Thought Field Therapy(TFT) was developed by Dr. Roger Callahan, an American Clinical Psychologist with over 40 years' experience. TFT has its roots in, and draws on concepts and methodologies from Chinese medicine, applied kinesiology and modern science. The key to TFT's extraordinary success has been Dr. Callahan's discovery and effective treatment for Psychological Reversal, an unintentional form of self-sabotage - The tendency for some individuals to unconsciously hold back their own recovery, despite outwardly seeking to rid themselves of their problem. TFT is extraordinarily powerful in that the majority of people receive nearly immediate relief from their problem. Most significantly,this particular therapy does not require the individual to talk about or confront the problem:- something that often causes considerable distress or embarrassment and which discourages many from seeking help in the first place. TFT is also extremely efficient (treatment times of 10 minutes or less are not uncommon), it has no adverse side effects, and the basic procedures are very simple to follow.
When we think of a particular problem (such as a specific fear), we tune into an individual thought field. According to Dr. Callahan's theory, emotional problems are generated by negative information patterns in these "thought fields", which he describes as "perturbations'.' These perturbations have been found to be the generating power behind the emotional (and, occasionally, physical) signs and symptoms recognised by conventional medicine. Most therapeutic approaches simply attempt to subdue those symptoms with varying degrees of success, or teach the patient coping skills. Whatever the outcome of such treatments, the perturbations in the thought field (the cause of the problem in the first place) still remain.
TFT does not utilise hypnosis, cognitive/behavioural approaches, desensitisation, reprocessing or any of the common strategies currently used. In a typical TFT treatment, the person is asked to think of their problem. This activates the thought field associated with it. They are then asked to tap gently using their fingers in a specific sequence (algorithm) on the meridian points on hands and upper body. By tapping on specific meridian points the perturbations are cleared and as each perturbation is cleared in the corresponding thought field, the emotion experienced diminishes until it is no longer present. You can remember the problem but experience no negative emotion.
Fears and Phobias
Addictions and Habits
Drugs (including dependency on prescribed drugs)
Anxiety Panic Attacks
Post Traumatic stress
While is important to remember that TFT does not work on everyone, or on every problem, the rate of success using Algorithm and Diagnostic procedures is an unprecedented 95%.