A New Study Confirms TFT is Effective in Relieving Odontophobia (Dental Fear)

A dentist and TFT practitioner in Saudi Arabia recently shared the following article with me for our TFT community.  It is just another confirmation of what Dr. Callahan found to be true over 30 years ago. TFT is effective for relieving fears and phobias.


Background: This study aimed to evaluate the moderating effect of Thought Field Therapy (TFT) on dental fear and to compare this therapy with other non-medical fear-reduction methods.

Materials and Methods: We enrolled 160 Saudi women who had presented to King Saud University College of Dentistry Primary Clinics for restorative dental treatment. The participants were randomly assigned into four groups of 40, each of which was subjected to a different fear management treatment: TFT; Tell, Show, and Do (TSD) technique; Control Shift (CS); or negative control (NG) in which no fear-reduction method was used. Each participant completed a pre-operative questionnaire and a post-operative questionnaire immediately after the dental procedure. Both questionnaires measured dental fear, pulse rate, and blood pressure. Data were collected and analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences program.

Results: The dental fear survey score for the tested sample was 44/100, indicating moderate dental fear. The TFT group showed significantly low dental fear (p < 0.05) after treatment, whereas the TSD and Control Shift groups showed significantly high blood pressure and pulse rate (p < 0.05). Approximately 65% of patients in the TFT group would recommend this method to reduce fear; 57% patients in the TSD groups were satisfied, and 55% of patients in the Control Shift group were satisfied. Only 25% of patients in the negative control group were satisfied (25%).

Conclusion: TFT was more effective than both TSD and CS in reducing dental fear.


Since we have created our Diagnostic Level TFT online course, I am amazed at the case studies our students have turned in.  It is heart-warming to see the kinds of things they are able to help with their families and clients.  The following case studies are an example of challenging situations and the kind of difference we can make in the lives of those with cancer and disabilities.  These differences not only help the individual but the entire family.  Thank you to Terri for sharing these cases with our TFT community.  I hope they will inspire others to use TFT for challenges in their lives.


Terri Smith, Owner, Peaceful Heart Yoga  Case Studies TFT-DX Certification

  1. Client A is a male (61 years old). In addition, to dealing with brain cancer, he learned last week about some heart issues. He has anxiety over this since heart issues run in his family. He has been on the Ketogenic diet since 2017 when he was first diagnosed with a brain tumor. It is supposed to reduce inflammation in the brain but now a routine CT-Scan of his heart shows high calcium score which needs to be addressed.
  • We started with the CB to relax him before we started.
  • SUD6 Problem: Anxiety over recent CT-Scan that shows high calcium score for heart.
  • Calibrate
  • Muscle Tests for specific PR levels
  • Corrected Levels 3 (tapped chin), Level 4 (tapped MF) and Level 6 (tapped collarbone).
  • Muscle Test was weak so tested alarm points
  • Tested Alarm Points- I started at the bottom and worked my way.
  • 9 Gamut Series with treatment points (EB, IF, E, A, C and Chin)
  • SUD – 4/Muscle Test strong
  • Test for Mini-PRs and corrected
  • Muscle Test was strong but SUD 2
  • Considered toxins and asked him to tap IF and side of hand and retest okay. After tapping, he said he felt better. The tapping worked. His face flushed. We could not find anything else that would affect the treatment, no watch, cell phone, computer or anything near him. Clothes were cleaned with 7th Generation and we tested for that again to be sure. All was okay. He really liked the tapping and it was the first time I could visually see his body change that dramatically.
  • Floor to Ceiling Eye Roll
  • SUD 1 – He was visibly calmer. His face was flushed when we were done and his body appeared to be less tense. While I was typing my notes, he said that what we did helped. He felt “more relaxed”. That was a big realization for him. He is very calm on the outside so being able to communicate that he is calmer on the inside was progress.
  1. Client B is my daughter with special needs. She is 27 years old and is a twin. She is multiply- handicapped and needs 24/7 care due to an infection that caused a brain bleed and hydrocephalus. She suffers from complex migraines that cause seizures. We used my husband as the surrogate. He touched her with his right hand while he thought about her migraines and I did the muscle test with his left arm. She actually was experiencing a migraine when we worked with her so it was the perfect time for us to do this. Initially, she was fidgeting but as we progressed, she fully cooperated, remained still and was really listening to everything we said too.
  • We started with the CB to relax all of us!
  • SUD7 Problem: Complex migraines/chronic pain (We did the muscle test to see where her SUD was. The first question was “Is her SUD 7 or greater?” It was strong. Then I narrowed it down by testing each number 7 and above. The number 7 was the only strong arm. We also re-tested the SUD with Dave doing the self-test with his arm. Again, 7 was the number. It was long/strong. Everything else was short/weak.
  • Calibrate
  • Arm muscle test while her father focused on her migraines/pain and touched her with his right hand. His left arm was strong when I tested.
  • Muscle Tests for specific PR – two tests, “I want to be over the migraines” was long/strong and “I want to keep the migraines” was long/strong. (Level 1 PR-tapped side of hand 15 times)
  • Muscle Test while he was thinking of the problem was weak so tested alarm points
  • Tested and treated necessary Alarm Points-
  • Muscle Test while thinking of problem strong/tested for Mini-PR – all good/strong.
  • 9 Gamut Series with above highlighted treatment points (EB, E, G, IF) While my her father touched our daughter with his right hand, I tapped his G point and IF on his left hand. She was cooperating with his touch. We did not want to alarm her with tapping on his hand/finger that was touching her. It really worked. She was paying attention and extremely calm. Usually when she has a migraine she gets hyper. Thankfully, it never progressed to that point during or after we did the tapping.
  • SUD – 1 We tested for specific SUD number. We initially asked if it was 3 or under. Then we tested specific numbers, 3, 2, 1, and was amazed when the number was 1! My husband was really surprised too. I believe he was trying extra hard to resist me and was shocked whenever his arm was weak.
  • Floor to Ceiling Eye Roll
  • My daughter is a challenge. However, tapping really worked for her. We are grateful to have something new to help her with that is non-invasive and not a prescription. She was extremely calm afterward, smiled, and never required her migraine cocktail of pills the day we practiced this. I do believe my husband staying connected with her helped a lot. Ever since our daughter has been reaching out for his hand and placing it on her arm. She must have really felt the benefits because if she did not like it she would have fought us and pushed his hand away.


Follow-up permission and update:  I am okay if you mention her. She is my greatest teacher, so I have been getting braver and mentioning her more lately, especially in a manuscript I am working on to help others. Both my husband and I are amazed at how well TFT works for her. I just used it on her today when she was in the middle of a meltdown. It is the only thing I can do sometimes to calm her when she has migraines.

Case Study Reflecting Today’s World
(shared with client permission)

Hi ~Contact.FirstName~,

A client was referred to me back in September 2020 asking for assistance with the following symptoms (a partial list) :

  • Not functioning well at work and became immobilized
  • ADD – lack of focus
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Time management and organization problems
  • Poor impulse control (binging on TV)
  • Procrastination
  • Fear of people and authority
  • Frequent headaches and migraines

In his own words: Read more

Mental health challenges are on the rise around the world.  News, politics, restrictions feed these fears daily. They are not limited to age, sex, or demographics, affecting rich and poor.  As this trend continues with the current restrictions and health challenges, it becomes more important than ever to have solutions.  At TFT, we have some simple tools that can be shared to help those struggling with their feelings and emotions.  I have placed some simple to follow videos on YouTube, and below are some examples of cases from one of our new algorithm practitioners.  See how simple it is to bring profound relief to young and old. Read more

Just stop for a minute and think about the difference we can make in children’s lives if we can quickly tap away their fears and traumas, as they occur.  Fear is a negative, contractive state which attracts more of the same.  Many suffer from this state every day and the number is increasing substantially.

They are growing up in unprecedented and frightening times. Global stress is at an all-time high: health pandemic, racism, masks, social distancing, financial insecurity, political tension… The news reminds all of us, including our children, of what we should fear every time we turn on the TV or internet.  There are so many things for them to be upset about, all painting a very scary picture for our children.

But, if we daily tap away the fear, they can feel safe.  They can go to school or out to events without fears such as speaking to adults or peers, they are free to enjoy, engage and expand, more fully reaching their potential.

I wanted to share what two of our TFT Trainers and practitioners recently shared with me.  Both are amazing, simple examples of how we can improve the lives of our children and tap away their fears.


Hello again Joanne

I wanted to share with you a lovely story.

On the weekend we went for a walk with My husband my 5-year-old and myself.  We were walking on some rocks on the beach and my son was just in front of us and all of a sudden he screamed with terror, in that quick moment we saw a brown snake slide over his foot and slithered away under the rocks.   He almost flew off the rocks he jumped so high and fast and was hysterical.

I immediately jumped off and I started tapping him immediately EB E A C.  Within a few seconds he was smiling and happy. In fact, he felt quite brave and proud of himself for his encounter and was excited to tell his big sister about it when we got home.

When we go home a couple of hours later we had strangely all forgotten about the incident.  About 5 hours later I remembered that we forgot to share the story with our Daughter and I said “Edson you forgot to tell Desiree what happened to you today”  he looked at me puzzled?  and I said remember? and made an action with my hand of a snake…he still did not remember then I said Snake and he said oh yes and proceeded to tell his sister as a matter of fact like it was no big deal.

It was quite amazing to watch.  I am forever grateful that as a parent I have these tools literally at my fingertips to use whenever I need them.

Rosanna Mosca, Naturopath/Counsellor
BHSc, ND, Dip CH, Dip Psych, TFTdx


This next case was sent to me by Marcia Tillman BSc (Hons)

I am a student from one of Roger Callahan’s “Thought Field Therapy – Algorithm Level” courses taught by Marcia Tillman.  This was supposed to be a face to face classroom course but due to covid it was taught online.  I was a bit skeptical initially, on how such a course could be transferred online, but it worked amazingly.    With Zoom’s technology, with the Breakout rooms, it worked a dream.  There was a lovely mix of theory, practice sessions with energizers thrown in the mix.  Thank you Marcia for a lovely way to be taught.  

I am a Kinesiologist and trained in Touch for Health and Brain Gym and I came on the course to add a new tool to my tool box.  I didn’t know what to expect and was very open-minded.  I came away from the course delighted to have a fantastic additional tool to add to my tool box.   Thought Field Therapy is absolutely amazing and is very simple to follow.  It is really good for people who have phobias, shyness, social anxiety, emotional issues……the list goes on.   As part of the course I had to do some case studies.  I would like to share one of them.  

One of my case studies was on my daughter who is very shy talking to adults she doesn’t know very well (e.g teachers, hairdressers etc.).  My daughter had a hair appointment and I couldn’t take her, due to a diary clash, so she had to go alone.  She is 16.   She was really nervous about going, so I asked her if she wanted to do some Thought Field Therapy around her social anxiety around unfamiliar adults.  She agreed.  So we spent no more than 15 minutes doing the Thought Field Therapy algorithm sequence, the day before her appointment.  

The next day, when I returned from my meeting, my daughter ran up to me and gave me the biggest hug!  She shouted “I did it!  I did it!  I wasn’t nervous going to the hairdressers and I really enjoyed chatting to my hairdresser!  Thank you so much mum!”  I was so pleased for my daughter and so impressed with the power of Thought Field Therapy, as this social anxiety issue (with unfamiliar adults) has been a problem for many years.  This problem has completely gone away for my daughter and her confidence has grown with it.  

I would highly recommend Thought Field Therapy Algorithm training.   It is useful as a parent, as a teacher, as a therapist or any other professional.    It is quick, simple to follow, and most importantly, instantly effective.   Thank you Marcia!

Paula, Kinesiologist UK

We can all learn these simple tools from either live events at the algorithm level with our trainers.  Both Rosanna and Marcia offer live courses:  Click here for details

Or, online with our Algorithm Certification course:  

The blocking of the healing process can be caused by simple things that we all have around the house.  Something as simple as laundry detergent or cleaning products.

I know this from personal experience.  In 2001 I was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL).  I have been cancer free since March of 2003, with no recurrence in that time.  I did no chemo or radiation or surgery.

One of the most important things Roger and I learned while treating me was the possible role of toxins and how their presence can not only block healing but aggravate the disease state.  We found that when the cancer tumors had a positive polarity (based on the work of Harold Saxton Burr, Blueprint for Immortality) the tumors would grow but when we could keep them in negative polarity they would shrink and die.  We could measure this polarity with a simple voltmeter, which confirmed what we could identify with TFT Voice Technology testing. Read more

TFT Doing Amazing for Prisoners and Dogs.

I want to share this amazing story with all of you.  I have been so heartened to see the many TFT practitioners around the world stepping up and helping others who need assistance.  They are helping children, health care workers on the front line, and even free sessions for those struggling with stress and fear.  This great story is yet another way we can use our TFT tapping tools to assist in all areas of our lives including our pets.


By Rudy Hunter, TFT-Adv
Optimal Health Trained TFT Practitioner & long time fan!

I was lucky to spend time in a rare & unusual prison program that acted as a dog fostering circuit for inmates who had earned special privileges.

The Warden of this Men’s Medium Security Prison in Florida (who no longer has his position there) never embraced the dog fostering program and “went gunning” for one particular dog.  This dog was labeled by the Warden as “extremely dangerous” because he barked when uniformed staff stood in front of his kennel.  Very, very close.  This was incorrectly termed as “aggressive behavior” and it was our job [the crew of male inmate fosterers, dog trainer & myself] to get it sorted out—FAST!

The dog trainer had me stand in front of the dog’s locked crate in the men’s barracks and we tried to de-sensitize him by having me & others & uniformed staff approach the crate and stand right in front of it.

Progress was a bit slow…so time to sneak in some TFT.

I took advantage of my physical position in front of the crate and tapped for the dog this sequence:  PR – E – G50 a couple of times in succession.  That was all I did.

The dog immediately changed, settled and seemed to take the hint.  The “problem dog” embraced the great training intervention, good care from the men & some secret TFT.  All was resolved beautifully and quickly.

There are many more dog stories from Prison to share.

The attached photo is me (in red, NOT in the prison uniform!) with the terrific final crew of men & dogs I had the great privilege to work with.

I owe them a debt of gratitude for all they taught me.

Much love,

Rudy Hunter, TFT-Adv


We all have an excellent opportunity to grow, learn, and evolve in these challenging times.  People are spending a lot more time in front of their screens. But is it productive time?  Once they’re done binging on Netflix and what is in their refrigerator, what happens next?  Is procrastination getting in the way of your success?

Right now many of us have the perfect opportunity to learn that new skill, start a new hobby, plan our own business, become that creative artist we always knew was within us.

But, we are in a pandemic and a lot of people are trapped within the negative energy of fear, trauma, anger, frustration – they are suffering in many different ways.

TFT has an exceptional set of tools that we can use to help us move forward in a positive manner and even thrive under the current limitations.

I created three YouTube videos with free tapping sequences to release the trapped negative emotions and support our immune health.  You can see them here.

This weekend I will be leading a live, interactive webinar on how to deal with the traumatic aspects of our current world situation.  You can join me here.

Below I am sharing a simple case study from one of our new algorithm level practitioners about how she helped her friend eliminate her procrastination and become the painter she really was.  She shares the common tapping sequences, algorithms, she used.

Case Study:

Female Aged 47 years: Procrastination getting in the way of success.

My second case study involved a friend who had talked about how frustrated she was with herself for procrastinating. She is a painter on top of her day job and often takes on commissions for people.

Recently my friend was feeling like she wasn’t finishing any of her paintings, and sometimes she would do anything to avoid painting. She felt frustrated, and this was beginning to get her down because she kept putting off painting, something she previously loved doing.

I began by asking my friend to describe what happens when she decides to paint, she explained that she would find other things to do and avoid painting. She described feeling shame and guilt, and this was making her feel low. I asked her how this felt in her body when she thought about this, and she described having a ‘fuzzy head’ and ‘a sickness feeling in her stomach’.

I suggested we begin getting rid of all the blocks to her getting her painting done. I started by asking her if she could visualize herself getting her paintings finished, which she could so I felt confident this would help. I asked my friend to visualize herself successfully painting while imagining removing all the blocks to this. We then tapped the 5 PRS : Side of hand, under nose, under chin, middle finger, outside eye. Partway through the tapping I asked her to focus on the affirmation ‘I am successfully finishing my paintings’.

I then chose the following algorithm of procrastination and also included shame and guilt, as she had talked about these two feelings when she thought of how procrastinating made her feel. I asked my friend to focus on her reluctance to finish her paintings and hold this in mind while we tapped. I asked her to provide a SUD score based on how she felt now when she thought of procrastinating. She gave me a score of 9. We then tapped the following:

e , a , c, + ch + if , c 9G       e , a , c, + ch + if , c

I asked my friend how she felt after this, she still felt the frustration of procrastination but less so, she gave me the SUD score of 5. I then decided to do the first PR (tapping the side of the hand for 20 seconds) we then repeated the algorithm above, and I reminded her to focus on the reluctant feeling to finish her paintings.

I again asked her to rate the feeling and describe how she felt in her body. She felt much more relaxed, and her stomach felt settled and her head less fuzzy. She gave me a SUD of 2. I thought about stopping at this point since we had brought the score down significantly, however, I felt it would be worth trying the next psychological reversal to see if we could lower her score more and rid of her all the fuzziness in her head, we therefore tapped collarbone breathing, and repeated the above algorithm again.

After this I asked again how she felt, this time she couldn’t give me a score as she felt relaxed in her body and thoughts, and positive about painting again. We therefore finished with the Floor to Ceiling eye roll. During this she repeated an affirmation about finishing her paintings successfully.

I suggested my friend continue with the 5PRs at home a few times a day, focusing on letting go of all blocks to painting and using a positive affirmation of successfully finishing her paintings. I also suggested she use the above algorithm to practice at home regularly or when she felt she was beginning to procrastinate.

The next day my friend emailed me a painting she had finished. She had practiced both tapping practices in the morning, and then gone on to finish one of her paintings later in the day. She said she felt focussed again and was determined to give herself the space to paint and would carry on using the tapping to help her move forwards with her painting.

During our morning walk, on our lovely beach near our home in Costa Rica, we took our morning swim in the warm Pacific Ocean. Occasionally, there are jellyfish present and I experienced some stings from them. The stings are mild and create, what I thought would be a mild reaction, itching and stinging of the skin area touched. Adrian experienced the same symptoms.

After swimming, we continued our walk. Shortly thereafter, I experienced a very rapid heartbeat, to the extent of becoming light-headed. I immediately tapped for it and it reduced somewhat. However, it did not stop. So, we sat down on the sand and I began testing.

Most often, atrial fib and rapid heartbeat are aggravated by toxins so I tried to see what I may have used or eaten that morning but came up with nothing that was a toxin. After sitting there for about 10 minutes, still with rapid heartbeat, I remembered the jellyfish stings. I tested it and sure enough, it was a toxin. I immediately tested and used the toxin treatment.

The rapid heartbeat then slowly stopped. Within about 2 minutes all traces of the atrial fib were gone. Now, had I not had the tools to do the testing and neutralization, I could have rushed off to the emergency room, undergone all kinds of tests, and then been offered medication to handle it.

NOTE: I am relatively sensitive to insect bites and this kind of reaction, and highly allergic to bees. Adrian had no reaction to the jellyfish.

While I am certainly not advocating that you not use emergency medical attention when needed, I feel it is a blessing to be able to test and identify then neutralize this kind of effect. I do believe we all should have that kind of control and power for self-healing.

Stay safe and stay healthy,

Joanne Callahan

When Dr. Roger Callahan began developing TFT and tapping, he studied many fields and combined the knowledge he gained from all of those fields to develop this natural healing system.  Robert O Becker’s book The Body Electric was one of his favorite and early studies.  I still have his copy, marked excessively with notes and comments on testing he did from what he learned.

Even then, Dr. Robert O. Becker (1985) wrote of how the immune system is weakened by manmade electromagnetic fields (EMF) via the induction of “subliminal stress”: Read more