Dr. Roger Callahan, May 8, 1925 – November 4, 2013
Born on May 8, 1925, Roger Jerry Callahan was 88 years old. Dr. Callahan was a pioneer, an intellectual, and, above all, a humanitarian. He was passionate, not just about helping people, but challenging our beliefs about accepted psychological principles and healing in general.
In his long life, he found immense personal satisfaction through healing countless people who suffered: emotionally and physically.
Roger is survived by his loving wife, Joanne; his children, Patti, Amy, Martha, and Scott; his grandchildren, Jennifer, Ryan, Katie, Haley, Tessa, Charlie, Will, and Jack; and his great granddaughter, Madi.
Roger retired in 2011 to spend time with his family, and Joanne Callahan continues the work of TFT.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to The TFT Foundation, to help complete the documentary on TFT and Roger’s work in Rwanda, as well to help The TFT Foundation to continue its work in helping treat trauma worldwide.
Donations may also be sent to The TFT Foundation, PO Box 1220, La Quinta, CA 92247
I have been blessed to have shared nearly 25 years with a wonderful man. One who has left the world with a powerful tool for the healing of our mind, body and spirit.
One of Roger’s favorite quotes was by Sir Francis Bacon, “God’s job is to hide things and man’s job is to find them.” He spent his life trying to find “them”. With a single-minded focus, he began searching for better ways to help his patients. He then turned that focus toward finding better ways to facilitate self-healing around the world, and for all.
Roger lived with passion and a zest for living life to the fullest. He had a deep conviction and understanding of the importance of what he was receiving and developing. He persevered against all odds to bring us this gift of healing. He was a true pioneer in a field whose time has now come.
His gift has profoundly changed the lives and transformed entire regions of traumatized countries – taking them from Trauma to Peace. This will continue to expand across our chaotic planet.
His work is no longer just about tapping away fear or anger, but about lifting ourselves out of separation and conflict, to a place of love and peace. I have witnessed this evolution and am honored to be able to help share his gift with a world that so desperately needs it.
Please join me as we continue his legacy of sharing TFT with the world – with all.