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joanne callahan

Joanne Callahan MBA

Co-developer of Thought Field Therapy®, and CEO of Callahan Techniques, Ltd. Joanne is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara and received her MBA in Healthcare Administration from California State University San Marcos.

She is Director of the Thought Field Therapy Training Center and publisher and editor of The Thought Field, a quarterly newsletter and Tapping for Humanity, a quarterly e-zine for the TFT Foundation. She is trained in TFT at the Advanced and Voice Technology levels and the only person other than Dr. Callahan certified to teach all levels of TFT.

Joanne Callahan co-authored Thought Field Therapy and Trauma: Treatment and Theory, and Stop the Nightmares of Trauma (with Forward by Jack Canfield, co-author Chicken Soup for Soul® Series), and Chapter 12, Thought Field Therapy: Aiding the Bereavement Process, in Death and Trauma: The Traumatology of Grieving and Tapping the Body’s Energy Pathways.

Joanne is President of the TFT Foundation, USA and on the board of directors for the UK chapter.

jenny edwards

Jennifer Edwards

Jenny Edwards has searched her entire life for increasingly effective healing practices. When she heard of Thought Field Therapy in March 1997, she knew that one of her missions was to take it into Third-World countries. The following summer, she became trained in TFT Algorithms. As she began using it, she was impressed with the immediate results that it produced. In January 1998, she took the TFT Diagnostic training from Dr. Callahan. She began conducting trainings in the Denver area in June 1998.

She happened to be training a group of people in Nairobi, Kenya in August 1998 when the American Embassy was bombed. She was able to go to Kenyatta Hospital and help trauma victims eliminate their trauma, flashbacks, and pain from the bombing. Since then, she has given trainings around the world in French, Italian, Spanish, and English.

In 1999, she became trained in Voice Technology. She also holds Master Practitioner certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, as well as Clinical Hypnotherapist certification.

bruce paton

Bruce Paton PhD

Bruce holds a BS in Engineering, and two advanced degrees in Business. His business career encompassed 21 years at Procter & Gamble and 18 years with Frito Lay, retiring as a VP of Operations. In addition to TFT Board responsibility, he serves as a local Housing Commissioner and is President of his family foundation. Bruce and his wife Dariah teach, consult and run TFT support groups. They travel extensively and work hard to keep up with four grandchildren in Texas and Alabama.

Howard RobsonHoward Robson

Howard Robson is a retired Consultant Physician, Clinical Pharmacologist and Cardiologist. During his professional career he has occupied managerial and teaching posts, and has maintained an interest in research, having 50 publications in respect of cardiology, pharmacology and education. He has also developed many local initiatives, including pre-hospital emergency care and cardiac rehabilitation. He has had a long interest in the psychological aspects of disease, avoidance of the overuse of pharmaceuticals, and reduction in the medicalisation of individual’s lives whenever appropriate. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh and London, and at present continues as examiner for the College examinations in the UK and abroad.

Howard is trained in Thought Field Therapy to advanced level, which he considers to be an effective, efficient and safe therapy for many conditions, and undertakes research to further the evidence base for Thought Field Therapy, so that it can be used more widely in the Health Service environment, and parts of the world suffering conflict and natural disasters, especially where resources are limited.

Howard has organised, and led, a major research project in Uganda, and has accompanied his wife Phyll on humanitarian missions in Haiti and Uganda. He has made several presentations at the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) annual conferences, and in 2014, was awarded the Annual ACEP Humanitarian of the Year award.

Howard is Chairman of the United Kingdom Thought Field Therapy Foundation.

PhyllPhyll Robson

Phyll held senior posts in the Criminal Justice System. She designed, implemented and managed a number of innovative projects to improve services provided to victims of serious crime. She was instrumental in setting up the first Child Witness Support Scheme in England. Phyll served on the Cumbria Criminal Justice Strategy Group emphasising the rights and needs of victims in the aftermath of serious crime. She has also worked as a Freelance Consultant in change management.

Since February 2009 Phyll has been deployed to Uganda as a member of the TFT Foundation UK team on three occasions. In July 2010 she traveled to Haiti to provide algorithm training to local people and to carry out as many treatments as possible to people affected by the devastating Earthquake.

Phyll frequently speaks at and attends conferences sharing her passion for all things TFT and its associated fields. Phyll also takes part in radio and television programmes.

Phyll is the Secretary/Treasurer of the TFTUK Foundation Board.


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