The world has lost a great man… Dr. Roger Callahan

Born on May 8, 1925, Roger Jerry Callahan was 88 years old. Dr. Callahan was a pioneer, an intellectual, and, above all, a humanitarian.

Roger Callahan founder of TFT and EFTMay 8, 1925 – November 4, 2013

Born on May 8, 1925, Roger Jerry Callahan was 88 years old.  Dr. Callahan was a pioneer, an intellectual, and, above all, a humanitarian.  He was passionate, not just about helping people, but challenging our beliefs about accepted psychological principles and healing in general.

In his long life, he found immense personal satisfaction through healing countless people who suffered:  emotionally and physically.

Roger is survived by his loving wife, Joanne; his children, Patti, Amy, Martha, and Scott; his grandchildren, Jennifer, Ryan, Katie, Haley, Tessa, Charlie, Will, and Jack; and his great granddaughter, Madi.

Roger retired in 2011 to spend time with his family, and Joanne Callahan continues the work of TFT.

Please join us in a celebration of Roger’s life, by clicking here.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The TFT Foundation, to help complete the documentary on TFT and Roger’s work in Rwanda, as well to help The TFT Foundation to continue its work in helping treat trauma worldwide.

Donations may also be sent to The TFT Foundation, PO Box 1220, La Quinta, CA 92247

Roger CallahanI have been blessed to have shared nearly 25 years with a wonderful man.  One who has left the world with a powerful tool for the healing of our mind, body and spirit.

One of Roger’s favorite quotes was by Sir Francis Bacon, “God’s job is to hide things and man’s job is to find them.”  He spent his life trying to find “them”.   With a single-minded focus, he began searching for better ways to help his patients.  He then turned that focus toward finding better ways to facilitate self-healing around the world, and for all.

Roger lived with passion and a zest for living life to the fullest.  He had a deep conviction and understanding of the importance of what he was receiving and developing.  He persevered against all odds to bring us this gift of healing.  He was a true pioneer in a field whose time has now come.

His gift has profoundly changed the lives and transformed entire regions of traumatized countries – taking them from Trauma to Peace.  This will continue to expand across our chaotic planet.

His work is no longer just about tapping away fear or anger, but about lifting ourselves out of separation and conflict, to a place of love and peace.  I have witnessed this evolution and am honored to be able to help share his gift with a world that so desperately needs it.

Please join me as we continue his legacy of sharing TFT with the world – with all.

Click here to visit Roger’s Memorial website.

TFT and Animal Trauma

Tiny in boxThought Field Therapy isn’t just for humans. Many animal lovers are using TFT on their pets. You might be asking how can I use this for my pet and for what? Well, animals have emotions and can experience many of the same things we people do like anxiety, depression, sensitivities, loss of a family member, pain and trauma.

My Yorkie that I’ve had for 8 years was a rescue dog. Tiny Nugget was abused as a puppy and suffers from pain from his two broken legs that he got as a puppy plus separation anxiety, and fear of men and small children. He becomes very agitated when there are new men or small children running around.

Recently, I had to be gone for 2 weeks which is the longest I’ve ever had to leave him. My dad called me a couple times to let me know he wasn’t really eating and my dog had to be carried outside to relieve himself because he wouldn’t go outside on his own. By this time, he had diarrhea. I had my 17-year-old take him to the vet. They said he was still hydrated enough but took some blood to be tested just in case and put him on an IV for a couple hours.

After returning home from my TFT advanced training, he wouldn’t get out of his doggie bed and even acknowledge I was home. His eyes were glazed over and I almost thought he was dead. Normally, he would zip to the door and bark and carry on until I picked him up and ran around the parking lot with him.

I immediately picked him up and laid him in my lap. I used myself as a surrogate for him and started tapping on myself while thinking of him and the trauma of me being gone and what he endured at the vet’s office. When I was done, I then tapped under his eyebrow, eye, under nose, under leg and collar bone, just as if I were doing it on a human.

It didn’t seem to work at first so I decided to do a diagnostic test to see if there was something else going on. I tested him for sensitivities to his food and outdoor allergens. His food was fine yet he was sensitive to weed pollen and tree pollen. I used myself as a surrogate again and then treated him for those things and he started perking up.

I treated him for anxiety as well. I even treated my border collie for the trauma of me being away because he was not his usual self either. Sammy was too big to fit in my lap so I just knelt down next to him and worked on him.

Within 2 hours, Tiny Nugget was back to his usual happy little self and barked insanely until I took him for a long walk. I had my two shadows and buddies back.

Chrissy Mayhew, TFT-adv