Roger Ludwig describes the profound healing and transformation that took place at recent ATFT Foundation trainings in Uganda:
“Several of the those participating had been at the Lachor seminary in 2003 when LRA rebels attacked. Government troops fought back, unleashing a two hour gunfight at the seminary. But the rebels succeeded in kidnapping 41 teenage boys, marching them, roped in a long column, away to be conscripted into their guerilla army. Three people were killed.
The priests’ anguish as they silently reflected on their memories of this horror was palpable. As their newly trained priests treated them, all watching were eased to feel it pass like a great oppressive weight lifting from the room. Several of those treated were transformed, explaining to us the profound compassion and forgiveness they now felt, compassion even for the rebels. This was a grace that they had longed for but had resignedly feared they would never know in this life.”
Thought Field Therapy isn’t just for humans. Many animal lovers are using TFT on their pets. You might be asking how can I use this for my pet and for what? Well, animals have emotions and can experience many of the same things we people do like anxiety, depression, sensitivities, loss of a family member, pain and trauma.
My Yorkie that I’ve had for 8 years was a rescue dog. Tiny Nugget was abused as a puppy and suffers from pain from his two broken legs that he got as a puppy plus separation anxiety, and fear of men and small children. He becomes very agitated when there are new men or small children running around.
Recently, I had to be gone for 2 weeks which is the longest I’ve ever had to leave him. My dad called me a couple times to let me know he wasn’t really eating and my dog had to be carried outside to relieve himself because he wouldn’t go outside on his own. By this time, he had diarrhea. I had my 17-year-old take him to the vet. They said he was still hydrated enough but took some blood to be tested just in case and put him on an IV for a couple hours.
After returning home from my TFT advanced training, he wouldn’t get out of his doggie bed and even acknowledge I was home. His eyes were glazed over and I almost thought he was dead. Normally, he would zip to the door and bark and carry on until I picked him up and ran around the parking lot with him.
I immediately picked him up and laid him in my lap. I used myself as a surrogate for him and started tapping on myself while thinking of him and the trauma of me being gone and what he endured at the vet’s office. When I was done, I then tapped under his eyebrow, eye, under nose, under leg and collar bone, just as if I were doing it on a human.
It didn’t seem to work at first so I decided to do a diagnostic test to see if there was something else going on. I tested him for sensitivities to his food and outdoor allergens. His food was fine yet he was sensitive to weed pollen and tree pollen. I used myself as a surrogate again and then treated him for those things and he started perking up.
I treated him for anxiety as well. I even treated my border collie for the trauma of me being away because he was not his usual self either. Sammy was too big to fit in my lap so I just knelt down next to him and worked on him.
Within 2 hours, Tiny Nugget was back to his usual happy little self and barked insanely until I took him for a long walk. I had my two shadows and buddies back.
The amazing power of TFT (Thought Field Therapy) lies not only in its revolutionary ability to heal on all levels, but also in its simplicity and ease of use—particularly the algorithms developed by Dr. Roger Callahan through diagnosis. TFT algorithm techniques can be used by ANYONE—regardless of education, nationality, age, race or creed—and thanks to the internet, regardless of finances.
Although coaching by a trained practitioner can be helpful, anyone can follow simple directions for the trauma relief technique through written instructions or demonstration video. As many translations as possible will be provided–to give everyone, without borders, access to the most powerful tool for trauma relief available! You’ll also be able to read about and watch demonstrations of its power and many uses.
We invite you to comment and ask questions about using it for yourself and others, individually or in groups. Let’s talk about getting the trauma technique to the far corners of the world. The possibilities are endless!
Millions of people worldwide suffer from violence, natural disaster, illness, divorce, loss of job, home or loved ones, etc. Can you imagine what impact the relief of their suffering—the fear, grief, guilt, stress, anger, hatred—could have on the world?
When I heard Dr. Caroline Sakai tell the story of TFT and the Rwandan elder, I was overwhelmed by the realization of what a powerful tool TFT is for peace in the world.
During the genocide, this gentleman had seen his family brutally murdered and was attacked and left for dead himself. For years he had endured severe emotional and mental torture, even dizziness and falling. In response to the profound relief he experienced from TFT, he offered to take three or four orphans into his modest home! It’s a beautiful demonstration of how using TFT to relieve the effects of trauma can open people to peace, compassion and community.
What a difference it could make in areas that have been plagued by violent conflict. The implication of this kind of transformation is truly inspirational, especially considered on a large scale!
The ATFT Foundation (atftfoundation.org) is taking advantage of the internet to make TFT trauma relief available on a global scale! Please join us! Here is how you can help make the difference:
Provide translations of the trauma technique instructions—we want as many languages as possible! If you or someone you know can translate the written instructions or provide voice-over translations of the video demonstration, contact sheila @ atft . org
Write or video personal stories or case studies using TFT for trauma: Submit written stories to drmary @ thecel . com. Submit videos to sheila @ atft . org
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