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Thought Field Therapy  – The Original Tapping Therapy

For the past 33 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.

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This Article Appeared in Spa Veda Magazine

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.

Thousands have recovered rapidly from troublesome disorders like insomnia, gout or tinnitus. Others have eliminated stress, anxiety and fears – and even physical pain literally within minutes. Hundreds have regained their lives by curbing addictive urges for nicotine, controlled substances or obsessive behaviors. Those suffering the aftereffects of trauma—warfare, rape, injury or loss— have instantly removed the horrible emotions and feelings tied to that event which previously controlled their lives, sometimes for decades.

How Did Thought Field Therapy Come Into Being?

In 1979, as a licensed psychologist in private practice, Roger was counseling a young mother who was terrified of water. In fact, her phobia was so extreme; she was unable to pursue even the most basic activities if they involved water or brought her near to water. To our great frustration, after a year of using all the traditional therapy methods, our patient “Mary” was no better than before. Sitting outside near our swimming pool one day, she became nauseous from just the thought of the water nearby. Then Roger had an idea. Remembering that the Chinese had used acupuncture for over 5,000 years to stimulate the flow of energy through what they call the body’s “meridians” or electrical pathways, he asked Mary to tap a few times under her eye – the location of the end point of the stomach meridian.

After several seconds of tapping, Mary exclaimed, “It’s gone!” and made a beeline for the pool bending down to splash water on her face. Quite frankly, we were dumbfounded. Yet that night, Mary decided to test her phobia cure further by driving to the ocean in a rare California rainstorm. Wading into the surf, she remained completely free of her fear. Trying to make sense of what had just happened; we questioned how such an unusual technique could bring about results when it was so contrary to all our traditional training and all recognized therapy protocols. Read more

Back row, left to right: Janice Steinbach, Connor Brown, Leona Carter, Mary Kennedy   Front row: Dee Cukjati, Judith Israel, Jenny Edwards

Back row, left to right: Janice Steinbach, Connor Brown, Leona Carter, Mary Kennedy
Front row: Dee Cukjati, Judith Israel, Jenny Edwards

Boot Camp in Denver, Colorado September 24-25, 2013

By Jenny Edwards, TFT-VT

A Boot Camp was held September 28-29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado at the Staybridge Suites near Denver International Airport. Six people attended. Two of the participants were taking Boot Camp for the second time, and four were new to TFT. Their stories are below.

I thoroughly enjoyed this class! I began to get sick with the flu; however, we relieved some stress and ingested toxins, which gave my body a much better opportunity to heal itself. Jenny is a wonderful teacher and a walking example of what she teaches. I look forward to incorporating this into my Holistic Animal Practice and my Breathwork Practice. –Mary Kennedy, In the Presence of Animals

This training was awesome! I was able to get rid of my spider phobia and the trauma from my second grade teacher that has plagued me for 50-plus years! I’m excited to go out and give others the tools to help themselves. Jenny was great. She was fun and explained things excellently! –Dee

This is my second TFT training. I was brand new to TFT five months ago. The first training was exciting and also overwhelming. Now, I really feel more confident in my knowledge and ability to use TFT. In addition, I was able to release anxiety from a childhood trauma and physical pain from an adult accident. I am hopeful about the impact TFT will have on family, friends, and clients.

At the training, my HRV was tested. After the baseline was taken, I was treated for a childhood trauma. I began treatment with a picture in my mind of a situation that has haunted me for almost 30 years. While working with Jenny, the picture was erased as my SUD was lowered to 0. As I sat to measure my post-HRV level, something remarkable happened. The picture returned; however, the people in the picture had changed. The people who originally had been full of horror were now full of joy. It is as if the SUD did not just drop to 0, but it completely reversed to a minus 10! I am overwhelmed with surprise by what seems like a healing miracle! Thanks for all you do! –Janice Steinbach

This is my second Boot Camp experience. It has helped to solidify the concepts of TFT. While I didn’t feel comfortable using TFT in my work after the first Boot Camp, I feel ready to start now. Jenny is a wonderful instructor. She makes you feel comfortable in dealing with even the most sensitive of traumas. –Judy Israel

We’d like to share a video from the Fly Fearless program in the UK, that uses TFT to overcome the fear of flying.

We’ve had great success with those suffering from this phobia.. including Whoopi Goldberg.

17 participants on the Fly Fearless flight take to the air after their seminar, which included a Thought Field Therapy.

See how they do…

The video was done by Michael Comyn of Fly Fearless in Ireland

Virgin Atlantic also has a fear of flying program in the UK – you can register for the Flying Without Fear here.

Caroline Sakai, PhD., a psychologist and TFT practitioner, based in Hawaii, headed a team of therapists who worked with children in an orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda. The children survived the Rwandan genocide in 1994, in which 800,000 to 1 million people were slaughtered during the course of 100 days. Dr Sakai was interviewed by Michiko Ishikawa for Share International.

Share International: How did you come to work with the genocide survivors in Rwanda?

Caroline Sakai: The idea came up when I was in New Orleans as part of an ATFT Foundation Trauma Relief Team working with Hurricane Katrina survivors and first responders – doctors, nurses and security people who were working with the survivors. One of the team members, Paul Oas, a psychotherapist and minister, asked me if I could work with the genocide survivors of Rwanda. His church has been helping to support the El Shaddai orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda, by providing necessities like food and shelter. He was seeing the effects of the genocide trauma among the children in terms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – nightmares, flashbacks, insomnia, bedwetting, depression, withdrawal and rage. Reverend Oas wanted to take a TFT team there and work with the genocide survivors. Since I had headed the clinical team in New Orleans, he asked if I could do that in Rwanda.

The complete TFT treatment for trauma would be essentially following up with what else comes up for the client after successfully processing through the targeted trauma.

Targeting any residual body sensations often brings up further information to process through, more perturbations. This would be continued until no more perturbations can be found, and client now thinks about the trauma or phobia with clearly changed perspectives, affect, thoughts, intensity, vividness, body sensations, perceptions in all sensory modalities, etc.

Using the Peak Performance protocol to enhance and improve confidence in coping effectively in dealing with the problem is an important component that parallels the future template. The usual instructions for the client to call if there are any recurrence of symptoms would also be in effect, as well as follow-up session(s) to work on residuals or other material that emerges subsequently in awake or dream states.

SI: What is unique about your method of working with trauma?

CS: Thought Field Therapy is the most rapidly effective, and most gentle, treatment of trauma I have come across. Read more

Does the movie 2012, the tabloids continual predictions of the end of the world, and the current news of the devastating earthquakes in Japan, Haiti and now Chile, cause you anxiety and stress or even terror at the thought of an earthquake near you? Do you have nightmares about disastrous events taking place around you?

If so, let world renowned phobia expert and author of The Five Minute Phobia Cure and Tapping the Healer Within, Dr. Roger Callahan, help you reduce this stress and eliminate your fears. (The links to both of these are to the right of this article.)

We all know chronic stress leads to comprised health, chronic disease states and poor immune function. But how do we get away from it, when fears and anxiety are all around us. It really can make our lives crazy. Can you relate to this young lady’s constrictive, fear ridden behavior?

Dr. Callahan has developed a simple program that will help many reduce and eliminate daily stresses. It is available on our web site, for FREE. Our FREE TFT Tapping Guide shows you how to use Thought Field Therapy® Meridian Tapping to overcome anxiety and stress in minutes.

If you or someone you love is suffering from anxiety and fear about the potential of an earthquake, you need to try this out.

Go to the web site,  and download your Daily Stress Guide. Use this every day to get rid of the effects of daily and chronic stress.F ollow this sequence for any fear from a past earthquake or the worry about the next one.

Dr. Callahan realizes how crippling chronic fear and anxiety can be and would like to offer this to all who are suffering in today’s current fear ridden environment.

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This year we celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the discovery of a revolutionary form of healing, originally called Callahan Techniques and now commonly known as Thought Field Therapy (TFT). TFT was discovered and developed by California clinical psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan.

The first person Dr. Roger Callahan treated with this method was Mary, a woman in her 40s who had a severe phobia of water. According to Mary and her relatives, she had had this phobia ever since she was an infant.

Water was so terrifying to Mary that she could not take baths in a full tub of water and was terrified every time it rained. She often had nightmares of water getting her. And, although she lived in California, she could not go to the beach, because the very sight of water caused her unbearable anxiety.

Dr. Callahan had been working with Mary using a wide variety of conventional psychotherapy techniques for a year and a half with very little progress. Even though he had tried every technique available at the time, all he had been able to do for her was get her to the point where she could sit on the edge of his swimming pool and reluctantly dangle her legs in the water. Even this filled her with anxiety. Read more