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Haiti Earthquake trauma

While it is much too soon to begin to think about helping with the psychological traumas of the survivors in the after effect of the massive earthquake in Haiti, it is important to begin the psychological healing of the families and friends who are living elsewhere, and providing trauma relief for the rescue crews, first responders, troops going in to serve and their families. Even the press and viewers are being effected by the constant stream of heart wrenching images and reports of losses.

The ATFT Foundation has provided Thought Field Therapy® (TFT), the original meridian tapping therapy for trauma, to victims of wars, genocides and natural disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and the floods in Tabasco, Mexico.

TFT has been safely used to heal psychological problems for 30 years, and PTSD studies have demonstrated it to be highly effective in quickly eliminating the debilitating effects of even the worst of traumas with lasting results.

Early and regular use of these safe, self-applied protocols, can reduce or eliminate crippling grief, secondary traumatization, compassion fatigue and burn-out of our rescue workers and first responders. TFT can also reduce the stress and fears burdening the families of the rescue workers and response teams on the ground.

To this end, the ATFT Foundation’s TFT Trauma Relief Blog teaches these TFT trauma relief procedures in English, Japanese, Chinese, German, Russian, Spanish, French and Italian. These procedures are the very same, powerful tools used successfully in Kosovo with war victims, Rwandan genocide survivors, New Orleans Hurricane Katrina victims, and other traumatized regions.

The TFT Trauma Relief blog also has 34 powerful stories about how TFT has relieved the trauma of war, suicide, genocide, kidnapping, prison, massive burns, rape, etc. Our most recent story is Juanita Van Ham’s account of how TFT transformed her experience after being severely traumatized in a bank robbery.

The tapping techniques are provided in print and video formats, to all who are in need.

Please, if you have any family or friends that have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti, or have loved ones deployed in the rescue efforts, take advantage of these free, powerful self-help tools.

Go to www.TFTTraumaRelief.wordpress.com .

You can also receive a Free Stress Relief Guide, at www.RogerCallahan.com.

Our prayers are with Haiti.

Creative Commons License photo credit: markyturner

Rwandese Rainbow

We have a preliminary report of the progress being made following our ATFT Trauma Relief interventions this August in Byumba, Rwanda. We are attaching the draft that we received from Brother Augustine. The report sent by Brother Augustine, summarizes the reports sent in by each of the thirty-six therapists we trained this August. The therapist’s reports had to be translated from Kinyarwanda to English by Brother Augustine, and this report, attached, contains the responses thus far translated. It is a busy season now in Rwanda and we may get a more complete summary sometime early next year.

It is good to know that the thirty- six therapist the ATFT Team trained have treated 622 people since our departure at the end of August. That is in addition to the 200 plus persons treated by the Rwandan therapists while we were there. It seems that TFT is making a big difference in the lives of the therapist’s, in the lives of those whose lives the therapists touch, and in the larger communities in which they live.

Good work ATFT members! All of you have helped in some really significant way. Thanks especially to team members, Caroline Sakai, Gordon Barrett, Carmen Carrasco, Gary and Cyndie Quinn.

Happy Holidays!

Suzanne M Connolly, LCSW
ATFT Foundation Trauma Relief Committee Chairperson. Read more

Joanne Callahan London England TFT Boot Camp

A Report From Our London Boot Camp

The first thing I noticed when I arrived at The Royal Society of Medicine were the two beautifully entwined verdigris serpents outside the front entrance, the rod of Asclepius which of course is the ancient symbol for healing. How totally appropriate for a weekend where all the focus would be on learning how to heal and make people feel better.

The ancient combines with the modern at the Royal Society as their marketing name is One Wimpole Street and it appears on the complementary pens and note pads provided for conferences and courses. The room where the Boot Camp was held is beautifully furnished and importantly for the purposes of TFT there are no new carpets, paint or flourescent lighting which can all act as energy toxins capable of disrupting people’s well-being. The room was cosy and light with an antique cabinet display of old brass microscopes.

Gradually the trainees started arriving and their stories unfolded of how they came to be on the course. Several people had been introduced to TFT through Jack Black. He wrote a great article in the last Thought Field Magazine. A couple of trainees had come from a cancer clinic in Germany where they had found out about TFT during their treatment. There was a Business Coach, Kinesiologist, Reflexologist and several people were there because they wanted to learn Dr. Roger Callahan’s original therapy after having sampled the imitations.

“If you didn’t have a real powerful base therapy, the others would not work.”

Most of the trainees came with only a cursory knowledge of the Algorithm level of TFT and so the training rapidly covered the treatment protocol including correction of Psychological Reversal, which ensures an 80% success rate with all simple psychological problems.

Joanne Callahan backed up everything with real case studies and evidence of research. Lecture time was broken up with many opportunities to practice the TFT techniques together, so ensuring that the knowledge was put into muscle memory and trainees experienced how quickly they were able to eliminate negative emotions for each other.

There was a palpable feeling of excitement mixed with concentration and the rate of learning progressed at a rapid pace. A buffet lunch was provided by the Royal Society and from the conversations going on around the room it was obvious that people were getting a lot out of the training and could not wait to carry on. The afternoon was spent with moving on to learning the initial basics of causal diagnostics and why Heart Rate Variability is so important as a measure of health and progress of treatment. The day ended with a tired but happy bunch of people who had discovered things that were already changing their lives.

Day 2 – Joanne Callahan had put a challenge to the trainees the day before,what will it take to convince you of the power of TFT?

Those doing the Boot Camp had already spent the previous day eliminating fears, anxiety, long held trauma, grief and found that they did not need any more convincing than what their eyes and bodies had already witnessed. Everyone wanted to get on with learning the next level of extraordinary techniques in helping people heal and feel better.

Many more practice sessions ensued achieving rapid elimination of an addictive urge for cigarettes, a couple of cases of physical pain including an ankle that had been swollen for several years. The pain level dropped quickly from 10 to 0.

Joanne introduced the trainees to energy toxins, showing a video of Dr. Doris Rapp working with normally well-behaved children who go beserk after being exposed to an allergen. Dr. Callahan found her work to be useful in discovering how to temporarily neutralise substances that negatively affect our energy systems. A case of fatigue soon showed how energy toxins can compromise the body when the trainee found herself having to remove a bracelet, amber ring and earrings, her belt and even her cardigan! After this her energy levels felt much better.

‘Great, really interesting. So many useful tools to enrich ones well-being. I will use TFT for myself, my family and in my Pharmacy business.’             Rod James

TFT can be done as a surrogate treatment, meaning that unlike other therapies it is possible to treat babies, members of a different species and people who are paralyzed or unable to tap on themselves and even unconscious. I think that this was one of the aspects that really brought home how incredible, accessible and different TFT is.

Joanne told several wonderful and uplifting stories of the work done in Rwanda with the orphans of the genocide and in Uganda where sometimes there were no interpreters but nevertheless this did not prevent people from being treated. The result that emerges more and more clearly is the total change in people’s attitudes to their experiences. After treatment, all the orphans wanted to do is get on with their lives and the priests in Uganda found the ‘grace that we have been waiting for after 12 years’ to forgive atrocities that are incomprehensible to us.

If by treating trauma you allow compassion and forgiveness to replace anger and the wish for revenge, then world peace is a real possibility with TFT.

The Boot Camp is a new, fast track course for learning the best of the best of Thought Field Therapy and from the feedback of the trainees who attended the London training last weekend, the evidence seems to be that this is a great way of gaining those skills.

London England ETF TFT Bootcamp

‘very good. The first day was tough but now I can see where TFT fits in and will work in my life. Now I can get even more out of TFT. I read the book Tapping The Healer Within, but now I know that the power is tremendous.’ Lynda Reddington

So if you are a coach, trainer, therapist, energy worker and you want to be a cut above the rest, the Boot Camp is an indispensable course for you. Look out for further Boot Camp dates on www.atft.org or Dr. Callahan’s site, www.rogercallahan.com

by Ildiko Scurr, TFT Dx, Chair,
Please visit her on The Lounge, a site she has developed to support TFT Practitioners in the UK.