This was a great workshop and added another tool to my therapy box. I enjoyed being able to practice and experience Tapping during the practicums, and the practice added to my comfort of using it immediately with clients.

Workshop Participant 2023
Diana Sturm

As a therapist, harness the transformative power of Somatic Tapping to guide your clients toward profound emotional healing and growth


Tapping changed my life in 2009. I used it for myself and for clients and was amazed at the results. Since that time, Tapping has been accepted as an evidence-based technique. It is used by many coaches around the world, but isn’t well known within the field of behavioral health. I created UpLifting EFT, now Somatic Tapping, to train social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists and other behavioral health professionals on how to use Tapping with their clients.

What is Tapping?

The basic idea behind Tapping is that emotional problems and physical symptoms are caused by disruptions in the body’s energy system. By tapping on specific points on the body’s meridian system (meridians and points used in acupuncture), Tapping aims to correct these energy disruptions and restore balance to the body. Through advances in technology in neural imaging brain studies, we now know this is a somatic technique, where the somatic engagement of touch and auditory stimuli activates the amygdala, the part of the brain which stores emotions and memories.

Tapping can be used for a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, chronic pain, weight loss, and addiction. It is often used in conjunction with other therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based therapy. Somatic Tapping training can help your clients.

Why train in Somatic Tapping?

Many medical professionals are always looking for new and effective techniques to help their clients, and Somatic Tapping can be a valuable addition to their toolbox. The evidence-based nature of Tapping, along with its ability to quickly reduce the intensity of emotions and physical pain, can make it a powerful tool for improving the overall well-being of clients.

In addition to its benefits for clients, Tapping can also provide a number of benefits for the medical professionals who use it. For example, by reducing the intensity of their clients’ emotional experiences, Somatic Tapping can help professionals to reduce their own levels of vicarious trauma or secondary traumatic stress. This can be especially important for those working in high-stress environments, such as trauma centers or emergency rooms.

Overall, Somatic Tapping can be a valuable tool for medical professionals who are looking to expand their skill sets and improve the outcomes for their clients. With its evidence-based approach and rapid results, Tapping can help professionals to more effectively treat a wide range of conditions and provide better care for their clients.

Tapping bridges the gap between talk therapy and somatic healing, offering your clients a holistic path to inner wellness

Tapping is Evidence-Based

There is a growing body of research supporting the effectiveness of Tapping for a range of mental and physical health issues. Some studies have shown that Tapping can be as effective or even more effective than traditional talk therapies, and can lead to significant improvements in symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

For example, a randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease found that Tapping was significantly more effective than cognitive-behavioral therapy for reducing symptoms of PTSD in veterans. Another study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology showed that Tapping was effective in reducing symptoms of depression in a group of college students.

While more research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms behind Tapping and to determine its effectiveness for different populations and conditions, the existing evidence suggests that it is a promising and evidence-based technique for improving emotional and physical well-being.

Tapping can be Fast

One of the advantages of Tapping is that it can produce rapid results for many individuals. This is because the technique works by tapping into the body’s natural healing processes, which can lead to rapid and profound changes in emotions and physical sensations.

However, it’s important to note that the effectiveness of Tapping can vary depending on the individual and the nature of the issue being addressed and the skill level of the practitioner using the method. While some people may experience rapid relief from symptoms after just one or two rounds of tapping, others may require more extensive treatment.

Tapping can be a powerful tool for managing emotions and reducing physical pain, it is not a panacea and may not be effective for everyone or every condition. As with any therapy, it’s important to work with a trained and licensed professional to ensure that you are using the technique safely and effectively.

Why train with Somatic Tapping?

While Tapping can be a powerful tool for improving emotional and physical wellbeing, it’s important to approach it with a proper level of training and expertise. In many cases, Tapping is used in conjunction with other therapeutic approaches, and should not be used as a standalone treatment for diagnosable medical conditions.

Somatic Tapping’s focus on providing training to licensed professionals in the fields of behavioral health, medicine, nursing, chiropractic care, and audiology/speech language pathology is a responsible approach to ensuring that the technique is used safely and effectively. By building on the existing training and experience of professionals in these fields, Somatic Tapping can help professionals incorporate Tapping into their existing practices in a responsible and effective way.

Other trainings in tapping, require many hours of working with clients to learn the basics that behavioral health and other medical professionals have already had training in. Those programs train coaches, note licensed professionals. Somatic Tapping knows you have already spent hours in practicums, internships, and residencies learning how to work with clients. Somatic Tapping uses that basis and teaches you how to present this specific technique to your clients. Somatic Tapping also offers continuing education hours to behavioral health professionals for completing the training.