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Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with The TAT® Program

How ACEs affect your health as an adult

Toxic stress

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

traumatized boy

Long-term effects

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. 

How does your ACE score shape your adult life?

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. 

Why was I so hard to love?

broken heart

As a child I was taught to be good, quiet, clean, respectful, never to be a burden, never to get in the way, and never to put a foot out of place. Praise and love were only given when it was earned. 

This lead to a belief system in my adult life that kept me in terrible romantic and work related relationships. I felt I always had to go the extra mile,

always had to be spectacular, I could never be sick or ask for help. 

I could never appear weak or incapable. I always gave everything I had in every area of my life and always found myself in a state of disappointment and sadness. 

Why was I so hard to love? What was wrong with me that all people did was take and rarely give anything back? I tried so hard to please and still, I was only receiving praise and scraps of love when I turned myself inside out for those people.

While doing the Healing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) with the TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique) program I had a revelation. Through those false beliefs created as a child I had caused most of these situations. I was the one constantly rejecting help, I took it upon myself to be superwoman and I never asked for help. I was the one who wanted to “wow” these people. Many of them were impressed with me, but I never asked for anything. Not what I needed in romantic relationships, not what I needed at work, not even what I needed from my friends. I never spoke up for myself or asked for help.

Can you heal Adverse Childhood Experiences?

brain science

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 Adverse Childhood Experiences 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.

Tapas Fleming in the TAT Pose

What makes healing with TAT different from other approaches?

With TAT you can heal without reliving the experience, talking about it, digging for core issues or figuring anything out.


You don't have to explain why you feel the way you do. You just do the simple TAT process to heal. 

Pairing TAT with the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study is what makes the Healing ACEs with the TAT Program so powerfully effective.

happy family

Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences with the TAT Program

Happy daughter

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

All three programs include:

18 Guided, self-healing recordings

The introduction lesson

Guided TAT with Tapas

Two-Minute Get Wow Now

How to be in your body

TAT-101: A Comprehensive Introduction eBook

Invitations to the monthly Healing ACEs Q & A webinar

Access to the Healing ACEs members-only forum

Recordings on each of the original 10 ACEs:

Physical abuse

Physical neglect

Emotional abuse

Emotional neglect

Sexual abuse

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

Recordings on 6 of the natural outcomes of ACES:

Depression or Suicide Attempts

Health Related Quality of Life 

Financial Stress

Alcohol or Substance Abuse

Food Addictions or Eating Disorders

Chronic Health Conditions

What you need to know:

Each of the 18 recordings take approximately 40 minutes. With allowances for you to pause the recording where you need more time.

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.

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, a social gathering and you want to relax quickly, etc.

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. 

TAT-101: A Comprehensive Introduction to expand your healing and growth experience with TAT, what you’ll learn here will serve as a solid basis for understanding the overview of how to do TAT.

What to expect as you do the program:

  • Expanding your healing to include family, ancestors, and all beings involved.
  • Including whatever's stressing you the most right now.
  • Giving yourself acknowledgment that those traumas happened and that they're over now (re-living the trauma is not part of the healing process).
  • Healing all the places in yourself where those traumas were stored as well as where they all originated
  • Having silent, unedited, completing conversations with people involved.  

Giving acceptance to everyone involved, including yourself and actively choosing and feeling what you want to feel and how you want your life to be. Being more present in the here and now and feeling lighter, less stuck, more connected, and more peace.

Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences with the TAT Program 

Three programs to fit your budget and schedule

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 still have access to the lessons you’ve already received.

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.

Jan Orin

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."

Harold McRae

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?”

Thalia Vitikos

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Expressive Arts Therapist


One-time payment - Full Program

This all-inclusive program will give you all of the tools and guidance you need to optimize Healing ACEs with TAT.

  • All 18 Recordings 
  • 3 Bonus Recordings 
  • TAT-101 eBook
  • No subscription required

Customize your Program

To create your own program start with the Healing ACEs  Introduction Lesson. Then add any of the standalone Healing ACEs products that you choose.

  • Choose your topics 
  • Create your program 
  • No subscription required

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?

tapas fleming events

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    

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