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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!
As summer winds down and we approach the end of August, many of us turn our thoughts to getting ready for “back to school” and the stresses, both emotional and financial that accompany it. TFT can help us face these challenges with calm confidence and focus.
We will follow along the same theme, tapping for our family, which focused on the joy of birth and the heart break of infertility. We shared some of the ways TFT has been helpful in facilitating pregnancy and supporting a healthy baby. We even shared some pictures of a couple of our beautiful “TFT” babies.
But, in order to remain a “Happy, Healthy Family”, we also need to learn ways to safely and quickly address the stresses of a growing and aging family. Back to school and the challenges that come with that phase of life can take it’s toll on the entire family. We will also touch on this in our upcoming teleclass, Tapping for a Healthy, Happy Family — From the Very Beginning.
As millions are focused on the back to school processes, parents, teachers and our children are experiencing the stress and anxiety of beginning another school year.
A new school year, is a time of excitement and anticipation, but it can also be very stressful.
By Jenny Edwards, TFT-VT
A Boot Camp was held September 28-29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado at the Staybridge Suites near Denver International Airport. Six people attended. Two of the participants were taking Boot Camp for the second time, and four were new to TFT. Their stories are below.
I thoroughly enjoyed this class! I began to get sick with the flu; however, we relieved some stress and ingested toxins, which gave my body a much better opportunity to heal itself. Jenny is a wonderful teacher and a walking example of what she teaches. I look forward to incorporating this into my Holistic Animal Practice and my Breathwork Practice. –Mary Kennedy, In the Presence of Animals
This training was awesome! I was able to get rid of my spider phobia and the trauma from my second grade teacher that has plagued me for 50-plus years! I’m excited to go out and give others the tools to help themselves. Jenny was great. She was fun and explained things excellently! –Dee
This is my second TFT training. I was brand new to TFT five months ago. The first training was exciting and also overwhelming. Now, I really feel more confident in my knowledge and ability to use TFT. In addition, I was able to release anxiety from a childhood trauma and physical pain from an adult accident. I am hopeful about the impact TFT will have on family, friends, and clients.
At the training, my HRV was tested. After the baseline was taken, I was treated for a childhood trauma. I began treatment with a picture in my mind of a situation that has haunted me for almost 30 years. While working with Jenny, the picture was erased as my SUD was lowered to 0. As I sat to measure my post-HRV level, something remarkable happened. The picture returned; however, the people in the picture had changed. The people who originally had been full of horror were now full of joy. It is as if the SUD did not just drop to 0, but it completely reversed to a minus 10! I am overwhelmed with surprise by what seems like a healing miracle! Thanks for all you do! –Janice Steinbach
This is my second Boot Camp experience. It has helped to solidify the concepts of TFT. While I didn’t feel comfortable using TFT in my work after the first Boot Camp, I feel ready to start now. Jenny is a wonderful instructor. She makes you feel comfortable in dealing with even the most sensitive of traumas. –Judy Israel
For the past 33 years, a simple technique called Thought Field Therapy has been rapidly healing trauma, anxiety, pain and disease for people who are desperate to regain wellness and normalcy in their lives.
What started as a simple therapeutic treatment to stimulate the body’s own healing systems through tapping on various points of the body—much the same way Chinese physicians use acupuncture to do—has become much more mainstream, launching the fields of energy psychology and energy medicine in the western world.
Thousands have recovered rapidly from troublesome disorders like insomnia, gout or tinnitus. Others have eliminated stress, anxiety and fears – and even physical pain literally within minutes. Hundreds have regained their lives by curbing addictive urges for nicotine, controlled substances or obsessive behaviors. Those suffering the aftereffects of trauma—warfare, rape, injury or loss— have instantly removed the horrible emotions and feelings tied to that event which previously controlled their lives, sometimes for decades.
In 1979, as a licensed psychologist in private practice, Roger was counseling a young mother who was terrified of water. In fact, her phobia was so extreme; she was unable to pursue even the most basic activities if they involved water or brought her near to water. To our great frustration, after a year of using all the traditional therapy methods, our patient “Mary” was no better than before. Sitting outside near our swimming pool one day, she became nauseous from just the thought of the water nearby. Then Roger had an idea. Remembering that the Chinese had used acupuncture for over 5,000 years to stimulate the flow of energy through what they call the body’s “meridians” or electrical pathways, he asked Mary to tap a few times under her eye – the location of the end point of the stomach meridian.
After several seconds of tapping, Mary exclaimed, “It’s gone!” and made a beeline for the pool bending down to splash water on her face. Quite frankly, we were dumbfounded. Yet that night, Mary decided to test her phobia cure further by driving to the ocean in a rare California rainstorm. Wading into the surf, she remained completely free of her fear. Trying to make sense of what had just happened; we questioned how such an unusual technique could bring about results when it was so contrary to all our traditional training and all recognized therapy protocols.