While none of the so called “tools of the trade” for TFT are needed in order to do an effective job, there are several tools that we have used over the last three decades that can greatly enhance our skills, increase our success rate, maintain improvement and improve overall well-being.
Tools of trade is a term generally used in bankruptcy law to determine what property a person would commonly use for the purpose of making a living, as items that are tools of trade are separately exempt from attachment with an additional amount above that normally given for a person’s property.
The TFT tools that I share in our latest newsletter (you can download it here) with you are applicable to all levels of TFT users. They are a combination of both time-tested tools that Roger discovered over 30 years ago to some that are just being introduced and even some that we are currently testing and not even available to the public.
Exciting news! The TFT Foundation’s documentary From Trauma to Peace is completed and there is a all NEW trailer:
The film is undergoing color correcting, subtitles and credits now and will be submitted to film festivals the first of September. DVD’s will be available in the next month or so. Note: There is still room for a couple of sponsors credits so if you would like your name on the film credits contact joanne@TFTfoundation.org .
Earlier this month, Suzanne Connolly, Joanne Callahan and Prosper Ishimwe, their Rwandan translator and TFT trainer, had the privilege of spending a week in Hawaii. They were working on the final shooting, editing, and translations of the documentary, From Trauma to Peace, Making the Impossible Possible.
Unhappiness Is On The Rise…
Most people really come to TFT and try tapping because they want to be happier or improve their quality of life. They believe that if they could reduce their stress, fears, anxiety, pain and many other negative emotions or conditions they could be happier, they could find their ideal mate, get a better job, or attract greater success into their lives.
A quick internet search on Depression shows that the number of cases is growing at an alarming rate. It also shows that areas with higher rates of depression have high rates of other negative health outcomes, such as obesity, heart disease, and stroke. Individuals suffering from depression are more likely to be unemployed or recently divorced than their non-depressed counterparts, and women experience greater risk of depression than men.
Despite these facts, many people suffer symptoms of depression without seeking care, and that undiagnosed depression costs the U.S. millions of dollars each year. Now a global health issue, depression awareness, diagnosis, and treatment are matters of crucial significance in building a healthier, happier world.
What are some of the causes of depression?
A Google search lists a number of factors that may increase the chance of depression, including the following:
The healing of trauma is becoming more and more important – WHY?
- Traditionally recognized reasons:
- PTSD and symptoms including fear often develop
- Long-term and chronic health issues – lowered HRV
- Decreased quality of life – nightmares, anxiety, anger
- Overall negative effect on society – cycle of violence
- Additional reasons that may be relevant:
- Dramatic rise in trauma around the world
- New – Trauma of Life is PASSED DOWN in SPERM – affects our children and even our grandchildren (see below)
The TFT Foundation’s documentary, From Trauma to Peace, is in the end stages of post-production. An early version will be premiered at the ACEP Conference in Arizona at the end of this month. Attend and be the first to see this ground breaking work and hear from the many Rwandans whose lives have been transformed. To view our new trailer, go to: www.TFTFoundation.org.
The model it presents is a model for large scale trauma relief that can be implemented anywhere in the world. If we hope to find peace in this world, it is becoming clearer every day that we must begin healing the trauma in our lives. This latest study shows us the health of our future generations depend on this healing.
How the trauma of life is passed down in SPERM, affecting the mental health of future generations:
- The changes are so strong they can even influence a man’s grandchildren
- They make the offspring more prone to conditions like bipolar disorder
Read more, article by Emma Innes.
What is Optimal Health—Really?
“According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as: “A state of optimal well-being, not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.” Wellness practitioners believe that optimal well-being requires a balance between wellness dimensions that comprise the whole person.”
When we began to consider offering TFT Voice Technology in and to groups, we needed to come up with a name for the new course. Roger wanted something that clearly stated the benefit of what attendees would be receiving—and Optimal Health was that benefit.
During his long years of discovering and developing TFT, Roger used the dictionary frequently as he strove to define and name what he was observing. I remember when he found the definition for “perturbation” and his excitement at how it fit the concept he was wanting to define. We shared that same excitement for Optimal Health as we developed that course.
Jim McWhorter on Peak Performance Trading
(originally published March 31, 1991 – Club 3000 News)
I would like to take time from trading to recommend a person who can show traders how to achieve peak performance in trading. I speak from personal experience that his techniques are easy to grasp and they work. His name is Roger J. Callahan, PhD. And he currently resides in Indian Wells, California.
In the mid 1980’s, Dr. Callahan authored the book “Five Minute Phobia Cure”. This book brought national attention to Dr. Callahan where he was able to demonstrate the effectiveness of his techniques by treating total strangers with severe anxieties and phobias on live syndicated talk shows. His most celebrated patient was Tom Snyder, who was cured of a severe fear of heights on his own talk show, the Tomorrow show. During this time, I was not aware of Dr. Callahan’s teachings and it would be 1990 before I would become interested in his work.
TFT is a healing modality that seems to be limitless in its applications and potential. Our international team for training and trauma relief is leaving Uganda for home in the next day or so. Together with our Rwandan teams, they have helped war and genocide victims, prisoners and guards, teachers and school children, disabled and homeless, and the families and community leaders of many countries.
We have also shared wonderful cases of pets and animals that have benefited from tapping. Mary Kennedy is one who has shared some of these stories with us in the past. But her next story crosses boundaries of healing that we don’t often have the opportunity to experience.
by Ian Graham
In 1997, I set up the first TFT website in the UK to promote TFT and my own practice – very easy as I was the one and only practitioner! As time went by and with more and more therapists attending my algorithm training courses, the website expanded to include a simple practitioner directory.
Eventually, some of my trainees began training others themselves so I added a training schedule page. The object of the exercise was to ensure that TFT maintained as high a public profile as possible and that potential clients had easy access to information. Eventually, the British Thought Field Therapy Association took over the main task of providing a comprehensive practitioner directory and resource-base for its members in 2003.
However, the proposed closure of the BTFTA was announced last year, its website disappeared together with the practitioner directory, and I had retired from practice a few years before. This left my website untouched as “information only”. Effectively, the support and promotion of TFT in the UK was declining – apart from the sterling efforts of a dedicated few!
After much discussion with former colleagues I’ve now decided to revamp the TFT in the UK website – www.thoughtfieldtherapy.co.uk – to provide once again a promotional focus for practitioners and potential clients alike. The first task is to re-establish a full list of UK-based TFT practitioners in a dedicated directory on the website, to be followed by a resource base to include useful materials for practitioners, a network of experienced mentors for new practitioners to call upon, and a comprehensive listing of TFT books, guides and training courses.
The webspace fees and upkeep of the website used to be funded from my own practice income, and eventually with the help of the BTFTA. However, times are hard and the website must now pay its own way. There will be a modest fee for directory listing starting at £5 per year and further revenue will be generated from affiliate links and advertising. That said, I can guarantee that after running expenses are covered all proceeds will be used to expand the resources available with any surplus paid over to the UK TFT Foundation to support their efforts.
I hope that the TFT community in the UK will recognise the benefits of maintaining a clear focal point for Thought Field Therapy over here, and support its development!