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Use the Tapas Acupressure Technique to Heal any Emotional Trauma

November 15th, 2007 by Ryan

Life may seem hard sometimes.  We do our best to deal with life's challenges as they come up and maintain a positive outlook on life. 

We've all experienced a sudden trauma in our life that we weren't expecting.  A death in the family, a bad breakup, a business failure, or a debilitating physical injury are just some of the types of traumas that can overpower our most powerful mindset and lead us into a spiral of negative beliefs and harmful emotions. 

If we aren't careful, these traumas can live in us for so long that we forgot how we felt before they happened. 

A trapped pain can taint our every interaction until our anger, frustration, or depression are just accepted as part of our personality by ourselves and everyone who knows us. 

We think, "It would feel so good to be a kid again, free of all the pain and hardship that life has bestowed upon me." 

The reality is that although we can never be a kid again, we can still feel as good as we did when we were young (in fact, we can feel better). 


Just as life has been a journey with it's road bumps, the journey back to childlike glee is a similar journey. 

Some things that have helped me include meditation, affirmations, EFT, energy work with chakras and healers, being present, understanding and using the law of attraction, and T.A.T.

What is TAT? 

TAT stands for Tapas Acupressure Technique and is the most powerful method of releasing emotions from painful traumatic memories that I know of. 

It's an easy process of holding a few acupressure points while going through a series of statements that allow your mind and body to let go of trauma or negative beliefs. 

It allows your body to dissipate negative emotions which leaves you with greater energy, personal power, and inner peace.

How to do TAT?

To learn how to do TAT, download this free ebook and follow the step-by-step instructions, then come back and read the rest of this post.

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To do TAT, find a quiet place where you can spend 10 minutes to yourself.  I usually do TAT before I go to sleep since it helps relax me and clear my head. 

You may feel dramatic shifts immediately or a more subtle shift within a few days.  You may feel like a weight has been lifted or you just feel happier or more emotionally free. 

This is the process of regaining that youthful joy of being a kid again.  Feel free to be creative with the wording.  Say the words that feel best for your situation.

I have personally used TAT, dozens of times to overcome many things in my life.  I like to focus on one trauma or limiting belief at a time and do it every night for about 5 days straight. 

I've done on things that I logically thought that I was beyond and I've found that it's helped a lot since there was still a bit of pain buried deep within my psyche.  

Throughout the day if anything comes up I may go into the TAT pose and reaffirm the "I choose" statement from step 8 to refocus myself. 

It's a great way to center yourself and refocus your energy.  Try it on a painful event you've experienced in the past right now and see how it works for you.

To learn more, purchase TAT Instructional Videos and Audio Programs or  download this free ebook.

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I recommend getting the TAT 2000 DVD Workshop or the TAT for Physical Conditions.

Here are some Videos to help you get an idea of how to do TAT and how well it works:

TAT Introduction (By a Skeptical Vietnam Vet)
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TAT for Healing Combat Stress (Part 1)
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TAT for Healing Combat Stress (Part 2)
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TAT Experience from a Veteran from Iraq and Afghanistan
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Why Do TAT?  What Does TAT Do?
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To learn more, purchase TAT Instructional Videos and Audio Programs or download a free "How to Do TAT eBook".

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34 Responses to “Use the Tapas Acupressure Technique to Heal any Emotional Trauma”

  1. Einar Says:

    Hey! I have heard about this stuff before and really wanted to try it, but I cant think of any traumatic experience evrytime I want to do it, so I just donæt try it. Does it work on just life and emotions in general, like without an exact episode in mind???

  2. Sue Ann Edwards Says:

    In addition to this wonderful technique, for those of us who are lazy, (like me), we can bypass our heads by imagining being surrounded by violet light. I know it sounds goofy but it works. Imagine the violet light then imagine it turning to deep purple. And the negative charges will be neutralized.

  3. Ryan Says:

    Yes, you can definitely use it on emotions in general or negative beliefs instead of a specific event. I use it anytime I want to let go of anything, illness, frustration, attachment, etc.

    For a negative belief, replace step 2 with a statement of the opposite for the belief. So for a belief such as “I am poor”, in step you say “I am wealthy and welcome abundance into my life.”

    For an illness or allergy, replace step 2 with a statement such as “My body can handle ____*allergic substance*____”

    Sometimes I’ll just do the pose and say “I let go of this frustration (or any emotion) now and welcome healing.”

  4. Ben Says:

    This is great! I’m going to try it. Thank you.

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  6. Dstructor Says:

    Ho-lee Shit !

    I swear to god i felt this fire in my belly & just under my ribs moments after holding the pose

    An important thing i wanted to add for this technique to work is to really pinpoint your center before

    By center i mean your experience, it’s effect on you that’s still going on till today and notice how that feels without trying to change it or anything

    I think that’s the reason it worked with me. What my experience affected me is that it made me hate myself & afraid/insecure about how people would react to what i do…Funny thing is, just realizing that stopped it from “taking over” my thoughts

  7. How do I forgive? Says:

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  8. Acupuncture Says:

    Your site is a wealth of treasures. I have used TAT and EFT, sometimes using one or the other for various issues. The synopsis you provide on these techniques prove to be a great resource for many – as I continue to point patients in your direction. Thank you!

    Acupuncture’s last blog post..Acupuncture Denver, Colorado

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  16. Jonas Says:

    For step 10, do you use the first or second pose?

  17. Ryan Says:

    Hey Dstructor, great point, awareness brings healing, ESPECIALLY when holding the tat pose.

    Hi Fuyiu, thanks for the links and the kind words. I’m sure your patients are in good hands, especially when you introduce them to this like tat in addition to your services.

    Jonas, for step 10 you dont need to hold the pose but you can if you like.

  18. Skipping Learning Life’s Lessons by Releasing | You Are Truly Loved Says:

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  20. Todd - TAT - Explanation Says:

    Thanks. I am looking into TAT and acupressure to relieve some pain I am having that maybe linked to trauma. This was the best step by step guide I found.

  21. Ryan Says:

    Hey Todd, good to hear. Nice summary of tat you have there on your site. Its good to see others spreading the word of this healing technique.

  22. Hoski Says:

    Thank U for yr gift to friends of this site.
    But why not telling us be that last version of TAT which is known as iTAT? . It is more simple and easy to do

  23. Ryan Says:

    Hoski, I am not familiar with this version of tat, do you have resource link?

  24. Emme Says:

    Nice blog! Keep up the good work.

  25. super green tea Says:

    Hi,Great blog dude! i’m Fed up with using RSS feeds and do you use twitter?so i can follow you there:D.PS:Do you considered putting video to this web site to keep the readers more entertained?I think it works.Yours, Ruth Semmler

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  28. Jeraldine Kapawen Says:

    The tapas acupressure is a very natural therapy which is very helpful for those who have problems with their emotions.

  29. game copy wizard Says:

    I particularly like the invocation of intent for healing recommended at the start of the draw.

    This process is on behalf of each of us and each other, our families, our ancestors, our conscious and subconscious minds, all the parts of us, all the points of view we’ve ever had, everyone involved in this, everyone who uses these cards, and anyone else who would like to benefit from this.

  30. A Says:

    Is there any way of getting access to the youtube videos again? I found them helpful and quite inspiring but them seem to be private now.

  31. imar Says:

    How i can watch your video plz. It said that it’s private and i dont know what to do

  32. Tammara Says:

    @ imar – Most of the videos seem to be working OK now except the first two. Hope that helps! respectfully, Tammara Acerra

  33. imar Says:

    @ Tammara: I’m talking about the first 2. The others i saw it online but i want to see the first 2 videos but it said it’s private and i dont know what to do

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