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Tap Your Worries Away with Thought Field Therapy™

Diane Bahr-Groth

Thought Field Therapy™ (TFT™) is a natural treatment that works with the body’s energy system, that can produce immediate and dramatic results to those suffering from a wide variety of problems such as fears, phobias, anxiety and stress, usually within minutes. Dr. Roger Callahan, noted clinical psychologist, began exploring alternative therapies in the early 1980’s, searching for a faster and better way to help those suffering from emotional distress. After years of research, he developed Thought Field Therapy™, a simple and easy treatment that has a remarkably high rate of effectiveness. This powerful method integrates the sciences of acupuncture, the meridian system and applied kinesiology with the associated emotional problem to successfully diminish negative and often debilitating emotional and physical responses. While stimulating specific meridian points in a precise order and thinking about the upsetting issue one utilizes the power of the body’s own energy system. TFT™ techniques can help to rapidly alleviate emotional distress with profound and measurable results. *individual results may vary

            Scientists have discovered that we have an electromagnetic circuitry or system of meridians throughout the body. This energy, or meridian system, known to the Chinese for over 5,000 years, appears to act as a governing force in healing and growth as well as a control system and pathway for negative emotions. There are twelve major meridians that are linked to the major organs of the body, and specific negative emotions are associated with those particular organs and meridians. Scientific evidence has shown that significant negative emotional or traumatic events experienced in life (especially those associated with fear, anxiety, shock, traumas or loss) can often be the root cause of illness, anxiety, depression and pain. These traumatic imprints can become “locked” within the meridian system causing imbalances of energy or “dis-ease” in the body.

            Research indicates that our thoughts and emotions can significantly affect not only our physical health but also our mental well-being. Neuroscientists working with psychologists and immunologists have discovered that emotions such as love, hate, happiness and fear directly influence the nervous and immune system. These emotions cause the body to create chemicals and hormones that can either enhance or drain our energy and performance. When we think negative thoughts, experience stress or anxiety, the brain signals the release of chemicals which can weaken the immune system making the body more vulnerable to disease. Negative emotions can actually cause more negative thinking which, if not treated, could result in emotional or physical pain and illness.

            It is estimated that we have approximately 65,000 thoughts each day and approximately 95% of those thoughts are the same thoughts we had yesterday, and the day before that and the day before that. Each thought we have, positive or negative, creates an automatic response in the body. Every time we think about a problem or remember one, we produce a “thought field”, energy that runs through and perhaps outside the body. This energy is automatically activated in the system as the movement of our eyes helps us to access information. In conversation you have probably noticed that as a person is thinking about what he or she is going to say they often look away from you. They may be looking up or down or to either side in order to access a thought or memory. This is because our eyes act very much like the cursor of a computer. When you use a mouse and point the cursor to the desired location, you can access the file you need. Similarly, as we think about a problem, the eyes automatically move up or down or to either side in order for the mind to access an image or picture. As this is happening, we associate into the emotion or thought and an automatic response or feeling is sent through the pathways of the meridians. Our thoughts, positive or negative, will influence how the chemicals or hormones will affect the body, either enhancing or depleting it of energy. With this in mind, you can understand how persistent anxiety, stress or negative thoughts and feelings may cause us to exhaust precious life-force energy and may therefore become unable to fight off  “dis-ease” or illness.

Negative emotional or traumatic events
experienced in life can often be the root cause
of illness, anxiety, depression and pain.

            In some cases negative emotions can even cause our energy system to “short circuit” and actually reverse the normal polarity of the body. This reversal in energy is known as a “psychological block” and is called Psychological Reversal in TFT™. It can cause you to be angry or in a bad mood, to have destructive or negative thoughts or behavior, even depression, illness, insomnia, confusion and reversal of concepts as with numbers or directions. It can also cause self-sabotaging behavior such as over-eating and addictions or may produce other negative patterns of behavior preventing us from having what we really want. This psychological block may cause pain or chronic conditions that may be difficult to heal and may even prevent healing from taking place. Fortunately, TFT™ offers a technique that takes less than 20 seconds to complete which can eliminate the psychological block and allow healing to take place.

            Emotional and physical traumas may deplete a person’s physical energy as well as causing a multitude of other issues. One such case was that of a woman I will call Linda. Linda was seeking relief from the feelings of sadness and depression she suffered from most of her life. Through our sessions together Linda realized she had experienced trauma as a young child. Using Thought Field Therapy™ to clear the traumatic imprint, Linda was able to eliminate her depression. She was also able to clear longtime fears, anxiety and limiting beliefs of self-worth which had been very much a part of her life. At the end of a session tears of joy streamed from Linda’s eyes as she said, “I finally feel like a normal person, like everyone else. I no longer feel different.” Linda now has a life filled with love, joy and hope for the future.

               Statistically significant results were obtained with all problems and symptoms treated with TFT™ in a 1999 study at Kaiser Behavioral Health Services. These problems included anxiety, depression, alcohol abuse, anger, and anxiety due to medical condition, bereavement, and chronic pain along with others.

              The TFT Foundation has provided free trauma relief and used these procedures around the world from Africa and Kosovo following wars and genocide to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti after their earthquake. They have completed four studies demonstrating the effectiveness. Thousands of disaster sufferers and victims of war have been helped using the TFT™ technique. The TFT™ outcomes are recognized in the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health in recent Rwandan genocide recovery studies.

            Western medicine is only now beginning to understand that health and illness is related to our emotional state of inner harmony and balance. Simply stated, wellness is directly connected to our “thought fields," our automatic thoughts and responses to life. Releasing negative thoughts and emotions with TFT™ can unlock the power of the body and mind, helping one feel happier and healthier and once again discover the natural joy of life.

Diane Bahr-Groth, CHy, TFTdx, Director of Mind-Body Transformation Hypnosis, specializes in fast and effective methods for weight management, stress, fear, pain reduction, smoking cessation, success and more. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist and certified in Thought Field Therapy™, Time Line Therapy™, NLP and Complementary Medical Hypnosis. Established in Fairfield County since 1989, her new office is located at 1177 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Call 203.595.0110 for an appointment or visit MindBodyTransformation.com.

The same procedures the TFT Foundation has used in trauma relief missions and PTSD studies around the world are provided for free at TFTTraumaRelief.wordpress.com. These procedures are safe, drug-free, non-invasive and often provide immediate relief. Simple, self-help trauma relief procedures are available on this web site, with volunteer trauma relief expert support offered to victims and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

References used in this article:

Thought Field Therapy Clinical Applications: Utilization in an HMO in Behavioral Medicine and Behavioral Health Services, Kaiser Behavioral Health Services, Sakai, Caroline, et al., J Clinical Longhairs, A., Tracery, I., Gait, J. S., Clare, S., Menon, R. S., Matthews, P. M., & Rawlins, J. N. (1999). Dissociating Pain from its Anticipation in the Human Brain. Science, 284(5422), 1979-81; Thought Field Therapy and Pain, by Robert Pasahow, PhD, in The Thought Field, Volume 11, Issue 2.

This article appears in the January 2013 issue of Natural Awakenings Fairfield Countyhttp://www.enaturalawakenings.com/FAIR/January-2013/Tap-Your-Worries-Away/


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