TFT – Thought Field Therapy
Psychologist Roger J. Callahan Ph.D. was looking for ways to improve his ability to treat his patients when he was introduced to muscle testing. He developed Thought Field Therapy after studying Applied Kinesiology. Thought Field Therapy is the first organized system specifically designed to treat psychological distress by balancing the body’s energy system. Dr. Callahan believes that the cause of psychological problems is a perturbation in what he calls the individual’s thought field. The disturbance in the thought field causes disruption in the energy system that affects other systems in the body. Callahan discovered that by stimulating specific acupuncture points in a particular sequence, negative feelings were eliminated.
Callahan went on to treat a large number of people and studied their reactions. He created a number of recipes, called algorithms, of specific points that must be tapped in a distinct order. Each algorithm is designed to treat a specific emotion such as panic, anxiety, phobia, addictive urges, anger, and more. Each algorithm consists of a different number of points. In TFT the therapist uses muscle testing to determine meridian disturbances and instructs the person to gently tap on acupuncture points in the prescribed sequence to treat psychological problems. One of Dr. Callahan’s most important additions to this field is the awareness of the phenomenon he calls Psychological Reversal. When polarities are reversed, psychological problems don’t seem to improve no matter how hard the person works to overcome his problem. Callahan discovered energy points to tap that undo the reversal and allow the TFT treatment to succeed.