Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD)

Thought Field Therapy

Charles R. Figley, PhD
Psychosocial Stress Research Program & Clinical Laboratory
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4097

…although we knew a great deal about the etiology, incidence and prevalence of PTSD, there was no known cure. My intention was to find a cure. and if one could not be found, build upon those offering the best hope for providing one.

Thanks to the help of colleagues all over the world, we were able to find four approaches that appeared to hold great promise for reaching our goal. We were so impressed with them that we invited the innovators of these approaches to our clinical laboratory for a week to participate in our systematic clinical demonstration study. The primary purpose of their visit was to treat our clients, while meeting with our Tallahassee clinical practitioner colleagues prior to and following their work here. The Four approaches we studied were: Traumatic Incident Reduction, Visual Kinesthetic Dissociation, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Thought Field Therapy (TFT).

Here I would like to tell you about one of the four approaches. I do this not because we are suggesting that it is better than any other approach. All four of the approaches we investigated generated impressive results. But TFT stood out from all other approaches of which I am aware because of five reasons:

  • It is extraordinarily powerful, in that clients receive nearly immediate relief from their suffering and the treatment appears to be permanent.
  • It can be taught to nearly anyone so that clients can not only treat themselves, but treat others affected
  • It appears to do no harm.
  • It does not require the client to talk about their troubles, something that often causes more emotional pain and discourages many for seeking treatment.
  • It is extremely efficient (fast and long-lasting).

The above is an extract from a letter written by the author. The full letter may be seen by viewing; http://www.trauma-pages.com/s/tft.php