Testimonials by Professionals

 J. Patricia Thatcher, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W 

Frequently the technique produces immediate results but is also helpful in an ongoing therapeutic relationship to help the person clear the trauma, dissolve the defensive structures built and restructure a more positive life position.

The TAT is very useful for the clinician as well to clear caregiver stress built up on daily basis as well as to clear vicarious traumatization and counter transference issues.

I would encourage anyone who is dealing with trauma to learn and utilize this simple yet profound technique.” 

Drs Maarten Aalberse,

Psychotherapist supervisor, trainer, board member of EABP

“TAT (Tapas Accupressure Therapy) is, in my experience, one of the most respectful and effective methods for the treatment of trauma, stress-related illnesses and allergic responses.”

 Ignacio Jarero,

Ed.D Ph.D, B.C.E.T.S, B.C.E.C.R, C.T.
Member of the EMDR-HAP International Advisory Committee
EMDR LII, ClSM Advance & Disaster Training.
Mexican Ass’n and Latin American Foundation for Crisis Therapy.
Founder and President 

“”I want to express to you that the Mexican Association for Crisis Therapy has used TAT with large groups of children (approx. 1,652) after natural disasters in Mexico (floods, 1998-1999), Nicaragua (floods and landslides, 1999), Colombia (earthquake, 1999) and Venezuela (floods and landslide, 1999). 

Additionally, the TAT protocol has been used as an adjunct to training groups affront line service personnel in Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia and Venezuela (approx. 642). 

When we apply TAT, most subjects reported post-traumatic stress symptomatology as measured by the Impact of Events Scale during assessment and SUDS (Subjective Units of Distress) often. Children and adults reported significant reductions in SUDS at the completion of the protocol. 

TAT is our favorite technique to reduce distress because it is easy to teach and apply. 

We call TAT for children “The magician’s hat” and we teach it to them like part of a story. The story we teach is that they are assistants to a magician and whenever they feel scared, they put on the magician’s hat and then they feel better 

The members of our team use TAT to help recover from the stress. 

I also use TAT to avoid dissociation.” 

 Helen Tuggy, PhD., Clinical Psychologist

“TAT is an elegant treatment in that it is simple yet very powerful. My clients have used it successfully for a range of difficulties including trauma, problem emotional states, and limiting/faulty beliefs. I consider TAT an indispensable tool for mind-body healing.

 Lee Pubs, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist, Vancouver, B.C. 

“TAT is one of the new power therapies that is producing dramatic changes in trauma, stress, allergies, fear, self-esteem and promoting self-healing.”

 Heather Fay, M.D.

“I have used TAT with great success in a variety of traumas such as abandonment when given up for adoption, agoraphobia, sport performance, fear, and relationship break-up. This technique has resulted in a major shift and dramatic progress in therapy.”

 Diane Kay Siegmund, M.A., Licensed Psychologist

“I have used TAT on a wide variety of patient complaints: panic disorders, depression, simple anxiety as well as very complex PTSD/physical en metal abuse treatment. In each case, TAT proved to be a powerfully gentle tool, most profoundly with a woman raped during childhood. We were able to reduce and resolve the trauma without dragging the client through graphically painful memories that more traditional approaches may pursue. TAT is a regular part of my practice. It transforms without getting the patient stuck in torment!” .

Curtis A. Steele, M.D.

“EFT is the single most effective tool I’ve learned in forty years of being a therapist… It works well for beginners and helps experienced therapists become even better”.

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