Disaster Relief

Tapas Acupressure Technique®(TAT®) for Disaster Relief

Guided Healing for the Climate and Disaster Relief

Tapas Fleming 
Founder and Creator of TAT

Two Minute TAT for Natural Disasters

Tapas Fleming 
Founder and Creator of TAT

TAT for normal feelings after a Natural Disaster

Tapas Fleming 
Founder and Creator of TAT

"The Mexican Association for Crisis Therapy has used TAT with large groups of children (approximately 1,652) after natural disasters in Mexico (floods, 1998-1999), Nicaragua (floods and landslides, 1999) Colombia (earthquake, 1999) and Venezuela (floods and landslide, 1999).

Additionally, the TAT protocol has been used as an adjunct to training groups of front line service personnel in Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia and Venezuela (approximately 642).

When we apply TAT, most subjects reported post-traumatic stress symptomatology as measured by the Impact of Events Scale during assessment and SUDS (Subjective Units of Distress) of ten. Children and adults reported significant reductions in SUDS at the completion of the protocol.

TAT is our favorite technique to reduce distress, because it is easy to teach and apply. We call TAT for children "The magician's hat" and we teach it to them like part of a story. The story we teach is that they are an assistant to a magician and whenever they feel scared, they put on the magician's hat and then they feel better."

The members of our team use TAT to help themselves recover from stress. I also use TAT to avoid dissociation.

Ignacio Jarero

Ed.D. Ph.D., B.C.E.T.S., B.C.E.C.R., C.T. 

Member of the EMDR-HAP International Advisory Committee 

EMDR LII, CISM Advance and Disaster Training 

Mexican Association and Latin American Foundation for Crisis Therapy, 

Founder and President

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 Tapas Fleming, Founder & Creator of TAT

After facilitating personal growth for many years, Tapas Fleming became interested in physical and energetic healing. She became a Licensed Acupuncturist and began her practice in 1987, specializing in the treatment of allergies.

Searching for a simple, effective treatment, Tapas developed TAT in 1993. She soon realized that in addition to relieving her patients' allergic reactions, TAT was clearing the effects of their past stressful or traumatic experiences in an easy, gentle way. Now one of the most celebrated leaders in energy psychology, Tapas has taught TAT to hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic people worldwide.

What people are saying about their TAT experiences

Thalia Vikitos

Mental Health Counsler

"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."  

Harold McRae

Licensed Counsler 

"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."  

Sukoshi Rice

Reiki Master, Author

We got to such a deep old hurt from when I was two years old!!!  I never knew it was there, that I had formed this decision as a result of childhood abuse that had been running my life ever since. TAT is a miracle. I’ve felt this way since I had my first session years ago. TAT with Tapas is light, penetrating, profound, holy. I’m so excited to see how the rest of my life goes from here!"