Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is possible

 Tapas Fleming, Founder of TAT, talks about Healing ACEs.

What are ACEs? 

“ACEs” comes from the CDC-Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, a groundbreaking public health study that discovered that childhood trauma leads to the adult onset of chronic diseases, depression and other mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence, as well as financial and social problems.

The 10 ACEs the researchers measured:

  • Physical abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Verbal abuse

  • Physical neglect

  • Emotional neglect

  • A family member who is depressed

  • A family member who is in prison

  • Witnessing a mother being abused

  • Losing a parent to divorce or death

  • Substance abuse by a parent or guardian


The CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study and subsequent surveys show that most people in the U.S. have at least one ACE, and that people with four ACEs have a huge risk of adult onset of chronic health problems such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, suicide, and alcoholism.

Negative outcomes associated with ACEs include some of society’s most intractable health issues: alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, suicide, poor physical health, and obesity.

Why heal ACEs? 

As we now know, a large proportion of adults go through adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and can exhibit a wide range of symptoms including alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, suicide, poor physical health, and obesity. The symptoms seen in adults can in turn expose the next generation to adverse outcomes – creating a cycle that’s hard to break.

Research shows that the adversity we experience as a child can affect how our stress response functions, leading to long-term changes in our brains and bodies and leading to health problems as an adult. Experiencing 4 or more ACEs is associated with significantly increased risk for 7 out of 10 leading adult causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, COPD, diabetes, Alzheimers and suicide. 

We can reduce or eliminate the impact of ACEs on ourselves and future generations by healing ourselves now.

Can you heal ACEs?  

It used to be thought that we were born with a fixed genetic blueprint that determined our traits, behaviors, and health. Now, discoveries in the field of epigenetics have radically rebooted this theory by demonstrating that our DNA is more of a switchboard than a blueprint. 

Epigenetics is the study of how external forces, such as your environment, beliefs, and life experiences, trigger on-off mechanisms on the genetic switchboard.  

The beliefs set in place during ACEs continue to inform you. A typical belief that “life is not safe and I can’t relax” is a non-stop input throughout your life, leading to toxic stress, and fear. This causes your “red alert” warning system to be stuck at “on”.

Once this belief is actually changed to “life is safe and I can relax”, cellular response immediately changes leading to increased normalization of all biological functions, including brain function. You can then feel more happy and relaxed as a baseline response to life.

How do you change those beliefs?

Doing the TAT process allows you to directly affect your traits, behaviors and health at the genetic level. Your “red alert” system isn’t on 24/7 anymore. 

Over 25 years of experience with hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated that using the simple TAT process works for healing ACEs.

TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique®) combines holding acupressure points on your head as you put your attention on a series of statements (The Steps of TAT®). The statements include an intention for safe and easy healing and a series of 9 steps that help you de-identify with traumas, emotions, and beliefs that have been affecting you since the moment they happened. The healing typically results in better mental, emotional and physical health.

By doing the Healing ACEs with the TAT Program, you’ll:

  • Learn how to do TAT
  • Be led through the step-by-step process to heal each type of ACE
  • Heal whatever is stressing you the most right now

The results you can expect from doing the program:

  • Feeling less stressed and anxious
  • Feeling less overwhelmed
  • Experiencing greater love and connection
  • Better health
  • Feeling happier on a regular basis
  • Improved ability to focus
  • More restful sleep 
  • Feeling more balanced and calm
  • Being more present and mindful 

What makes healing with TAT so different from other approaches?  

You can heal without:

reliving anything

talking about it

digging for core issues

 figuring anything out

Just push play, sit back and heal!

What you'll get with the 
Healing ACEs with The TAT Program:

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    18 Downloadable Lessons:  One lesson for each of the 10 ACEs and 6 bonus lessons for healing the natural outcomes of ACEs
  • The 6 bonus lessons to clear the natural outcomes of ACEs are: 
         - Depression/Anxiety/Suicide attempts
         - Health-related quality of life
         - Financial stress/Poor work performance
         - Alcohol abuse/Substance abuse - Addiction
         - Food addictions or eating disorders
         - Chronic health conditions
  • Free monthly live Q & A and Group TAT webinars with Tapas Fleming -- available as free recordings after
  • TAT-101: A Comprehensive Introduction eBook -- This book contains everything you need to know about TAT and how to do it.
  • Access to the Healing ACEs members-only forum -- A place where you can ask questions, share ideas and connect with people also doing the program.  

If you only have 2 or 3 ACEs,
why do the whole program?

Each lesson will spark something in you that needs to be healed -- either from the past or a current experience. You can use every lesson to heal whether you realized the trouble was there or not before you started. Included in every lesson is healing whatever is stressing you most at that moment -- also a great benefit.

 Get started now with the program that works best for you:

Program 3

Over a $60 dollar value




  • 1 Lesson per month for 18 months
  • 1  Q & A webinar per month
  • TAT-101 eBook 
  • Tips for getting the most out of doing TAT 
  • Access to the members-only Healing ACEs forum
Program 2

Over a $85 dollar value




  • 2 Lessons per month for 9 months
  • 1  Q & A webinar per month
  • TAT-101 eBook 
  • Tips for getting the most out of doing TAT 
  • Access to the members-only Healing ACEs forum

You can cancel your subscription at any time and you will still have access to the lessons you’ve already received.

What our customers say:

"The Healing ACES Program using TAT is a truly effective treatment for healing Adverse Childhood Experiences at any age. Tapas Fleming, the talented founder of TAT, has created and offers a masterful approach to healing old wounds that feel like they will forever hold us in their grip. But with this program our wounds gently release their grip and we discover that we can choose our path.  

We happily and confidently move forward to new vistas supported in a new way by our past as we access previously hidden strengths, talents, positive qualities, etc... Our past is not erased but now serves us in remarkable ways to aid us in living fully in the here and now! Now, how exciting is that?" 

Thalia Vitikos

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Expressive Arts Therapist

"TAT works and clears away stress at a body level. It clears emotional issues at a deep enough level where you feel the shift in your body, and frequently, it heals disease.

My wife, Linda, had about a year of post-nasal drip and congestion. We saw ENT doctors and got medications – it wasn’t helping. She was really miserable, it was interfering with her sleep. I took her to see Tapas. After one one-hour session, her sinuses cleared up, the problem disappeared and never came back. That was 15 years ago. My wife’s probably one of the biggest skeptics of all this alternative, woo-woo stuff that I do and it worked on her."

Eric Robins


"Night after night during the TAT workshop I hosted, I saw trauma and pain simply dissipate and dissolve. I was as excited and overwhelmed as the participants were because of the absolute, unprecedented beauty of the healings I witnessed.

I have no doubt TAT is the most effective treatment to resolve trauma of any nature."

Harold McRae

34-year Licensed Counselor and Family & Marriage Therapist

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