Fact: Many animal lovers are now using Thought Field Therapy on their pets.
Founded By: American psychologist Dr. Roger J. Callahan in the 1980s.
Therapy Type: Energy Healing
WHAT EXACTLY IS THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY?
Thought Field Therapy is based on concepts from Chinese medicine relating to the existence of invisible energy field's in the body, named ‘thought fields’. TFT can generally be likened to psychological acupuncture. Like acupuncture, Callahan believes that disturbances in the flow of our energy cause psychological problems. These disturbances are called ‘perturbations’.
Thought Field Therapy works by tapping various parts of the body, called ‘meridians’, in order to rebalance its natural energy system. The tapping stimulates and rebalances the correct flow of energy whilst reversing negative thoughts or emotions thus helping the patient overcome their disorder.
Different psychological disturbances such as anxiety, depression, guilt and anger produce varying patterns of energy blockages within the body. In this way, different tapping procedures, called "algorithms," have been developed to change or adjust depending on the patient’s condition. According to the TFT philosophy, negative thinking, neurochemical disturbances, unpleasant emotions and maladaptive behaviours are a direct result of the body’s imbalanced energy.
The practice of TFT addresses fourteen meridian points in the body, which equates to an incredible 87 billion (plus) possible treatment sequences for any given condition. However, the diagnostic procedures carried out in TFT allow a skilled practitioner to define the exact treatment sequence required within just a few minutes.
Thought Field Therapy may benefit the following physical and mental conditions:
Your TFT session will take place in a quiet and relaxed environment. You should expect the initial consultation to be longer and last between 60 to 90 minutes. Your therapist will want to gain an understanding of your problem and explain the TFT process before you start. Follow-up sessions, if required, may last up to an hour.
You will firstly be asked to concentrate upon the thoughts, feelings or behaviours, which is causing your distress. This aims to ascertain the intensity of your anxiety.
The TFT therapist will then show you how to tap on specific meridian around your head, neck, hands and upper chest. The tapping will be performed in precisely the correct sequence to allow vibrational energy into the specific meridians. The vibrational energy triggers field of thought and the negative emotion or distress associated with that thought. The energy then overcomes problem and disables the associated distress, resulting in being able to recall the problem, but the associate distress that it caused is no longer an issue. The ability for therapists to directly engage the energy fields, which have been influenced by the clients thought processes, can bring an immediate and direct reduction and eventual dissolution and peace of the clients grief and suffering.
The thought field therapist will discuss with you and advise upon how many sessions you may need, this varies as some disorders are more complex than others, but you could expect up to at least three sessions. Furthermore TFT sessions have been valuable within the treatment of children as conventional therapies can often make a child feel scared or anxious, whereas TFT’s simple approach can help children feel more relaxed.
Thought Field Therapy is an extremely safe and non-invasive form of therapy when carried out by a qualified therapist. It is wise to carry out some research and select a therapist who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body such as the NZ Centre for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT NZ).
Cognitive Behaviour Therapists are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines the therapy is carried out in a suitable and safe environment. These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.
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