- It is advisable to choose a Thought Field Therapy practitioner who is a member of, or is accredited by, an association or professional body. This ensures your TFT session is carried out in a suitable environment and by someone who has received formal training and ongoing development. Members are also bound to a code of ethics and practice. The main Thought Field Therapy organisations are listed at the foot of this article.
On finding a TFT practitioner, ask about their expertise and testimonials from previous clients. Before your appointment, think about what you hope to achieve with Thought Field Therapy and make a list of the problems you hope to overcome. What to expect
- Thought Field Therapy will usually take place in a quiet and relaxed environment. There are no drugs, needles or invasive methods involved. It is completely pain-free. Sometimes it is recommended that your session take place somewhere that is the cause of your phobia
(e.g. a lift, swimming pool) but this will be discussed beforehand.
Thought Field Therapy is unlike conventional psychotherapies
that may discuss problems for hours however the TFT practitioner will begin with a consultation about your particular issue so as to recommend a specific course of treatment.
The session will begin by the TFT practitioner asking you to clearly think about, and hold the thought, that is causing you a problem. As you do so, you will use tapping sequences on specific meridian points around your face, hands and upper body. This activates the thought field and negative emotion, or perturbation, associated with your problem and then takes it over. As the perturbation is deactivated, the distress diminishes and while you can remember the problem, there is no longer a negative emotion attached to it. The effect is often felt within minutes.
Your Thought Field Therapy session will end with the practitioner discussing the experience with you and then instructing you on methods you can use at home should your problem re-occur. If further sessions are recommended, they will advise you about follow-up appointments.