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Floods at III Region, Copiapó, Chile – May 2015

by Mariela Prada, PhD

The purpose of this paper is to describe briefly the experience of one week of mental health workshops with a company’s employees and their families who were suffering from the effects of a devastating flood.

The events happened in Copiapó, Chile, located in the III Region, 800 kilometers north of Santiago, Chile. On March 23 and 24, 2015, there were 4 floods that caused much destruction. There were a lot of people who suffered damage or loss of their homes, household goods and even some deaths.

After the flood the community itself responded to the basic needs in three major groups; families, neighbors and co-workers. There were no governmental social services avail- able during the first weeks.

Considering this situation, a company asked a team of specialists to provide some help to
their workers and their families. Thought Field Therapy (TFT) was chosen as the most appropriate tool to provide a quick and effective healing experience. The group of mental health professionals asked for some advice from a TFT expert, Mariela Prada, to design an adequate trauma relief algorithm, which was part of the workshop program.

The team designed a workshop with three areas of intervention to work with them: emotional education, trauma healing tools and networking analysis. The workshop included the TFT algorithm, a relaxation routine, and a working group analysis of individual and social resources.

For a period of five days there were 8 workshops and 75 attendees who shared their experiences. They learned about trauma and learned a routine to deal with anxiety. The people followed the instructions in spite of never having seen anything similar to TFT. They practiced the TFT technique without any resistance.

They demonstrated they felt relief and gratitude. Their faces at the beginning of the workshop showed anxiety and tension. At the end of the workshop their faces showed relaxation, and some were even smiling. It is interesting to note that the therapists experienced the benefits of tapping as well. Because they were using the tapping itself during demonstrations they felt energized instead of exhausted.

The final evaluation of the workshop showed a level of success. This was a single intervention with no plan for a follow up workshop. This was a time of peace and reflection about the tragedy and time of recovery after the flood. Each one learned something useful and maybe they will use tapping again.

excerpted from “The Thought Field,” Vol. 24, Issue 10

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SAMHSAlogoTFT Now Listed in National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs & Practices

by Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP:

Thought Field Therapy, the grandfather of energy psychology, was listed as an evidence-based practice in the SAMHSA  registry (NREPP). It was found to be effective or promising in 6 different areas. This is a big deal.

SAMSHA stands for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

The National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is an evidence-based repository and review system designed to provide the public with reliable information on mental health and substance abuse interventions.

excerpted from Feb. 5, 2016, post on acepblog.org

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ParisHeartGroup Tapping Teleconferences for Community Relief and Restoring Inner Peace

by Ngub Nding, UK TFT Foundation Board Member TFT Trainer & Practitioner

On Friday November 13th terrible events happened in Paris that literally traumatized the whole population of France and many others all over the world. As a TFT trainer/practitioner and UK TFT Foundation board member, I’ve had the privilege to participate in a trauma relief mission in Uganda in January 2014. This experience changed me on many levels.

One of the realizations I made at the time was that all the good that TFT can bring to a community half the way around the world might also be needed right at my door step. So when the Paris events occurred it was obvious that TFT could be a great asset for the community in order to support as many people as possible, as quickly as possible and as often as possible.

With a group of French-speaking TFT-Adv practitioners, equipped with our know-how in TFT and our experience in guided meditation, we committed to give our best to help anybody we could reach that would be willing to participate.

We opted for teleconference calls to offer free group tapping and short meditation with a two- step goal. One was trauma relief for as many people as possible and the second was to guide committed volunteers into leveraging what is known as the meditation effect, aka the Maharishi effect. It basically refers to the fact that people meditating have a tangible measurable effect on the well-being of their entire community. Many experiences, largely documented, have established this fact beyond any shadow of a doubt. The impact on the lowering of criminal activities, acts of terrorism, accidents, etc. is indeed compelling.

Using a free teleconference call system made it very (more…)

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ParisHeartGroup Tapping Teleconferences for Community Relief and Restoring Inner Peace

by Ngub Nding, UK TFT Foundation Board Member, TFT Trainer & Practitioner

On Friday November 13th terrible events happened in Paris that literally traumatized the whole population of France and many others all over the world. As a TFT trainer/practitioner and UK TFT Foundation board member, I’ve had the privilege to participate in a trauma relief mission in Uganda in January 2014.

This experience changed me on many levels. One of the realizations I made at the time was that all the good that TFT can bring to a community half the way around the world might also be needed right at my door step. So when the Paris events occurred it was obvious that TFT could be a great asset for the community in order to support as many people as possible, as quickly as possible and as often as possible.

With a group of French-speaking TFT-Adv practitioners, equipped with our know-how in TFT and our experience in guided meditation, we committed to give our best to help anybody we could reach that would be willing to participate.

We opted for teleconference calls to offer free group tapping and short meditation with a two-step goal. One was trauma relief for as many people as possible and the second was to guide committed volunteers into leveraging what is known as the meditation effect, aka the Maharishi effect. It basically refers to the fact that people meditating have a tangible measurable effect on the well-being of their entire community. Many experiences, largely documented, have established this fact beyond any shadow of a doubt. The impact on the lowering of criminal activities, acts of terrorism, accidents, etc. is indeed compelling.

Using a free teleconference call system made it very easy to (more…)

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world-peace-23588751By TFT Foundation President Joanne Callahan:

Trauma, Disasters and Our Emotional and Physical Health

World-wide disasters are increasing at an alarming rate, as is our awareness of them through the media. Whether man-made or natural, they have the same devastating effect on our lives–anger, grief, hatred, fear, nightmares, and ill health.

According to the World Health Organization there will be 1.2 billion people suffering from PTSD. It’s predicted that by 2020 mental illness will grow to be the number two cause of death, second only to cardiovascular disease.

One only need watch the news or read the paper to hear about a war, genocide, terrorist attack, hurricane, flood, fire or earthquake, and see the millions suffering. The mere watching of these events can also cause trauma and fear. The need for effective and affordable help for these people is becoming greater every year.

As the disasters increase and our awareness of them grows, research showing the long-term effects is being published. A couple of years ago there was a study showing that PTSD was passed on to our children through the sperm of the father. This year there was a study showing (more…)

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Redlands Community Hospital–Thursday Dec 17

SanBernardinoTrauma

It’s natural to fear, guilt, anger, loss and nightmares following the recent shootings. With time these normal emotions should subside. If you find that you are not able to move forward, we invite you to join us for a special healing event. We are offering our community a free group session using the well established, easy to learn, rapid healing technique, Thought Field Therapy® (TFT).

TFT tapping is a brief, effective psychotherapy for the rapid and natural healing of negative emotions and psychological problems. Thought Field Therapy uses nature’s therapeutic system to balance the bodies energy system promoting natural healing and improved mental health. This seminar will be taught by certified TFT practitioners.

Children benefit too. Ages 4 and up are welcome. Spanish language is available.

 

Thought Field Therapy Facilitators:

                Jacqueline Smillie, TFT-Adv. Certified Trainer
Michelle Bruny, RN, TFT-Dx
Maria Noval, TFT-Dx

WHEN: Thursday, December 17, 6-8pm

WHERE: Redlands Community Hospital
Weisser Education Pavilion, Room D
350 Terracina Blvd., Redlands, CA 92373

Please Call to Reserve Your Seat
(909) 335-5618

Redlands Community Hospital

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ParisHeartTFT Foundation UK board member and TFT trainer/practitioner Ngub Nding is organizing Free Group Tapping Sessions and short meditations to alleviate the negative emotions related to the trauma of the recent events in Paris and around the world, to restore inner Peace.

The first 6 sessions have been well attended. The next sessions will take place every Saturday evenings at 8PM Paris time for a few more weeks. The sessions are conducted in both English and French.

Details can be found on Facebook as the weekly event pages get published, by searching the event title : “Ensemble, retrouvons la Paix Intérieure – Together in Peace, Stronger Together”. Alternatively, please contact Ngub if you or friends or family would like to participate, by sending him a private message on Facebook or by emailing him directly at Ngub@ OldTurtleCo.net

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