Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Frequently Asked Questions

The healing world of Callahan Techniques® and Thought Field Therapy® spawned the beginnings of many therapies, often collectively called Energy Psychology.

Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is the sequential tapping procedure, that Dr. Roger Callahan discovered, provides a code to nature’s healing system. When TFT is applied to problems it addresses their fundamental causes, balancing the body’s energy system, and allows you to eliminate most negative emotions or fears within minutes.

TFT Tapping Therapy is a highly effective, non-invasive, healthy self-help alternative to long-term, or drug-related psychotherapy.

The healing world of Callahan Techniques® and Thought Field Therapy® spawned the beginnings of many therapies, often collectively called Energy Psychology.

Most have a basis in the original form of Thought Field Therapy, and, together have all performed a tremendous service to improve the effectiveness of healing and the field of psychology.

Thought Field Therapy often works when nothing else will… It has been used for weight loss, stop smoking, phobias, trauma relief, love pain, and much, much more.

Thought Field Therapy, or TFT for short, uses a tapping sequence in the form of a healing code, balancing the body’s energy system and allowing you to eliminate most negative emotions within minutes, while promoting the body’s own healing ability.

Thought Field Therapy is used for:
• Trauma relief
• Elimination of fears, anxiety and stress
• Successful weight loss or smoking cessation
• Ease the weight of depression without medications
• Leading emotional freedom technique – providing you with a path to success

As the founder of tapping, Dr. Callahan has demonstrated his tapping therapy on CNN, Regis & Kelly, LEEZA, Oprah, and other television and radio shows world-wide. By sharing the TFT meridian tapping technique, tapping can have a significant impact on the decrease of human suffering.

Joanne Callahan, President of Callahan Techniques, continues Roger’s work around the world.

“When I observe a number of suffering patients who did not respond to our usual treatment modalities, suddenly get better after TFT algorithms are given, I don’t need a double-blind controlled study to tell me the value of TFT” …James McKoy, MD Chief, Pain Clinic, Chief Rheumatology Service Assistant Chief, Neuroscience Department, Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii region

“The power and beauty of TFT VT is truly awesome. Even though I have experienced it time and again I am constantly amazed at the healing that takes place through TFT in areas that other therapies could hardly effect at all, much less with the speed and thoroughness of TFT. I believe that nothing so powerful, effective, predictable, and reproducible has ever taken place in healing and self-development.” ….Mary L. Cowley, PhD, TFT VT Thought Field Therapy by Voice Carlsbad, CA

  • Brief self-help with rapid, measurable results
  • High success with most problems or negative emotions
  • Works with any age from very young children to the elderly
  • Effective help without the pain or retraumatization or reliving of past problems

Parents • Counselors • Clergy • Educators • Employers • Business executives • Policemen & Firemen • Massage Therapists • Healthcare professionals • Social Workers • Traders/Brokers • And anyone in a high stress environment

“It is beyond amazing. I have never seen any treatment so powerful.”
…Dr. Martin Swartz, 
Research Associate Professor, New York University Medical School.

“I have received ongoing feedback from many of the doctors and psychologists who have incorporated your techniques into their practice, and comments like ‘extraordinary success with the Callahan Techniques in my most chronic, difficult-to-treat cases…’ ”
… Dr. Lee Pulos, 
President, Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

“One of the most effective and most powerful for quick clinical relief and help – and the idea of psychological reversal is one of the major discoveries in psychology?”
…Gary Emery, Ph.D., 
Co-author, “Anxiety Disorders and Phobias: A Cognitive Perspective”

“TFT is extraordinarily powerful, in that clients receive nearly immediate relief from their suffering and the treatment appears to be permanent… it does not require the client to talk about their troubles, something that often causes more emotional pain and discourages many from seeking treatment… it is extremely efficient (fast and long lasting).”
…Charles Figley PhD, 
Professor and Director, Psychosocial Stress Research Program
and Clinical Laboratory, Florida State University.

“I asked my problem patients to try your technique and in one week it has proven 100% successful for those who have used it.”
…David Kerchner, 
Hollywood Weight Loss Centre, Ellwood, Philadelphia, USA

“I have recommended and used Dr. Callahan’s Five Minute Phobia Cure in my Self-Esteem seminars for many years. Now, his new Stop the Nightmares of Trauma provides us with a simple, self-help technique for past traumas. This revolutionary approach brings us one giant step closer to reducing the suffering of trauma victims throughout the world.”
…Jack Canfield, 
Co-Author, “Chicken Soup for the Soul®” Series

“I find it exceedingly rapid and applicable to a wide variety of patients.”
…Dr. Patricia Carrington, 
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers Medical School.

“If it had been a horse race, which the investigators as well as the innovators were all at pains to deny, the TFT contingent would have won, hands down. Requiring virtually nothing in the way of personal interaction, TFT can bypass all that tedious therapeutic business of joining, empathy, history taking, reprocessing and the like, and zero in on the problem immediately at hand. With 10-minute treatments not at all unusual?”
…Mary Sykes Wylie, Ph.D., 
Senior Editor, “The Family Therapy Networker, July/Aug, 1996.”

“For 25 years I have treated American war veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have witnessed gallant efforts to keep a job, be members of a family, overcome homelessness and resist the temptation of suicide… I am very grateful to Dr. Callahan for his discovery of Thought Field Therapy. For too long a time, my patients and I have yearned for something like this. In my opinion, this gentle action technique is easily the best approach to thorough and enduring relief from this crippling psychological disorder.”
…Carl Johnson, PhD, 
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology,
Program for Homeless Veterans, Martinsburg, West Virginia

“I have been trained in a traditional medical, psychiatric, psychoanalytic and psychopharmacological model and I can state clearly – If I had only one therapy to use it would be Callahan Techniques® Thought Field Therapy. It’s the best therapy in history!”
…Luanne Ruona, MD, Director, Center for Holistic Therapy, Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA

“This (training) was a pinnacle for me. It expanded, reviewed and integrated what I had already learned and provided many new things for me to learn”
…Rita Weinberg, PhD, Professor of Psychology at National-Louis University, Wheeling Campus, Wheeling, Illinois

“TFT is not just the most powerful tool in traumatic stress reduction; IT SAVES LIVES. I have used TFT to intervene with a suicidal client and it worked. Thank you Dr. Callahan for sharing this with the world.”
…Bruce Ramsay, CTR, CISM, Program Director, First Nations? Emergency Services Society of B.C.

“What’s fascinating about TFT is it’s quick, painless and its success rate is almost unbelievable… anywhere from 80-97%… which is really unheard of in the field of mental health in any type of treatment over this whole century.”
…Shad Meshad, President, 
National Veterans Foundation and Founder / Author 
of the National Veterans Centre Programme, USA

“Using your technique I was able to help, in minutes, 10 nervous executives speak… (in public) …with no trace of their former fear.”
Dr. Christopher Hegarty, 
Renowned and Award-winning Speaker / Trainer.

“Here we have patients and family members going through acute and chronic medical, surgical and psychiatric problems. I am using Callahan Techniques on a daily basis for rapid treatment of trauma of various kinds. These rapid treatments are far superior to traditional crisis intervention techniques in that the client / patient receives amelioration of the problem in minutes rather than days, weeks or months.”
… Dr. M. Marie Green, 
Clinical Social Worker, McKay-Dee Hospital, Ogden, Utah, USA.

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Personal fears or your children’s fears
  • Anger and Frustration
  • Eating or smoking or drinking problems
  • Loss of loved ones
  • Social or public speaking fears
  • Sexual or intimacy problems
  • Travel anxiety including fear of flying or driving on the freeways
  • Nail biting
  • Cravings
  • Low moods and mood swings

The algorithms or recipes provided in most of our self-help books and tapes are common patterns that work on about 80% of simple problems. Steps A & B contain the Callahan Techniques® TFT special assessment procedures for helping with more difficult and varying problems. They teach the very same assessment procedures that were used to identify the common algorithms and allow you to work more effectively on even difficult and complex problems.

“Conventional psychotherapy is like carpet bombing – time consuming, wasteful of resources and usually misses the target. TFT causal diagnosis is like a laser guided missile – it hits the target 95% of the time – and never causes collateral damage”. …..Dr Colin M. Barron M. B. Ch.B., FRSH, BSCMEH, Glasgow, Scotland

“Causal diagnosis is like debugging the basic programming codes of a software program so it can run optimally.” …..Caroline Sakai, PhD, TFTdx, VT, Honolulu, HA

“With TFT’s unique causal diagnosis the therapist can zero in to the most basic causes of a psychological problem quickly and effectively and in almost all cases eliminates the psychological symptoms related to the problem in a very short period of time.” ….Suzanne Connolly, CISW

“Causal Diagnosis is as simple and as powerful as knowing the correct telephone number”. ….Pauline Bosch, MA, TFTdx, Co. Meath, Ireland

TFT is often confused with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and other tapping therapies, as they make the promise of a simplified version of Roger Callahan’s tapping therapy… unfortunately, we have learned that there are different sequences for differing problems, as the bodies energy field reacts to TFT algorithms in different ways.

Most tapping techniques have a basis in the original form of Thought Field Therapy, and together have all performed a tremendous service to improve the effectiveness of alternative healing and the field of psychology.

TFT is world-renowned as the authoritive source of tapping therapy – we are active in countries such as Rwanda and also are working with soldiers returning home from battle.

We offer programs for those wanting to treat themselves, and we also offer programs that will benefit you as a TFT practitioner. Thought Field Therapy has created a number of new and ground-breaking training programs to help other meridian energy tapping practitioners make the transition To TFT.

As many practicing and receiving benefit from these newer therapies may not be aware of the history and the underpinnings of their beginnings, we have created this brief history and time-line guide of how Dr. Roger Callahan Founded TFT Meridian Energy Tapping.

In this guide, there is a short list of some of the numerous versions of energy therapies, having their beginnings in TFT. The very fact that there are so many versions, varieties and methods and that they are all effective to varying degrees, and have helped over a million people worldwide, is testament to the power of the original, Thought Field Therapy (TFT).

A therapy, which can be copied, tweaked, and adjusted by different practitioners all over the world, with each version remaining effective, and doing no harm, demonstrates the true underlying power and simplicity.

While all of the various methods and ideas have developed over the years, TFT has also been a dynamic, constantly changing and improving modality. We welcome all EFT practitioners and those of the various energy based therapies into our TFT family and friends.

We have provided a simple time line and history of development of TFT for your understanding, and as a way to ease TFT into your knowledge and practice of meridian energy tapping.

Together we can be a much stronger force for change and improvement in the world of healing.

* Disclaimer: The self-help products recommended on this web site are for the purpose of reducing fears, stress and various associated daily problems only. They are not intended as treatment or prescription for any disease, mental or physical, or as a substitute for regular medical or psychological care.