When the lights and cameras turn off… When the world turns its attention to a new tragedy, or to the latest celebrity breakup or tweet… When the people and organizations that rushed in to help find they have other responsibilities or that the problem is too big for them to handle…What then? 

“Move on,” people say. “It’s in the past,” “I’m sure you’re fine by now, aren’t you?” “Buckle Up!” “That’s STILL affecting you?” Unlike other psychological problems, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) gets WORSE over time. And that’s in part because our brains start to rewire themselves around carrying these negative stress signals. The latest research shows that specific parts of our brain that control memory and learning start to shrink over time for people with PTSD.


Flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts about the traumatic events, loss of interest in activities and life in general, feeling detached from others and emotionally numb, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, outburst of anger, difficulty concentrating and much more. 

Why It Should Matter To All Of Us

Beyond the obvious humanitarian reasons for helping a fellow man, woman or child who is struggling, trauma, big or small, has a profound and often overlooked effect on our society and our world. We see the obvious cases of veterans with PTSD committing violence towards themselves or others. We see genocide survivors with no hope for the future, unable to take positive actions in their lives, or grasp ahold of the hand that is reached out to them. We see what we perceive as “normal” people bursting at the seams because of previous traumatic events that keep their minds, bodies and spirits stuck. All these cases and more, over 7 million in the United States alone, tell us that there’s a component to change, to helping someone get on their feet, to building a life and contributing to society, that we’ve been missing. 

A combination of Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology, Tapping quickly gets to the heart of the issue, working to rewire the brain, and the amygdala specifically, to create safety in the body and release trauma. 

There are several clinical trials showing that EFT really helps with PTSD. In one with war veterans we found that 86% of those who received six sessions of EFT recovered completely from their PTSD and when we tested them again three or six months later they stayed fine. When you look at people who get tapping and are traumatized and look at their EEG readouts, look at their brain wave patterns, you will find that when you think of a trauma the brain wave frequencies associated with stress come back to it. After tapping though, those frequencies quiet down and the brain waves normalize. And that is really powerful when you are using it on the spot when you are having any kind of bad event happen in your life. Dawson Church, Ph.D. from the documentary film, “Project Light: From Rwanda to Newtown”

The Tapping Solution Foundation is focused on serving several key needs.
Click on any of the links below to learn more about our specific efforts: 


Stress and Trauma Relief 
for Newtown, CT residents and those most affected by the tragedy.

Tapping Programs for Teachers and Students
To Reduce Stress, Text Anxiety, and More. 


  • "Based on my clinical experience and my reading of the research literature, EFT is the treatment of choice for rapid intervention in traumatic situations like Newtown that trigger overwhelming emotions in individuals and groups. Its use can prevent the future development of full-blown PTSD…"
    — Eric Leskowitz, MD from the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
  • "In my role as a United States Congressman, I’m constantly on the lookout for new and innovative methods that can change our country and help my constituents. EFT Tapping is one of those methods that I believe holds great promise and I highly recommend it be further researched, explored and used.”
    — United States Congressman Tim Ryan (Ohio)