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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

Tft and babies

Settling in for the 16-hour flight on my way home from presenting at the Pacific Rim Energy Conference, I had an amusing experience. The huge airliner was filled to capacity, and several families were traveling with infants on board.

When I requested a bulkhead seat so I could stretch out my legs, I had no idea that—during long flights—this section was also used to hang baby beds off the bulkhead.  As a result, I found myself surrounded by infants including an adorable baby boy and his family traveling next to me.

Before the flight, I had noticed the parents in the lobby—playing with their happy infant, while awaiting boarding instructions.  Unfortunately, by the time we boarded, it was 9:30 p.m. and the babies were already tired and stressed. Of course, when the airplane took off, the crying began.

I expected that.

Yet when the plane leveled off, the cries simply escalated. Mothers and fathers took turns walking their babies around. Nothing worked.

Hoping to help, I turned to my seat mates and told them I thought I could calm their infant.  Of course, they didn’t believe me. So I went on to explain I had just come from Singapore, where I was teaching energy therapy, and that I was pretty sure it would work on their son.

By this time, they were willing to try anything (and so, I imagine, were the passengers). Tapping on myself to illustrate, I showed them how to tap out the simple anxiety algorithm (eye, arm, collarbone). They did it twice and the baby calmed down immediately. In fact, he was asleep within minutes. Placed in his hanging bed, he slept almost 12 hours.  And when he awakened, he remained calm for the rest of the flight.

Another parent had been watching and asked me to show him the same tapping sequence. I treated yet another infant with the same result.  Mission accomplished.

Peace was restored —Susan Wright

From Wearing an Ankle Brace to Picking Tomatoes and Corn

A 70+ year old female came into my office wearing a brace on her ankle, and in severe pain all over her body, especially in her joints and spine. Her pulse rate was 197. She had been recently diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica and an auto immune disease. Blood work revealed a low white count, anemia, and increased Sed rate, indicating her body was in a severe state of inflammation.

She was frightened because she had been unable to work or leave her home all summer due to the pain. Immediately, I reset her polarity (corrected her reversal). Her beginning SUD (level of discomfort) was at 11-12 on a 0-10 scale.

We completed the Trauma Relief Technique, the 9 Gamut Sequence, Environmental Toxin, Collarbone Breathing Exercise, Seven-Second Treatment, then tested for further Psychological Reversals and found several levels of reversals and corrected them.

Then on to diagnostic test points to develop her personal tapping sequence. We found four tapping points: Thyroid, stomach, heart, and large intestine meridians. We tapped for those systems and finished with the Eye Roll.

She stated she had no pain and her SUD was down to O. She began walking back and forth in the office and then decided “to put it to a real test” she held the back of a chair and squatted to the floor and up again without pain, which she had not been able to do for months. She left the office and returned 2 hours later, carrying a bag of sweet corn and tomatoes, which she picked from her garden, for the first time this summer.

She was scheduled to go to a class reunion in Illinois, but advised not to fly by her doctor due to the autoimmune disease. She continued the Trauma Relief Technique for 2 weeks and went to and returned from her class reunion without any symptoms. It has been 2 months now, and she remains symptom free.

Blessings to the Callahans!!!!
Patricia Jennings NHC
ELShaddai Clinic, Washington, CT

-by Genie Joseph, MFA

Soldiers are prepared for combat operational stress. The Army has drilled them, trained them, polished them. What happens when they come home and have to adjust to the “surreal” world of civilian life? Once you have lived next to life and death as your daily reality, and perhaps gotten so familiar with the stress of combat operations, returning to mundane life can make everything feel out of whack. Retuning warriors often feel out of sync with family or civilian life, after what they’ve experienced.

With prolonged exposure to high-stress, the brain may actually adapt to this lifestyle of danger — so that danger brain messages feel normal. The harder part of what they’ve experienced may be coming home!

I teach classes in media and communication at Chaminade University in Honolulu, which offers classes on all the military bases. I work with all branches of the military, as well as their spouses. Many students walk into class in high states of stress. While I am not a therapist, and I don’t do any treatment or diagnosis, as a teacher I need to make sure that students are fully functioning and engaged, in order to make the classroom experience as positive as possible. Sometimes students come to class after just hearing traumatic news, witnessing something terrible or even have just been a part of something very disturbing.

For me, Thought Field Therapy provides me with tools that can calm someone down immediately, and allow the class to go forward as planned.  Read more

Espn recently ran an article on how Tom Hanson helped Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia get over the “yips” with Thought Field Therapy®

Below is a reprint of the article from ESPN by Gordon Edes, ESPNBoston.com’s Red Sox reporter.

Saltalamacchia says yips are gone

Red Sox catcher swears by his work with sports psychologists

FORT MYERS, Fla. — There are taps to the eyebrow, the side of the eye, below the eye, below the nose, below the lips. A tap below the armpit, below the collarbone, below the pectoral muscles. A tap to the top of the head, then repeat the circuit.

Even if people watch closely during the course of a game, they may never see any of these, because you are taught how to hide these motions. They are intended for you, only you, and for you they are intended to be empowering.

Dr. Tom Hanson

The system is simply called tapping, and while Tom Hanson, the man who teaches this form of what he calls “energy psychology,” describes it as sounding “weird,” Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is a believer.

Once, Saltalamacchia was too proud to acknowledge that he needed help from someone else, be it a longtime sports psychologist like Harvey Dorfman, whom he once worked with, or Hanson, a performance-enhancement coach to whom Saltalamacchia turned when he was having trouble throwing the ball back to the pitcher, the simplest of tasks for a catcher.

“When I was first coming up, just being young, your ego plays into it,” Saltalamacchia said Tuesday morning after concluding a workout here with a session of batting practice, along with two other early arrivals at Sox camp, Ryan Kalish and Daniel Nava. “You don’t want anyone to know you’re getting help. But you’re getting help in the training room, why not get help for other issues?

“I didn’t want anyone to know I wanted somebody, I needed somebody. That was a big issue with me. But it’s done wonders for me. Going home after a game two years ago, I could have hit the bed and slept for 18 hours because my head was just going, and now, I’ve learned to be able to work with that. Think smart, think positive. You can’t put negatives in your head, it’s just going to hurt you all around. It’s been great for me.”

Saltalamacchia reached out to Hanson last spring when the throwing problem surfaced — in sporting parlance, it’s known as the “yips,” the same affliction that can affect a golfer’s putting. Saltalamacchia had had surgery the previous September to correct thoracic outlet syndrome, a group of disorders that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet — the space between the collarbone and first rib — becomes compressed, causing pain in the shoulders and neck, and numbness in the fingers.

As part of the surgery to alleviate the condition, Saltalamacchia had an impinged rib removed from near his right shoulder. During his recovery, the throwing problems surfaced. They grew acute after he was sent down to the minors by the Texas Rangers one game into the season, after he’d hurt his back. Read more

The principles and brief history behind Thought Field Therapy – TFT.

Narrated in American Sign Language. Narrated by Doris Millios.

In our effort to provide free trauma relief throughout the world, we now have our trauma algorithm available in sign language.  It will be posted on our trauma relief blog, along with the videos and print instructions in many languages.  It is Dr. Callahan’s goal, along with the ATFT Foundation, to provide free trauma relief to as many as possible in the world.

Collarbone Breathing Technique with Thought Field Therapy.

How to Overcome Pain and Depression With Thought Field Therapy.

Trauma and Advanced Trauma Techniques in Thought Field Therapy.

Stress; Stress level: high stress

A Daily Stress Busting Program To Help You Quit The Coffee Habit, Create Calm, and Reduce Your Blood Pressure.

If you haven’t downloaded your copy of the free Daily Stress Busting Program, isn’t it time to do so?

We just received another thank-you note from one of our customers. She just began using the Stress Busting Program and is already seeing results on herself and her family.

Betty reports, “After using both the Trauma and Stress Busting downloads I immediately read and used them on myself practicing so I could use them on my Mother and a friend in Calif. who just lost her job. Just practicing the tapping sequence on myself and not really tuning in to a specific problem but more the sequence I was able to quit my coffee habit that I have been trying to quit for 4 months now.”

She also reported benefits for her mother, “I feel real calm just using the Collarbone Breathing with my Mom but I get the benefits as well. We are working on a physical problem of 2 leaking mitral valves so I did the Trauma recipes and the Stress recipes on her it seems to help her blood pressure.”

Remember how important it is to eliminate stress. Our health depends on it. Look at what some of the leading health care authorities say about stress:

• CDC – stress is cause of 90% of all illnesses
• Stanford Medical School – 95% of all illness is stress related
• Mayo Clinic – just watching 10” minutes of today’s news disrupts many body systems
• Cleveland Clinic – chronic stress leads to many diseases
• Harvard School of Medicine – illness is the tip of the iceberg, stress mars joy from life and loved ones

Obviously, we are not the only ones noticing this and the devastating effect it is having on our well-being. I was on another call last night about health care issues and they were stating many of the same facts and data.

The doctor leading the call also focused on stress as the major cause of illness, relationship problems, and, financial security.

He went on to say that stress causes five things:

  • Poor health
  • Fatigue/tiredness
  • Dumbs us down – pulls blood flow from higher brain functions
  • Causes pessimism and negativism
  • Causes failure – due to 1-4

We all want to feel good, have lots of energy, be alert and on top of our game, positive and upbeat and succeed in all we do. TFT can be a tool to address all these areas. Click here to go and get your free Daily Stress Busting Program now.

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