TFT Training for Humanitarian Organisations in Kigali

Shared by Celestin Mitabu, our lead trainer in Kigali, Rwanda

We trained 210 people from most of the Universities and other Humanitarian Organisations in Kigali, during their August training.  The pictures are from different groups at KIMU University and at IPRC University.  Dr. Caroline Sakai and her team assisted him in Kigali Rwanda.

“One is a nurse from Adventist University who has been having a complication in breathing… she has attended  TFT Training twice and she is applying the Technics during her daily work. She gave her testimony during our past training about how TFT healed her from the breathing complication.”

“.. the second one is from a Catholic sister.  She is the Director of one of the Disabled centers in Kigali., TFT healed her too. They are both TFT practitioners and they have their personal testimonies on what happened after they have been applying it.”

Please help support his continued work in Rwanda.  He is training the students, the future of TFT and healing in his country.  Click here to Donate

Trauma Relief in Rwanda at the IZERE Center

This amazing video shows the work being done for Trauma Relief in Rwanda at the IZERE Center.  It was filmed while Dr. Caroline Sakai and her team were there last month.  It emphasizes the importance of the work being done in Rwanda and what long-term implications it can have for TFT around the world.

Video from Fr. Augustin Nzabonimana, IZERE Center, Byumba, Rwanda

July 2018 Japan Floods

Submitted by Ayame Morikawa.

Japan Floods occurred in the vast area and killed 126 after torrential rain and landslides in July 2018.

We offered the seminar for disaster assistance in International Pacific University, Okayama Campus with JEMDRA-HAP in Sep 15-17.

On September 15th (Sat), 17 (Mon), Japan’s torrential rain disaster support seminar, “Overcoming the Power of the Region” – seminar on how to take care of your heart after the disaster was held at ipu Pacific University. There was also a promotion for the humanitarian support program in Japan.

From experts to students, a lot of people have joined. In particular, many of the trans-Pacific University students have already participated in volunteer support for disaster support, and we believe that we have learned skills to support interpersonal aid and regions, and we believe that it will be a great power to support reconstruction.

Dr. Niki, M.D. (Chairperson of JEMDRA-HAP) and Dr. Morikawa, Ph.D. (Chairperson of JATFT) lectured the importance of mental health care and introduced the practical techniques, TFT and HRV Coherence Breathing.

The audience was doctors, nurses, teachers, counselors, public workers, students, and lay people.

The students of IPU have engaged in volunteer activities in the disaster areas and added the new skills of TFT to heal others.

We introduced TFT Foundation’s contributions to Rwanda as a good model of community recovery from tragedy.

The continuing great work our teams are doing in Rwanda

Read below to see the continuing great work our teams are doing in Rwanda.  This work and the 3 published studies from our work there are what contributed to TFT becoming recognized as Evidenced Based with SAMSHA and NREPP.  This work in Rwanda not only has treated over 20,000 individuals but facilitated the healing of a country while also helping us get TFT recognized here in the USA.  We desperately need your help with funds for the remaining months of the mourning period.  We need an additional $1500 to cover the rest of June and July.  Please help us with this important work

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TFT Kigali, team leaders and practitioners are working hard to help the masses of people who have been traumatized and retraumatized during the 2018 Annual Mourning Period throughout Rwanda, facilitating healing from the 1994 Genocide.

Our leader, Celestin Mitabu, says, “When TFT practitioners serve the community with psychologists from the public institutions, we are all equal in the way of doing things, that is why we hold Hospital badges, showing we are treating people that have been traumatized.” Continue reading “The continuing great work our teams are doing in Rwanda”

Post-Iraq Action: Winning the Last Battle

For many veterans, the last battle is still being fought long after they retired their uniforms. In too many cases the final action ends by taking their own lives. Current statistics reflect that twenty veterans take their own lives each day of the year. My personal experience and encounters with other combat veterans lead me to believe that most carry some degree or piece of the last battle that has not been put to rest. Accumulated past or bad experience stressors may result in hyper-vigilance, anger or guilt brought on by a thought, smell or dream.

As a recipient and now a provider of TFT, I see the positive results of this modality on a daily basis. The following case study is only unique in that the administration of the treatment occurred from a distance of hundreds of miles between the provider and recipient. This review also provides the perspective of the treatment from the viewpoint of each participant.

Provider Statement: Provider is a licensed therapist and retired veteran who served as an Infantry Officer.  The therapist was previously diagnosed with PTSD and treated via the TFT modality more than six years ago. The provider later attended the Callahan Boot Camp Program in Nellysford, VA under the tutelage of Joanie Callahan. The provider is a contractor at a substance abuse clinic and incorporates TFT among the treatment modalities that are utilized in the clinic. The nature and profile of the clients he assists in treatment/counseling often present individuals that have suffered traumas not only from accidents but horrific physical and mental abuse. Continue reading “Post-Iraq Action: Winning the Last Battle”

PTSD mentions of TFT

Two recent meta-analyses reviewing efficacious treatments for PTSD include mentions of TFT

The first, a meta-analysis and systematic review, reviewed 36 psycho-social interventions for treating disaster trauma in children and adolescents. This review included a research study by Sakai, Connolly and Oas (2010) treating PTSD in child genocide survivors in Rwanda using Thought Field Therapy. Of the different interventions, the TFT study reported the largest pre- to post-treatment effect size. It was published in Psychological Medicine.

The second meta-analysis by Morina et al, reviewed research by Connolly and Sakai (2012) with genocide survivors in Rwanda. It was published in Depression and Anxiety.

​​​​​​​Thanks to ACEP member John Freedom for sharing this!