What is Thought Field Therapy?
Science has known for a long time that the human body, being an entity that produces biological electricity, is surrounded by a very weak electromagnetic field. This field is of the same variety as the one that surrounds the entire globe, although it is many orders of magnitude smaller. Although tiny, the human body's energy signatures are still very detectable. Since they are a natural byproduct of electrical currents, and the human brain is powered by electricity, it follows that the brain of each individual living person would create it's own field of energy, which can then be influenced by outside means.
The notions behind Thought Field Therapy have come under criticism from a lot of modern medical scientists, since little able the principles in question can be tested by scientific means. It should probably be pointed out that it borrows heavily from many traditional Chinese medical techniques that predate nearly any aspect of modern medicine. This includes things like Acupuncture and Acupressure, and both of those have millions of people that swear by their practical effectiveness as psychological treatments.
Much of this idea of intrinsic energy in the human body is what forms the foundation for Thought Field Therapy. Some medical scientists believe that as we form thoughts, the field of energy that surrounds us alters in small, barely perceivable ways. Inversely, things that make up our close-quarters environment that would, in the same minute way, affect the field that surrounds us. If this effect is allowed to drag on daily, Thought Field Therapy advocates believe that these negative aspects of our environment can begin to affect our very thoughts.
This is part of the reason why people that are diagnosed with depression, or other types of mental disorders are often told that, in the course of their treatment, they might want to consider re-arranging their living environment, or the things that occupy their office space.
Thought Field Therapy also addresses the body's meridians, which have long been believed to be responsible for controlling the flow of energy throughout the body. During the course of therapy, the patient enters into a session of conversation. They can speak candidly with their therapist, discussing issues about their daily living that might be points of concern for why they are plagued with feelings of tension or anxiety. While all of this is taking place, the therapist carefully maps out the pressure points of the body that they'd like to address.
A regimen of careful and timely tapping of these pressure points begins, and is meant to coordinate the state that the human thought field takes when these negative emotions come to mind with the tapping treatment, which is meant to free up congestion in the body's energy channels. With time, the body becomes conscious of the triggers in its environment that causes it to experience the negative emotional states that it seems to be having so much trouble dealing with. By recognizing these triggers ahead of time, patients can make a more focused effort at living a positive, more productive existence.