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Celestin-and-Jenny

Last weekend Celestin Mitabu, the TFT Foundation’s lead trainer in Kigali, Rwanda, and Director of the Rwandan Orphans Project, joined the Callahan’s Optimal Health training in Seattle, WA. His training was provided by the Callahan’s and his travel by the TFT Foundation, including considerable donations from board members Jenny Edwards and Suzanne Connolly. Jenny donated a majority of the airline miles for his trip and Suzanne and her family hosted him in Seattle for nearly a week. Joanne, Jenny and Suzanne also donated personally, school and personal hygiene materials for the orphans.

This is a cause for celebration as Celestin is the first to have learned TFT Voice Technology in Africa. He will use it to support further trainings in adjoining regions and countries. He has already been asked to train in the Congo and will assist with the foundation’s follow-up to the 2012 PTSD study in Uganda. He has already done so much to help the people of his country and share TFT with others, we are proud to have him represent TFT in Kigali.

Celestin brought a beautiful carved walking stick to present to Roger, TFT’s Founder, as a thank you for the gift of TFT. He told us these sticks are presented to “men of honor”.

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tapping therapyI remember the day Michelle Smith walked into our TFT Optimal Health program. She wanted to start a family, but couldn’t. She’d been diagnosed with severe and “incurable” endometriosis which prevented her from becoming pregnant. As a motivated and vivacious young woman, she stepped up as our first volunteer for a demonstration during the class.

Her case exemplifies the healing power of TFT Voice Technology. And in notes to us since the training, she’s shared her story of more than a year and a half of using TFT to improve so many aspects of her health and well-being. No one but Michelle—in her own words, as she sent letters and emails to us—could accurately convey her feelings and experience. It’s just one more heart-warming story of healing with TFT.

“Dear Roger and Joanne… I’m Pregnant!”

Letter following the Optimal Health program…

“During the class, Roger found my womb and reproductive area to be in psychological reversal and diagnosed a treatment for the endometriosis which I applied several times that day—as well as repeatedly checking the reproductive area for reversals.

My endometriosis is extremely interesting to treat. It’s only mid-cycle, but I treat it every day and when I treat it, it feels like elastic bands snapping inside me on the laparoscopy scars I have near my ovaries—which can be quite painful but only for a second.

There is no known cause or cure for endometriosis so this will be amazing if it works. I will keep you informed. Every month, I suffer from sickness and diarrhea and excruciating pains that make me scream into a towel so as not to scare my husband. I cannot stand up or eat or sleep, and I have been unable to work due to this. Because we are trying for children, I can’t have a laparoscopy even if I was willing to, as it means we cannot try for children for six months afterward. My husband is 47 and I am 36, so time is not on our side.” Read more

Thought Field Therapy Rwanda

The ATFT Foundation funded 2008 PTSD study “Brief trauma intervention with Rwanda genocide survivors using Thought Field Therapy” has just come out in peer reviewed International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. The study’s two-year follow-up will be submitted for publication at a later date.

This study was the first of the ATFT Foundation’s PTSD studies, demonstrating an effective model for large-scale trauma relief. In 2009 a second study with this same model was completed and will be submitted for publication soon. It included a one-year follow-up and will also be submitted for publication.

The TFT (formerly ATFT) Foundation will be purchasing reprints. These reprints will be available from the foundation through Joanne@TFTFoundation.org .

The full citation is:

Connolly, S., & Sakai, C. (2012). Brief trauma intervention with
Rwandan genocide survivors, using Thought Field Therapy.
International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 13 (3), 161-172.

The third study, demonstrating this same model for large-scale trauma relief will be completed in Uganda in June of this year. Suzanne Connolly received a grant from ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology) as seed money for this year’s study. The remaining funding will be provided from the three organizations providing the team: TFT Foundation, (USA), ATFT Foundation UK, and the Mats Uldal Humanitarian Foundation (Norway).

Our join objectives for these studies are:

1. To continue developing and scientifically validating a model in which local community leaders can be trained to treat community members in the aftermath of large- scale disasters, especially in regions where trained professionals are scarce.

2. To relieve the distress of those suffering from trauma and promote Post Traumatic Growth (PTG).

The TFT Foundation is in need of support to continue these studies and provide much needed trauma relief. To see further details about the previous studies and projects or to contribute to our efforts, go to www.TFTFoundation.org

This year starts off with continued change for the world, and also for Thought Field Therapy. The need for alternative therapy has never been greater, and we continue to see thousands of new people each month coming to our website to get help with stress, anxiety, fear and trauma.

In 2011, we focused on expansion of our live training programs throughout the world, for both the personal use of TFT as well as the use of TFT in helping others. This year, we are expanding to the Spanish language in Mexico, Spain and South America.

We’ve also created new products and training for all levels of TFT. The ATFT Foundation, continues to provide humanitarian relief, research and education around the world. We’ll also be releasing the ATFT foundation documentary demonstrating the model for large-scale trauma relief using TFT.

Now that I am confident in the future success of TFT, I’ve decided that it’s a good time to make one last change.

After sharing TFT with the world for over 32 years, I’ll will be stepping back from the day-to-day operations to enjoy spending more time with my 8 grandchildren, and pursuing my hobbies of reading and enjoying the outdoors.

I’ll continue on as Chairman of The Board for Callahan Techniques, and will no longer be involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. My wife and partner, Joanne, who has worked with me the past 23 years, will continue to keep TFT growing. I am fully confident that Joanne, and our the team of exceptional TFT trainers and advisors,  will continue to make Thought Field Therapy the leading tapping therapy.

As a retirement gift, the TFT staff gave me a booklet called “The Past & Future of TFT” that was touching, to say the least. I thank all of the practitioner and trainers who submitted stories in the booklet.

I would like to share it with you.

You can download the PDF version here:

www.rogercallahan.com/pdf/Roger-Callahan-Retirement.pdf

If you’d like to share your thoughts with me, please comment below.

I’ll be reading the comments as they come in.

Thanks for all of your support over the years,

Roger Callahan

“Thought Field Therapy – The Definitive Guide for Successful Practice” provides a clear path of application, troubleshooting and practice guidelines for all TFT Practitioners. The carefully selected case studies and evaluations are an invaluable resource in clinical application.

As pioneers of TFT in the U.K. Robin Ellis and Ian Graham are in the unique position to understand the challenges that face practitioners and how best to resolve them. This Guide clearly demonstrates their vast knowledge, experience and high degree of professionalism.” Roger Callahan PhD & Joanne M. Callahan MBA

“Thought Field Therapy – The Definitive Guide for Successful Practice” by Robin Ellis & Ian Graham is for all Complementary and Orthodox Medicine Therapists and Practitioners who work with the mind and the body’s meridian system within any discipline.

“This Definitive Guide gives you fast, accurate help about how to use this powerful energy psychology. With clear psychological assessment of each distressing emotion it takes you through the precise TFT treatment of each one.

Together with valuable additional advice – plus the methods of application needed when you are presented with the more difficult complications of those suffering deeper emotional upset – it includes relevant case studies to highlight the amazing capacity of TFT.”

Robin Ellis TFT Dx BCMA Reg. Authorised Callahan Techniques Trainer.

Available at Barnes and Noble

smoking

TFT is very effective at helping people to quit smoking, along with many other addictions. If you want to quit smoking, we hope that Michael’s story will inspire you

In the spring of 08, for the third time, I contacted a local hypnotherapist for help with smoking. This woman said she uses EFT. We did a few sessions over the phone. I was and am a skeptic by nature. I kind of laughed it off and stopped doing the sessions.

Sometime after, I was in the local book store and saw Roger’s book Tapping the Healer Within. I bought it went home and read it cover to cover in one sitting.

I did the algorithm for addiction. I felt happy and had an unexplainable smile after doing it and my desire for a cigarette was reduced. I guess the skeptic in me took over because I didn’t do it again and continued to smoke.

Now I am not sure why, but in July of 08 I did the algorithm on three different occassions, all with a couple days of each other.

It wasn’t until the third week of September that I realized, during the month of August, I only smoked on the weekends… and not all of them. I didn’t think about or really crave a cigarette, and from the beginning of September till the third week I hadn’t smoked at all.

I never made a decision that that was it, it just seemed to happen. I should mention I am one who doesn’t seem to be able to rate myself on the sud scale, but I got results !

The last day of September I bummed a cigarette from my brother, I didn’t even smoke half of it, I got so sick, sweats, hot, vomiting, my whole body felt ill. All I could do was lay on the couch the rest of the day. I have now been smoke free for 8 months. I have no desire what so ever to smoke and I have this uncanny feeling inside that I know I will never smoke again. For this Roger and Joanne I thank you both.

The lung association says the 6th month is the hardest, most people fall off the wagon in the 6th month. When I use to go drinking, I would smoke a lot more than usual. So for my 6-month test I went to a smokey bar and drank while sitting between two smokers, it didn’t bother me other than I hate the smell of cigarettes now (LOL) I never wanted a cigarette at all.

I am 47 years old and have smoked for 32 years. I have over the years tried many things and many times to quit. I tried the patch, gum, Dr. prescribed pills, group hypnosis, 1-on-1 hypnosis as well as other unconventional methods. All with little or not success.

At the time I quit using TFT, I was smoking 2 to 2 1/2 packs a day. Now 8 months being smoke free, I have no desire to smoke at all. Since I have used the TFT algorithm to cut down on my coffee/caffeine intake, I was drinking 10 to 15 cups a day… no lie ! ! ! I now I have 2 – 4 cups a day.

Again, thank you Roger and Joanne.

Sincerely ,
Michael J Bernard
(New Hampshire)

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As New TFT Practitioners – We Had Our Own Apex Problem

By Noël Battal & Natasja Looman, Deventer, the Netherlands

First, we wish to offer our congratulations to Roger and Joanne for their ACEP Award!

In May 2010 we attended the Optimal Health course in London, England. We were very curious about Voice Technology and we were thrilled to learn that technique from Roger and Joanne! It was really a wonderful course.

At Saturday (our second course day) everybody had to practice VT over the phone in front of the group under supervision from Roger and Joanne. We had to choose a volunteer who we could call for a VT treatment. We asked our Mum in the Netherlands if we could practice on her and that was all right with her.

Our Mum had a fear of water since she was a little child (she’s now 63 years old). She only could handle water up to her knees. If the water came above her knees she would have a panic attack with hyperventilation. Walking with only her feet in the sea was okay, but when a wave came, she got frozen, her eyes got very big and she got very scared. Sitting in a boat was never an option for her, and neither was swimming. Even when she imagined that she could fall in the water, she would get a very fast heartbeat, she felt dizzy, and would start to breath very fast, and nearly get a panic attack.

We really wanted to help her with this fear, but we thought that this case was to complex and to difficult for a first VT practice as our Mum had this fear for nearly 60 years! So we asked Roger and Joanne if this case was too difficult to start with, but they say: “do not say something is too difficult, just try it! And, remember Roger’s first TFT case was also with a fear for water (Mary’s case)”.

So we called our mother in the Netherlands for a VT session and asked her to work on her fear for water. She said ”Oh if I could lose that fear…, is that really possible?” Read more

ACEP Lifetime Achievement Award

Joanne Callahan and Roger Callahan ACEP Lifetime Achievement   AwardIt was truly an honor to be recognized by colleagues from around the world, for my thirty years of building Thought Field Therapy (TFT).   There was so much excitement and warmth from so many of the over 500 people attending the annual ACEP conference.

People came up to me throughout the four days telling me how pleased they were to carry on my work into the world.  Others said, “you saved my life three years ago”.   Some I have met previously but had not seen for years, others I did not know but all showed the same warmth and appreciation with a passion for helping others.   It was inspiring to see all the various forms of Tapping, the research being done and the humanitarian relief work that is helping so many people throughout the world.

The source of tappingJoanne and I received a standing ovation from our workshop “Thirty Years of Healing With Thought Field Therapy” as we demonstrated the power tools of TFT and showed the many changes and improvements that have taken place in TFT over the last three decades.  They were so grateful and some even expressed surprise at how much TFT has evolved from it’s early days as the Callahan Techniques.

I was so proud when our ATFT Foundation team, Suzanne Connolly and Caroline Sakai, presented their humanitarian relief work and PTSD studies and announced the acceptance for publication of the first study.  They too received a standing ovation and a very strong endorsement from one of ACEP’s lead researchers, David Feinstein.

ACEP ConferenceThe entire conference was exciting with a wonderful positive community spirit. I am pleased to see that our practitioner base is growing and we welcome all who are working with tapping, at the algorithm level, to continue on with their skills and grow with our new training programs in TFT.

A special thanks to all of our clients, practitioners and “tappers”… you’ve helped to make TFT the success it is today,

Roger Callahan.

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