missed.
Can I take either of the classes individually, rather than commit to the entire program?
Grid and Regression classes are only offered within the context of the full Level 4 program. Performing a Grid session can take a client into a Regression, and doing a Regression session can take a client back to where a Grid was broken. We feel it is important and responsible to make sure that all who do this level of practice have both techniques at the ready.
Is Level 4: Advanced Protocols something everyone should attend to complete their EEM education?
Level 4 is designed for those practitioners who are already working substantively and consistently with clients, and are experienced and sturdy enough to take their clients to the deeper levels of healing accessed with Grid and Regression.
Many of us study EEM simply to increase the health and well-being of ourselves and our loved ones, or to have a very minimal professional practice. These are very worthy goals, and no less lofty than those who study EEM as a full-time career.
Grid and Regression are the deepest tools we offer, and not everyone will want to take the time and effort necessary to become the practitioners they need to be to take on this work. Playing guitar around the campfire for everyone to enjoy is just as enriching and valuable as playing a concert at Carnegie Hall, sometimes more so. We invite you to think about the level of practice that suits your desire and lifestyle when considering applying to Level 4. And remember - significant, lasting healing can indeed take place without ever doing Grid or Regression work.
How many students will be in the class?
The Level 4 classes will be very small compared to EEM Level 2 and Level 3 classes. The maximum will be 32 students in a Level 4 class. The ratio of supervisor to student will be smaller as well; your small group will likely be no larger than 8 students per supervisor.
What will the format be of the Level 4 classes?
The Grid and Regression classes will each be a combination of lecture, demonstration, and small group sessions. More than being a typical workshop, these classes will be actual forums for experiencing these techniques, from both a practitioner's and a client's point of view.
Do I need to have a Grid out to attend?
Some of you might already have all of your major Grids repaired. In that event, your class partner will either do a minor Grid session or a Cloaccal session for you.
If you know you have a major Grid out, we suggest you do not have it repaired prior to the class. Working with a major Grid in the class will have benefits in terms of your overall learning experience and that of your class partner. So please consider the option of delaying further Grid work if you are planning on applying for Level 4.
What happens between the Grid and Regression classes? Are there supervision assignments similar to those in Level 2 and Level 3?
After you have completed the Grid class, you will be mentored through your first Grid sessions. After your Regression class, you will finish your required six Grid sessions and complete your four Regression sessions.
The Level 4 supervision phase is lengthier and more in-depth than you have previously received for an EEM class. This is to allow you to confer with your supervisor about the clients you are preparing for their Grid and/or Regression sessions, and to debrief with them after each session. You will receive a total of 12 hours of supervision time in Level 4.
Will I have the same supervisor for Grid and Regression?
You will have a different supervisor for each class. We find it advantageous to have students experience diverse teaching and mentoring styles. Thus, the faculty and mentors for Grid and Regression will not be the same for both classes of Level 4.
Is there a deadline to complete the six Grids and four Regressions? What if I miss it?
You will have 12 months from the end of the Grid class to complete your supervision requirements for both the Grid and Regression classes.
All Level 4 work must be completed before you qualify to be listed on the EEM Certified Practitioner Directory as an EEM Advanced Practitioner (EEM-AP).
If you can't finish by the deadline, a one-time extension will be allowed, which will give you an extra six months to complete your session requirements. You will be required to pay for any additional hours of supervision necessary for this period. If, at the end of the six month extension, the supervision is still not complete, it will be necessary to attend Level 4 again.
Who do I contact for further information about the Advanced Practitioner classes?
For questions pertaining to all aspects of Level 4: Advanced Protocols, including applications, class material, small groups, supervision, etc., contact [email protected].
For questions regarding all administrative details such as payment, hotel, etc. for the Level 4 US classes, please contact [email protected]; for the Level 4 Europe classes, please contact [email protected].