Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with The TAT® Program
How are your ACEs affecting your life now? Get your ACE score here.
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.
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?
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.
Tapas Fleming in the TAT Pose
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.
Invitations to the free monthly Q & A plus group TAT Webinars
These webinars all start with Tapas Fleming answering your questions about TAT or the program. She then guides everyone through a full TAT session and generally will have a few minutes at the end of the webinar for participants to share about their experinces, if they would like to.
These webinars are normally the first Tuesday of every month and rotate starting times from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Pacific Standard Time every other month to make it easier for your schedules and time zones. The upcoming webinar schedule and recordings of all the previous webinars are available to you in your membership resources when you sign up for the program.
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.
You can also create your own program or purchase the whole program without a subscription.
Learn more below.
Three options to choose from:
One time payment
You can cancel your subscription at any time and still have access to the lessons you’ve already received.
TAT On-Demand - Streaming Videos
This option gives you immediate access to 50 streaming recordings. A 10% Member discount on select recordings, workshops, and webinars and invitations to participate the free monthly webinar. All for only $12 a month.
*You will have access to the recordings for as long as you are subscribed. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
What's included in TAT On-Demand:
Tapas Fleming in the TAT Pose
The TAT-101: A Comprehensive Introduction 33 page eBook contains the Steps of the Tapas Acupressure Technique® (TAT®), images of the TAT Pose the definition of what TAT is and what to expect as you do TAT. Written by Tapas Fleming, Founder, and Creator of TAT.
Guided TAT with Tapas video recording is Tapas Fleming guiding you through a full TAT session that you can use for any topic. This standard TAT session will take approximately 20 minutes to do.
Two-Minute TAT and Get Wow Now is a shorter version of TAT that still gets results. It’s a quick fix for whenever you don’t have 15 or 20 minutes for the full process.
Use this two-minute version when:
- You’re feeling stressed and need to take the edge off
- You feel nervous about an appointment, work, a social gathering and you want to relax quickly
- Something happened that rattled or hurt you and you’d like to not keep watching the replay over and over
The expanded form of TAT recordings allows time for you to write about how you’re feeling throughout the process. These sessions can help you build the “TAT Pot”, the metaphoric place you put the things you are working on. They will take approximately 40 minutes to do.
TAT On-Demand recordings:
- Guided TAT with Tapas - ACE
- Introduction Session - ACE
- Two-Minute Get Wow Now - ACE
- Healing Allergies
- Spiritual Life
- How to Be in Your Body - ACE
- Getting Going with Getting Well - ACE
- Unloved, Unwanted, Undeserving
- Fastest Trip from Violence, Anger and Hatred to Love and Peace
Expanded TAT On-Demand Recordings:
- TAT for Divorce and Relationship Breakups
- TAT for a Traumatic Event and Post-traumatic stress
- Chronic Health Issues - ACE
- Financial Stress - ACE
- Anxiety - ACE
- Depression or Suicide Attempts -ACE
- Food Addictions or Eating Disorders - ACE
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse - ACE
- Losing a Parent - ACE
- Sexual Abuse - ACE
- Physical Abuse - ACE
- Emotional Abuse - ACE
- Physical Neglect - ACE
- Emotional Neglect - ACE
- Bullying by a Parent or Guardian - ACE
- Parent or Guardian with Mental Illness/Depression - ACE
- Witnessing Domestic Violence - ACE
- Incarcerated Relative - ACE
Expanded TAT Webinar Recordings:
- TAT for Military and First Responders
- TAT for Procrastination
- There is Never Enough Time
- Permission to Take Care of Me
- Learning to Say No
- Keeping Money and Living Abundantly
- Getting Over Being a Victim
- Decluttering My Life
- Feeling Peaceful & Thankful
- Happier Holidays
- Loving and Accepting Myself
- Feeling Anxious, Fearful, Angry, or Stuck
- Fear of the Unknown
- TAT for Weight Loss
- TAT for Feeling Angry, Frustrated, and Weighed Down
- TAT for Panic, Anxiety, and Guilt
- TAT for Stress, Fear, and Sadness
- TAT for Feeling Lonely and Afraid
- TAT for a Traumatic Event
- TAT for Negative Energy and Wondering What's the Point of My Life
- TAT for Fear, Worry, and Stress
- TAT for Extreme Agitation and Negative Energy
- TAT for Chronic Stress and Anxiety
- TAT-101: A Comprehensive Introduction - 33 page downloadable eBook
- Tips for getting the most out of doing TAT each time - PDF
- Free Monthly webinar schedule - PDF
Invitations to the free monthly Q & A plus group TAT Webinars
The webinars all start with Tapas Fleming answering your questions about TAT. She then guides everyone through a full TAT session and generally will have a few minutes at the end of the webinar for participants to share about their experiences, if they would like to.
If you are new to TAT, all the tools and guidance you need are included in this package. You will learn how to do TAT for yourself as you are guided step-by-step through the recordings. When using TAT you can include the stress and anxiety of today while also healing the pain and trauma of yesterday.
What people are saying about their TAT experiences
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."
"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."
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!"
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.