Newsletter Aug 2023

Eden Method Newsletter

August 2023 Issue

Explore the power and magic of
the Five Elements!

We felt there is no better way to introduce this issue on the Five Elements than to tell you a little secret. We have a new book coming out in Spring 2024! This is the first time we have mentioned it publicly. We are very excited about it and will be saying more in the coming months. And it brings us back to this month’s Five Elements theme. Here is how we introduce the chapter called “Habits and Addictions”:

Donna’s type in acupuncture theory is called a “fire element.” She is ebullient and full of enthusiasm. This carries into the tone and vibration of her voice and leaves a positive imprint on her students. It doesn’t, however, have such a desirable effect in one setting. If we are going somewhere and David is driving, it’s not unusual for Donna to joyfully utter something like, “Look! There’s the restaurant where we learned about Tiernan’s first step” or “Oh! I just remembered who I have to call!” Within the first syllable of these eruptions, metal element David starts to hit the brakes, assuming from Donna’s fiery tone that she is alerting him to an emergency on the road. It’s a dangerous but habitual reaction.

David winds up being distracted at the wheel and then embarrassed. Donna is thinking, “What’s wrong with this guy.” Meanwhile, hopefully the car behind didn’t rear-end us. Recognizing that there is nothing he can do to change Donna from being a fire element, nor would he want to, David decided to use our work on this chapter as an opportunity for changing his habit of going for the brake in the first milliseconds of hearing Donna’s excited utterances. He followed the steps outlined in the “Eliminating an Unwanted Habit” section below. Particularly useful was to tap while imagining himself driving and hearing the start of one of Donna’s fiery exclamations. As David succeeded, our driving excursions became less vulnerable to these unexpected moments of tension.

May your growing understanding of the elements lead to happier and smoother relationships in every area of your life!

Here's what's in this issue:

Love and blessings,

Donna and David

Eden Energy Medicine in Action

The Littlest Healer

Little Gavin began receiving energy healing from his Grandma and Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, Gail Van Kanegan, ever since he was conceived. When he was just 3-years-old, Gavin began demonstrating outstanding intuitive healing skills. Gail shares an extraordinary story of how Gavin helped his Grandma heal a friend who was struggling with intense pain. Read little Gavin’s remarkable story here>>>

Are You a Wood, Fire, Water, Earth or Metal?

Take the Quiz and Find Out!

The Five Elements is one of the oldest and most reliable personality systems in existence! Developed 2,000 years ago by physicians in ancient China, the Five Elements -- Earth, Fire, Water, Wood, and Metal -- resonate with every single person on the planet. This powerful system offers unparalleled insight into your true nature (and the true nature of others). It can help you to improve all aspects of your life, including your health and relationships. The first step is to discover your primary Element. Take this fun quiz to learn yours!

How The Five Elements Helped Dondi Survive a Devastating Loss

When Dondi’s best friend Kirsten died suddenly, she wondered what she could say to Kirsten’s mom in the midst of struggling with her own grief. Watch Dondi’s powerful presentation at the 20th annual ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology) conference as she shares her deeply personal story of how the Five Elements helped bring comfort and understanding during one of the most challenging times of her life -- and how it can do the same for anyone.

How To Parent Your Child With More Ease

The Five Elements and Kids

You’re unlikely to find anyone who knows more about the Five Elements and kids than Titanya! It’s her zone of genius, and Dondi was excited to invite her sister to contribute to the Five Elements book. In the book,  Titanya dives into how to apply the Five Elements to honor a child’s uniqueness and balance stressful experiences. Read an excerpt of Titanya’s Five Elements for Children here >>>

Watch Dondi’s Brilliant (and Hilarious!) Five Elements Performance

One of the easiest ways to understand the Five Elements framework is to watch each of the Elements in action. In this laugh-out-loud comedy skit, Dondi brilliantly plays each of the Elements ordering dinner at a restaurant. You definitely don’t want to miss this! 

Special Announcement

We’re Welcoming Kristen Arnold to the Eden Method Family!

We’re thrilled to announce that Kristen Arnold has joined the Eden Method family as our new Chief Operating Officer!  Kristen has a proven track record of visionary and results-driven leadership. She has been instrumental in developing innovative industry-leading training events and marketing strategies.

In her letter of application, she wrote: “I am deeply passionate about making a positive difference in the world, aligning with Innersource's mission of ‘Raising the vibration of the planet, one person at a time.’ I would be honored to contribute to the growth of Innersource while fostering the collaborative and inclusive work culture you have established.Kristen, we welcome you!

At the same time, our COO for the past eight years will be deeply missed. Jeffrey McDonnell has taken us from a widely-loved company whose financial survival was on the line every year to an operation that is secure, thriving, and growing exponentially while still being widely-loved. He is not jumping ship to go with another organization. He is excited to move into his own writing and teaching. He will be staying on for a while to pave the transition. Thank you, Jeffrey! We know your next stage is going to be fantastic!

David Introduces the Uses of Energy Psychology Following Disasters to the American Psychological Association

David presenting a “poster session” at the APA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this month

In the wake of recent events in Hawaii and the ongoing struggles in Ukraine, we feel the urgency to get Energy Psychology into the hands of disaster victims all over the world. This month, David had an opportunity to present just how effective Energy Psychology can be for helping victims of disaster, to the American Psychological Association, the biggest and most powerful organization of psychologists in the US.

At the conference, David shared the Ukrainian translation of his paper on Disaster Relief, which has already been having an impact in Ukraine and in the treatment of Ukrainian refugees in Poland. You can see the English version of the paper here.

Meanwhile, a group of U.S. and European energy psychology practitioners, independent of the APA group, led by our close colleague Dawson Church, has been working with 32 Ukrainian psychologists who were pulled together by a Ukrainian attorney who has seen the power of energy psychology. A free 4-day online professional training, with Ukraine translation, will be offered in September.

This Month’s Featured Event

Learn How to Get Along with Difficult People (and So Much More!)

Titanya makes her Mom and Dondi laugh when talking about earths in relationships. What do you think she's saying? 🙂 

In the Living The Five ElementsDonna, Titanya, and Dondi show you how to apply The Five Elements framework to uncover and understand your authentic nature, improve your health in a way that’s aligned with your unique body, mind, and spirit, cultivate deeper, more meaningful relationships (even with people who drive you up the wall!)… and we’re not just saying that!

Here’s a little love note from Living The Five Elements student, Justyna Wolak, about how this empowering online course made a positive difference in her life.

It is changing the ways we are interacting with each other and with our kids

Justyna wolak

My husband and I  purchased “Living The Five Elements” class and it is changing the ways we are interacting with each other and with our kids.  It has been spot on with the individuals in our lives.

I highly recommend this course if you are interested in improving your relationship with others, especially those who are close to you. It helps you understand how they think, how they are and what is important to them. One of my sons is a Wood and wow have we learned that he needs more boundaries than our other son who is a Metal.

Living The Five Elements starts Sept 18th! When you choose to sign up, you’ll enjoy this empowering 5-week online course (plus bonuses like a live Q n A session with Dondi, Titanya, and Donna) at 70% off the regular price! Look out for the details in your inbox!

Your Energy Minute: Special Five Elements Challenge Edition

Calm Those Stressful Emotions with the Five Elements

Each of the Five Elements is associated with specific stressful emotions -- Water's emotion is fear, Wood's is anger, Fire's is panic, Earth's is worry, and Metal's is grief. The Five Elements Challenge can help you calm each of these emotions, no matter what your primary Element happens to be. Over time, these simple exercises can give you the resilience you need to weather some of the stressful “storms” life brings your way!  Take the 5-Day Five Elements Challenge here >>>

Supporting Health and Happiness Since 1977

Donna Eden started teaching Energy Medicine classes in the late 1970s. Since then, her work has touched millions of people across the globe, introducing them to the healing and restorative power of their body’s own energies.

Her approach hit a cultural nerve, a hunger in people to take charge of their own health and healing through simple techniques that could be easily applied. Donna’s husband, David Feinstein, began to collaborate with her in bringing Energy Medicine into the world. With her daughters, Titanya Dahlin and Dondi Dahlin, and their partners.

Today, this small family team is at the hub of a large and growing movement that has become one of the bright lights in holistic health.