TFT was discovered and developed by Dr. Roger J. Callahan. Dr. Callahan earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Syracuse University and was Associate Professor and Director of Psychological Services and Research at Eastern Michigan University before entering private practice. He has served as President of the American Academy of Psychologists in Marital and Family Therapy. Although Dr. Callahan’s background was in conventional psychotherapy, he explored new approaches to healing that might more effectively help his clients, and was a pioneer in cognitive therapy and clinical hypnotherapy.
Passionate to find an ever more powerful approach, Dr. Callahan continued to explore innovative therapies. It was through this journey that TFT was born.
THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY (by Dr. Roger & Ms. Joanne Callahan, May 2009)
Thought Field Therapy (originally known as the Callahan Techniques) is different from other psychological treatments. The therapeutic process itself is completely unique, as is the scientific foundation on which it is based and the unprecedented results it produces. Since its discovery as the Callahan Techniques 30 years ago, it has spawned numerous offshoots within the field of energy psychology and brief therapies. With a passionate commitment to science and healing, Dr. Callahan continues to develop and improve the TFT protocol.
TFT is a system that accesses and resolves the essence and the root cause of a problem within the whole human system, be it emotional, mental, physical, and/or spiritual. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Callahan began working with negative emotions–phobias, anger, guilt, grief, trauma, addictions, depression, etc. These negative feelings are condensed information in energy form, bound in what he calls a “thought field”. The active information in this thought field creates the distress by disrupting the body’s internal energy flow, causing upheaval that sabotages your emotional well-being. It has become apparent that the same process also occurs for many physical symptoms.
The key to the treatment is influencing the body’s bioenergy field by tapping with your fingers on specific points on the body located along energy meridians, while tuned into the specific thought field. This is a simple, user-friendly process.
Thanks to new research using technology that can monitor the body’s autonomic nervous system, we can now scientifically measure and quantify the systemic changes that TFT produces. We use Heart Rate Variability to measure changes in one’s overall state of health and monitor efficacy of treatment. Clearly, TFT heals at a most fundamental level, and it happens almost instantaneously.
Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is indeed a highly effective, drug-free and non-invasive method for eliminating fears, anxiety, trauma and stress within minutes.
“What’s fascinating about TFT is it’s quick, painless and it’s success rate is almost unheard of in the field of mental health in any type of treatment over this whole century.” Shad Meshad, President, National Veterans Foundation & Founder and Author of the National Vet Center Program.