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

Tapas Fleming in the TAT Pose

TAT is part of a larger family of mind-body healing techniques collectively known as Energy Psychology. Research suggests that TAT can be effective in treating stress, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and weight loss maintenance.

The Tapas Acupressure Technique combines holding acupressure points on your head and going through a series of 9 statements. It takes approximately 20 minutes to do and if you are new to TAT you can start with any of the downloadable recordings, webinars, or subscription programs and can feel relief today. 

What can doing TAT 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

Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)

Higher Energy Podcast with Tapas Fleming, Founder and Creator of TAT

ACEP’s Higher Energy Podcast - Episode #: 006 -- Podcast hosted by: 

Paula Shaw, CADC, DCEP and Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP Executive Director, ACEP

Tapas Fleming joins us today to discuss the Tapas Acupressure Technique® (TAT®) and shares how to do the TAT pose while leading us through how the technique works to clear emotional connections to trauma, negative experiences, and unpleasant thoughts that may cause stress and anxiety in our lives, including current worries regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). She explains how TAT can be used to heal the emotional charge and physical reactions to trauma, abuse, stress, and adverse childhood experiences so that an individual is no longer triggered by those memories and can live from a more spiritually-connected, centered, and peaceful place.

Through TAT, Tapas shares that unresolved emotions and limiting beliefs that have been picked up from family members, society, and events that we’ve lived through can be dissolved in a gentle but powerful way so that individuals can live from a more natural expression of who they are.

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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 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. 

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, you will find it here. 

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 a full TAT session

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).

  • 21 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? Finding 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 

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

Get Certified in TAT  

All three levels can be completed online

Level 1

Certified TAT Practitioner

Start here 

A Certified TAT Practitioner will learn the basic essentials in doing TAT for yourself and working with others. You will gain the depth of knowledge and experience with TAT to support your friends, family, clients, and yourself in living happier, healthier lives.

Level 2

Certified TAT Professional

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For professional use, and to get the most personal benefit from TAT, being fully trained is the way to go. A Certified TAT Professional will be taught all the essentials of working with allergies, health conditions, trauma, children, animals and subtle negative energies. 

Level 3

Certified TAT Trainer

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Becoming a Certifed TAT Trainer will enable you to mentor and teach new students working toward their Practitioner, Professional, and Trainer goals. You will be given everything you need to teach students through all three levels of certification. 

Guided Healing for Climate and Disaster Relief with TAT

In this video, I guide you through a short, modified version of TAT for Climate and Disaster Relief. 

One of my friends lives in Canberra, Australia, and she inspired me to get it done. I hear about her watering her plants, hoping to save them from the fires, getting government-issued masks to try and help cut the extremely-toxic smoke danger, that the situation is hour-to-hour deciding what to do, and she’s

wondering about leaving her home of 30 years, not sure where it’s even safe to go right now. The situation, as you probably know, is so dangerous and deadly for countless people, animals, plants, and trees. People have lost so much and are in conditions of shock and overwhelm.

TAT effortlessly puts us in a more spiritually-connected, centered, peaceful place. This video gives us an opportunity to join together in our wishes and intentions for the healing, health and happiness of everyone, including Mother Earth. It can be used for anyone who has lived through any disaster, related to climate change or not.

Please pass this link on to everyone you want. You’re welcome to introduce it to groups and organizations you belong to. Doing it together then sharing your experience with listening friends or family makes the healing more powerful. And if you can’t do it with a group, know that the intention we make at the beginning of the recording includes you and everyone who’d like to benefit. You’re already part of the group!

     - Tapas Fleming

 Founder and Creator of TAT