tftlogoThought Field Therapy
(TFT) is like a no-needle acupuncture or nopressure acupressure therapy for the treatment of stress, anger, trauma, phobias, panic, anxiety, excessive guilt, depression, addictive urges,obsession and grief. TFT has also been useful in managing chronic pain. TFT combines the health practices of the East and West.

roger01TFT is a self-treatment that was developed by a clinical psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan. TFT utilizes the acupoints and bilateral stimulation which appears to facilitate the information processing needed for reducingthe particular problem or disturbance.

People gently tap themselves at certain points and in a prescribed sequence with two fingers. While tapping, they focus on the thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations that they want to get rid of, like those that come along with depression or anxiety. The name of this treatment comes from the focusing on the thought field you want to change, while at the same time, tapping on the appropriate treatment points.

tft torsoTFT uses key acupoints in specific sequences called algorithms that are specific to the thought field, involving different treatment points incertain orders. These treatment sequences are manualized with step by step instructions and flow charts. SUD (Subjective Units of Distress) are used as process feedback from the person being treated to determine the next step inthe protocol. Advanced levels of TFT work with individualized treatment sequences for each thought field for a person.


Vocational Management Counselors have been trained by Caroline Sakai, Phd TFTDx. VT

All of the counselors at VMC are now trained in the Thought Field Therapy and are deemed practitioners. 

Just another way VMC is providing the best for our clients!

Laurie Hamano, President of VMC 

Hawaii Civil Beat Special Report

Waiting In Pain

About the Series

A Civil Beat Investigation: In Hawaii’s workers’ comp system, people with long-lasting injuries are often forced to battle doctors hand-picked by insurance companies to get treatment and disability payments.
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Chapter One

Insurance ‘Hell’ Leaves Many Injured Workers Broken

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In Hawaii’s workers’ comp system, people with long-lasting injuries are often forced to battle doctors hand-picked by insurance companies to get treatment.

By John Hill / December 12, 2017

Chapter Two

This Woman Lost 10 Years Battling A System Where Insurers Call The Shots

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Hobbled by pain from work injuries, Vanessa Sylva had to overcome medical reports by insurance doctors that challenged her need for surgeries.

By John Hill / December 13, 2017

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Congratulations to Amie on graduating from Hawaii Medical College on their Honor Roll as a pharmacy technician and working now as a technician!

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Contact Information

Vocational Management Consultants, Inc.VMC Hawaii

715 S. King Street, Suite 410 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Ph. 808-538-8733 
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Outer Islands Call Toll Free: 888-598-8115

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The Power of Vulnerability

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