What is TAT®?
TAT® (Tapas Acupressure Technique®) is a simple, gentle and easy healing modality. It allows us to heal by clearing and changing our viewpoints including those associated with traumatic memory. TAT® helps us to free our space and to be able to set new intentions. TAT® works in harmony with traditional treatments; works without the use of medications or needles; nor is it necessary to re-experience the full blown emotions of personal trauma. TAT® is so powerful that in some cases miraculous changes are instantaneous. TAT® is a way to continually improve your health and happiness.
A personal description of TAT®
“I know for sure that it has a very healing effect from my personal experience of it but I am not sure of the dynamics of it. The points held on the face and neck while stating certain thoughts seem to create a “shift in perception” ( which also is the definition of a miracle).Sometimes with the change of perception comes insights and images and new understanding. It also seems to invoke self compassion and a release of harsh judgment or self criticism. I don’t know how it works- I just know that I’m grateful that it does!” -Maryanne, NY
“My experience with TAT® was quite different from other energy modalities that I have experienced in the past. I could actually feel the energy moving me, not just through me but causing me to move in certain directions. I felt very much at peace during (and after) the entire process, even though there was some of the old ‘I am supposed to be doing this or that’ routine. The simplicity of it appeals to me very much. I haven’t had what I would call drastic changes in my life yet, but want to explore this work further. Thanks for all the time you took with me, you are truly focused with your intent to help and heal.” -Jo, Louisiana
What areas of my life can I use TAT® to heal?
The list is endless. TAT® has been used on physical, emotional and mental issues. Documented cases include people who have used TAT® in clearing and healing allergies, stuck unhealthy patterns, negative beliefs, unhealthy financial issues, disorganization, sadness, loss, grief, help with disharmony in relationships, test anxieties, athletic struggles, addictions, procrastination, separation-divorce-step family issues, natural disasters, and abuse issues. TAT® can be used on any of the significant and influential events of your life that block you from fully living in a state of peace and joy.
What will I get from using TAT®?
Results range from feeling lighter and looking better to experiencing inner peace, relaxation, relief from issues, more vibrant health, clarity, empowerment, ah-ha moments, self-confidence, direction, an overall sense of well-being, a feeling of a fresh new start, realizing different perspectives and an amazing feeling of freedom and excitement.
Points of origin of TAT®
TAT® was developed by Tapas Fleming who is a Licensed Acupuncturist in California. She developed the Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT) in 1993. Tapas travels worldwide conducting TAT® workshops and training courses. Ongoing research includes an NIH (National Institutes of Health) weight loss study on TAT® which has been published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2007.
What is the TAT® pose?
The TAT® pose combines focusing our attention on the issue(s) we would like to address while placing our hands at specific locations on our face and the back of our head.
Shown below is the front and back hand placement for holding the TAT® pose.
What do I need in order to do TAT®?
You will need your intention, an issue to work on, your hands, your head, water, and paper/pen.
What does a TAT® session look like?
We begin by setting our intentions and stating the thoughts and charged area(s) that you’d like to work on. I guide you through the steps one by one, in a gentle, reverent space. The session can be conducted over the phone as well as in person. I honor your process and I honor your life experiences. It is with great respect and presence that I work with you. My passion is to work with you using the TAT® process and celebrating with you as you release that knotted and stressed energy. I find it very exciting to be a part of such powerful changes in a person’s life. More and more, I am amazed at the ease and grace of this process and the depth that life changes occur.
Can I use TAT® with my children, animals, plants?
Yes, absolutely. The hand position is a bit different when using with children and animals. Instead of placing the hands on the face/head, a flat open hand is placed in front of the child or animal so as to cover the area of the forehead and eyes. When working with plants and the environment, I have used both hand positions.