Techniques

Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT)

Trauma Tapping Technique is an efficient way to help yourself and others with symptoms of emotional stress and trauma. Self-help with Trauma Tapping Technique is simple to do and has proven effects. It takes less than five minutes to try it.

Self tapping Step-by-Step

INSTRUCTION: Think lightly about whatever bothers you, and tap firmly and rhythmically, approximately 15 times on each point shown below using two or three fingers, at a fairly fast rate. Take two deep breaths, relax and repeat the whole sequence. Take two deep breaths. Repeat until calm.

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Benefits of Trauma Tapping

Do It Yourself

This Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT) is a relaxation method simple enough for anyone to do. If you or somebody you know has escaped war like Winky in the film and don't have access to therapy yet, this tapping is something  you can learn quickly and do on your own. It has been shown to achieve relaxation for emotional and post-traumatic stress responses.

Proven Results

This technique has been used in Rwanda and D.R. Congo since 2007 with thousands of survivors of traumatic experiences. Check out our Research page. This is no magic, it will not make memories disappear, but it can lessen the emotional response. 

Passing Language Barriers

There is no need for any spoken intervention with this technique. This means you can teach it to somebody without the need of a translator. Simply have them watch the video, give them the hand out, or mime the motions for them as they do it for themselves.  

Ethically Safe

Language barriers aside, the Trauma Tapping Technique provides relaxation without having to talk about sensitive issues. Think lightly about what's bothering you (or ask the person you're teaching the method to to think about what's bothering them) and begin the tapping. Continue until calmer. 

Easy to share

This technique is easy to remember. Once you've learned the motions you can share it with others. If you have trouble remembering the steps, you can always watch to the video, visit this website or reference the print out. This is technique has been spread quickly in large groups such as refugee camps and communities - maybe yours?

Zero Cost

Sometimes a simple intervention at no cost can prove helpful. All you need are your fingertips and 10 minutes, that's it. You can tap alone or tap a friend or loved one, 100% free. Every bit of relaxation will help resolve yesterday.

Video instructions

Here are some easy to follow videos, use them on your phone, screen or with a television or projector in a group.

A calming Tapping exercise with Winky from the Peaceful Heart Network

A general instruction with Winky

TTT - Can Fingertops Heal trauma? Tapping as Grounding and Self Help for Stess and Trauma

A short introduction to Trauma Tapping

Trauma Tapping Technique — TTT

Tapping yourself

TTT with a Partner

You can help somebody else with tapping

Books

This is our book about Trauma Tapping Technique - A Tool for PTSD, Stress Relief and Trauma Recovery, and other great books to be inspired by.

Gunilla Hamne, Ulf Sandström

Trauma Tapping Technique

Trauma Tapping Technique - A Tool for PTSD, Stress Relief and Trauma Recovery

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Gunilla Hamne, Ulf Sandström

La Trauma Tapping Technique

La Trauma Tapping Technique: Comment apaiser stress et traumas avec la TTT

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Disclaimer

Trauma Tapping Technique is is a first aid, self-help technique that has proven helpful in calming emotional responses related to stress and traumatic experiences. While it has been an effective first aid treatment for many people experiencing different kinds of trauma, it is not intended to replace professional help or psychotherapy.