ATFT Foundation Planning to Tap For Better Health Around the World

Dr. Roger Callahan joined the ATFT Foundation at their first strategic planning retreat last weekend in Sedona, AZ.

ATFT Foundation Board Member Meeting

All but one of the foundation’s dedicated board members came together for this meeting. They paid their own expenses to travel to Sedona for a weekend of brainstorming and planning, led by board member Bruce Paton, a retired PepsiCo executive, who has led many similar strategic planning sessions in the past.

Mary Cowley, Suzanne Connolly, Jenny Edwards, Joanne Callahan and Darla Terry-Ausmann were all present as Bruce led us thru our planning sessions. Sunday morning we had the pleasure of Roger Callahan, Jim Cowley and Dariah Morgan joining us as we shared our goals and plans for the future. We appreciated their various perspectives as we fine tuned our vision for ATFT Foundation’s future.

It was an exciting experience, sharing ideas, energy and a common goal of spreading TFT throughout the world with research, education and humanitarian work. I was amazed at the synergistic effect of all of us getting together in the same place.

Suzanne and Bruce Connolly graciously hosted the event in Suzanne’s office – and just two days after arriving home from a month in Rwanda. That, in itself was unbelievable. It was a delight to hear the stories from Suzanne’s trip

Bruce Paton was a skilled facilitator and leader throughout the entire weekend. He even provided all of us with a summary by Sunday evening, while still traveling, from a restaurant in Flagstaff. I will share some of his notes and summary.

“Our objectives were twofold…get to know one another better (teambuilding) and to create a strategic plan (increase foundation effectiveness).”

We defined strategy as “a series of integrated initiatives designed to produce desired results“. We defined plan as “a predetermined path from which to knowingly deviate“. Read more

TFT To Quit Smoking – A TFT Reader Writes.

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TFT is very effective at helping people to quit smoking, along with many other addictions. If you want to quit smoking, we hope that Michael’s story will inspire you

In the spring of 08, for the third time, I contacted a local hypnotherapist for help with smoking. This woman said she uses EFT. We did a few sessions over the phone. I was and am a skeptic by nature. I kind of laughed it off and stopped doing the sessions.

Sometime after, I was in the local book store and saw Roger’s book Tapping the Healer Within. I bought it went home and read it cover to cover in one sitting.

I did the algorithm for addiction. I felt happy and had an unexplainable smile after doing it and my desire for a cigarette was reduced. I guess the skeptic in me took over because I didn’t do it again and continued to smoke.

Now I am not sure why, but in July of 08 I did the algorithm on three different occassions, all with a couple days of each other.

It wasn’t until the third week of September that I realized, during the month of August, I only smoked on the weekends… and not all of them. I didn’t think about or really crave a cigarette, and from the beginning of September till the third week I hadn’t smoked at all.

I never made a decision that that was it, it just seemed to happen. I should mention I am one who doesn’t seem to be able to rate myself on the sud scale, but I got results !

The last day of September I bummed a cigarette from my brother, I didn’t even smoke half of it, I got so sick, sweats, hot, vomiting, my whole body felt ill. All I could do was lay on the couch the rest of the day. I have now been smoke free for 8 months. I have no desire what so ever to smoke and I have this uncanny feeling inside that I know I will never smoke again. For this Roger and Joanne I thank you both.

The lung association says the 6th month is the hardest, most people fall off the wagon in the 6th month. When I use to go drinking, I would smoke a lot more than usual. So for my 6-month test I went to a smokey bar and drank while sitting between two smokers, it didn’t bother me other than I hate the smell of cigarettes now (LOL) I never wanted a cigarette at all.

I am 47 years old and have smoked for 32 years. I have over the years tried many things and many times to quit. I tried the patch, gum, Dr. prescribed pills, group hypnosis, 1-on-1 hypnosis as well as other unconventional methods. All with little or not success.

At the time I quit using TFT, I was smoking 2 to 2 1/2 packs a day. Now 8 months being smoke free, I have no desire to smoke at all. Since I have used the TFT algorithm to cut down on my coffee/caffeine intake, I was drinking 10 to 15 cups a day… no lie ! ! ! I now I have 2 – 4 cups a day.

Again, thank you Roger and Joanne.

Sincerely ,
Michael J Bernard
(New Hampshire)

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