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Thought Field Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms


Program Description

Thought Field Therapy for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms is based on the Thought Field Therapy (TFT) program developed by Roger Callahan in the 1990s. Since its development, the basic treatment protocol has been translated into 14 languages and implemented internationally. The treatment protocol can be used in self-help, peer-to-peer, and counseling settings. It is a psychotherapeutic program that uses acupressure (stimulation of acupuncture points by physical touch) to provide relief from psychological distress. Practitioners develop tapping sequences for individuals and their specific problems and use a testing and affirmation protocol to apply the treatment with their fingers on specific parts of the body of the person being treated. The treatment, delivered in sessions, is thought to influence the body's bioenergy field by tapping on these points, located along “energy meridians.”

 Training in the Algorithm Level of TFT, which is used to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is taught during in-person, 1-to-2-day trainings or is available through home or online training. There are no specific educational requirements or experience necessary to be trained to implement TFT. Training and technical assistance are provided through the TFT Foundation USA; Callahan Techniques, Ltd.; or through the Thought Field Therapy Center of San Diego.

Program Snapshot
Evidence Ratings
Personal Resilience/Self-concept
Self-regulation
Trauma and Stress-related Disorders and Symptoms
Depression and Depressive Symptoms
General Functioning and Well-being
Phobia, Panic, and Generalized Anxiety Disorders and Symptoms
Unspecified and Other Mental Health Disorders and Symptoms
Program Contact
Robert Bray, Ph.D.

5959 Mission Gorge Rd., Ste. 106

San Diego, CA 92120


619. 283.1116
rlbray@rlbray.com
WWW. RLBRAY.COM

Dissemination/Implementation Contact
Thought Field Therapy Foundation
Joanne Callahan - President

PO Box 724,

Nellysford, VA 22938 


760.564.1008

www.tftfoundation.org

Program Type
Mental health treatment

Gender
Male
Female

Age
18-25 (Young adult)
26-55 (Adult)
55+ (Older adult)


Geographic Locations
Urban
Suburban
Rural and/or frontier
Non-U.S.


Settings
Hospital / Medical Center
Residential Facility
Outpatient Facility
Home
School / Classroom
Mental Health Treatment Center
Substance Abuse Treatment Center
Other

Race/Ethnicity
Black or African American
White

Implementation/Dissemination
Not Specified