Welcome to Thought Field Therapy

Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a self-help method developed by Dr. Roger Callahan, designed to empower and address our unresolved emotional, health, and performance issues. The TFT Center is run by Dr. Caroline Sakai, an authorized trainer of Callahan Techniques Thought Field Therapy. Dr. Sakai has been practicing TFT, and conducting professional courses for health professionals since 1998. Currently in full time private practice in Honolulu, Dr. Sakai offers individual, couples and family therapy, consultations, and seminars and courses in Thought Field Therapy.

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Rwanda Revisited — An Inspiring Transformation

by Caroline Sakai | October 25, 2017
Thank you to all who have supported our efforts in Rwanda and with the Rwanda-Hawaii project. My deep gratitude to all who have purchased for themselves and others Overcoming Adversity and participated in the fundraisers and events.
Thanks to your help, we were able to respond to the request from the Rwandans to return for training reviews and support of their ongoing genocide treatments in the communities, and their current venture into bringing TFT into their prisons.

Overcoming Adversity:

How Energy Tapping Transforms Your Life’s Worst Experiences: A Primer for Post-Traumatic Growth

by Caroline Sakai, PhD | November 30, 2014
In the gut-wrenching stories of patients told by psychologist Dr. Caroline Sakai in this riveting book, you’ll see the full range of human misery and how Thought Field Therapy has helped in their recoveries.
Stories range from that of Josh, suicidal after fighting depression for years to Angelique, whose entire village was slaughtered during the Rwandan genocide. Yet both Josh and Angelique, as well as two dozen others whose cases are told in fascinating detail, recovered completely.
The remarkable cure that worked so well for them is called Thought Field Therapy or TFT. It’s often called “tapping” since it involves tapping with the fingertips on acupuncture points. A recent group of studies has shown that TFT is phenomenally effective at treating the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, as well as anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.
Dr. Sakai has conducted much research into TFT, including several randomized controlled trials. She provides an expert introduction to tapping for beginners, as well as concluding with a section that shows professionals how to get the best results from TFT. It shows how TFT can promote post traumatic growth, the personal transformation that can result from traumatic experiences. It also shows how TFT can be used to promote resilience, the qualities that enable us to recover from life’s inevitable challenges.

"Energy psychology combines modern methods for overcoming trauma with ancient techniques for healing the body. The mixture is powerful. Survivors of traumas overcome the experiences that have shattered their psyches. In the past, after such trauma, survivors often spent the remainder of their lives in the nightmarish terror of PTSD, unable to rebuild their lives beyond a dark shadow of what had been. With energy psychology, they heal and they rebuild their lives with surging creativity, confidence, and deep compassion for others who are struggling... This book tells their stories. You cannot read it without being transformed."

David Feinstein, PhD, Author of 'The Promise of Energy Psychology - Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change'

"Dr. Caroline Sakai is a picture of dedication to the art of healing and to her patients. This book describes her unconventional ways that yields uncommon results even in the most difficult cases. The examples in this book speak for themselves. Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a missing piece that may be applicable in just about everyone's life including your own. The techniques are simple yet powerful and useful for conditions from simple habit change o full-blown PTSD."

Terry Shintani, MD, JD MPH , Founding President, Hawaii Health Foundation

"Overcoming Adversity is a vital informational and training asset to helping laypersons and professionals assist with possible strategies that can help heal."

Carole G. Stern, RN, DCEP, Past President, Asoociation for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)