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Meet the Directors


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.

Mary Cowley PhD

  • TFT –VT diagnostic support, consultations and training
  • Trainer, Optimal Health advanced TFT course
  • Developer, Tapping Into The Soul workshop
  • President, Association for Thought Field Therapy, 2003-2006
  • Secretary, ATFT Foundation, 2003-2008
  • Treasurer, ATFT Foundation, 2008-present
  • Treasurer-Secretary, TFT Foundation, 2010-present
  • M.S. in Education, University of Southern California
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, University for Humanistic Studies
  • Certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Certification in Thought Field Therapy Diagnostics (1997)
  • Certification in Thought Field Therapy Voice Technology (2000

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.

suzannw connely

Suzanne Connolly LCSW

Suzanne Connolly is a Licensed in Arizona as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. She is Certified by (AASECT) as a Certified Diplomat of Sex Therapy. Suzanne was trained in January 1996 at the Diagnostic Level of Thought Field Therapy (TFT).

She is Chairperson of the TFT Foundation Trauma relief Committee and has participated in eight ATFT Foundation (now TFT Foundation) trauma relief missions, five in Rwanda and three in New Orleans. Suzanne has coauthored three manuscripts describing results obtained using TFT to treat victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Two have been published in peer reviewed journals and one has been submitted for publication in a peer reviewed journal. She has trained close to two thousand therapists world- wide to use TFT at the algorithm level.


Mary Lou Dobbs

Mary Lou Dobbs is President of Executive Benefit Strategies Inc. (www.mldobbs.net) and is a recognized speaker, coach and seminar leader. Mary Lou spent 8 years as Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Insurance for New Mexico and West Texas and is the author of 2 books.

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.

2012 TFT Foundation