We are often asked, Where should I start with TFT? Or, Which training should I take?
Because TFT has so many options for training, whether professional or for personal use, it can sometimes be confusing to the person new to TFT. Additionally, we are creating new trainings for both online and live delivery and it is not easy for our long-time practitioners to keep up with our constantly evolving and growing materials.
I have just done a brief, six-minute, video with powerpoint highlighting our trainings available both online and in-person and introducing our new training programs.
We have just had the following message from the IZERE Center in Rwanda. It is wonderful to have TFT’s role in their healing process be acknowledged and recognized in this way. This is an urgent request to help us support this Unity and Reconciliation Week program. As it is not in our planned budget, we need your support to help them provide this program and the recognition of TFT and their model of trauma relief. They are requesting $5500.
“It is my pleasure to let you know that TFT and Psychosocial Diocesan Service is considered as the model service in trauma healing, Unity and Reconciliation of Rwandan people in the Northern province. Our work at Izere Center and Mutete sector is making the change in the society. Yesterday we attended the provincial meeting and we have been requested to organize the Unity and reconciliation week which will begin at TFT Site of Mutete Sector and end at Izere Center. Many people will be invited such as: Minister of Justice, Minister of Local governance, Governor of Northern Province, the Chairperson of The National Unity and reconciliation Commission Mayors, Bishops, Mayors,… Tomorrow, we have the management meeting and we will establish the important activities which will characterize that week. So, we are asking you if you should get any sponsorship or support for the success of that week.”
Tomorrow I give you all the details after the technical meeting! It is hard for us because it is the first time for our service to be chosen for the organization and heading the activities of the Unity and Reconciliation week!
Click here to DONATE to help us support this recognition and healing of Rwandan’s with TFT.
Dr Colin M. Barron’s new book is now available on Amazon.
I am very pleased to announce Dr. Colin Barron’s new book. Dr. Barron has been a long time TFT VT practitioner and an active participant on our community. He has graciously share much knowledge over the years. And as he is, himself, an excellent and very witty speaker, he is certainly qualified to write this book. You can get your copy here.
Colin has been using TFT since early in 2000, and in November 2001 he became the first British person to qualify as a Voice Technology TFT practitioner. Colin has also gained 40 years of experience in public speaking, and did some training with the John May School of Public Speaking in London in January 1990.
Public speaking is one of the most important skills in personal and professional life. Yet too often this key ability is neglected, leading to presentations which are dull, uninspired and poorly delivered.
The Craft of Public Speaking examines some of the crucial aptitudes which are fundamental to delivering an effective presentation for listeners. These include preparation, structure and rehearsal, in addition to some of the more overlooked aspects of oration such as the use of visual aids, adding humour, and dressing for success. As well as discussing how to deliver effective live addresses in public settings, the book also covers interview techniques for TV and radio along with how to organise seminars and conferences.
Dr Colin M. Barron has delivered hundreds of lectures and presentations to audiences during a long career, giving speeches on a wide variety of different subjects over many years. In The Craft of Public Speaking, he shares the essential knowledge that you will need to become a truly successful public speaker.
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
Japanese Association of Thought Field Therapy (JATFT) has a program for trauma relief, the TFT Partners program is one-day workshop where the JATFT provides certification for volunteering human services. The program is based on the TFT Foundation’s Rwandan community treatment model and allows anybody who would like to help others to join the program. Read more
For the past 35 years, a simple technique called Thought Field Therapy has been rapidly healing trauma, anxiety, pain and disease for people who are desperate to regain wellness and normalcy in their lives.
What started as a simple therapeutic treatment to stimulate the body’s own healing systems through tapping on various points of the body—much the same way Chinese physicians use acupuncture to do—has become much more mainstream, launching the fields of energy psychology and energy medicine in the western world. Read more
It seems our TFT community is making yet another connection with am NGO connected to the United Nations. The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) includes a department that specifically engages with NGO’s that meet their criteria, and are working to make a difference in the world. I recently blogged about Dr. Ayame Morikawa’s new appointment with an NGO, World Human Facility (WHO-eu) recognized by ECOSOC.
Just a few months ago, Jenny Edwards, a TFT Foundation Board member and a professor at Fielding University, introduced me to women working with an NGO affiliated with Fielding; The Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE). This group works with programs in low and middle income countries that are making a difference for children, with a special focus on young women. This group also, is recognized by ECOSCO and has consultative status, a high status for an NGO affiliated with ECOSOC.
Not long ago, through this connection, I was asked to participate in a Skype session which included a woman in Tanzania who directs programs in several countries. There is a thought currently, that these programs might be more efficient and more effective if they incorporated work that directly addressed –psychological issues, such as anxiety, self-esteem, and trauma. There is preliminary consideration of the possibility of incorporating TFT into one of these programs initially and there will be more exploring of this idea in the near future. Through this connection, I was invited to join three other women representing WNGE at the 60th UN Commission on the Status of Women: Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development (CSW60), starting March 14th at the UN in New York.
This will be a new experience for me, and one that I look forward to. I look forward especially, to be representing TFT at this meeting. I am so grateful to Jenny Edwards for opening this possibility for us.