What are the “Tools of the Trade” for Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Practitioners?

tftnewsaugWhile 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. 

Trauma Relief to Help France Shooting Victims

The TFT Foundation offers it’s sincere condolences to those who have suffered losses in the recent terror shootings.  We also offer free self-help trauma relief procedures to all from our trauma relief blog site:  www.TFTTraumaRelief.com where we share in the same procedures we have used in Rwanda, Kosovo, Haiti, New Orleans and around the world.  The procedures are available in 14 languages, including French.

The results of these procedures can be seen in our documentary From Trauma to Peace.  View the trailer here:  www.TFTFoundation.org .

S’il vous plaît, vous pourriez envoyer cet email a vos amis/amies qui ont eu le traumatisme a cause d’ayer. C’est le “tapping” pour éliminer le traumatisme.

http://tfttraumarelief.com–un video en français en bas

http://tfttraumarelief.com/instructions-for-tft-trauma-relief-technique/francais-french/ — les points pour frapper pour éliminer le traumatisme

Joanne Callahan, MBA
President, Callahan Techniques, Ltd.

Creating Peace One Heart at a Time – Please visit the site – www.TFTFoundation.org  – watch the video, share it with everyone you know and help us begin to create PEACE amidst a chaotic and traumatized world.

Can We Forgive The Unforgivable?

Mary L. Cowley, PhD, TFT-VT

MCImageSMThe recent tragedy in Paris, France has left many torn apart with grief and rage, and many other witnesses throughout the world filled with feelings of confusion, fear and anger. All this is very understandable—and yet, as difficult as it may be to imagine, there is another possible response to such disasters.

Master Charles Cannon is a world-renown master of meditation, contemporary spiritual visionary and holistic educator.

In November 2008, he and 24 of his students and associates were visiting India when they were caught in the Pakistani Muslim terrorist attack in Mumbai. During the 45-hour siege, one of his closest associates and his 13-year-old daughter were killed, and four others were seriously wounded.

The response he and his group had to these horrors was so out of the ordinary, so unexpected by the media and the world–and so hopeful–that they experienced an outpouring of gratitude and respect from people all over the world. With much encouragement, Master Charles answered this outpouring with the book Forgiving the Unforgiveable, for which Eckhart Tolle wrote the foreword, and Neale Donald Walsch the afterword.

ForgivingtheUnforgivableBookCoverSMShThose of us who have had the opportunity in January to hear Master Charles speak—and to learn how this group was able to respond to such horror with compassion and understanding. Master Charles has inspired audiences at the United Nations; the World Health Organization; the National Institutes of Health; Columbia, Oxford, Tel Aviv and Bombay Universities; Westminster Abbey and the Vatican

The program will be free to the public on the evening of Thursday, January 24, 2013. If you’d like more information you are welcome to contact me at drmary@thecel.com.

For information about Master Charles Cannon go to http://www.mastercharlescannon.com

For information on his latest book: http://forgivingtheunforgivable.com

TFT Foundation Documentary – From Trauma to Peace

Those of us who have been involved in the making of From Trauma to Peace are honored that it has been accepted into the Awareness Film Festival.

Globalization is helping more and more of us to become aware of our connectedness to one another.    This film is a work in progress.  We are in the process of cutting it down to an hour and will be  introducing new footage to connect it to the serious global health problem of Post -Traumatic Stress following large scale natural and man-made disasters.   I hope that your take -away from this film in its present form will be that there are ways to deal with this serious global health problem that the WHO believes will be the number 2 health problem world-wide by 2010 second only to cardiovascular disease.

The Awareness Film Festival is screening From Trauma to Peace at LA Live, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM.  Their trailer is below:


Thought Field Therapy Film

The address is 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Joanne Callahan, MBA
President, Callahan Techniques, Ltd.

Creating Peace One Heart at a Time – Please visit the site – www.TFTFoundation.org  – watch the video, share it with everyone you know and help us begin to create PEACE amidst a chaotic and traumatized world.

TFT to be Presented at Military and Veterans Health Conference

TFT tapping and the Military

There will be a Military Veterans Conference on novel approaches to treating PTSD at the University of Lancashire in the UK in October.  We are pleased to announce that Suzanne Connolly, Howard Robson and Phyll Robson submitted a proposal re: TFT Treatment of PTSD, which has been accepted for presentation. The Robsons also submitted a poster session on the PTSD study they completed in Uganda and it was also accepted.

Suzanne shared the following details with us, for others who wish to attend.

Congratulations! After a thorough external peer review process, your abstract has been accepted as a podium presentation for the JOINING FORCES ACROSS THE ATLANTIC TO RESTORE LIVES: Research, Education and Practice for Military and Veterans Health Conference.

The abstract is titled: “Thought Field Therapy Efficacy in Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress”.

The conference will be held on October 2, 2015 in Cumbria, UK in conjunction with the University of South Florida and the University of Central Lancashire.

Information regarding the conference, including registration materials, is available at http://health.usf.edu/nursing/conferences/jfrlconference/ or http://www.uclan.ac.uk/conference_events/joining_forces_to_restore_lives.php

Rwandan Genocide Commemoration Healing

Urgent Plea for Matching Funds:

TFT in Rwanda

Celestin Mitabu, TFT Kigali Trainer and Director of Rwandan Orphans Project is leading national Radio programs, where even a Rwandan Ambassador called in for help. He is working tirelessly to share TFT Trauma Relief with his country. He has trained University students, the Red Cross teams and many others to assist with the monumental task of healing during the commemoration 100 days.

He urgently needs the funds to continue this work for the last half of the mourning period. Just look at the pictures to see all he doing to share healing with TFT.

We have a pledge of three, up to $500, donations for matching funds. Please help us raise the matching $1500 to send to him. He has the first ever national radio shows to teach TFT, is the first one to train Red Cross volunteers and is training teams of university students to help their fellow Rwandans. The people benefitting include the handicapped, the orphans, the prisoners, and families everywhere.

Click here to DONATE. If 100 us each gave $15 we would have the full $3000 needed to continue this healing through the last 50 days of the mourning period. Anyone contributing over $25 will receive a copy of the DVD, From Trauma to Peace. There is no better way to share the healing power of TFT.

TFT Goes to Medical School, Universities, Psychiatric Associations and the Corporate World in Japan

AyameAyame Morikawa, PhD, TFT VT and president of the Japanese Association for Thought Field Therapy has made huge inroads into mainstream health care systems in Japan. She shares some of these accomplishments with us.

In Japan, TFT Algorithm and Diagnostic Level Trainings have been officially approved as continuing education credits for clinical psychologists.

We have opportunities to give presentations at the Family Therapy Society’s Conference as well as presentations at the Psychiatric Association’s and the Health Promotion Medical Society’s this year.

TFT was chosen as one of the most effective trauma treatments in the world, and I am going to give presentations at medical schools and dedicate an article on TFT for an academic trauma treatment publication.

I have been teaching TFT at a medical school, and we will put TFT into psychology classes at universities this year, so students can learn TFT at colleges and can be certified as TFT Partners, our new program for human services.

We would like to develop the same programs to other Asian countries.

I have been recently introduced as a human resource advisor to give training to young employees at a large architectural company.

I use TFT to make a dramatic decrease of depression cases and a high turnover. TFT enhanced the performance of employees and career development.


(Sorry, it is Japanese only.)

The Japanese Association for TFT is currently in the process of officially establishing a non-profit General Incorporated Associations that is like an NPO.

I would deeply appreciate your support, and I am proud of those who make continuous contributions for Rwandans and those who need help.

We gratefully acknowledge all of Ayame’s years of hard work and persistence in sharing TFT in the professional health care field.

Two Screenings at the Vail Film Festival – From Trauma to Peace

Tapping Documentary


Mark your calendars and plan to join our TFT Foundation board members at the Vail Film Festival. From Trauma to Peace screens Friday, March 27’th at 6:15pm and Sunday March 29’th at 4:45pm.  The complete film schedule goes online this week.

Tapping DVDThis festival is attended by over 14,000 people. We are so excited to announce that we will be well represented. TFT Foundation board members, Mary Cowley and her husband Jim, and Suzanne Connolly and her husband Bruce, and Jenny Edwards will all be there to talk about the film and answer any questions about TFT.

Prosper Ishimwe, our translator and the narrator throughout the film, will also be attending. He will be able to share first hand with attendees, the survival of a genocide and the key role TFT has played in healing his country.

The film will also be screened on the 28th of February at the Angor Wat Film Festival in Cambodia and Suzanne and Bruce Connolly, along with our Documentarian Robert Stone will be representing it there.

To get your copy of the film CLICK here and help us continue this work around the world – healing trauma one heart at a time.

Here is the trailer:

We are currently submitting it to various film festivals including some of the more prestigious ones and others that are particularly relevant to our theme of peace, healing, trauma, human rights, etc.

TFT Foundation board member, Suzanne Connolly, and our documentarian, Robert Stone will be introducing and representing the film in Cambodia.

TFT Foundation board member Mary Cowley will be introducing it and representing it in Vail. It is possible that some of our other boards members will also help represent it in Vail. We invite all who can attend to do so.

Our translator and narrator, Prosper Ishimwe, has completed the back translation into Kinyarwandan and that version should be available within a couple of weeks. It was the greatest privilege to watch and hear story after story told of the horrors suffered by Rwandans and the transformative healing that has taken place in their lives since learning TFT. It is an honor to be able to give them back this documentary in their language to share with others.

The Rwandans have forgiven.   And, through the healing power of TFT, they have not only forgiven, they have transformed themselves from survivors to happy, productive and loving people.

The TFT Foundation will produce a shorter version, 56 minutes, for PBS. I am in talks with a PBS station now who has expressed interest in being our sponsoring station for PBS distribution. We will continue to explore all distribution channels; film festivals, PBS and DVD sales.

If you have ever wanted to contribute to “peace” on our planet, here is a powerful and proven way to do so. Join us in getting this film out to all who are or may have experienced trauma in their lives. If you wish to send your intention of peace out to the world, a donation will help insure we can continue this kind of trauma relief around the world.

Together we can create peace through a proven model for large scale trauma relief and it is available to all. To DONATE or purchase your copy of the DVD, go to the foundation site, www.TFTFoundation.org or you may email, Joanne@TFTFoundation.org if you have other ways of assisting distribution.

Dr. Callahan’s legacy lives on in the healing of traumatized people the world over.

Thank you to all of you who have contributed to make this possible, helping with the research, the humanitarian relief and the filming. I will place announcements updating our status at the various film festivals and our PBS distribution. If you can attend one of the festivals, we would love to see you there.

Getting Rid of Fears and Phobias with TFT

By John Plester, TFT-ADV, RCT, UK Boot Camp Trainer

For those of us that have never suffered a phobia, it can be hard to appreciate the devastating fear it can create. With a phobia, a person would really feel an extreme amount of anxiety and dread about a certain object, living being, place or scenario.

In their minds, those with a phobia are likely to perceive the object of their phobia as posing inappropriate degrees of danger and respond accordingly. Frequently, the phobic trigger is almost always something quite harmless and ordinary. This is why the response can be so difficult to understand for people without the phobia.