What is the Tapas Acupressure Technique®(TAT®)?

Tapas Fleming in the TAT Pose

TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique) combines holding acupressure points on your head and going through a series of statements. The statements include an intention for safe and easy healing and a way for you to disconnect from traumas, negative emotions and self-limiting beliefs that have been affecting you since the moment they happened.

Taste of TAT - 1 of 3

Tapas Fleming, Founder of TAT

This video is the first of a free three part video series that gives you an overview of what TAT is.

Taste of TAT - 2 of 3

Tapas Fleming, Founder of TAT

Tapas shows you how to do the TAT Pose and how to be when you're doing TAT.

Taste of TAT - 3 of 3

Tapas Fleming, Founder of TAT

Tapas teaches you how to select something to work on and leads you through a short experience of TAT.

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What happens when you do TAT?

Imagine there is a part of you in every experience of your life. For each positive or negative experience, there is a piece of you left in it. When you think of memories that make you happy, like certain smells, places or even hearing a song, it almost feels like you are transported back to that moment. You find yourself smiling and remembering the happiness you felt. 


The same kind of reaction happens when you are reminded of a trauma or negative experience. You can feel it in your whole body. A sinking sensation, your body tightening up, feeling fear, anxiety or worry, or a feeling of heaviness can come over you. You might even find yourself perspiring, your heart rate going up and your breathing becoming shallow. You are taken back to all the negative parts of the experience, and you are having a reaction to it because parts or pieces of you are stuck in that experience.


The TAT process clears your emotional connection to the trauma or negative experience. While you still have the memory, you no longer have the emotional charge, physical reaction, or stuck connection to it. 


Once the emotional connection is cleared, you are no longer triggered by those memories. Your mind and body understand that it’s over and you are safe and okay.

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Have you experienced any of these feelings?

  • I hate myself. 
  • I have no value.
  • I can't trust anybody.
  • I'm anxious all the time.
  • I'm so angry.
  • I can't get out of feeling like a victim and things never work out for me.
  • What's wrong with me?
  • I'm lonely and I can't connect with people.
  • I don't have the kind of deep, meaningful relationship I want with a partner.
  • I keep having chronic health issues and suspect that things I experienced in my past are making it so I can't get well.
  • I'm afraid I won't be able to do what I came here to do because I keep getting in my own way.

All of those thoughts and feelings come from past, painful, unhealed experiences. The TAT process can heal all of those. This means that those feelings and thoughts actually come to an end. 

Where do you start with TAT? 


There are several ways for you to heal with TAT.  Whether you are looking for help with one thing or an all-inclusive self-healing process, we have it. 

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Tapas Fleming in the TAT Pose

TAT-101: A Comprehensive Introduction

When you want 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.

  • Complete How-to Guide
  • 33 page eBook
  • A video of Tapas guiding you through TAT 
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Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences with the TAT Program

Over 25 years of experience with hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated that using the simple TAT process works for healing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).

  • 18 downloadable recordings

  • Complete self-healing guidance  
  • Subscription or create your own programs available
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TAT for your health:

Do you have a health condition you’re dealing with right now?  Did you get a diagnosis and you’re still kind of in shock about it?  Find it hard to take the steps you need to get well?

  • How to get over the shock of diagnosis
  • How to clear past events that resulted in your condition 
  • How to clear away the mental and emotional binds that keep you from moving ahead 
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TAT Events & Webinars: 

Some of us are working long-term on making big changes. Some of us just want to be less stressed about something that’s up right now.  As a result of participating in group TAT work you will benefit from the healing intentions of everyone in the group.

  • Live Events

  • Webinars  
  • Workshops