TFT: Thought Field Therapy
Around two years after depression started for me (back in 2004) I got a call from the first psychiatrist I went to (who by that time I had ditched) because he told me he had learned a new method of “taps”, he said. I was reluctant to go to visit him at first, since I had mixed feelings about him and his professional capacity. This specific psychiatrist never really measured how depressed I was and just thought (by that time) I suffered from dysthimia or cyclothimia which are mood disorders much milder than mine.
By that time my condition was still critical so I accepted and went to visit him, not for free of course. By then I had been diagnosed as bipolar II by another physician and I told him so… he mentioned that he wasn’t really updated back when he first saw me so he underestimated my condition (I thought “OK… can I have my money and my life back now that things got out of hand?”. I guess that’s a “sorry I messed up” for a doctor).
After I sat down and chatted for a while he would make me bring memories to my conscience and as I did I was supposed to tap certain areas of my head and body in specific sequences and rhythm.
The therapy was supposedly miraculous but by the 4th session I began to accept and realize that nothing in me had changed. For me it was definitely a no-no. I guess I should mention I went to it with an open mind and really hoping it (or anything) would work. Later that day I called him up and asked him the name of the therapy and he mentioned TFT: Thought Field Therapy. I went online and did some research.
In short: “Thought Field Therapy, or TFT, is an alternative treatment developed by an American psychologist, Roger Callahan, Ph.D. Its proponents say that it can heal of a variety of mental and physical ailments through specialized “tapping” with the fingers at meridian points on the upper body and hands.”
For more info visit Wikipedia here.
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