Bits and Pieces!

Written by: Nick Ortner

Nick-Snow-2014I hope you’re having a wonderful week.  We’ve had a ton of snowfall here in Connecticut, which makes for perfect book writing weather!

I’ve been working on my next book, The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief, due out in April of 2015.  Before then, Jessica will be bringing you The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence, published by Hay House and released this coming May.

I know how busy everyone is these days, so today I thought I’d share some “bite-sized” bits and pieces of info that you might find useful for your life.  Let me know what you think and if you find this format helpful.  🙂

Let me know if you find this format helpful by commenting below.


Tapping Tip: Stand Out in the World

email-criticized-quoteIf you want to stand out in the world, prepare to have SOME critics. Especially in this day and age, where everyone online has a voice and can easily spend 30 seconds ranting about what they don’t like about you, it’s going to happen!

And that’s OK because if you’re aligned with your purpose, with your message, with what you want to accomplish in your life and the world, you can see the criticism as a solid example of the fact that you’re getting out there. You can also use tapping to clear this fear of criticism.

Here’s an easy way:

1. Imagine you are out in the world, the way you want to be. That might mean your book is published, you’ve got that promotion, you’re doing whatever it is you most desire. Imagine it fully and feel it in your body.

2. Pay attention to the “oh, ohs…” that come up when you have this vision. You might see people criticizing you (or it could be a different issue altogether). Tap through the points, simply imagining your goal coming true, and whatever tension or stress comes up in your body when you do so. Keep tapping, imagining, feeling it, until you feel the resistance clear.

What’s getting in your way of success? Have you tapped on it?



“Fearful Memories Passed Down” 

TS-cartoonIn what is sometimes considered by outsiders of our “woo-woo” world of healing, we know intuitively the great influence that our ancestors can have on our current experience.

Now science is telling us we’ve been right all along! Use this knowledge to your benefit, tap to clear out genetic imprints!

This means that if you know your mother or father had a particularly traumatic experience or time period of fear, scarcity, anxiety, or whatever else, you can tap to clear that from your body. Play with it and let me know what you experience!

It’s OK if you don’t know the exact details, just guess at what they may have experienced, guess based on what you know and see what happens. 😉

Read more here:

“Fearful Memories Passed Down to Mouse Descendants” Genetic imprint from traumatic experiences carries through at least two generations.



Around the World!

Writing a book and having it do so well is obviously incredibly personally fulfilling, but I think my favorite part is seeing these foreign translations come in! It’s just outright fun!

I never know what the cover is going to look like, what language is next, but I get these little treats in the mail and can imagine people around the world sitting down, reading the book, and tapping.

Here’s a picture of the Bulgarian and Czech editions.

Bulgarian-Czech The Tapping Solution



The Tapping Solution: Foundation Update

nick-quote1This past weekend in Newtown, CT, Dr. Lori Leyden, director of the Foundation, and our lead trainers Jondi Whitis and Jade Barbee, led 27 people through a 2-day training on EFT.

We’ve trained over 150 people directly involved in helping people heal from the tragedy, but this group was an especially powerful one, including a CT state trooper who is going to bring it back to his colleagues, a teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary who is implementing daily tapping in her classroom, local psychologists and psychiatrists and more.

It’s thrilling to see that tapping is being accepted in such a profound way by the community.

In 2014, we’ll be sharing more resources with you as to how to bring tapping into your communities, including information on pilot programs in schools we’re currently running (and how you can run them as well), our work in prisons, and much more.  If you’re already making progress sharing tapping with groups and communities like this, we’d love to hear about it! Email and let us know what you’re up to.  Thank you for your continued support!


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  1. Susie Fergus says:

    LOVE the new format. Easier to read, categorized with mini-headlines. Great change! Love your work!

  2. Wendy Parfrey says:

    I love the bite sized format. I have had to aggressively slash the overwhelming avalanche of incoming webinars, videos and books, to ensure I can still hear the inner voice that guides me where I need to go, and digest and integrate those things that I have deamed as important to my growth. I like that you are on the ball with this Nick! Thank you!

  3. Krystyna Andreoni says:

    Love the Short Format…. Thank You! I’m much too busy to wade through long messages and they turn me off > “Get to the Point” is going through my head! Love this one. It was great hearing you in Australia – Keep up the Great Work. 😉

  4. Rima says:

    Really like the format, short, sweet and to the point with great info.

  5. Ghislaine says:

    Great new format. Concise and clearly labelled for easy choosing. Links to explore further are great. But my favourite thing Nick is that you ALWAYS write from the heart. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.

  6. Cheryl says:

    Yes, snowy winter days are ideal for writing, and hyour email came in right as I was about to settle down and work on my book. But I found the teasers from your book so on target, that I wanted to congratulate you and offer this insight…and hope…to those who may be skeptical about tapping.

    I had major, double, quasi-emergency surgey this past year, shingles, mini-collapsed lung, and a life-long emotional truma come to a head all within 6 months–oh, and a 15-year relationship ended too, lest I forget. Tapping, recommended to me by my family practice doctor, helped get me through. I had too many decades of pain to clear; I never thought it would work. But how it did work! Not only can I walk again, but I do so with pride and confidence because I have a tool that I can use at any time to fend off the free-floating anxiety that can plague us–tapping! It works, it works it works. You have nothing to lose. DO it in the privacy of your room, keep at it, and you will find yourself almost automatically using the technique when troubles–or even joy–arise. If we all tapped, there would be so much less sickness…emotional and physical. It has helped me heal ohysically and emotionally, and deal with aging and self-image. Please, tap… it is a godsend.

  7. Jill Papanek says:

    Love the Bits and Pieces! Really helpful. Useful info in a brief message. Very helpful in our busy world. Thank you so much

  8. Thanks! says:

    Thanks for the format, which really helps those of us trying to stay up-to-date on lots of topics. Also wanted to thank you for your book, The Tapping Solution. During my motivational workshops for hospital teams, I do a brief overview of tapping and we do one tapping session as a group, but that’s all of the time I have to focus on it, so I give the book out to teams to start their resource library. I’ve already “recruited” several new “tappers” through that process and nothing pleases me more! Thanks much!

  9. Helen says:

    Hi Nick,

    The succinct, practical and inspirational information that you generously share with so many is ever so beneficial. As you acknowledged, it is the case that, often there just is not the available time to spend reading paragraphs and pages of information.

    Thank you for your work and all the very best to you. While you snuggle up with warm blankets/heaters and write, we, (here in Australia), are enjoying the Summer time.

    Kind regards,


  10. Elizabeth Eddy says:

    Helpful format, thanks. Brevity is always my choice. To headline each topic with a couple of sentences, and offer the options of reading further or not would be another refinement I like.

  11. Nancy says:

    I think bit and pieces are a valuable strategy. Especially when the mailbox is overly full and
    ones ‘quota for emails’ is exceeded. A quick read is good.
    p.s. thank you for the tip re Qi Gong. One of the better things I have added to my life in recent
    years. Everything comes to me when most needed and wow! Thanks
    pps the QiGong, I know, is going to bring me closer to TAPPING. Thanks

  12. Dawn says:

    Hey Nick, the new format is great! Easy to navigate with no information overload. Love the picture of you playing in the snow. I live next door in Rhode Island, don’t think we got as much as you guys, but it sure is pretty & COLD! Happy writing!

  13. Merav says:

    Nick. Thank you so much for all the great work you are doing! It’s funny but almost every single email I get from you feels like it was written especially for me, in a wired way I feel like you are my best friend that knows every thing about me and you r making sure ill address my issues. So for that I am grateful. Keep on tapping. Sending positive thoughts your way. Xo

  14. Neeta says:

    As usual your tips are great and I love ‘get to the point style’….much love

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  16. Ann says:

    I like this new bits and pieces format. I’m also looking forward to the Tapping World Summit! Thank-you for all your work.

  17. Carol says:

    Love you’re Bit’s and Pieces Nick,they’re educational and informative.Keep them coming! Good luck with your new book..Cheers Carol..

  18. Nancy says:

    Yes, Nick, like your new format a lot!

  19. Judy Wilson says:

    Good digestible format, thanks

  20. Van H says:

    Like the new format!

  21. Jocelyn says:

    Excellent format, thankyou. It’s refreshing to read interesting and informative content in brief. Loved the cartoon.

  22. Becca Pronchick says:

    Thank you Nick. I like your bits and pieces format, especially the information about tapping for our ancestors. I’ve heard that my father’s father died when my father was 12 years old and know how that must have impacted his life. I will tap for my father and his family to clear the trauma from this loss in 1936. Knowing that the healing moves up and down the timeline into my life and into the future. Ahhhhh…

  23. Kristina Beck says:

    Thank you so much for this Nick!

    The ‘bite size’ is perfect and although I have your book and tap regularly, it’s helpful to remember to look at ‘issues’ differently- ie: the past generational trauma I found very useful-

    So Thanks-
    Enjoy the snow


  24. Raina says:

    I delight in hearing about the “established” communities that are accepting and promoting Tapping. The message is spreading and it is becoming so much more Main Stream. The Bits & Pieces format is great to make as a priority to read through! We are eager to see both Jessica’s weight loss book and Nick’s pain relief book come out. While I REALLY appreciate that your requests for donations do not flood our mailboxes, I have a question. Will you again be offering people the ability to make humble donations to help the books’ releases along? I had hoped to be able to do so in the Oct. 2013 Pain Relief conference and while it won’t make a dent in your production costs, it would make me feel good to contribute.

  25. Lee Anne says:

    I love the new format. Easier to pick and choose what you would like to read first. It is very exciting to see the book in different languages. Tapping is such a cool healing tool and it is fun to see how wide spread and mainstream it is becoming…keep up the great work !!

  26. Kelly says:

    Thanks Nick for letting us know that “In 2014, we’ll be sharing more resources with you as to how to bring tapping into your communities, including information on pilot programs in schools we’re currently running (and how you can run them as well), our work in prisons, and much more.”
    When I was first exposed to tapping a few years ago, I was wanting to be able to share it with everyone because it was so great! But everyone still thought it was crazy, and my enthusiasm about sharing it waned. I’ll be glad to find out how other people are sharing it!

  27. Anne Marie Drake Clark says:

    I’m glad I stopped and paused to read this. Looking forward to the new books. Love hearing from Nick.

  28. Stacy says:

    Congratulations on your book being translated. Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed reading bits and pieces. I had watched the Smithsonian magazine’s top genius pics and one was a gentleman talking about epigenetics which I heard from here with Bruce Lipton! Amazing! I also read Iylana VanZant’s Peace from Broken Pieces which gives me that same idea. I love knowing that TAPPING will help fix all of these out of flow things. Thank you and your team for all the great and wonderful work you do!

  29. Ana says:

    Los felicito, me encantan sus aciertos,y aprendizajes a la humanidad,
    cuando vienen a mi país,VENEZUELA,
    sería super, estoy a la orden para ayudarlos a propagar
    su conocimiento.
    saludos cordiales.

  30. kathleen says:

    Hi Nick!!
    Love your site and all the wonderful suggestions you have for us!
    My friend and I are getting ready to open up our Tai Chi studio this
    spring… we finally found a space that works for us. As you suggest
    we are “imagining” ourselves in there with our students ;D thanks! xo

  31. Nancy says:

    I like the “bits and pieces.” In this format, I read your newsletter right away, instead of waiting until later when I think I have more time to settle into a longer, more detailed article about one topic. Thank you for getting me tapping!!! It is changing my life!!

  32. Glory Nelson says:

    Hi Nick, I love the “bite sized”. Two years ago I created a “Bite-Sized Bliss” Retreat. Also, I have been working with ancestors and healing, so your newsletter is a little perfect reminder (synchronicity) for me. Thanks. Good Luck on your next book!

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  34. Marisol Perez says:

    Hey Nick! Yes, I like the new format. Visually pretty and multiple short interesting topics 🙂 Nice 😉 I personally think than ANYTHING you put your mind to will be GREAT. You Ortners are amazing people just dedicating yourselves to do good and be of service to others. God bless you always <3

  35. Rocio says:

    I loved the “bite-sized” bits and pieces of info. Many thanks! 🙂

  36. Helen Shair-Singh says:

    Yes, I do find it very informative, useful and very helpful… thank you.

  37. Carmen says:

    As always, Nick, you’re on to something great with this format. I guess it is the southern girl in me, but “tapping tidbits” came to mind also. Love your words about preparing & dealing with critics. I was in hotel management for many years, had a great mentor who once told me “no matter what your decision, you’ll always have some who don’t like it & will cause you grief”. Sure wish I knew about tapping in those days….that’s an ipportunity for me now to bring to those in leadership roles. Love your insights & very grateful for you as a lightleader!

  38. Michael Daka says:

    The Bits and Pieces approach is great and allows most people to read everything. Long, detailed pieces force a lot of people to quickly skim through, missing out on some of the essential information.

  39. Kathy Schultz says:

    I like the new format of Bits and Pieces. It is easy to go back to a particular subject you want to view again. It isn’t cluttered . . . I LIKE IT!

    Have a wonderful and a God-bless day,

  40. Marie says:

    Hey Nick,
    Love the info. I am new to tapping – and when I read about it I want to do it. I know the tapping points well enough now, yet stil stuggle with what to say. It would help reinforce my learning to offer suggestions about what might be helpful to say when tapping. This would push me over the hump. Thank you for all you do.

  41. Beth says:

    I love this format. Short and sweet. Thanks for the helpful information!

  42. Maria says:

    I found the bits and pieces very interested with motivation and inspiration for everyone to apply in our lives, is really wonderful to have people like you and your sister to inspire us. Thanks from the botom of my heart.

  43. Mary Lou says:

    Enjoyed…..Thank you for all your work. Tapping is a wonderful tool when nothing seems to be going right. Its amazing how after you tap, your world seems to change.

    Mary Lou

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