is Thought Field Therapy?
Thought Field Therapy ™
(TFT) is a safe and effective technique for the elimination of emotional
distress. It gives immediate relief for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
addictions, phobias, fears and anxieties by directly treating the blockage in
the energy flow created by a disturbing thought pattern. It virtually eliminates
any negative feeling previously associated with a thought.
disturbances created by negative emotions by using key meridian points in
specific sequences. The gentle training program offers the latest technology in
removing disruptions in the body's energy system. These disruptions are
responsible for causing physical problems, negative emotions, addictions and
cravings. It is truly a mind-body treatment using a combination of modern
science, Oriental medicine, and the body's energy system.
discovered in 1981 by Dr. Roger Callahan, a cognitive psychologist who had tried
everything in his repertoire to help a woman with a lifelong, severe and
apparently intractable water phobia.
to try a variation on a holistic, mind-body healing method he had been studying,
based on the theory in Chinese medicine that energy flows along meridian lines
in the body. These meridian points appear to act as a governing force in healing
and growth. When the energy points are blocked or unbalanced, the person
experiences emotional disturbance or what Dr. Roger Callahan calls
discovered that by directly treating the blockage in the energy flow created by
a disturbing thought pattern, the disturbance or upset disappears. It virtually
eliminates any negative feeling previously associated with a thought.
attempt to help Mary, his patient with the water phobia, he tested his theory.
He asked her to think about water, tap with two fingers on the point that
connected with the stomach meridian and much to his surprise, her fear of water
is gone!," she exclaimed and went running around the swimming pool behind his
had her fear evaporated but the apparent cure remains effective to this day.
continued to expand on his discovery and has come up with a number of brief
treatments or "algorithms." Algorithms are step-by-step procedures or sequences
of body taps geared to particular conditions which patients can perform on
The therapist asks a
person to think about a situation or event and rate how uncomfortable they feel
at the moment on a scale from one to ten, where ten is the worst you can feel
and one is no trace of the problem.
Then, at the direction of
the therapist, the patient taps with two fingers on various acupressure points
on the body. During this process, the patient rates how they feel. The
tapping is done according to a prescribed recipe pattern (algorithm). The
algorithm is based on the particular emotions elicited by the upset.
After the series of
tapping, which takes only five to six minutes, the treatment is complete and the
distress is eliminated. That's it!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Thought
Dr. Roger Callahan, the
originator of Thought Field Therapy, defines field as "an invisible structure
in space that has an effect upon matter".
Although fields cannot be
seen or measured, the fields effects can be readily observed. You
cannot see a magnetic field, for instance, but you can see its effect.
In TFT theory, the
perturbations, which are considered to be the most basic cause of negative
emotions, are contained in the thought field. Perturbations are comparable to
what physicist David Bohm, Ph.D., calls "active information" which is a
phenomenon where a very small amount of energy can have a tremendous effect upon
a larger system.
There is a one-to-one
correspondence (known in TFT terminology as isomorphism) between these
perturbations and specific energy meridian points on the body, which, when
stimulated in a specific sequence, result in healing.
What does a TFT
While a trained therapist
is present, the patient is first asked to think about a troublesome issue. They
are then asked to quantify their feelings on a scale of 1 to 10, with a 10
representing maximum distress. Next, the patient is asked to tap on his or her
own body in specific places, or energy points, in a specific order. Following
the treatment the patient is once again asked to think about their problem or
issue and rate it, indicating how much distress they feel.
Typically, the patient
reports that the distress is completely gone and even that they can't think
about it at all! Of course, they are thinking about it because they are talking
about it. However, the thought no longer holds the emotional charge that it once
did. At this point the
patient is now free of their problem, as they can no longer get back the
original feeling of distress. Results seem to be permanent in most cases.
Is TFT painful?
No. TFT uses no
instruments nor does it require you to talk at length about your problems.
Is TFT suitable
Yes. The simplicity and
safety of TFT makes it especially suitable for children. Children can use happy
face drawings or their hands to indicate how upsetting or disturbing their
problem is. TFT helps night terrors, anxiety,
school phobias, fears, traumas and anger. This is an easy technique to use when
talking therapy or conventional approaches might be intimidating.
What are TFT
Dr. Roger Callahan
discovered the algorithms working with thousands of patients. Algorithms are a
precise code of nature that treat emotional distress at the root of the problem,
in the energy field. The algorithms were determined
using TFT diagnostic procedures. The algorithms are precise treatment sequences
that are known to have a curative effect when applied to specific problems.
What if I don't
believe the treatment will work?
You don't have to believe
in TFT to have it work. It works with perfect strangers, infants and animals.
you can use now for the techniques used for Anxiety, Phobias, and Trauma.
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"The mental thought patterns
that cause most dis-ease in the body are criticism, anger, resentment and
We must go within to effect
the healing." Louise L. Hay
"Heal Your Body"