The Tapping Solution Foundation Works With Communities
The Tapping Solution Foundation spreads its support worldwide by providing free resources for families, schools, and communities in need. Here is a look at some of our work:
Western Connecticut Regional Safety Crisis Team
Dr. Maria Ortner from The Tapping Solution Foundation presented to the Western Connecticut Regional Safety Crisis Team, which is comprised of personnel, administrators and community members from different CT school districts. This crisis team mobilizes when a school or other institution in the area suffers a crisis. The level of intervention varies and depends on the organization requesting help. The Foundation’s intention was to discuss the implementation of Tapping as one type of tool to use in a crisis.
The crisis team has been called to support students and staff after life-changing events, such as the death of a parent and the loss of a middle school student due to suicide. Social workers, counselors, and comfort dogs have also been available as a tool for healing.
Social & Emotional Learning Program in New Hampshire
New Hampshire has been leading the nation with its redefined extensive focus on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in schools. The Governor’s School Safety Preparedness Taskforce Report highlights the significant need for SEL in all schools, specifically an explicit comprehensive program, like the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement (JLCL) program that is being implemented in all of New Hampshire’s schools.
The JLCL Movement was created by Scarlett Lewis after her son, Jesse, was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Scarlett created the JLCL Movement, alongside many educators, to establish a free and comprehensive SEL program for all schools. From this, the Choose Love Enrichment Program™ was born. It is a no-cost, downloadable, pre-K through 12th grade, evidence-based social and emotional classroom program teaching children how to choose love in any circumstance. Included elements are positive psychology, mindfulness, neuroscience, character values and more.
While creating the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, we realized the importance of including a Tapping aspect to the SEL program. Now teachers can access a free Tapping guide that correlates to the Choose Love SEL program. The Tapping guides are available for early elementary, upper elementary, middle, and high school on the website as a Tapping Extension Program.
The Tapping Solution Foundation has donated over 1,000 books to teachers in New Hampshire. You can learn more about this on our blog post here.
Family & Children’s Aid in Danbury, Connecticut
The Tapping Solution Foundation presented to a group of therapists at Family & Children’s Aid (FCA). FCA is a child-focused 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization offering high quality, innovative mental health care for children and their families.
FCA operates under the belief that children are society’s most valuable assets. For over 200 years, FCA has been providing children with safe homes and therapeutic support allowing children to lead healthier lives. FCA believes that seeking help is a sign of strength. They believe excellent care should be available to individuals and families in all walks of life, whenever needed. Effective and professional mental health care makes our children healthier and communities stronger.
Dr. Maria Ortner introduced EFT Tapping to the therapists, and the Foundation donated copies of “Gorilla Thumps and Bear Hugs” by Alex Ortner to all staff members.
Quinnipiac University Workshop (Hamden, Connecticut)
After being contacted by Quinnipiac University to learn more about EFT Tapping, Dr. Maria Ortner from The Tapping Solution Foundation conducted a workshop on EFT / Tapping.
There were 75 attendants, including college administrators, professors, secretaries, custodians, and administrative staff. The workshop included an introduction to EFT/Tapping, instruction and directions on how to use the technique, as well as hands-on practice. A number of books and summit packages were also distributed among the attendants.
The event was a great success, and the Foundation was asked to come back and repeat the workshop next year. It’s truly gratifying to see an organization of this caliber allocating resources of time and effort for the well being of their staff and employees. We will be back next year!
The Tapping Solution Foundation Partners with GRACES to Bring Tapping to Children in Guatemala
The Tapping Solution Foundation recently visited Antigua (the ancient capital of Guatemala, now a bustling colonial city) to teach and promote the use of EFT Tapping in the classroom. We visited the “Escuela Integrada de Niños Trabajadores”, a private school dedicated to serving the children of several communities around Antigua. These are children who live in extreme poverty and who, were it not for the efforts of the school, would probably be out working at a very tender age.
The school had learned about EFT Tapping through the outreach efforts of The Tapping Solution. They realized the value of implementing this technique for school children and reached out for help in implementing a program locally. Dr. Maria Laura Ortner, Director of Global Outreach for the Tapping Solution Foundation, replied and, over the course of several months, met over Skype with both their school psychologist and their school counselor, teaching them and guiding them on how to best use tapping with the children. Delighted with the initial results, we eventually traveled to Antigua and spent three days teaching the tapping techniques to the schoolchildren, as well as to their teachers, school staff and parents.
You can read more about our work in Guatemala by clicking here.