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Unlocking Healing with Trauma-Focused Tapping Techniques

Welcome to a transformative exploration of Trauma-Focused Tapping Techniques, where we delve into over a dozen simple exercises derived from EMDR and EFT. This immersive 1-day online workshop, guided by Stacy Ruse, LPC, a trauma expert and seasoned Evergreen EMDR and IFS consultant, is designed for therapists seeking to deepen their therapeutic toolkit and guide clients towards profound transformation.


You can also read more about Tapping Our Way into Healing in my article in Psychotherapy Networker Magazine.





The Power of Tapping:

Tapping, integral to EMDR therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), empowers clients to regulate their own emotional well-being. This accessible approach places the healing journey directly into the hands of clients, fostering a collaborative and supportive therapeutic environment. These techniques seamlessly integrate into various treatment approaches, offering a versatile tool for releasing emotional blockages, reprocessing distressing memories, and promoting the integration of mind, body, and emotions.


Workshop Overview:

Stacy Ruse's workshop offers a comprehensive understanding of Trauma-Focused Tapping Techniques, with a focus on practical application and integration into therapeutic practices. Here's a glimpse of the immersive content awaiting participants:


Tapping 101: Resource Installation and Holistic Healing

  • Understanding Resource Installation, Resource Tapping, and Meridian Tapping

  • Types of Tapping and Bilateral Stimulation (BLS)

  • Goal setting for Tapping and its application in healing

  • Embracing a holistic approach for comprehensive healing


How Tapping Works: The Science & Mechanisms of Action

  • Impact of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma Healing

  • In-depth exploration of Bilateral Stimulation (BLS)

  • Mechanisms of Action behind BLS and Meridian Tapping


Therapeutic Benefits and Applications

  • Assessing Client Readiness for Tapping

  • Identifying signs of readiness for Tapping Techniques

  • Factors impacting readiness: Trauma History, Emotional Regulation, and Resourcing

  • Assessing client preferences and comfort level with Tapping


Resource Tapping for Cultivating Calm, Connection, and Empowerment

  • The role of Resource Tapping in restoring emotional balance

  • Fostering a therapeutic environment of safety and trust

Integrating Resource Tapping into a comprehensive therapeutic approach


Step-by-Step Instruction: Using Tapping Techniques from EFT and EMDR

  • General BLS Instructions

  • Choosing the optimal visual focus: Eyes open or closed

  • Exploring the inner workings of Meridian Tapping

  • Demonstrations and practice sessions


Evidence, Research Limitations, and Treatment Risks

  • Examining existing research on EFT and Tapping Techniques

  • Studies supporting the effectiveness of Tapping

  • Addressing potential risks and contraindications


Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will gain profound insights and skills, including:

  • Examining the mechanisms of action underlying the effectiveness of acupressure techniques in psychotherapy.

  • Describing the integration of acupoint stimulation into exposure and cognitive therapies in evidence-based EFT for the treatment of PTSD.

  • Understanding the core components of Bilateral Stimulation (BLS) in the context of trauma treatment, EMDR, and tactile stimulation.

  • Learning how to use EMDR resourcing techniques to build and enhance self-regulation, ego strength, and secure attachment.

  • Incorporating brief EMDR-derived techniques to increase stability, enhance emotional regulation, and improve relational difficulties.

  • Utilizing Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to enhance overall happiness, health, and wellbeing while decreasing unwanted symptoms from traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and pain.


Join Stacy Ruse, LPC, in this illuminating journey of Trauma-Focused Tapping Techniques, where the convergence of science, evidence, and compassionate practice opens new doors for healing. Don't miss the opportunity to build a toolkit filled with practical tools and techniques that can be immediately implemented in your practice.


Register today and unlock the transformative potential of tapping in your therapeutic journey. Your clients deserve the empowering gift of Trauma-Focused Tapping. #HealingWithTapping #TransformativeTherapy #AglowCounseling 🌟💚


See my article Tapping Our Way into healing: A Simple, Expoerwing Tool for Self-regulation in Psychotherapy Networker Magazine.


With love,


Stacy Ruse, LPC


Stacy Ruse, LPC, is an esteemed Evergreen EMDR consultant, IFS-Institute consultant, and founder of Aglow Counseling. Stacy teaches a therapeutic style that is characterized by the art of EMDR & IFS therapies with a transpersonal twist, transcending the conventional boundaries of traditional therapy. Her holistic approach acknowledges the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit allowing individuals to tap into their innate resilience and ignite their personal transformation journey. As a trauma expert, national and international trainer, and clinical consultant, Stacy's approach is deeply rooted in trauma-informed methodologies.


IFS-Informed EMDR Consult Group: www.aglowcounseling.com/group-consultation



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