Thought Field Therapy (TFT)

Dedicated to the teaching of TFT: a self-help method developed by Dr. Roger Callahan, designed to empower and address our unresolved emotional, health, and performance issues.
The TFT Center is run by Dr. Caroline Sakai, an authorized trainer of Callahan Techniques Thought Field Therapy. She has been practicing TFT, and conducting professional courses for health professionals since 1998.

What is TFT?

TFT is a self-treatment that was developed by a clinical psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan. TFT utilizes the meridian points and bilateral stimulation with a gentle tapping procedure which is believed to facilitate the information processing needed for healing the particular problem or disturbance.

How Does TFT Work?

People gently tap themselves at certain points and in a prescribed sequence with two fingers. While tapping, they focus on the thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations that they want to get rid of, like those that come along with stress or anxiety. The name of this treatment comes from the focusing on the thought field you want to change, while at the same time, tapping on the appropriate treatment points.

Why is TFT Effective?

It is believed that TFT eliminates disturbances created by negative emotions by using key meridian points in specific sequences. The sequences are specific to the specific thought field, involving different tapping points in certain orders. Advanced levels of TFT work with individualized treatment sequences for each thought field for a person.

Overcoming Adversity: How Energy Tapping Transforms Your Life’s Worst Experiences: A Primer for Post-Traumatic Growth

by Caroline Sakai | November 30, 2014
In the gut-wrenching stories of patients told by psychologist Dr. Caroline Sakai in this riveting book, you’ll see the full range of human misery and how Thought Field Therapy has helped in their recoveries.
Stories range from that of Josh, suicidal after fighting depression for years to Angelique, whose entire village was slaughtered during the Rwandan genocide. Yet both Josh and Angelique, as well as two dozen others whose cases are told in fascinating detail, recovered completely.
The remarkable cure that worked so well for them is called Thought Field Therapy or TFT. It’s often called “tapping” since it involves tapping with the fingertips on acupuncture points. A recent group of studies has shown that TFT is phenomenally effective at treating the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, as well as anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.
Dr. Sakai has conducted much research into TFT, including several randomized controlled trials. She provides an expert introduction to tapping for beginners, as well as concluding with a section that shows professionals how to get the best results from TFT. It shows how TFT can promote post traumatic growth, the personal transformation that can result from traumatic experiences. It also shows how TFT can be used to promote resilience, the qualities that enable us to recover from life’s inevitable challenges.