TFT Tapping TeamTFT practitioners and trainers, Jenny Edwards and Suzanne Connolly, are busy making plans to attend the induction of their TFT colleague and friend, Ayame Morikawa, MD, as World Human Facility-EU (WHF-EU) Vice President in Charge of Psychological Health in the Philippines, where  Dr. Morikawa‘s  work,  using TFT in the Philippines, caught the attention of this human rights organization.  The ceremony will take place in Tokyo, Japan this February, and will be attended by many members of Japan Thought Field Therapy (JTFT). Jenny Edwards will be accompanied by her husband, Bo Edwards, and Suzanne Connolly will be accompanied by her husband, Bruce Connolly. 

This recognition of Dr. Morikawa‘s work coincides with Thought Field Therapy being recognized in the United States as an evidence-based practice by The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), which is a searchable online database of mental health and substance abuse interventions. The NREPP is a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHA) in the federal Department of Health and Human Service.

http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/01_landing.aspx

Creating Peace One Heart at a Time – Please visit the site – www.TFTFoundation.org – watch the video, share it with everyone you know and help us begin to create PEACE amidst a chaotic and traumatized world.

Dr. Ayame MorikawaDr. Ayame Morikawa, chair of the Japanese Association for Thought Field Therapy, was appointed as Vice President of United Nations World Human Facility (WHF) European Union (EU) Philippines.

It is the scientists and researchers community of the UN and EU cooperation.

They engage in coordinating projects based on scientific research to promote human rights.  http://unwhf.webs.com/

Dr. Morikawa will engage in psychological help but does not know the project in detail as yet.

We congratulate her on her appointment and are very grateful to her for all her years of dedicated work to further TFT in Japan and around the world.

The TFT Foundations offer their sincere condolences to those in France affected by the recent attacks. Please let anyone you know that has been traumatized by this tragic event about our Free Trauma Relief site, which has the instructions for the TFT trauma relief technique in 14 languages, including French. Here is the link you can pass along: www.TFTtraumaRelief.com.

La fondation TFT présente ses sincères condoléances à ceux en France qui ont été affectés par les fusillades récentes. Faites connaître notre site s’il vous plait, à toute personne de votre connaissance  traumatisée par cet événement tragique. Il contient les instructions de la technique TFT d’allègement des traumatismes dans 14 langues différentes dont le français. Voici le lien que vous pouvez diffuser largement http://www.TFTtraumaRelief.com.

Our UK TFT Foundation board member and TFT trainer/practitioner, Ngub Nding is organizing a group tapping team to provide support to anyone in need. It’ll happen several times over the course of next week and the weeks that’ll follow for as long as needed.

It’ll take place several times: 1st Wednesday this week 8PM Paris time, 2nd Friday or Saturday and then again Wednesday next week.  Please contact Ngub if you or friends or family would like to participate, Ngub@OldTurtleCo.net

Unhappiness Is On The Rise…

Most people really come to TFT and try tapping because they want to be happier or improve their quality of life. They believe that if they could reduce their stress, fears, anxiety, pain and many other negative emotions or conditions they could be happier, they could find their ideal mate, get a better job, or attract greater success into their lives.

A quick internet search on Depression shows that the number of cases is growing at an alarming rate. It also shows that areas with higher rates of depression have high rates of other negative health outcomes, such as obesity, heart disease, and stroke. Individuals suffering from depression are more likely to be unemployed or recently divorced than their non-depressed counterparts, and women experience greater risk of depression than men.

Despite these facts, many people suffer symptoms of depression without seeking care, and that undiagnosed depression costs the U.S. millions of dollars each year. Now a global health issue, depression awareness, diagnosis, and treatment are matters of crucial significance in building a healthier, happier world.

Depression

What are some of the causes of depression?

A Google search lists a number of factors that may increase the chance of depression, including the following: Read more

Back row, left to right: Janice Steinbach, Connor Brown, Leona Carter, Mary Kennedy   Front row: Dee Cukjati, Judith Israel, Jenny Edwards

Back row, left to right: Janice Steinbach, Connor Brown, Leona Carter, Mary Kennedy
Front row: Dee Cukjati, Judith Israel, Jenny Edwards

Boot Camp in Denver, Colorado September 24-25, 2013

By Jenny Edwards, TFT-VT

A Boot Camp was held September 28-29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado at the Staybridge Suites near Denver International Airport. Six people attended. Two of the participants were taking Boot Camp for the second time, and four were new to TFT. Their stories are below.

I thoroughly enjoyed this class! I began to get sick with the flu; however, we relieved some stress and ingested toxins, which gave my body a much better opportunity to heal itself. Jenny is a wonderful teacher and a walking example of what she teaches. I look forward to incorporating this into my Holistic Animal Practice and my Breathwork Practice. –Mary Kennedy, In the Presence of Animals

This training was awesome! I was able to get rid of my spider phobia and the trauma from my second grade teacher that has plagued me for 50-plus years! I’m excited to go out and give others the tools to help themselves. Jenny was great. She was fun and explained things excellently! –Dee

This is my second TFT training. I was brand new to TFT five months ago. The first training was exciting and also overwhelming. Now, I really feel more confident in my knowledge and ability to use TFT. In addition, I was able to release anxiety from a childhood trauma and physical pain from an adult accident. I am hopeful about the impact TFT will have on family, friends, and clients.

At the training, my HRV was tested. After the baseline was taken, I was treated for a childhood trauma. I began treatment with a picture in my mind of a situation that has haunted me for almost 30 years. While working with Jenny, the picture was erased as my SUD was lowered to 0. As I sat to measure my post-HRV level, something remarkable happened. The picture returned; however, the people in the picture had changed. The people who originally had been full of horror were now full of joy. It is as if the SUD did not just drop to 0, but it completely reversed to a minus 10! I am overwhelmed with surprise by what seems like a healing miracle! Thanks for all you do! –Janice Steinbach

This is my second Boot Camp experience. It has helped to solidify the concepts of TFT. While I didn’t feel comfortable using TFT in my work after the first Boot Camp, I feel ready to start now. Jenny is a wonderful instructor. She makes you feel comfortable in dealing with even the most sensitive of traumas. –Judy Israel

International-Day-of-Peace

Tapping can help bring peace to our world.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.

It is an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

Please join us at Callahan Techniques, and the TFT Foundations in sharing our documentary, From Trauma to Peace. It is due to be released at the end of the month. Help us to create greater awareness that there are powerful tools available to all of us to begin healing the trauma and violence in the world.

View the trailer here and share with all of your mailing lists. WWW.Trauma2Peace.com .

You can learn simple self-help procedures from the TFT Foundation’s free trauma relief site: www.TFTTraumaRelief.wordpress.com .

Dr. Roger Callahan, May 8, 1925 – November 4, 2013

Roger Callahan founder of TFT and EFT

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.

Please join us in a celebration of Roger’s life, by clicking here.

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


 

Roger Callahan

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.

Click here to visit Roger’s Memorial website.

Roger Callahan Founder Tapping

During the pre-conference Research day, Howard and Phyll Robson presented the TFT Foundation’s Uganda PTSD study. It was well received. They also met with other TFT researchers and some professionals involved in possible further studies and funding to continue their work in Uganda.

Suzanne Connoly

Suzanne Connolly received ACEP’s Harvey Baker Research Award

Also, a huge CONGRATULATIONS! to Suzanne Connolly as she received ACEP’s Harvey Baker Research Award for outstanding contribution to the field of Energy Psychology. The TFT Foundation, USA, is so proud to have her on their board and leading their Trauma Relief committee as well as leading their research in the field.

David Feinstein paid tribute to Roger in his excellent presentation (see photos). We all send our thoughts and blessings to him as he is healing from a recent surgery.

Suzanne Connolly reported, “Bob Pasahow did a stellar job presenting his workshop -Optimizing Psychotherapy Results: The Synergy of Integrating TFT and EFT. It was well attended and extremely well received.

Caroline Sakai also presented a training – EP with Trauma, Homelessness and Compassion Fatigue – that drew a concentration of EP practitioners concerned with delivering TFT or other EP techniques to the underserved.”

One of the other attendees, Christina Mayhew, TFT-Adv. says,

“I just came back from the ACEP conference in Reston, VA this weekend and I am so excited to see so many of the various modalities incorporating ‘TFT tapping’ into their work and the various outstanding speakers who gave credit to Roger for his pioneering work in energy psychology.

It is really hard to wrap my head around the awesomeness of this truly remarkable and miraculous technique which is so simplistic yet powerful beyond the belief sometimes. There are so many ways that TFT can be used to facilitate healing in the mind, body and spirit. I know that Roger’s work will continue to grow in its foundational roots around the world and with the scientific research being conducted, TFT will become a widely accepted practice in and outside our medical communities.

Yesterday afternoon we gathered as many TFT practitioners as we could find to meet so we could connect and talk about how we are utilizing our skills, what can we do to get TFT out in the communities more and into the military to work with our service men and women. We all had a sense of pride and joy knowing we are a blessed and elite group who have been taught an awesome technique to share with our family and the world.

I feel we are truly blessed to know Roger and Joanne and extremely grateful for continuing to give so much of themselves to humanity around the world. You have touched and transformed so many lives over the years. I’m so glad that the two of you are able to see how the seed of ‘TFT’, planted so many years ago, has sprouted roots across the globe and changing one life at a time.

Thank you and God Bless you! You are Angels on Earth!!”

Thank you to those who represented the rest of us there and in the field of Energy Psychology. Our growing TFT community is becoming, a stronger and more integrated part of the larger EP community.

The ACEP Conference will be held in Phoenix AZ next June at a Native American owned luxury Hotel. We encourage all TFT practitioners to come join in the camaraderie and fun enjoyed at the ACEP Conference this year.

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Discover the full power of Thought Field Therapy® in a high-intensity 1-day workshop to share the proven tapping sequences of Thought Field Therapy.

All profits will go towards the UK Foundation trauma relief missions.

Friday May 3, 2013 – Birmingham, UK
Only £149

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There was a trip to Rwanda earlier this month,  to film a documentary on the work the Rwandans are doing using TFT. The Rwandans hope to serve as a model for other countries who have suffered large-scale traumatic events.  The filming went well, and of course, after hearing the stories of healing, the documentarians want to learn TFT!  I am attaching a journal of the 11 day trip for any of you who would like to hear about it. Suzanne M. Connolly, LCSW

The TFT Foundation efforts to make a film documenting the use of TFT in Rwanda got off to a superb beginning.   We landed in Kigali Rwanda the evening of the 8th of January.

Bob Stone, our documentarian, Diana Gross, his assistant and I were greeted at the airport by Father Augustin, organizer of the Byumba segments of the filming; Darling Clementine, organizer of the 2008 research and 2010 follow-up and this year’s TFT training; Billy Gatete, old friend and translator; and Jean de Due, former resident and now supervisor at the Rwandan Orphan Project.

We hit the ground running and by 8am the 9th, Diana, Bob and I were in a car headed to meet some of the new TFT trainees, trained by Celestin Mitabu. We entered the training room, located in Stella Bar, a local restraint/bar, and I was surprised to see many so many familiar faces.  Most of the new trainees, recently trained by Celestin, were former 2008 study participants from the AID’s group, the Widows’ group, and the older orphan groups.  What a pleasant surprise!  Their experience of TFT was such a positive one; they wanted to help others using this technique.

The stories were amazing!  One by one the trainers gathered at the Stella Bar, told their own personal stories.   In a separate room Robert Stone, our documentarian and his assistant Diana Gross got four moving stories on film.  In the larger room, others wanted to share their amazing stories of recovery with the help of TFT.

Each one started with something like: “I thought this was crazy. How could tapping help MY problems?”  But they did follow the instructions of their Rwandan therapists in 2008, and they did tap.  One by one, as they told their stories of trauma and recovery, I heard things like: “I’ve had a sad life.” “The first time in my life that I felt happy was after I joined the Widows group and then we did TFT.” “Now I have a life, a business.”  “Now I have hope, where before I had no hope and thought I would just die and my children would be orphans.” We were all inspired and encouraged by these stories of recovery. Read more