WHAT IS TAT?
Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT) sm is an easy process for ending
traumatic stress, reducing allergic reactions and freeing yourself of
negative beliefs. TAT is a new, simple and effective technique that
delivers inner peace, relaxation, more vibrant health and empowerment
in minutes.** It combines lightly holding a few acupressure points on
your head (the TAT pose) as you put your attention on a problem (the
Steps of TAT).*
TAT does not replace therapy or health care from medical
HOW TO DO THE TAT POSE
With one hand, lightly touch the tip of the thumb to the area
1/8-inch above the inner corner of your eye.* With the fourth finger
(ring finger) of the same hand, lightly touch the tip of the finger to
the area 1/8-inch above the inner corner of the other eye.* Both
fingertips are now on either side of the bridge of your nose.* Place
the tip of the middle finger at the point midway between, and about
1/2 inch above, eyebrow level.* You now have all three fingertips
lightly touching the three points.* If you make your hand look like a
coyote looking at you, it is easy to remember how to do the TAT pose.
Now place your other hand on the back of your head, with the palm
touching the head so that the thumb is resting at the base of the
skull just above the hairline.* The palm cradles
the base of your skull.* If you are holding your hands in the TAT
pose on someone else, the same area at the base of the skull is
covered, however your little finger will be just above the hairline.*
Both hands should be resting gently.* No pressure is necessary.
For children age 11 and under, the pose is done by holding the hand
in front open with the palm covering the three points.* The hand at
the back is in the same position.
For babies or very sick people or anyone who feels uncomfortable with
touch, the pose is done by holding the hands in the same position as
for children, only the hands are an inch or two away from the person's
THE STEPS OF TAPAS ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUE (TAT)
Step 1: The problem.
Step 2:* The opposite condition.*
** For a trauma, the statement is:* It happened, it's over, I'm OK
and I can* relax.
** For a negative belief, it is the opposite condition in the words
of the person with
***** the negative belief.
** For an allergy, the statement is:* My body has no problem with
(whatever the ***** allergen is).
Step 3:* All the origins of this problem are healing now.*
or- God (or whatever name you use), thank you for healing all the origins
of this problem.
Step 4:* All the places in my mind, body and life where this has
been a problem/resonated/been held/been stuck are healing now.*
or- God, thank you for healing all the places in my mind, body and
life where this has been a problem/resonated/been held/been stuck.*
Step 5:* All the parts of me that got something out of having this
problem are healing now.* or
God (or whatever name you use), thank you for healing all the parts
of me that got something out of having this problem.
Step 6:* I forgive everyone I blamed for this problem, including God
Step 7:* I ask forgiveness of everyone I hurt because of this
After you've completed the TAT Steps, put your attention on the
problem again.* Check and see if there's anything about it that still
bothers you.* If there is, put your attention on that and do the TAT
pose for a couple of minutes or until you feel done.* Continue in this
way until there is nothing about it that hurts you, troubles you or
feels stuck.* You will know you're done because when you think about
the problem you feel free, at peace and relaxed.
** ** ** ** ** ** *
The simplest way to use TAT is to put your attention on the problem,
be in the TAT pose, and watch your feelings, thoughts and sensations
pass by like clouds in the sky.* You are welcome to do all seven of
the Steps of TAT or to do it this way.
** ** ** ** ** ** *
The first time you ever do TAT, do the TAT pose with your attention
for one minute or so on this statement, "I deserve to live and I can
accept love, help and healing."* You only need to do that once ever.*
You don't need to do all seven steps with this.
Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT)
If you are doing TAT alone, you may want to reflect on what happened
by writing down what happened as you did each step.* If you are
working with someone else on their issue, ask them to tell you what
happened after each step.* They can rest their arms during this time.*
Watch them and listen without making comment or direction.* Just
accept and acknowledge what they have told you and have them do the
next step.* Do the TAT pose with each step.*
Each step should last around a minute or until you feel done.*
Feeling done can be indicated by a sigh, a sense of not being engaged
with the problem anymore, your attention wandering, an energy release,
or simply a feeling of being done.* For children, this may happen in a
few seconds.* You can use either hand in front.* You can keep your
eyes open or closed, as you wish.
Very rarely, your feelings may get stronger as you do TAT.* If this
happens, stay in the TAT pose and put your attention back on what you
were doing in that step.* Don't put your attention on getting more and
more into the feeling.* Following these instructions, the feeling
usually turns to peace in less than half a minute.* If you don't feel
peace about this problem in about a half a minute, ask for help from a
mental health professional.*
To dissolve the stress from a problem, do the TAT pose as you do each
of the Steps of TAT.* You can rest your arms at any time you want --
during a step and/or between steps.* Put your attention on the thought
in each step.
In Step 3, you don't need to know what the origins are.* Just make
the intention that they are healing now.
In Step 4, you don't need to know what all the places in your mind,
body and life are that the problem has been stuck.* Just make the
intention that whatever they are, they are healing now.
In Step 5, you don't need to know if any parts of you got something
out of this.* You also don't need to know what those parts might have
gotten out of this.* Just make the intention that if there were any
parts of you that got something out of this, they are healing now.
Keep your TAT work to a maximum of 20 minutes per day actually in the
Drink 6-8 glasses of water on the days you do TAT.
When you are done with your work, I recommend that you give thanks.
I don't believe that the TAT process itself does the healing.* God,
Divine Love, or the natural energy of life does the healing.* TAT
opens the gateway for the healing to occur.
How to Use TAT to be Happier
1.* If something happened that keeps bothering you (even if you don't
know what it is), hold the TAT pose and do:
Step 1:* It happened.
Step 2:* It happened, it's over, I'm OK and I can relax.
Then do steps 3-7.
2.* If you feel you have unfinished business with someone --whether
they are dead or alive--, hold the TAT pose and have a conversation
with them (silently or out loud) until you feel done.* If it's right
for you in this relationship, ask for forgiveness and grant
3.* If you can't get a negative belief out of your head, hold the TAT
pose and do:
Step 1:* Say the negative belief (silently or out loud)
Step 2:* Say the opposite belief (silently or out loud)
Then do steps 3-7.
4.* If you feel that a food or any substance is making you sick
because your body reacts badly to it--whether you are in contact with
that food or substance now or you used to be--, hold the TAT pose and
Step 1:* Put your attention on that food or substance.
Step 2:* Put your attention on the thought "My body has no trouble
with this food or substance."
Then do steps 3-7.
5.* If something is bothering you and you don't know what it is, hold
the TAT pose and watch what happens, like clouds passing by in the
sky.* You can also hold the pose and do:
Step 1:* Whatever it is that's bothering me.
Step 2: Whatever is bothering me is healing now.
Then do steps 3-7.
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