Therapy

Thought Field

AIM:

The research is to find out where the therapy originated, including the name of the person who first introduced the therapy and a brief history if possible. Provide a short summary of any clinical research or scientific evidence that supports the validity of the therapy. List of conditions the therapy is best suited to treating. A summary of how the therapy works to assist the client. Contras or dangers associated with using the therapy. A bibliography listing the resources used to find the information, including websites and publications.

FINDINGS:

Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a fringe psychological treatment developed by an American psychologist, Roger Callahan. Its proponents say that it can heal a variety of mental and physical ailments through specialized “tapping” with the fingers at meridian points on the upper body and hands. The theory behind Thought Field Therapy is a mixture of concepts “derived from a variety of sources. Foremost among these is the ancient Chinese philosophy of chi, which is thought to be the ‘life force’ that flows throughout the body”. Callahan also bases his theory upon applied kinesiology and physics.

There is no scientific evidence that Thought Field Therapy is effective and the American Psychological Association has stated that it “lacks a scientific basis” and consists of pseudoscience.

I would say personal choice.

Thought Field Therapy is used for:

* Trauma relief

* Elimination of fears, anxiety and stress

* Successful weight loss or smoking cessation

* Ease the weight of depression without medications

* Leading emotional freedom technique – providing you with a path to success

As the founder of tapping, Dr. Callahan has demonstrated his tapping therapy on CNN, Regis & Kelly, LEEZA, Oprah, and other television and radio shows world-wide. By sharing the TFT meridian tapping technique, tapping can have a significant impact on the decrease of human suffering.

CONCLUSIONS:

There appears to be no scientific evidence to support this type of therapy at this point in time. I would say and so do others, it’s a question of belief.

NOTES AND REFERENCES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_Field_Therapy

http://www.rogercallahan.com/callahan.php

http://tfttapping.com/frequently-asked-questions-about-thought-field-therapy-tft/

https://sciencebeta.com/does-eft-thought-field-therapy-work-pros-and-cons/