About Us

Since its inception in 2007, Nick, Alex and Jessica Ortner and The Tapping Solution team have been committed to spreading a message of hope, healing and joy through EFT Tapping, a technique that combines Ancient Chinese Acupressure and modern psychology, with startling results.

Worldwide, over 1,000,000 people have been introduced to Tapping through the efforts of the Tapping Solution Foundation. Their impact and commitment has been further fueled by raising over $250,000 to support revolutionary, world-changing projects in Rwanda, Mexico, Indonesia, and right here at home with US Veterans.

December 14, 2012: Hope In the Midst of Tragedy

The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting tragedy struck home for the Ortners, located right next door to Tapping Solution’s Newtown, CT-based company. Twenty-eight lives were lost, including 20 first-graders. Just days later Nick called in Dr. Lori Leyden of Create Global Healing to lead a support team that would provide trauma relief for families who lost loved ones, first responders, survivors of the shooting, and other affected members of the community, and provide vital support to community mental-health care givers. With an initial $10,000 donation from each of the Ortner siblings, the Foundation was formed.

Our First Accomplishment

In collaboration with Create Global Healing, The Tapping Solution Foundation has developed a powerful network of local, national and international alliances to bring train-the-trainer trauma relief & resiliency services and educational programs to Newtown. This is a sustainable long-term, community-based initiative and a new model for humanitarian aid. Embracing the legacy of Newtown’s signature response, We are Newtown, we CHOOSE LOVE, The Tapping Solution Foundation joined the town in creating a new standard for changing a culture of violence to one of peace, love and safety for all. To date we have provided effective trauma relief to hundreds of Newtowners and people in surrounding communities, as well. Further, we’ve provided training to nearly 100 local licensed healthcare professionals and self-care practitioners.

Establishing The Tapping Solution Foundation

“The decision to establish The Tapping Solution Foundation (TTSF) was an easy one. When I saw what was needed, and I knew what was possible, right here in Newtown. I knew the timing was right, so we quickly moved forward to formalize and fund our long-term commitment to charitable works.” 

– Nick Ortner



Our vision is to promote education, training, funding and healing, through EFT/Tapping to those in need around the world..



Support exemplary humanitarian projects that promote the use of EFT/Tapping for trauma and resiliency in disaster relief, medical care, education, business, government and community agencies, and meaningful community outreach initiatives.

Nick Ortner

Tapping Expert and a Co-founder of
“The Tapping Solution for Newtown:
Stress and Trauma Relief Project”

Nicolas Ortner is the CEO of “The Tapping Solution,” and Creator and Executive Producer of the breakthrough documentary, “The Tapping Solution,” which explores EFT or “tapping”, a healing tool based on ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Nick has also produced the “Tapping World Summit”, a free worldwide online event currently heading into its fifth year, which has been attended by over 500,000 people. (www.tappingworldsummit.com). As a resident of Newtown, CT, Nick is extremely passionate about helping the people of his community heal. 


Jessica Ortner

Tapping Expert and a Co-Founder of
“The Tapping Solution for Newtown:
Stress and Trauma Relief Project”

Jessica Ortner is a co-producer of the breakthrough documentary film on EFT / Meridian Tapping, “The Tapping Solution.” She studied digital journalism with the New York Film Academy, in conjunction with NBC News, and has been interviewing experts in the personal development field since 2007, having conducted over 200 broadcast interviews to date. For the past eight years, Jessica has traveled the world working with and training under many of the leaders in the field of personal development. She is trained as an NLP Master Practitioner and is certified in hypnosis. She combines her experience in the field with her knowledge of tapping to create tap-along audios that have been used by thousands of people around the world, with great results. 

Alex Ortner

A Co-Founder of “The Tapping Solution for Newtown: Stress and Trauma Relief Project”

Alex Ortner is a co-producer of many of The Tapping Solution programs, including the yearly Tapping World Summits. As an internet expert, he is at the heart of the Tapping Solution team, constantly working behind the scenes to make sure that everything runs cohesively to be able to run projects smoothly. He has a passion for personal development and helping others with Tapping. He is trained as an NLP Master Practitioner and is certified in hypnosis. Alex lives in Sandy Hook, CT, less than 2 miles away from Sandy Hook Elementary School with his wife and two young kids. Thankfully his children attend a different school and were safe during the terrible tragedies of December 14th, 2012. Alex is deeply committed to helping the people of his local community overcome the stress, anxiety, overwhelm, trauma and so much more caused on that day.

Dr. Maria Laura Ortner


Dr. Maria Laura Ortner is a psychologist trained in Argentina and in the United States. She serves as Director of The Tapping Solution Foundation.  She has obtained degrees in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology, as well as a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Child and Youth Studies, and has extensive experience on a variety of educational topics in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Ortner worked for 27 years as a school psychologist in an urban school system in Danbury, Connecticut, and is now extremely passionate about providing tools and techniques for students and educators to allow them to thrive in both their personal and professional lives. She is also the mother of Nick, Alex and Jessica, and currently lives Brookfield, Connecticut with her husband Martin.


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