Tapas Fleming, Founder of TAT, talks about the importance of Healing 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
What makes healing with TAT so different from other approaches?
You can heal without:
Just push play, sit back and heal!
The results you can expect from doing TAT:
By healing ACEs with the TAT recordings, 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
To create your own program start with the Healing ACEs – Introduction Lesson. The introduction lesson includes a downloadable 33 page eBook and a downloadable MP4 recording of Tapas Fleming guiding you through the first session. Then add any of the standalone Healing ACEs products that you choose.
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"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?"
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."
"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."
34-year Licensed Counselor and Family & Marriage Therapist
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