Thirteen Evidence-Based Thought Field Therapy Studies & Nine Reviews  Supporting TFT’s Effectiveness

There is growing evidence to support the effectiveness of Thought Field Therapy (TFT) as a psychological intervention.

An article entitled Mental health interventions by lay counsellors: A systematic review and meta-analysis (Connolly et al., 2021) was published in the August 2021 issue of The Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Of the 19 randomized controlled trials that met the inclusion criteria, three studies explored the use of TFT (Connolly & Sakai, 2011; Connolly et al., 2013; Robson et al., 2016). Of the three included TFT studies, two were conducted in Rwanda, and one was conducted in Uganda. Two of the included TFT studies demonstrated high effect sizes, and one TFT study demonstrated a medium effect size. The three TFT studies were found to have the fewest days of training and the least amount of treatment time. In a qualitative follow up, Edwards (2016) reported the lay counselors’ satisfaction with their continued use of the TFT intervention. Continue reading “Thirteen Evidence-Based Thought Field Therapy Studies & Nine Reviews  Supporting TFT’s Effectiveness”

The Academy of Integrative Medicine and Health Conference in October in San Diego

Suzanne Connolly, LCSW, recently completed a film that was shown online as a break-out session at The Academy of Integrative Medicine and Health Conference in October in San Diego.

The break-out session was on using TFT to help close the mental health treatment gap in low-and middle-income countries. It goes without saying it could be used in high-income countries as well.

This breakout was based on the literature review and meta-analysis she led with an international team that was published in the August 2021 issue of the World Health Organization.

Here is the link to the article published by the WHO:

Below is the video of the break-out session. It contains some footage of Rwandan lay counselors speaking of their experiences. It’s a 43 minute video.

Healing and Support Continues in Rwanda

Adrienne NAHAYO, clinical psychologist, shares with us the ongoing work in Rwanda. TFT is helping in the communities, the schools, and even the prisons. Take a few minutes and watch what these amazing and resilient people are doing to heal their country and people. Please consider helping us help them continue this work. It serves as an example the entire world can use.


A New Review Which Includes the Connolly & Sakai Study

A new review that includes the Connolly & Sakai study: This is an important new review that includes the Connolly & Sakai study. Click here to download.

I think anyone wanting to do research with TFT should look at the criticisms of the study in this Cochrane review as it helps avoid similar pitfalls. The Cochrane review is the most respected and thorough type of Review and quite intense. Just search Connolly to see what they look at in evaluating a study.

Another thing that is quite clear is that they selected only one of our studies. Most of our studies are difficult to find. Is there someone that does TFT that might look into how to get more visibility for our peer-reviewed journal articles? That would help promote Roger’s work more than anything.

APA Citation
van Ginneken N, Chin WY, Lim YC, Ussif A, Singh R, Shahmalak U, Purgato M, Rojas-García A, Uphoff E, McMullen S, Foss HS, Thapa Pachya A, Rashidian L, Borghesani A, Henschke N, Chong L-Y, Lewin S. Primary‐level worker interventions for the care of people living with mental disorders and distress in low‐ and middle‐income countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD009149. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009149.pub3. Accessed 07 August 2021.

Aliviando el Traumaen nuestros niños

TFT Foundation y San Andrés Pescador

Uno de los usos más importantes de TFT en el mundoactual es sanar trauma en nuestros niños, ellos son elfuturo de la humanidad. El trabajo anterior de laFundación TFT con los huérfanos del genocidio de Ruandaen 1994, documentó la posible sanación. Esa nación se hatransformado con la sanación de TFT desde el 2006. Unbreve video documenta su progreso, incluido el trabajoactual con el Sistema Correccional de Ruanda: TFT IZERERWANDA, to heal a nation!, ¡Para sanar a una nación! Estoes lo que se puede hacer con TFT.

La Fundación TFT ahora tiene una propuesta para ayudar alos niños que fueron víctimas de una masacre en México.Este pequeño estudio humanitario puede iniciar lasanación de toda una comunidad, al igual que nuestrotrabajo inicial en Ruanda que ha llevado a sanar una nación.

Hoy en el mundo, muchos están sufriendo problemas de salud, económicos y opresivos. Los niños son los que más sufren. Necesitamos comenzar proyectos como éste en todo el mundo, sanando a nuestros hijos y creando un futuro seguro y con confianza para ellos. Continue reading “Aliviando el Traumaen nuestros niños”