Ways We Can Help Create More Peace in 2017

From Corporations to Prisons

I am always in awe at the many ways I see TFT being used to help create a better world. It is so fulfilling to see those we have trained over the years, going on to develop projects that are having an impact on others around them; projects that can have far-reaching effects in our world for years to come.

I want to start this new year by recognizing two groups of TFT practitioners and trainers who are making a difference.

Prisons:

imageThe first group is our Rwandan trainers who have taken TFT into the Rwanda Prison and Correction system. They have been asked, with our support, to train the country of Rwanda’s entire prison and correction system.

Can you imagine what a model this will be for other countries around the world. The healing of an entire prison system, both the staff and inmates. The first prison training day took place in November 2016.

That first training has resulted in the following points of agreement:

1. Signing the memo of Understanding between Rwanda Correction Service (RCS) and the TFT & Psychosocial Diocesan Service

2. To provide TFT training for the board and different prisons psychologists, social workers and staff from the prison of Kigali, (1930), Kimironko, Bugesera, Musanze and Miyove (Gicumbi).

3. Creation of TFT groups in every prison and correction Center.

4. Using TFT as the model of trauma healing and bringing people to peace, unity and reconciliation.

5. Using TFT as a technical practice of eliminating toxins and drug addiction in the prisoners.

6. To provide regular training, monitoring and follow-up for the trained TFT therapists in the prison and Correction centers.

7. Implementing the projects of teaching TFT to the prisoners and treating them with TFT using their groups.

imageThis will be a proven model for healing in the prisons and correction systems of any country. If this can be implemented in a country such a Rwanda, it can be used anywhere to begin healing at a much-needed level of humanity.

You can help us make this project happen. We are raising the funds to support this project throughout Rwanda. Please help the TFT Foundation and contribute to this project. It can be so far-reaching, demonstrating what can be done in any country.

Click here to contribute. 

Corporations:

imageAt the other end of the spectrum, a group of our TFT Practitioners and Trainers in Sao Paulo, Brazil have developed a project: Corporate Consciousness “A New Vision, A New Society and a New Era”.

The Corporate Consciousness® Program arose from an ideal created by a group of partners and professionals that are aligned with the same value, life purpose and mission, whose integrated vision seeks the well-being of as many people as possible, as well as communities, corporations, intuitions and society as a whole in a conscious world and better to live.

imageThis project addresses:

· Corporate Consciousness
· Emotional Consciousness
· Mental Consciousness
· Environmental Consciousness

They use many of the tools we, as TFT practitioners are familiar with and use, tapping, scale of consciousness, yoga and High Tech Meditation.

imageOne of the founders, Suzane Mayumi Iamamoto, has been my translator when I am in Brazil for the last couple of years. She took the time to translate their project summary and three recent, successful case studies with Brazilian companies. It is amazing what they are doing and how many lives they are enhancing. You can learn more about their project at www.conscienciacorporativa.com.br

Where Can You Acquire the Tools to Help Create Peace In Your World?

The above individuals all were trained and greatly inspired with the results they found they could deliver in their world. They could actually help transform others, from individuals to companies and communities up to an entire country. We can all do the same.

Join us at our next Optimal Health training, the same TFT skill level that the Brazilian team share. Or, join us for a Boot Camp and learn what they are teaching in the Rwandan prison system.

We can all learn and then share our skills to make our world a better place. Let these individuals inspire us all.

Optimal Health     Boot Camp

Make Peace with Your Past – Enhance Your Relationships

There is no doubt that how we experience ourselves in relationships is of great importance to us. Be it within the family, with friends or coworkers we are interacting and relating to many people throughout our lives. The scenarios are many, and the situations differ but underlying all is the hope that we create something harmonious and enjoyable that enriches our lives. Read more

The Thought Field Newsletter

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Here’s the Latest Newsletter
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Joanne-Callahan1Dear TFT Community,

I have just finished my first year in Virginia.  I love it and really am enjoying the change of seasons.  I am amazed and grateful at how successful our TFT retreats and trainings have been over this last year.  They have been life-transformative for many.  The beautiful Synchronicity Sanctuary adds depth and energy rarely found in any typical venue. 

This issue of the Thought Field recaps some of the exciting events from 2016 and our collaborations with other “tappers” around the world.  It also highlights the new workshops and events we have scheduled for next year. 

Based on recent research on how we can inherit PTSD, we have created a workshop to “Make Peace with Our Past”.   Rudolf and Mona Kaufmann will be joining me for this exciting new approach to healing our family tree.  They will also be joining me in February for a special workshop to help us live our relationships from a place of love.  This is possible whether the relationship be work, friends or family.

Another exciting event is our TFT VT Conference.  VT level practitioners from around the world will come together to network, share cases, launch research and test new protocols.  It is this advanced level of TFT where we initiate and test new things.  These leaders are who keep TFT a dynamic, evolving healing modality – ever growing and expanding.

We have packaged some our best selling items for the holidays.  One is an introductory package and makes a perfect gift to introduce family and friends to TFT and better health.  Then we have a training package that even provides one-on-one help. 

If you are thinking about upgrading your skills, then you will want to know about our new FAST TRACK to the ultimate level of TFT, Voice Technology.

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Happy Holidays,

Joanne Callahan, MBA
President, Callahan Techniques, Ltd.

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Helping Communities Heal After Disaster

Suzanne Connolly, LCSW, LMFT

If you were asked what the major cause of death and disability is globally, you would probably guess heart disease — and you would be correct.  But did you know that the World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that posttraumatic stress will be second only to heart disease as the cause of death and disability by the year 2020? That means that by the year 2020, approximately 780,000,000 men and women globally will be suffering from posttraumatic stress in any one year. Right now, one out of 20 men and one out of 10 women in the world is suffering from posttraumatic stress.

Posttraumatic stress not only affects individuals, it affects families and entire communities. And we are just talking about posttraumatic stress; there are so many other mental health issues that confront individuals throughout the world.  As TFT practitioners, we know from our research and experience, that there is no more efficient and effective way to tackle mental health issues than Thought Field Therapy.

But the number of Thought Field Therapy therapists throughout the world is limited; and there are only so many individuals and families that one TFT practitioner can treat.  It is imperative, that we begin an effort to teach more TFT practitioners to teach others to use our proven Thought Field Therapy Techniques, through humanitarian outreach.

The WHO met in 2009 and addressed the problem of what to do after man-made and natural disasters. They concluded that in a world of high need and few trained professionals, para-professionals need to be trained to fill the gap, referring only those who couldn’t be helped by the para-professionals to available professionals.

Your TFT Foundation is constantly making an effort to spread TFT for humanitarian purposes. Your TFT Foundation has developed a method of treating trauma after large scale disasters that has been tested and refined throughout the years in Haiti, Tanzania, Mexico, Kuwait, Japan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This method has also been researched, and three randomized control studies have been published. You can learn this method and its protocol during a one-day intensive before the 2016 International Energy Psychology Conference.

Persons receiving this one-day training will learn to train professionals and para-professionals in humanitarian outreach settings and will receive a certification to teach TFT to professionals and non-professionals for humanitarian purposes. They will not be certified to teach TFT, in any way, for fees or non-humanitarian purposes.

Please join Suzanne Connolly and many other TFT practitioners on the second of June for this important TFT activity.   To quote Helen Keller, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”  Be part of the solution and join us in Santa Clara.

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Suzanne Connolly, LCSW, LMFT, has trained over 2,000 people worldwide to use TFT and to integrate TFT in clinical settings. Her presentation venues include Rwanda, Israel and Kuwait. (www.tappingtft.com) Suzanne Connolly is a member of the TFT Foundation Board.

Would you like to get trained in helping communities heal after disaster? Would you like to learn more about using TFT in humanitarian settings? Join us for the 18th International Energy Psychology Conference in Santa Clara, CA from June 2-5. Suzanne will be offering a full-day training just before the conference where you will learn a protocol for using TFT in communities after large-scale traumatic events. Learn more.

High Tech Meditator’s Toolbox

 

Meditation Hi-tech

By Caroline Avant

When people first start to meditate there are 3 common initial reactions that I have heard time and time again in my role as a meditation facilitator.  In this post we will explore the first point which is:

Am I doing it right?

I hear this in the inverse too, ‘Am I doing it wrong’?  Rest assured that you cannot do it wrong!  Yes, you heard it here folks, you cannot do High Tech Meditation wrong. Read more

Can We Feel Better and Sleep Better This Summer?

Sleep

How we feel is directly related to how much quality rest we get.

Based on the multiple web statistics for the USA or Canada or Great Britain, “Insufficient Sleep Is a Public Health Epidemic”.

The western world seems to have an increasing problem with sleep disorders. So much so, that recent studies in all three countries are calling it a Public Health Epidemic – saying it is “putting our health at risk”. Sleep insufficiency is linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors.

A perfect example of this was a feature story on the evening NEWS – a bank employee fell asleep across his keyboard and instead of making an $83 transfer into a retiree’s bank account, he transferred over $2 million dollars. Luckily the bank caught the error and corrected it. But what if he had fallen asleep across the steering wheel of his car, he could have caused a fatal accident.

People who suffer from poor sleep are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity and even cancer.

Millions of us suffer the consequences of too little sleep. What are our options? We face the troublesome side-effects of the common OTC or prescription drugs offered to remedy insomnia. Read more

Tapping Away Aches and Pains – A Safe Way to Relieve Pain

stress guideOur last issue of the Thought Field newsletter shared a touching story about a little girl in the hospital dying from cancer, and suffering severe pain.  As I was reading it, I thought back about several times over the years, that Roger would work with a cancer patient, who, like this little girl, was in severe pain, in spite of the morphine drips and heavy medical pain killers.

As I thought about the many instances over the years that we have provided pain relief for someone, where nothing else had worked, I was reminded about what a powerful and simple tool we have to help chronic pain sufferers.

A quick internet search helped me quantify the number of people and conditions daily burdened with physical pain.

Lower back pain, headaches, neck pain, arthritis pain and any chronic pain create a lower overall quality of life.  Chronic pain sufferers – over 100 million in the USA alone – report: Read more

The Algorithmic Horse

TFT and Horses

While visiting a friend’s farm recently, the farmer’s daughter shared with me the story of her 7-year-old mare, who was extremely fearful of people—and especially hostile to men. The horse had been mistreated by its previous male owner. By now, it needed veterinary treatment to trim its hooves—which were overgrown and causing the horse extreme discomfort.

Unfortunately, the local veterinarian is a man and couldn’t get near the horse, even to examine it. Not wishing her mare to be sedated, the farmer’s daughter shared with me her dilemma.

Could TFT help calm this anxious horse, I wondered?

I explained briefly about TFT, then asked the daughter to stroke the horse’s forehead, and tap gently under its eye. I then asked her to tap behind the horses foreleg (as close to where I imagined the arm point would be), then tap the horse’s chest—as close to the collarbone as she could get.

Since it was impossible for me—a man—to get near the horse initially, I asked the daughter to tap out the algorithm instead. As she tapped away to my instructions, I could see the horse calming down from a distance. I entered the field and slowly walked to the animal, repeating the algorithm where the daughter left off.

In just a few minutes, the mare was almost asleep.

I asked the farmer’s daughter to walk away and leave the field. By then, she was extremely surprised to find the horse calm, receptive and unaffected by her departure—particularly when the mare had not been bridled in any way, nor had I used any treats.

Later, as I walked about the field, the horse followed me, nudging me in the back—her fear of people (and men, in particular) completely resolved. Even another male visitor to the farm that afternoon couldn’t change the anxiety-free state of the mare.

Of course, the veterinarian was able to treat her hooves with ease. But getting her to hum a tune while tapping was a different matter entirely! —Brian Ewart as told to Ian Graham