PTSD and Energy Processing Therapy
Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Discovered and developed by California clinical psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan, TFT therapy is a tapping technique that heals trauma by moving the body’s energies in specific ways based on the meridian points on the body (the same ones used in acupuncture).
For further information about how TFT works, how it was discovered, how it continues to evolve, and how to reach Dr. Callahan read this post on our blog written by Dr. Callahan’s wife, Joanne: PTSD Treatment: Tapping Away Your Fears with Thought Field Therapy.
To view a testimonial about the success of TFT healing trauma, click here.
For further information about the TFT process, read this open letter by Dr. Charles Figley.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Developed by Gary Craig the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an energy psychology process where the individual taps energy meridian points to release negative emotions surrounding an incident or issue. EFT is based on the Thought Field Therapy techniques developed by Dr Roger Callahan in California in the late 1980s. You can visit the Emofree site for additional information.
When an individual experiences a physical or mental trauma, the body reacts to the circumstances with various physical changes. One of those is a disruption in the flow of energy. Once the threat abates, the body then reverts back to its normal condition, most of the time. There are times, however, when some part of the energy system gets “stuck”. Then, when the person is exposed to a similar set of circumstances, the person’s reaction is affected by the “stuck” portion of the system.
EFT stimulates the energy points while the client thinks of the upset and overcomes the “blocks”, clearing the pathways. This results in the elimination of the negative emotions attached to the memory. It doesn’t change the memory, just the emotional reaction to it.
For more detailed information and related links read this interview with an EFT practitioner on our blog post: PTSD Treatment: Emotional Freedom Technique.
To see EFT in action click here.
Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT). Created by Tapas Fleming, TAT is a very easy way to end stress and create a happy life. It combines placing your hands on a few key points near your eyes and at the back of your head while you put your attention on a series of statements.
The central idea is that when we’re very stressed or traumatized we become identified with thoughts and beliefs that seem like they’re going to help us make it through. After the trauma has passed, we’re still living our lives stuck in those points of view and it doesn’t work – we can’t relax and be happy. TAT is designed to rewire the brain to accept what happened, that it’s over now, forgiveness and apologies, and choose the positive, happy life you want.
To read an interview with Tapas Fleming about how TAT works, how it was developed, and how effective it is with trauma, visit this post on our blog: PTSD Treatment: Tapas Acupressure Technique.
To see TAT in action, click here.
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