Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is the system of therapeutic healing developed by Dr. Roger Callahan, in which various codes or algorithms are employed to handle specific energy centers in and around the body. This form of therapy is the source of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and what is known as “Tapping.”
While still considered a less “conventional” form of therapy, TFT practitioners and their clients around the world promote the system as a quicker, more effective way to diagnose or understand psychological challenges than more traditional approaches. With often life-altering results, TFT practitioners and clients continue to applaud this pointed yet holistic approach, for which the list of “success” stories grows every day.
What to Expect
During a typical EFT session, the person will focus on a specific issue while tapping on “end points of the body’s energy meridians”.
According to the EFT manual, the procedure consists of the participant rating the emotional intensity of their reaction on a Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDS) (a Likert scale for subjective measures of distress, calibrated 0-10) then repeating an orienting affirmation while rubbing or tapping specific points on the body. Some practitioners incorporate eye movements or other tasks. The emotional intensity is then rescored and repeated until no changes are noted in the emotional intensity.