The UK Institute of Thought Field Therapy was set up to provide leadership for the development and practice of TFT in the UK. The Institute is an approved and accredited provider of TFT by Callahan Techniques Ltd.
The mission of the UK Institute of TFT is to provide an accredited gateway to access quality and professional TFT services delivered as the Founder of TFT, Dr Roger Callahan intended.
John Plester TFT.Adv.RCT
Director of Training and Lead Consultant
John’s background is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master NLP Practitioner and Trainer. He runs a private clinic in Norwich and is the Principal Tutor of the East Anglian Institute of Hypnotherapy.
John first came across TFT whilst working as an assistant to Paul McKenna and Dr Richard Bandler on their NLP training seminars in the late nineties when it was introduced by Paul as an amazing and effective method for getting rid of fears and phobias. Sceptical at first but open minded, John started using it with his hypnotherapy clients and became convinced of the methods effectiveness having helped many clients overcome a range of problems.
In 2003, John trained at TFT algorithm level with Ian Graham, the UK’s foremost authority at the time and continued to integrate the technique within the framework of NLP and Hypnotherapy.
In 2004, he trained with Dr Roger Callahan to diagnostic level and began working more accurately with more complex clients. TFT at this time was becoming more and more sought after due to Paul McKenna integrating the method in all of his self help books at the time.
In 2005, he trained as a TFT trainer with Joanne Callahan and Jenny Edwards and began delivering TFT algorithm training throughout the UK.
From 2006-2010, John continued developing how best to integrate TFT within a therapy model that had TFT at the heart but was supported by the best therapy methods to support the change work that was required post eliminating the perturbations in the thought field. He created the TFT Freedom Formula programme which integrated the best supporting therapies in one formulaic process. This led to writing the books ‘Unleash the Freedom Within’ and ‘Unleash the Slim Within’ which Dr Callahan wrote the foreword to in 2009.
In 2010, he took his TFT to the next level by training in Voice Technology with Dr Callahan and Joanne Callahan and becoming an Advanced TFT Practitioner.
In 2011, John had the honour of becoming the UK’s TFT Boot Camp Trainer, this led him to training to the diagnostic level to doctors, health practitioners and therapists from around the world who came to the UK to develop their TFT skills to this level.
John continues to this day helping clients, supervising clinicians and training students to advance the healing code of TFT in the UK and the world.