The TFT Foundation is happy to share this new trailer for its documentary “From Trauma to Peace.” What you see here is only the “tip of the iceberg.” The stories Rwandans have shared with our documentarian Robert Stone, about how TFT has completely changed their lives in the aftermath of a horrendous genocide, are truly moving and inspiring, and give great hope that peace on this earth really is attainable.
Posts Tagged ‘PTSD’
Posted in abuse & violence, anger, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, guilt, pain, phobia, stress, Symptoms, Trauma, violent conflict, tagged EFT, genocide, Peace, PTSD, rwanda, TFT, TFT Foundation, thought field therapy, Trauma, violence on December 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in abuse & violence, anger, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, guilt, pain, phobia, stress, Symptoms, Trauma, tagged ACEP, Dr. Howard Robson, EFT, PTSD, TFT, thought field therapy, Trauma, trauma research, Uganda on November 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Phyll Robson, board member of TFT Foundation UK, gave the following report on the presentation given by foundation chairman Howard Robson, M.D., at the 2013 ACEP conference:
Dr. Howard Robson was very pleased to be presenting the research results from the PTSD study undertaken in Uganda in January last year, 2012. He described the care taken to follow protocol to ensure the study undertaken on 256 participants would be valid.
The Research presentation session was well attended, and there were many questions from the floor about the study itself, and about the psychological and physical changes we witnessed in the study participants after treatment. The audience were very impressed to learn that only one treatment session was provided to each participant, by a newly trained Algorithm Ugandan Therapist, to achieve our results.
Roger Ludwig gave a moving account of the changes he observed in the study participants, followed by an overview of the many transformations we observed in the local people not included in the study, but who were treated by the TFT team, some of the Catechists trained in 2009, and some of the newly trained Catechists who were keen to practice their new TFT skills.
I talked about a group of women we had treated the previous day, who were very excited when we met them again at the training centre. They told us how they had been able to sleep all night for the first time in years. Many people in Uganda suffer (more…)
Posted in anxiety, depression, fear, grief, guilt, natural disaster, pain, panic, phobia, stress, Trauma, tagged EFT, natural disaster, Philippines, PTSD, Tagalog, TFT, thought field therapy, Trauma on November 17, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
There are many stories on this blog describing how the TFT trauma relief technique greatly relieves the suffering of people who have been traumatized. Thousands of people in the Philippines have been severely traumatized by Super Typhoon Haiyan, and the TFT Foundation would like to make the TFT trauma relief technique accessible to them. However, we don’t yet have a translation of the technique into Tagalog, the language of the Philippines. Do any of you speak and write Tagalog? Would you be willing to help us with the translation? If so, please leave a comment and we will get back to you. Thank you for taking a stand for peace!
In honor of Dr. Roger Callahan’s passing on Nov. 4, it gives me particular pleasure to announce that we’ve added two new translations of the TFT trauma relief technique: Kinyarwanda and Swedish.
Many thanks to Prosper Ishimwe for the Kinyarwanda translation, and to Ann-margret Lövling for the Swedish. Their generosity makes the profound healing and transformational discoveries of Dr. Callahan available to two more countries!
To see the new translations, go to the right column and look under “Pages–Technique Instructions.”
We have a donor, wishing to remain anonymous, that has offered matching funds to help IZERE community treatment days. They need $2200 for October’s community treatment day. The last community day, during the period of mourning, that we helped we were able to provide funding to treat 250 people and 435 came for help. Please help us keep these children and others receiving TFT relief in their lives. Help us raise the matching funds of $1100.
If you’d like to help us help these children: Contribute Here
Posted in abuse & violence, anger, anxiety, Death, depression, fear, grief, guilt, pain, phobia, stress, Symptoms, Trauma, violent conflict, tagged children, disabilities, EFT, Izere Center, PTSD, rwanda, TFT, thought field therapy, Trauma, violence on October 14, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The following was written by Fr. Augustin Nzabonimana, director of the Izere Center, Rwanda, where TFT is used to relieve the suffering of those who have undergone horrendous trauma from the genocide, being orphaned, and other atrocities:
Discover the meaning of life using TFT!!!
TFT CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY!!!
Look how TFT Is helping the children with disabilities who live at Izere Center!
Many people we are treating at Izere Center come with depression, hopeless, angry and grief, with PTSD and extreme trauma,…! Somme time we need to lodge those who have an extreme trauma, fear and depression.
And, as Izere center is a social Center, we receive many cases to helped: Widows with low income, handicapped children, people with different incurable diseases, orphans,…
TFT is helping us to deal with all cases which need the high knowledge in psychology, sociology, theology and philosophy.
The pictures of the children who lie at Izere Center, I took them in different time after the long observation. It was no easy to see the happy and dancing. When they saw someone coming to them they went to hid themselves!
And I’m really happy to see my dear children friends dancing, singing and greeting the visitors of Izere Center. Note that many of those children are orphans and handicapped. We feed them, lodge them and bring them at school. They are my best friends children!!!
Posted in abuse & violence, anger, anxiety, Death, depression, fear, grief, guilt, pain, phobia, stress, Symptoms, Trauma, violent conflict, tagged anxiety, EFT, genocide, Posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD, rwanda, Rwanda genocide, TFT, thought field therapy, Trauma on September 10, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The TFT Foundation is very pleased to announce that its study on the effects of TFT on PTSD, led by TFT Foundation Trauma Relief Committee chairperson Suzanne Connolly and conducted in Rwanda in 2009, was recently published by the “African Journal of Traumatic Stress.” The study abstract is below. For the complete study, please click here.
The use of Thought Field Therapy (TFT), a brief therapy technique, is examined in a study titled, Utilizing Community Resources to Treat PTSD: A Random Controlled Study Using Thought Field Therapy, to determine if there is a significant difference in the reduction of trauma symptoms between the treated group and the untreated group post treatment.
Study participants in the waitlist group received treatment after having completing the posttest. One-hundred and sixty four adult survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide received a one-time trauma-focused TFT intervention in this randomized waitlist controlled study. Prior to the study,TFT techniques were taught to community leaders, who then provided them in their native language, Kinyarwanda, to the participants during an individual session. Pre- and post-intervention surveys of trauma symptoms included the Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI)
(Briere, 1995) and the Modified Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Scale (MPSS) (Falsetti, Resnick, Resnick, & Kilpatrick, 1993). After one week, significant differences were found in trauma symptoms and level of PTSD symptom severity and frequency between the treatment and the waitlist control groups. Participants in the waitlist group experienced significant reductions in trauma symptoms following their treatments,which took place after the first posttest. These positive outcomes suggest that a one-time, community leader facilitated trauma-focused intervention may be beneficial with protracted PTSD in genocide survivors.
It is amazing that a simple Thought Field Therapy protocol, or algorithm, like the one we teach in this blog, can have such a profound effect. We see evidence every day of TFT transforming lives, even at its most basic level of standardized algorithms. The following is an example, given in response to the request “Please share how Thought Field Therapy helped you”:
Problem: ”I experienced PTSD, severe anxiety, and intense stress.”
Results: “I felt balanced after doing the algorithms! The relief was wonderful and it was like feeling sane again. I practice the algorithms regularily because I love the feeling of balance it evokes within me.”
Posted in abuse & violence, anger, anxiety, Death, depression, fear, grief, guilt, love loss, pain, panic, phobia, stress, Symptoms, Trauma, violent conflict, tagged EFT, genocide, PTSD, Remembrance Day, rwanda, Rwandan Genocide, TFT, thought field therapy, Trauma, violence on July 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
In April — July 1994, extremists from the ethnic majority murdered between 800,000 and 1,000,00 persons, mostly of the ethnic minority, and displaced two million more.
Children witnessed their families killed before their eyes, people left maimed and scarred. The trauma and terror of this time left the country without peace, without trust and without hope. TFT has played a large part in mending these wounds.
Every year in April, the Rwandan people have a Remembrance Day. A period of time to re-affirm a commitment to peace, understanding, hope and to never let this happen again.
The strength of TFT has become so well-known, practitioners were invited to several of the events to treat those overcome by grief, trauma and pain when remembering those days.
Posted in anger, anxiety, Death, depression, fear, grief, guilt, pain, stress, Symptoms, Trauma, tagged accident, death, EFT, guilt, PTSD, TFT, thought field therapy, Trauma on June 25, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
By Monika D’Agate, London, UK, driving instructor and TFT therapist, shares how a student of hers used TFT to help a nephew reclaim his life.*
This young man is a very kind and sensitive individual, high achiever with very good grades at school. He has a supportive and caring family.
He only had his driving license for one year when an accident happened. Driving his father’s car only on occasion had given him very little experience. Furthermore, the country he lived in has very poor standards of competence, allowing people to take their driving test only after 30h of practical driver education.
Where it could be enough for someone with existing skills, for most people starting from scratch, it’s half or even less of what is really necessary to be competent and safe on the road. Sometimes people think that they are born with driving skills and they acquire more common sense as they get older. It’s rarely the case for the former one and not always the case for the latter.
One late evening, this 19 year old was driving back home from his factory, where he had a part time job. His parents bought him a car the week before. He was approaching a bend, not going fast, but when a car came up from the opposite side, blinding him with its high beam lights, he hit something.
It was a man on a bicycle, wearing dark clothing, on a bike without any lights. (more…)