Posts

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been effected by the Aurora, CO shooting this last weekend.

TFT (Thought Field Therapy) Foundation is offering, much-needed trauma and stress relief for those suffering from the recent Aurora, CO shooting. These easily learned, self-applied techniques, Thought Field Therapy (TFT) are based on time-honored principles of both contemporary clinical psychology and Chinese medicine to conquer trauma, anxiety, stress, fears and addictions.

These procedures, the original form of Energy Psychology, are safe, non-invasive and simple to apply.

TFT has been used world-wide in trauma relief and humanitarian projects. Joanne Callahan, President of the TFT Foundation is sympathetic to the needs of those suffering from such traumatic events.  The TFT Foundation’s past humanitarian and trauma relief in Rwanda, New Orleans, Uganda, Haiti and Kosovo have demonstrated that TFT is a powerful and effective treatment for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.) These procedures are now offered free on the foundation’s trauma relief web site.  The procedures used for trauma and stress relief world-wide, are available in video and print in 11 languages.

Recent studies in Rwanda and Uganda demonstrate the effectiveness of these procedures for large scale trauma relief.  Trauma relief procedures are simple and easy to use and are available by visiting http://www.TFTTraumaRelief.wordpress.com

For more information, visit the website at www.tftfoundation.org or call   760-594-6727 Joanne Callahan’s personal cell.

Mailing Address:

TFT Foundation
PO Box 1220
La Quinta, CA 92247

The TFT Foundation (TFTF) is a non-profit public benefit corporation whose purpose is to support the Association for Thought Field Therapy by furthering research, education and general charitable purposes related to Thought Field Therapy.

Joanne M. Callahan, MBA, CEO of Callahan Techniques, Ltd. and President of TFT Foundation,  is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and received her MBA in Healthcare Administration from California State University San Marcos.

Joanne is Director for the Thought Field Therapy Training Center and publisher and co-editor of The Thought Field, a quarterly newsletter and editor of Tapping for Humanity, a quarterly journal.    She is co-author of Stop the Nightmares of Trauma, (2000, Professional Press).  She is trained in TFT at the Advanced and Voice Technology levels and the only person other than her husband, Roger J. Callahan, PhD certified to teach all levels of TFT.

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal’s Corporate section warned about the stress of our workplace environments, citing “Burnout” or “frankly burned out” for some early retirements.  One of the articles says the stress and pressure has increased significantly due to globalization, stiffer competition, government regulation and the weak economy.  They say executive recruiters even measure a candidate’s ability to handle stress.

While these articles reference stress on the CEO’s of major corporations, we all face these same stressors to some degree.

Add to these daily stressors and  we have a potential for burn out at many levels, manifesting in anxiety, fear, anger, frustration, hopelessness, depression, sleeplessness and fatigue among other symptoms.  All of these negative emotions affect our immune system and our ability to fight off the winter flues, colds and viruses. And, our workplace productivity suffers.

What can we do about it? The article briefly mentions exercise as an important release for stress,  but offers no other suggestions short of removing oneself from the job.  Most of us are not in a position to retire.  We need a simple, daily routine to help reduce or eliminate the stress in our lives.

Dr. Roger Callahan developed a daily stress relief program using Thought Field Therapy (meridian tapping) that has given much relief to many over the last two decades.  It is a simple guide that only takes minutes to do.  Our users have given us feedback on the relief they are experiencing, better sleep, less anxiety, reduced anger and even better relationships.

See what others have already experienced:

“I am experiencing a serenity and greater sense of calm. I felt a soothing warmth flood throughout my body the first time I applied the techniques.”

“Helped me to relax”

“TFT is a good source for me to continue to practice daily. It’s helped me tremendously. Thank you so much!!! :)”

“…I am extremely sleep deprived and have been using TFT to help me calm down before exploding outwards at my family. I am sure my husband and children are as grateful for TFT as I am.”

“Almost immediately I felt a since of well-being. I am a massage therapist and I am excited about including this in my practice.”

“…after doing the technique the first time, I immediately felt more relaxed and focused.”

….”stress (clenching teeth to the point my whole back jaw was painful.)”

“2 days now and no pain,and no clenching plan on purchasing the self-help course in the near future.”

“…stress reduction, better sleep”

“LESS TENSION AND A SENSE OF INNER CENTREDNESS AND BALANCE WHICH LASTS BUT NEEDS TO BE RE-ENFORCED WITH ANOTHER SESSION”

“I’m having some relationship issues. I found the tapping helpful with dealing with the anxiety. I’m eating too much of the wrong foods because of it.”

“these techniques center my soul and remove negative thought patterns so I am able to focus on the things I want in my life rather than the things I don’t”

These tapping procedures can help you gain emotional freedom, relief from stress and many other negative emotions.  They are free, on our web site, www.RogerCallahan.com.  Prevent stress burnout and get your copy of our free Daily Stress Busting Program.

Creative Commons License photo credit: stuartpilbrow

Business Talk Radio’s Program “Your Practical Advisor” will be interviewing, Joanne Callahan, MBA, President of Callahan Techniques, Ltd. and co-developer of Thought Field Therapy with her husband Roger Callahan, PhD.

Your Practical Advisor offers practical advice to small businesses, families and individuals who call and write in with questions about the hottest topic in the world; their money.

Your Practical Advisor is an apt description of its host, financial strategist, real estate executive and “recovering C.P.A.” Vern Moter.

Vern and Joanne will be discussing the current stress around money from dwindling 401K’s to job loss and our roller coaster emotions.  Joanne will talk about how Thought Field Therapy can offer simple tools for daily stress relief as well as relief from social and performance anxiety as we face uncertainty in our business and financial worlds.

Join them on Saturday, September 26th at 2:00 pm ET on Business Talk Radio.

Click here to listen to the replay online.

We just received a report from a TFT practitioner on the front lines that they are having amazing successes with TFT and helping with stress reduction with the troops.

He requested 500 wallet sized trauma relief cards and other easily transported support materials.  Dr. Roger and Joanne Callahan sent them out immediately, so pleased to be able to support our troops with these simple self-help procedures.  He requested materials that he could use for rapid treatments and self help tools for our troops serving in harms way. Will keep everyone updated…. Caroline Sakai, PhD, TFTdx, VT

Ildiko Scurr, TFT-Dx Shares How TFT is Used For Trauma

Terry Shares His TFT Experience With Accident Trauma Treatment

As TFT leaders, we have demonstrated the revolutionary power of TFT to bring peace to one’s life, over many years and in many countries.

We’ve have also experienced the frustration of not being able to get it to the world fast enough to help all who need the healing power of TFT!

Now we are working to have TFT available to all who need it, in any country and any language. We have combined the healing power of TFT with the powerful communication tool of the internet!

It takes virtually no money or moving bodies—just our joint effort to add information and connect it to the individuals and communities in need.

Millions of people worldwide suffer from violence, natural disaster, illness, divorce, loss of job, home or loved ones, etc. Imagine what impact the relief of their suffering—the fear, grief, guilt, stress, anger, hatred—could have on the world?

Helping people with anxiety, trauma and stress is what we do best. Giving the gift of emotional freedom from trauma, stress and anxiety, is a wonderful thing.

The simple words of the priests in Uganda, TFT trauma treatment gave them “…a grace they had longed for…” (see previous post) and it clearly demonstrates what a humbling tool the gift of Thought Field Therapy is for peace in the world.

It’s a beautiful demonstration of how using TFT to relieve the effects of trauma can open people to peace, compassion and community. What a difference it could make in areas that have been plagued by violent conflict.

The implication of this kind of transformation is truly inspirational, especially considered on a large scale!

Visit the ATFT Foundation blog that launched today to make TFT trauma relief available on a global scale, or http://www.ATFTFoundation.org.

Please visit the blog and see how you can join us!

HELP RELIEVE SUFFERING ON A GLOBAL SCALE!

vets TFT Post traumatic Stress

Freedom R & R’s with Timeshares for Vets

Show your appreciation for our Veterans.

Generations of men and women in our Armed Forces have sacrificed for the good of America in ways most Americans can not imagine. The time away from their families is only the beginning. Many have willingly gone into harm’s way with honor and discipline because their country asked them to. Some have paid the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives for freedom, and still others come back wounded in ways I pray we will never experience.

All of their service allows you and me the opportunity to live our lives securely and without fear. America is the greatest country in the world because we are free, free to create the lives we choose for ourselves in the freedom secured by our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guard.

Now we have the opportunity to serve those who have served us!

Timeshares for Vets Helps with Freedom R & R’s

The TFT Foundation (charitable arm for Thought Field Therapy), Callahan Techniques, Ltd. and organizations like the Columbia Basin Veterans Resource Coalition and The National Veterans Foundation, provide a free, much needed trauma stress relief retreat to our returning Veterans.

Selected veterans and their families will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy at a donated time share resort for one week. In addition to the time share, the veterans and their families will receive self-help materials for trauma, grief, anger and stress, along with access and support from a professional coach or mentor and trauma specialist who clearly understand the unique needs of Veterans. Read more

This article provides great support for those mental health practitioners who have and are helping cancer patients.

HELPING PATIENTS WITH CANCER, by Richard E. Gill, Assistant Editor, The American Psychologist [emphases are added by me, RJC.]

When we returned from Honolulu our mail was waiting for us. On the top of the pile was a newspaper THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST. The headline read, “Breast Cancer Survival Rates improve with psychological intervention.”

The story continued:

“IN WHAT COULD BE A MAJOR STEP IN THE BATTLE AGAINST BREAST CANCER, an 11 year study by Ohio State University’s Department of Psychology shows that psychological intervention may very well improve a woman/s survival rate.

The study showed that breast cancer victims might have a better chance of survival, said Barbara Anderson, PhD, professor of psychology, if they join a quality psychological intervention group conducted by an experienced therapist.

Of the 227 women who joined in the study, 114 received psychological intervention programs, while 113 received assessment only, Anderson said. “Findings of the study established that patients receiving the intervention had less than half the risk of death from breast cancer compared to those who did not receive intervention and had a reduced risk of death from all causes, not just cancer.”

Published in the December issue of Cancer, the peer–reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that reducing stress that can accompany cancer diagnosis and treatment can have a significant impact on patients’ survival.

Anderson said the findings could have a major impact on the study of breast cancer, “…we certainly hope it has a major impact. We worked really hard to find a study to answer the question: Can psychological intervention reduce the risk for re-occurrence of breast cancer and death? We are confident our findings are real.”

In the near future I will comment in detail on the possible intriguing meanings of this curious comment from this brilliant clinical researcher.

Many researchers have theorized that providing mental health services in addition to cancer care may improve a patient’s health and even prolong their survival but studies linking psychotherapy to improved survival have had inconsistent results. According to Anderson, this study is another step in helping breast cancer victims live longer. “That’s exactly what we found,” she added.

BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL RATES IMPROVE WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION [headline on page 2 of National Psychologist]

Interventions included strategies to reduce stress and enhance their relationship with friends and family coping effectively improving mood, offering health behavior, especially with diets, and maintaining adherence to cancer treatment and care. Anderson said the study was weak in the area of exercise, but she is confident that exercise plays a significant role in overall health.

Just as important, the study had a significant impact on immune enhancement. Effects of this study concerning immunity were very robust, she said. A large sample of cancer victims who came into the study had high levels of stress that were related to lower levels of immunity.

We know that in those who joined interventions their immunity went up. We’re not guessing, we know that intervention affected immunity, she said. The interventions had a very powerful psychological effect and very powerful behavioral effects. It’s clear that they had health benefits… and survival benefits.”

Said Anderson, “Interventions may impact immune changes that are secondary to stress hormones that may promote cancer growth or metastasis and that in addition to treating cancer patients with powerful anti-tumor medications it also important to treat psychological distress as well.”

The American Cancer Society says there are in excess of 100,000 potential breast cancer victims in this country. Anderson hopes the results of this pragmatic study will persuade psychologists to start cancer patients intervention groups around the country.

“If efficacious psychological interventions to reduce stress are delivered early they will improve mental health and treatment relevant behavior and potentially, biologic outcomes,” Anderson said.

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

thought field therapy

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

We just returned from an exciting and stimulating meeting of TFT VT (Voice Technology) practitioners.  While not all were able to attend, we had practitioners from South America, Japan, Europe, and the USA. 

 

We met in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, where we enjoyed the air, the waves and the heavenly beauty of Hawaii. We all presented interesting and challenging cases, new ideas and works in progress.  I shared my current work on the ELECTRIC THEORY OF CANCER. and the development of (currently) 15 unique and powerful ways that TFT can help people who have cancer.

 

We heard about new organizational structures, a new journal featuring TFT, the latest research and humanitarian efforts and some amazing case studies with TFT and cancer, rare neurological disorders, autism, coma’s, and life changing work with prisoners. Many of these cases were considered hopeless by the attending medical practitioners and fully documented with medical records and tests.  They demonstrate the true power of TFT, nature’s healing system.  Watch upcoming issues of the Thought Field and the UPdate for details of these cases and happenings in 2009.  

 

When we returned from Honolulu I found the mail waiting for me.  The NATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST NEWSPAPER was the first item.  The headline on the front page identified a recent study confirming what I have been working on, relieving mental stress helps cancer patients.  I will go into more detail in my next post.

 

Our returning veterans need help.  The VA is overwhelmed and can’t even begin to help those in need.  Recently the media is trying to bring attention to the lack of services and this great need facing our country.

Callahan Techniqes, Ltd. and the ATFT Foundation are working together to provide free, self-help techniques for our vets.  Other grass-roots groups and organizations are launching or expanding mental health services for returning combat troops, new veterans and their families.   But we all need help in reaching out and finding ways to let them know about these services.

We hope these free self-help procedures and the mentoring provided with our new Trauma Relief Retreat – Timeshare weeks for Vets will fill in gaps left by the military and Department of Veterans Affairs. The goal is to prevent combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries from causing long-term depression, alcoholism, homelessness, criminal activity and marital or parenting problems, by providing tools for use while they await help from the VA system. 

I am trying, with press releases and word of mouth to create an awareness about this free help.  All trauma sufferers, and our veterans and their families can access this help, in English, Spanish, and Chinese (additional languages soon) on our websites,  www.TFTRX.com,  www.ATFTFoundation.org , www.ATFT.org .

Please help me get the word out.