Tap Away the Blues

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.

Depression

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

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
    • NewTrauma 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.

Tapping for Optimal Health

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.”

Joanne CallahanWhen 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.

Eliminating Performance Anxiety

Jim McWhorter on Peak Performance Trading
(originally published March 31, 1991 – Club 3000 News)

performanceI 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.

Tapping for pets and animals

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.

TFT in the UK

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!

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Tapping For A Healthy, Happy Family

Tapping for school anxiety

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.

Boot Camp Attendees Share Their Experience

Back row, left to right: Janice Steinbach, Connor Brown, Leona Carter, Mary Kennedy   Front row: Dee Cukjati, Judith Israel, Jenny Edwards

Back row, left to right: Janice Steinbach, Connor Brown, Leona Carter, Mary Kennedy
Front row: Dee Cukjati, Judith Israel, Jenny Edwards

Boot Camp in Denver, Colorado September 24-25, 2013

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