Many of the people who
study energy medicine wonder if it is a potential career. In terms of experiences with
Donna Eden's students, about half the people
who come to our five-day basic training programs are there for purely personal reasons.
They realize that the methods being taught can help them and their loved ones with their
healing or with maximizing their well-being, good mood, and peak performance. Or they
recognize that working with the bodys energies is a pathway to personal and
The other half are usually in the health or mental
health professions, or working in another context where they can apply energy medicine,
ranging from business to education to athletics to government. Or perhaps they are
administrators keeping abreast of a cutting edge development in the human services sector.
Many people in both camps stop after the five-day
basic training. They have a solid foundation in energy medicine that they can use for the
rest of their lives. But a significant (and growing) proportion of them go on for further
training. Given the complexity of the human body and the range of applications, there is a
great deal to learn. We have no doubt that energy medicine will one day not so far away be
an advanced degree program within medical schools.
Our teaching ambition, on the other hand, is to
make the methods as available as possible to as many people as possible with as little
bureaucracy as possible. We have no desire to have a school as such, but we are
systematically teaching the building block classes, videotaping them, and developing them
into home study courses so they can be widely available. For instance, if you have been to
a Five-Day Basic Energy Medicine Intensive and wanted to come to an advanced class but
didnt have the other pre-requisites, you could complete them via home study
videotapes. The Five-Day Introductory class still needs to be taken in-person as we feel
that gives you a stronger foundation.
In our Training
Sequence, we have laid out the steps toward becoming an Energy Medicine
practitioner. Because this is a professionally ambiguous role (most states do not yet
license this profession and you have to be very careful about legal issues), most of the
people who have trained with us in depth are already licensed health care professionals or
have a pioneering spirit or a deep sense of calling. What we can predict based on the
trends we are observing (such as the increasing prestige of the invitations coming our
way, the prominence of people taking our classes, and the number of professionals who are
formally identifying themselves as using energy interventions), is that people with a
solid foundation in energy medicine will be in considerable demand five years from now.
You might give this some
consideration if you are re-thinking your professional future. A way to focus your
aspirations is to work toward being able to take the Basic Grid
Class. This advanced level of training, of course, is not for everyone. It means having
either a private practice or another context in which you are offering people energy
medicine sessions. It is a select group. You need to apply before being accepted into the
training. There is also a less tangible requirement, which is that you have been to enough
classes either as a participant or TA that our senior staff has a feel for who you are, so
make yourself known. This training will round out your ability to know how to use energy
medicine for a wide range of situations, and if you are considering using energy medicine
in a professional setting, we encourage you to seriously consider the sequence that would
get you to the Grid Training. It is the last requirement except for clinical experience
before you can be considered to be on our referral list of advanced practitioners.