Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with The TAT® Program
Have you experienced any of these thoughts?
Why am I so anxious and afraid?
Why do I get so angry and frustrated at little things?
Why does it feel like all I do is stress and worry?
Why do all of these bad things keep happening to me?
Why do I keep ending up bad relationships over and over?
Why do I keep having so many health issues?
Why am I always in a financial struggle?
I'm worthless and I don't deserve to be happy.
These thoughts are likely to be happening because of bad experiences in your childhood. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are hidden influences that can be negatively affecting all areas of your life.
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study — the largest, most important public health study you never heard of — began in an obesity clinic
Dr. Vincent Felitti
It was 1985, and Dr. Vincent Felitti was mystified. The physician, chief of Kaiser Permanente’s revolutionary Department of Preventive Medicine in San Diego, CA, couldn’t figure out why, each year for the last five years, more than half of the people in his obesity clinic dropped out. Although people who wanted to shed as little as 30 pounds could participate, the clinic was designed for people who were 100 to 600 pounds overweight.
Dr. Felitti cut an imposing, yet dashing, figure. Tall, straight-backed, not a silver hair out of place, penetrating eyes, he was a doctor whom patients trusted implicitly, spoke of reverentially and rarely called by his first name. The preventive medicine department he created had become an international beacon for efficient and compassionate care. Every year, more than 50,000 people were screened for diseases that tests and machines could pick up before symptoms appeared. It was the largest medical evaluation site in the world. It was reducing health care costs before reducing health care costs was cool.
But the 50-percent dropout rate in the obesity clinic that Dr. Felitti started in 1980 was driving him crazy. A cursory review of all the dropouts’ records astonished him — they’d all been losing weight when they left the program, not gaining. That made no sense whatsoever. Why would people who were 300 pounds overweight lose 100 pounds, and then drop out when they were on a roll?
How are your ACEs affecting your life now?
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) program a child's developing brain to be highly-stressed, often resulting in adult onset of depression, anxiety, health issues, and substance abuse.
The CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study shows that 64% of adults have at least one ACE, and that people with four or more ACEs are associated with significantly increased risk for 7 out of 10 leading adult causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, COPD, diabetes, Alzheimer's and suicide.
The ACEs quiz asks a series of 10 questions about common traumatic experiences that occur in early life. The more ACEs you have, the greater the risk for chronic disease, mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence. People have an ACE score of 0 to 10. Each type of trauma counts as one, no matter how many times it occurs.
How do ACEs affect your life as an adult?
Examples of toxic stress include physical or emotional abuse, chronic neglect, caregiver substance abuse or mental illness, exposure to violence or the accumulated burdens of family economic hardship.
Too much cortisol
Long-term exposure to cortisol and other stress hormones can wreak havoc on almost all of your body’s processes, increasing your risk of many health issues, from heart disease and obesity to anxiety and depression
Toxic stress has the potential to change a child’s brain chemistry and brain anatomy. It can weaken the architecture of the developing brain, which can lead to lifelong problems in learning, behavior, and physical and mental health.
Can you heal Adverse Childhood Experiences?
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 a traumatic event 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.
How do you heal ACEs with TAT?
Doing TAT 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 combines holding acupressure points on your head as you put your attention on a series of healing statements.
What can the Healing ACEs program give you?
Self confidence - Loving yourself, respecting yourself, having strong boundaries
Ability to look for a solution instead of being controlled by a problem
Ability to be proactive instead of reactive
Ability to not let a bad 5 minutes ruin a whole day
Ability to understand another person’s situation without taking their actions personally
No longer thinking from the perspective of a victim
Self awareness - healing your issues instead of blaming other people
Getting out of your head, being able to tap into a blissful state of mind while dealing with day-to-day life issues instead of over analyzing every aspect of a perceived problem
Being content being alone while working on yourself - instead of settling for less than what you want in a relationship
Seeing your past relationship patterns and understanding that if you want better relationships you need to work on your relationship with yourself first
Being able to identify a negative mindset or reaction and correct it immediately
Being able to focus on what you want and create it
What the Healing ACEs Program includes:
11 Recordings on the original ACEs
Physical, emotional and sexual abuse, Physical and Emotional Neglect, a family member who is depressed, a family member who is in prison, being bullied by a family member, witnessing a mother being abused, losing a parent to divorce or death, substance abuse by a parent or guardian.
6 Recordings on the possible outcomes of ACEs
Depression or Suicide Attempts, Anxiety, Financial Stress, Alcohol or Substance Abuse, Food Addictions or Eating Disorders, Chronic Health Conditions
Each of the program lessons are expanded full-length TAT sessions and take approximately 40 minutes to do.
TAT-101: A Comprehensive Introduction eBook and The introduction lesson
This eBook and video are intended to teach you how to use TAT for any issue or event you choose. You’ll get a solid foundation for building your knowledge of TAT.
Bonus Recording - Guided TAT with Tapas
A full TAT session that will take approximately 20 minutes, when you need a session but don’t have time for one of the Lessons.
Bonus Recording - Two-Minute Get Wow Now
A quick round of TAT to help when you’re feeling stressed and need to take the edge off or when you feel nervous about an appointment, work, or a social gathering and you want to relax quickly.
Bonus Recording - How to be in your body
It’s natural to not come back to being fully in your body after many life circumstances. Typical events include: car accidents, surgery, physical traumas, emotional traumas, sexual or physical abuse. Being raised in families with alcohol, drug or other active addictions are happening, emotionally toxic work environments, and even prolonged periods of intense stress or illness. Being fully in your body is necessary for healing.
The ACEs recordings you will receive:
If you are new to TAT, all the tools and guidance you need are included in this program. You will learn how to do TAT for yourself as you are guided step-by-step through each of the recordings. The 3 bonus recordings give you a go-to for current stress, anxieties, and fears that are happening for you in the here and now. If you have questions, you can join as many of the monthly Q & A webinars as you like or share your questions in the members-only ACEs forum.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I cancel my subscription?
Yes, you can cancel your subscription at any time and you will have access to the recordings you have already received.
Will I still have access to the recordings when the program ends?
Yes, you will have lifetime access to all of the downloads.
Why do the whole program if I only have 2 or 3 ACEs?
When you decide to get in better physical shape you know it is a lifestyle change. You know you need to eat healthier and exercise on a regular basis to accomplish your fitness goals. The same is true for your mental and emotional health. Doing TAT on a regular basis can heal traumas of the past and improve the way you think, feel and react in the present.
When a lesson comes up that you didn't experience you can change it to work on any similar experience you've had at any point in your life including witnessing it happening to someone else.
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What our customers have shared about their experience:
As somebody who has been involved with self-help groups for 30 years, I wasn’t sure how much I still had left to heal, and whether or not I would get much from the ACE series. However, as a devotee of the TAT process, I decided to give it a try.
Over a year ago I signed up for the 6-month plan. This meant I would have access to a new video 3 times a month, plus a live webinar session each month where Tapas lead the session and answered questions. Even if I couldn’t attend the live session, I could access the recording. I did each session as it became available, and found I couldn't wait to get it. It was like a weekly tune-up.
The changes were subtle, but profound! While I had no great “ah-ha’s” while doing them, people started commenting on how different I seemed and asked what had I changed. It didn’t occur to me what they meant until my husband said, “You are really different. Things that used to bother you, aren’t any more. You are so calm.”
After he said that, I realized he was right. I had started living life effortlessly. I didn't have nearly as many bad days. A huge shift had happened inside me. I’m seldom triggered by things that occur. If I am, I use one of the many recordings the program gives me access to. By doing the recording, I return to peace and serenity.
This program is life altering and empowering. On top of that, it’s offered at an unbelievably low price! The fact I can continue to attend the webinar and access these recordings makes it priceless. I believe I will use it for the rest of my life.
Thank you, Tapas, for giving us this kind of access and support. To me, it demonstrates your desire to have everyone "rise out of their pain”. Blessings to you.
Completed the 6-month Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences with the TAT Program
"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 Marriage & Family Therapist
“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
Tapas Fleming, Founder of the Tapas Acupressure Technique
"After 25 years of working with thousands of clients, workshop attendees and myself, it became clear that most of us were dealing with the long-lasting effects of childhood traumas.
After failed relationships back in my 20’s, I started searching for a real way to quit that frustrating, repeating cycle. It seemed like my bad relationship with my dad was controlling every relationship that came after. I wondered: how can something that happened decades ago have such a strong hold now?
When the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study came out in 1998, it confirmed what I already knew: childhood traumas negatively affect our health and adult life. Now I had the science to back up what I was seeing.
With TAT and the ACE study, I have the complete answer to my search: TAT heals the traumas (ACEs) that cause toxic stress-induced beliefs and behaviors."
- Tapas Fleming