Dr. Ayame Morikawa, president of the Japanese Association of Thought Field Therapy (JATFT), has initiated a program entitled “TFT Partners” based on the TFT Foundation’s community treatment model in which non-professionals are taught to use TFT for humanitarian purposes. This program will help meet the need throughout the world for paraprofessionals who can help with PTSD and other psychological problems identified by the World Health Organization (WHO).
A one-day workshop has been developed as part of a university Psychology class in Japan and will teach the following:
– humanitarian assistance
– becoming a helper rather than a therapist
– trauma care
– assistance to depression
– TFT Algorithms (trauma, depression, and physical pain)
The program will be offered to anyone who wants to help, including professionals, paraprofessionals and university students.
We are pleased to now have a version of the “From Trauma to Peace” documentary trailer with French subtitles. Please share this with French speaking friends, colleagues, and anyone else you think might benefit from being made aware of this powerful tool for peace.
Many thanks to TFT Foundation board member Oob Nding for the translation!
“Tapping for Humanity” is the TFT Foundation’s quarterly newsletter and includes updates on the humanitarian and research efforts sponsored by the foundation. It’s available to everyone by clicking here.
In honor of Dr. Roger Callahan’s passing on Nov. 4, it gives me particular pleasure to announce that we’ve added two new translations of the TFT trauma relief technique: Kinyarwanda and Swedish.
Many thanks to Prosper Ishimwe for the Kinyarwanda translation, and to Ann-margret Lövling for the Swedish. Their generosity makes the profound healing and transformational discoveries of Dr. Callahan available to two more countries!
To see the new translations, go to the right column and look under “Pages–Technique Instructions.”
To follow the progress of the remarkable film that documents the profound healing and transformation of Rwandan individuals and communities severely traumatized by genocide, go to http://www.trauma2peace.com.
…from the perspective of the Norwegian team members, Mats Uldal and Bitta Wiese
By Bitta Wiese, Reg. Thought Field Therapist MNLH, Oslo, Norway
For Mats Uldal and myself it all started in June 2011. We had travelled from Norway
to attend the ACEP [Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology] conference in Reston, Virginia, and we split up to visit the different presenters/workshops and reported to each other afterwards. I chose to be the one visiting the session of Caroline Sakai and Suzanne Connolly, knowing about their work in the trauma committee and their studies on TFT in Rwanda.
These were exactly the kind of projects I had been dreaming of, being a co-founder and CEO of our brand new Mats Uldal Humanitarian Foundation. I also knew that Mats himself had wanted to start a foundation like ours long before I even knew what TFT was, and that he was eager to contribute in any way. After their brilliant presentation, I stood up and introduced myself and the foundation. Mats they knew already. There and then I eagerly suggested collaboration, and offered both Mats and me to come with them to the next project in Uganda in 2012.
12 months after the conference, our team was ready to go. We had frequent Skype meetings between USA, UK and Norway, led by Howard Robson, together with Joanne Callahan and Suzanne Connolly to plan and organize the trip. The team going to Uganda were Roger Ludwig from USA, Phyll and Howard Robson from UK and the two of us from Norway.
TFT Foundation USA suggested inviting Father JMV (Jean Marie Vianney), Celestine Mitabu, Deacon Augustin and Adrienne Nahayo from Rwanda to come, having experience previous studies in Rwanda. Howard would be in overall charge of the team and specific responsibility for the research study, and Phyll would be in charge of the trainings.