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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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Roger Callahan in Brazil - TFT Tapping Therapy

Leandro Percario and his new company, TFT Brazil, recently hosted Roger and Joanne Callahan as they launched TFT in Sao Paolo.  The large, well attended Boot Camp consisted of an excited and eager group of  new practitioners, including physicians, professors, psychologists, teachers, journalists and other community leaders.  This group also included therapists who volunteer with a humanitarian non-profit group Therapists Without Borders.

Joanne Callahan opens TFT in BrazilJoanne celebrated her birthday on the last day of the Optimal Health course where 12 professionals learned TFT Voice Technology.  This group had attendees from Chile and France as well as Brazil.  There were 3 physicians, 3 psychologists, a pharmacist, a professor, an acupuncturist, and 3 therapists.  The class was very exciting and enlightening as they all shared knowledge, experience and skills while they successfully applied TFT VT to many complicated cases.

One of the physicians experienced a life-changing improvement in a medical condition, even documenting it with blood tests.  Another attendee, was able to provide relief for one of the Therapists Without Borders call-in clients, in just minutes.  And another will be sharing it within the prison system as a volunteer.

Maria Isabel Aguilar, PhD, TFT VT, came from her home in Montevideo, Uruguay to assist in both courses.  She was a huge hit with all the  class members, as she could speak English, Spanish or Portuguese with them and shared her many years of experience with TFT.

The exciting and successful results the attendees experienced was a wonderful birthday gift for Joanne.  She and Dr. Callahan are eager to see TFT expand and grow across Brazil.  Mr. Percario translated the TFT Boot Camp materials into Portuguese so we now have our Self-Study program available in a third language, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Joanne Callahan, MBA
President, Callahan Techniques, Ltd.
www.RogerCallahan.com

Tapping Therapy in Spanish

TFT in Brazil

The need for simple, effective self-help ways to heal is growing every day. Disasters, wars, uprisings, and turbulent economies around the world all contribute to our levels of anxiety, stress and poor health. TFT, the original source of tapping, continues to meet the healing needs of many people, through our expanding trainings, self-help products and humanitarian relief.

A clear example of this need was seen in Cairo, Egypt in the last few months. The chair and secretary of our UK ATFT Foundation, Dr. Howard Robson and his wife Phyll were in Cairo as Dr. Robson was doing some consulting work for the Royal College. Phyll told me she was using TFT daily as they heard gun shots and witnessed the horrors of the events unfolding outside their hotel room. We are so glad they have now returned home to the UK safely. They will be leading our TFT Foundations’ trauma relief mission to Uganda later this year.

We are very excited as we provide TFT to more people, in additional languages and countries in 2012. Early this year we launched our Spanish web site. And now, our TFT Boot Camp Self-Study package is being translated into Spanish and will be available by the end of March.

We are cooperating with local, established organizations in other countries to make TFT available to their countries.

As we expand TFT in the Spanish language, Fr. Luis Jorge Gonzalez will be giving the first TFT Boot Camp in Mexico City in June. TFT can be a wonderful tool for the people of Mexico to help with the trauma and fear from the widespread violence that is occurring.

This summer we will be expanding further into Canada, working with our one of our new Boot Camp trainers, John Steuernol, to provide TFT in the greater Toronto area. Dr. Bob Bray will be working with him to offer an algorithm level training, and then we will provide a Boot Camp and Optimal Health training for those wanting to learn Voice Technology.

Then, we are off to Sao Paolo, Brazil. We are working with an excited TFT practitioner and local institutions to bring a TFT Boot Camp and an Optimal Health training to Brazil. It will be our first time to visit this country and we are delighted for the opportunity…

On the home front, please join us, and many other TFT practitioners, at the annual ACEP conference this June in San Diego, CA. I will be speaking, and we will have many family members, grandchildren and one beautiful great-grandchild sharing the beautiful weather with us. Click here to take register.

Joanne Callahan

Left to right: Monika D'Agate, (visiting participant) Chair, Dr. Howard Robson, Ildiko Scurr, Joanne Callahan, Sec/Treasurer, Phyll Robson.

In her recent London trip, Joanne Callahan joined with the other ATFT Foundation UK board members for an important meeting and the launching of a new service for ATFT members.  She worked with other board members and a visiting guest to construct a plan for the UK ATFT Foundation to offer professional mentoring and support to UK and EU TFT practitioners.

The foundation and it’s board members have begun supporting the incorporation of TFT in health care organizations such as the National Health Service. Where possible, they are also encouraging research to provide further evidence of TFT’s efficacy in various health care environments.  This effort will provide much needed leadership, support and supervision for our TFT practitioners throughout the UK and EU.

The Board is in a position to provide support free of charge to practitioners who would like to receive help to increase their understanding and skills, particularly where this would contribute to the achievement of foundation objectives, but also to develop the skills of practitioners to improve the availability of TFT generally. We have already provided some mentoring for practitioners following training, especially within the National Health Service.

The current Foundation Chairperson is Dr Howard Robson, a retired Consultant Physician and Cardiologist, with extensive experience in teaching, training, educational supervision and mentoring. He continues to examine for the Royal Colleges of Physicians. Phyll Robson is Treasurer and is a nurse, qualified Tutor, teacher and has worked as a Freelance Consultant in change management. Both Howard and Phyll are Optimal Health TFT practitioners and have a long association with the National Health Service.

Together, they provide the ATFT Foundation UK board with an in-depth skill set and knowledge of working within the NHS and academic settings, and humanitarian deployments.  This is an invaluable service and resource for our TFT trainees, both newly trained and existing practitioners wishing to make an inroad in the national health care systems.

Initially just these two board members will be involved in providing this service. The service will begin after July 1, 2011 and you can contact them by email:  r.robson2@btinternet.com.


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

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Roger and I have just returned from the UK and a great Optimal Health course where some of our long time practitioners of TFT, as well as a few new ones, have added the Voice Technology level to their skills.  They came from numerous health care fields to add the convenience and effectiveness of TFT VT to support the emotional health of their clients and training base.  It was a very diverse group and we all shared information on tapping within the fields of nursing, acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathy, Reiki, hypnosis, trauma specialists and counseling, and, even a little EMDR.

Roger also taped a brief interview with Tom Greenhalgh, Executive Director of National Public Safety Solutions,  for his training programs.  I taped a brief segment on our trauma relief work and our Freedom R & R program for our returning veterans, for the ATFT Foundation,  and our Trauma Relief Blog.

Tom has an excellent production crew and facility and our hope is to have these tapes available to all our trainers for use in their trainings as well.  I will keep our trainers posted on their availability (on the trainer’s list serve).  Thank you Tom!

During the course we saw some excellent improvements in HRV’s as we worked on everyone’s personal issues throughout the weekend.  The objective self-testing and self-treatment methods allowed everyone to help themselves in many areas, as well as improve their clients, especially those who they had found difficult to help in the past.

One attendee helped a client with the recent death of a parent, another helped a sibling with PTSD from war, and several helped family members with various physical pain issues.  We had a variety of problems to practice on and they were enlightening learning experiences for everyone.

Also, we’ll be hosting another “Learn to Tap” Teleclass.

It has been a great experience for both Roger and I, and our class attendees.  They are doing an amazing job of applying tapping to themselves for  all kinds of life stresses, past traumas, over eating, claustrophobia and much more.

The teleclass format has proven to be a very effective way to help many people and provide them with one-on-one interaction with Roger and I, at a very reasonable cost.

Our country’s current economic state and the increased daily stress for most people make a low cost, easy to attend tele-class an effective way to solve problems.

As many are facing job interviews, employee reviews, new social or peer groups as your situations change, we find many of our customers are experiencing some degree of discomfort with these events.  The class starts at the end of the month .

Click here to register for the 2-part tele-class.

Roger Callahan In London with Abdul Hamid Al Firdaus

Abdul Hamid Al Firdaus and Dr. Callahan share a joyous moment at the Optimal Health course.

Dr. Callahan and I just returned from London where we shared a lovely TFT Optimal Health course with participants from 7 countries.

This course expands our health from emotional and physical levels into our spiritual realm, using TFT to improve our lives in all dimensions. We share with the participants, all the tools we have learned and personally use to achieve optimal health in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.Since this course has developed, I have received many letters and comments about the life-changing results our participants have achieved, whether physical, emotional or spiritual. Our first course produced a much wanted TFT VT baby. The second one had some amazing healings and one very touching spiritual awakening for a veteran.

One of the many things I introduce in the course is my meditation teacher and his work. His CD and his lovely book are a greta way to introduce the benefits of meditation with the class.

The first time I did this, a physician from the UK, wrote me the following:

“Thank you so much for giving us the “Awakening ” book and meditation CD . I thought it was brilliant and I listen to the CD everyday . It has helped me to be at peace more.

It is different from other meditation CDs I have heard in that it allows you to just focus and gain your own experience of the natural energy present .

This spiritual side is helpful in gaining the wider awareness that the same divine energy is present in everyone. This has to be a good thing as it allows love and harmony to be spread and unites all people. This leads to a higher consciousness and a more meaningful existence.

I really admire that you have the courage to share this with us and hope you continue to do so in other courses. It is most valuable.”

Then last week, I received the following:

“I read the book the awakening – it was just on the right day. it brought me back to a place that I thought that I will never be able to reach again.”

Because of comments and testimonials like these, I want to share this with all of our friends, customers and colleagues. Steven Sadleir, author of The Awakening, is offering free meditation calls on October 7 and 14, this month to introduce new people to meditation.

Click here  to sign up for this call.

His classes have brought a much needed peace and calm amidst the turbulence surrounding us all.

To learn more about our upcoming Optimal Health classes, you can also write Chris@tftrx.com

There is a new, excellent article in Vision magazine talking about the benefits of TFT for anxiety and stress relief.  It is an interview with TFT practitioner Sharon Goodlove, whose is trained through the advanced, Optimal Health level of TFT which includes Voice Technology.  Sharon has been a long time practitioner and the interview is great for increasing awareness of the benefits of using Thought Field Therapy for anxiety and stress in today’s chaotic times.

For further information on training in TFT or a listing of practitioners, go to www.TFTRX.com .

Thought Field Therapy Tapping into Emotional Freedom

by Elyssa Paige

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If I told you that you could completely rid yourself of fear, anxiety and stress in a matter of minutes, what would you say?

That’s what Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is all about. By simply tapping on acupressure points in a specific order, you balance the body’s energy system and release negative emotions.

I discovered this modality during a stressful time in my life in which I thankfully found my way to the cozy office of Sharon Goodlove, Certified Thought Field Therapy Diagnostician. She showed me how to treat myself in one session. Recently we spoke again—this time to empower others to release negativity and heal themselves through TFT. Read more