Thought Field Therapy
Thought Field Therapy – What is it?
Thought Field Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that treats emotional disturbances by correcting the body's energy flow. The concept behind it is that our bodies consist of energy fields. Any disruption in these energy fields can cause imbalances leading to psychological and physical distress. It works by tapping specific tapping points of the body in a particular sequence. Stimulating these thought field therapy tapping points sends signals to the brain areas associated with stress and fear. These thought field therapy points are known as meridians.
What distinguishes this therapy from other forms of psychotherapies is that it is non-verbal. This is especially useful for people who are hesitant to open up about their traumatic experiences. During this therapy, you do not need to communicate your fears and disturbing emotions. All you need to do is to think about a negative experience or event, and the therapist will manipulate your energy fields by using gentle finger tapping. This will lead to eliminate the emotional distress associated with that particular experience.
What are the benefits?
People who have undergone this therapy report instant relief from stress, anxiety, and other disturbing emotions. If you have any of the following conditions, you should consider trying this therapy:
○ Anxiety disorders
○ Uncontrollable anger
○ Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
○ Chronic pain
Tapping the thought field therapy points can benefit you in many ways, including:
Controlled cravings for unhealthy foods
Better control of anger
Better coping with grief
Greater control over negative emotions like guilt and bereavement
What should I expect from a session?
These therapy sessions are not like mainstream talk therapy, as mentioned above. You will not need to discuss your problem with your therapist. Instead, you will be asked to think about the issue that brought you to the therapy. They will ask you to rate the intensity of the emotional distress you feel while thinking about that event. This intensity is recorded against subjective units of discomfort (SUD) scale ranging from 0 to 10. Zero means the absence of emotional distress, and ten represents the highest level of emotional distress. This scale is used throughout your treatment to monitor your progress.
Next, while you keep focusing on the particular issue, the therapist will guide you to tap your thought field therapy points gently. During this process, the therapist will use voice technology to tell you the individualized sequence of the meridians.
Callahan, the founder of thought field therapy, developed different algorithms for different conditions. Your therapist can choose one of these algorithms according to the emotion that is troubling you. Your therapist will keep tapping thought field therapy points until the rating of your negative emotions falls to 0 or 1 on the SUD scale. People who report their emotional distress to be at 0 are known to be cured.
One important thing that Callahan proposed is that the therapy only works for people who accept that they need help. People who deny any help are under a self-sabotaging belief called “psychological reversal.” These people need other techniques to get out of this state before starting this therapy.
Practitioners of this therapy believe that it can cure negative emotions in one session for some people. But it can take more treatment sessions if your condition is complex. A single session can take up to 90 minutes.
Studies have shown the effectiveness of thought field therapy in recent years. According to some practitioners, thought field therapy can eliminate as much as 95% of negative emotions in one session.
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