I am regularly asked, is TFT successful with recovering addicts? It is a challenging area for any modality, not just TFT. But I have seen Jim MacAninch continually help them, and share his success with the greater TFT community. He has been working at SpiritLife, recovery center, almost four years, driving 125 miles a day to be able to provide TFT and FAST-AIDE with the clients at Spiritlife. FAST-AIDE is an approach that is included after using TFT. His dedication has been unmatched.
Since April and the coronavirus, he has been doing his work remotely with continued great success as indicated by the comments of CEO Louis Wagner in their newsletter.
Jim says, “The problems with individual’s finding recovery is getting greater with Veterans, First Responders and Addictions. The problems and solutions are very similar but individuals are having a difficult time working with this group of individuals.“
“People need to realize that TFT works extremely well with this population if they learn how to approach them…..”
Thank you Jim for all your dedication and hard work to bring must deserved healing to this population.
The recent bombing in Beirut left many dead, injured, and traumatized. The after-effects of this kind of event can be far-reaching and long-lasting. Sharing TFT’s trauma relief tapping sequences can begin the healing process and dramatically improve the quality of life of all those affected.
Our TFT Algorithm and Diagnostic level trainer, Abeer AlOsaimi, from her healing center, Nafas Center, in Kuwait has done just that, begun the healing process for so many. They provided TFT algorithm trainings for nearly 800 Lebanese professionals in conjunction with the Organized Psychological Support Campaign “Nehna Haddak” in Lebanon. These professionals are in turn starting to heal their communities.
I am amazed at the case studies being submitted for their certification process. They are helping fear, anger, panic, PTSD from the bombing for so many victims. Some of the victims are still in the hospital, others are living in the community, without homes or family.
Whether you fall once or a hundred times, it is always an emotionally painful experience. When my wife fell during a walk, we just assumed it was a misstep or maybe she lost her balance. That was nine years ago when she was 71. More and more, her legs would just go out from under her and in an instant, she would be on the floor! It was frightening!
Frightening for her; frightening for me too! When these falls continued to happen, she sought help from a neurologist but unfortunately, he failed to diagnose the problem; worse yet, we failed to get another medical opinion!
A colleague of Suzanne Connolly, Pegah Seidi in Kurdistan Iraq, is presenting TFT to a large crowd of professionals. She is spreading TFT throughout the region for trauma relief and is very excited about TFT and wants to do more research with it. Suzanne is helping her with an observational study and wants to share their enthusiasm about the results she sees using TFT.
John Freedom shared the following with us about a new study that mentions TFT.
A newly published meta-analysis by Mukdarut Bangpan, Lambert Felix, and Kelly Dickson entitled “Mental health and psychosocial support programmes for adults in humanitarian emergencies: a systematic review and meta-analysis in low and middle-income countries,” has included a TFT research study by Suzanne Connolly and Caroline Sakai in their meta-analysis of therapies for adults after traumatic events in LMICs.
Of 12593 references from their initial search, the authors included only 35 studies that met the criteria for this meta-analysis. The article was published in the journal BMJ Global Health, and the lead author is a researcher at the University College London. This is the fourth important globally based meta-analysis that has included at least one TFT study.
The authors report that “The evidence consistently shows that MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) programmes are effective in improving functioning and post-traumatic stress disorder.”
They also mention that “TFT was designed for Rwandan Genocide survivors,” and was one of the studies reported to show positive effects for PTSD. TFT was also reported to alleviate depression, as well as reductions in fear, anger and avoidance. TFT was one of four studies (of 18 analyzed) that demonstrated a reduction in anger; and was one of only four studies where the intervention was delivered just one or two sessions for an hour or less per session. The TFT study also had a relatively large effect size.
This is one more acknowledgment of the effectiveness of TFT (and by extension, of meridian tapping) by objective researchers who have no ties to Energy Psychology.
Kudos and Congratulations to Suzanne and Caroline!
Suzanne Connolly, LCSW, recently shared the summarized data from the ACE’s study with a small group of colleagues in Costa Rica. This material is so important for all of us to know and understand as we work to help trauma in the world.
“ACEs” comes from the CDC-Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, a groundbreaking public health study that discovered that childhood trauma leads to the adult onset of chronic diseases, depression and other mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence, as well as financial and social problems.
The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and household challenges and later-life health and well-being.
The original ACE Study was conducted at Kaiser Permanente from 1995 to 1997 with two waves of data collection. Over 17,000 Health Maintenance Organization members from Southern California receiving physical exams completed confidential surveys regarding their childhood experiences and current health status and behaviors.