Tapping the Healer within : Using Thought-Field Therapy to Instantly Conquer Your Fears, Anxieties, and Emotional Distress / Edition 1

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In Tapping the Healer Within, Dr. Roger Callahan shows you how to harness the healing power of Thought Field Therapy on your own, to overcome phobias, anxieties, addictions, and other common psychological problems.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In connection with his The Five Minute Phobia Cure, Callahan has appeared on television with Regis Philbin, Tom Snyder and Leeza Gibbons, successfully working with patients suffering from all stripes of phobias. Now he makes the startling claim that psychological problems can be treated with a sequence of movements and taps on various body parts that correspond to meridians used in acupuncture. Backed by a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Syracuse University, Callahan theorizes that emotional distress corresponds to a "thought field" disturbance that can be corrected by simply balancing the field's energy. Nearly a third of the book is given over to physical formulas for dealing with specific ailments: phobias, addictions, trauma, anxiety, stress, fear, depression, pain, obsession. Replete with cases of immediate, permanent cures that sound nothing short of miraculous, Callahan mixes his scientific evidence with a confident, promotional tone--and preemptive explanations for instances when his trademarked technique (Thought Field Therapy) doesn't work. Illus. not seen by PW. Agent, Jane Dystel. (Jan. 15) Forecast: Promising "emotional problems eliminated in minutes" and claiming a success rate of 80%, this book is sure to arouse controversy among traditional therapists that may spur sales. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809298808
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 328,584
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Callahan, Ph.D., is the founder of and world's top authority on Thought Field Therapy. He holds a degree in clinical psychology from Syracuse University and has been an associate professor at Eastern Michigan University. He trains hundreds in TFT each year and speaks widely at professional conferences.

Richard Trubo is an award-winning journalist.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Part 1 All About Thought Field Therapy
1. Thought Field Therapy: A Revolutionary Way of Healing 3
What Is TFT? 4
A Little Background 5
Mary's Story 7
The Research Begins 10
What Can You Expect? 11
TFT's Growing Success 13
A New Way of Thinking 15
2. TFT Basics: What It Is, How It Works 17
A Shortcut to Wellness 19
The Evolution of TFT 20
The Thought Field 23
The Root of the Problem 25
Tapping into the Body's Energy 26
Healing with Algorithms 28
Tuning the Thought Field 29
The Isolable Nature of Perturbations 31
The Power of TFT 34
Are You a Skeptic? 36
3. The Science Behind TFT 41
The Weight of the Evidence 41
TFT and Your Physical Health 48
Heart Rate Variability: Measuring the Power of TFT 52
Doctors and TFT 60
Tapping into Healing 65
Part 2 Tapping the Healer Within
4. The ABC's of Algorithms 71
Tuning Is Key 72
Rating the Distress Level 74
Tapping 76
The Gamut Series 80
Floor-to-Ceiling Eye Roll 83
Psychological Reversal 84
The Collarbone/Breathing Exercise 86
Norma's Story 89
5. Putting the Algorithms to Work 91
Trauma 96
Anxiety 108
Addictive Urges 126
Phobias 135
Depression 141
Anger and Rage 143
Obsessions 148
Guilt 155
Shame/Embarrassment 158
Jet Lag 160
Physical Pain 165
6. Tips for Troubleshooting 169
How Long Will It Last? 170
The Most Common Problems 172
Are You a Complex Case? 174
The Perils of Psychological Reversal 175
Are Toxins Weighing You Down? 180
The Advanced Therapies 186
7. The Apex Problem 193
What's the Apex Problem? 195
Do You Need to Believe? 198
Is It a Matter of Distraction? 200
Is It Just the Placebo Effect? 202
Why the Apex Problem Is Important 203
8. Some Closing Thoughts 207
TFT: A Therapy for the New Millennium 209
The Next Generation of TFT 210
A Cutting-Edge Treatment 212
Appendix 215
How to Find Professionals Who Have Approved Training in Callahan Techniques Thought Field Therapy 215
Contact Information 216
Index 219
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2007

    In my experience this technique works

    I learned of TFT from a friend and bought the book. I have seen plenty of so called cures that do not work, and was quite skeptical, still for the price of the book it seemed worth a try. I've now used the techniques many times, and they do work. I've taught the techniques to total strangers, with little description of what they were about to try, other than it may eases their anxiety and they have reported immediate relief from their problems. The techniques have improved my stress levels and happiness in general.

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    Amazing Book

    I was introduced to Thought Field Therapy by my therapist and wanted to know more. Purchased the book and tore through it, easy to read. I had great results with panic attacks at the dentist. This really works! Also able to release anger that I've carried for years. The procedure seems to simple but it works, give it a try and you'll be amazed too.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2007

    I am amazed how well this worked

    I read this book after a friend recommended it. I didn't think it would work for my smoking habit of 30 years. The day after I tried this technique I lost my urge to smoke. Then I tried it on my life long fear of spiders. It worked. I killed my first spider without screaming. You need to read this book and try the technique, it is GREAT!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2013

    Great book for one not familiar with energy work

    Comprehenisive and specific details for acquiring mastery of the techniques of EFT. Recommend highly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2005

    This Book makes Unsupported and Grandiose Claims

    The fact is that after over 25 years in development, Roger Callahan's Thought Field Therapy has no solid evidence, in the form of well-designed, published controlled studies, to support its claims, even at the most basic level. Callahan claims that the most advanced level of TFT, the Voice Technology has a success rate of 97-98% and is on a par with hard science, yet the only evidence he cites to support this are uncontrolled 'data' from radio show performances of himself and one of his trainees and treatments done at highly enthusiastic trainings. I was trained in VT and found it not to live up to its claims. I conducted a controlled study, being published in the Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice that demonstrates VT to be no better than randomly selected treatments requiring no special 'technology'. Yet the Callahans continue to charge people $100,000 to be trained on this level and clients are charged up to $600 per hour for VT. For people who are considering signing up for TFT treatment or training, I recommend the following article: http://www.srmhp.org/0302/media-watch.html Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and after 25 years, TFT has come up short on such evidence.

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