Thought Field Therapy

Posted January 26, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized


Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a mind-body therapy that uses a combination of Oriental medicine, the body’s energy system and modern science. The concept behind TFT is that disturbances (“perturbations”) occur in what practitioners call “thought fields” as a result of negative emotion. TFT practitioners treat individuals by tapping on a series of acupressure-related points in a specific sequence (“algorithm”) in order to free the person from negative thought associated with a situation or event.

TFT’s founder, psychologist Roger Callahan, Ph.D. states that TFT “balances the body’s energy system and allows for elimination of most negative emotions while promoting the body’s own healing ability.” He gave his treatment the name Thought Field Therapy because he theorizes that when individuals think about a situation, experience or event and the related emotion, one is tuning into a thought field (invisible energy fields within the body). When the thought field is “attuned” (person dwells on situation or event), perturbations or emotional energetic blockages in the field can be detected and corrected, thus eliminating the negative charge associated with them. Untreated perturbations can lead to phobias, addictions, distress, physical illness, and nail biting.

Tapping sequences (algorithms) on acupressure points unblocks and balances flow of energy. Individuals are instructed to focus on the distressing thought or image while tapping on specified points in specific sequences that relate to the particular illness or issue being treated. Perturbations are based on the concept from quantum physics (active information) that small amounts of energy can affect large systems.

Negative emotion connected to a particular situation or event can thereby have a tremendous influence on health. TFT treatment can eliminate most negative emotion and neutralize perturbations through brief 15-minute treatments involving algorithm tapping sequences on points, which have a one-to-one correspondence with the related perturbation. Treatment results in energetic rebalance and release from negative emotion.

For more information contact Dr. Richard Browne at (305) 595-9500.

"Written by Rev. Dr. Richard Browne"

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