Time to Demystify Tapping…

Written by: Nick Ortner

To demystify Tapping, I sat down and recorded a video with my sister Jessica, the host of all of our annual Tapping World Summits, to get a clearer understanding of exactly why it works and why it’s so effective.

I’d like to share that video with you today, as I think it will help give you some real clarity on exactly what Tapping works on, what it actually does in the brain that makes it work, and how to do the Tapping.

And even if you’re not new to Tapping, I think you’ll get some powerful insights in this video.

Enjoy, and until next time…

Keep Tapping!

Nick Ortner

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  1. Etaf says:

    I did it this morning I was not so good at forming the phrases I said but it worked and my mood shifted definitely to a much better positive position

  2. Signa Ebeling says:

    I want to share something with you, which to me was quite miraculous. I had a hip replacement surgery on May 4th, and while in the hospital the pain was being managed by morphine and other drugs. Four days later I was dropped off at a rehab center and found myself without any pain medication or my sleeping pills (which I had become addicted to). For two days I was in a hallucinatory state and in a great deal of pain. On Sunday morning, (Mother’s Day) I went into my email and discovered your video on Tapping. To me it was a gift from the Universe. I don’t know how your video came to be in my email, but I was so grateful.. I had taken a course in Tapping about two years ago, but had loaned my DVD to a friend, so I had forgotten the technique. I immediately began Tapping. I Tapped all day and found relief from the pain and was even able to sleep a little that night. I used the Tapping technique today, as I am still experiencing pain, and after Tapping found that the pain in my hip and my legs was gone. Thank you again for your emails. I know that your videos are changing my life. I hope that some day you will visit Salt Lake so that I can attend your seminar.

  3. Debra says:

    I am in gratitude to Nick for the tapping. I recently had knee surgery and bone straightening in my leg. At 5 weeks after surgery the pain was so great I couldn’t focus on anything and then I remembered tapping. I watched nick on YouTube over and over while tapping. I ordered Nicks two books and downloaded the meditations. After doing the tapping for two weeks every day I am now pain free. So thank you Nick you have no idea how much relief it was. I am a very active person. Running hiking biking in the woods with my dog and the pain seemed to be inhibiting my recovery as even the pain killers were not working and I never used to take anything

    Keep tapping and much grace and gratitude

  4. Jean Adams says:

    Thank you for sharing. I have many issues to work on. I am just beginning to see and feel the power behind tapping.

  5. Charles says:

    Even though I found it interesting, it still seemed to me too easy! I guess it is something that one needs to be very concentrated on and I am easily distracted. I look forward to learning more as I’m sure it will do a lot for my present situation. I ultimately believe I will benefit from this practice.
    Thanks for introducing me to it.

  6. elizabeth says:

    I really enjoyed this video bought ur sisters book the one for weight loss and it is helping I don’t have the cravings as much ty for everything elizabeth

  7. Nancy says:

    Each time I do this, it just gets better. Really!!! What a miracle.

  8. Monics says:

    I Love It, the first time I did it I cried for an hour. !!!
    Feel so much better !!! THANKS !!!!

  9. cynthia says:

    Thank you!!! God bless you and your beautiful family always…

  10. Bobbi says:

    wonderful, so enjoyed this tapping experience, I know tapping works, because at one time I did body talk and the insturicter did tapping. wow

  11. Simi says:

    Nick is there tapping for Pregnant women
    I am 14weeks pregnant …losing my job unfair head constantly hurts …feel helpless
    I cant cope..worried about finances..i dont feel i was good enough for the company..feel so so small that i am just not good enough..husband makes me feel the same

  12. Susan says:

    Thank you for sharing this video. It has actual substance, techniques and examples rather than you selling books and seminars!

  13. Lena Hodges says:

    I was just recently invited to a Tapping Event, I wasn’t to sure at first, but now I study and follow your techniques it all makes perfect sense! I was watching Joyce Meyers and she was taking about an action plan applying a technique applying past hurts, and allowing God’s words to heal you! Using Tapping and God’s words is an amazing combination! God Bless the work you do heal the broken hearted!

  14. Mary E Raymond says:

    I have learned a lot about tapping from these videos. I have used tapping off and on for about 16 months and it has helped me. I have shared this email with other people who are also benefiting from the process.

    Thank you for your time to put the information together. I work with hospice patients as a Reiki practitioner and am trying to put together a way to have hospice recognize this as another tool for their patients.

  15. Luther says:


    Thank you so much for this. I’ve been so frustrated with life lately. All my life I have struggled with finances and never had a break where things were going well for me financially. I lost my wife in June of last year and we have 3 children. Who were then 15, 17 and 19. So many unfulfilled dreams and hopes left when she passed. We never got the chance to go on a vacation, build our dream home or just do some of the things that we desire because finances have always been a constant issue in my life. I don’t want my children growing up having the same fears that I had and experiencing those things as well. On last night I said what is it that I’m missing. I found out about EFT about 3 months ago and I made my finances a major focal point. I have not seen change and did get frustrated but I really want to say thank you. I’m going to stick with it and hopefully see change in the near future.

    Luther Stubbs

  16. Abigail says:

    Great video – thanks for sharing.

  17. Jeanne says:

    I have been dancing around the edge of this for the last 2 years – and NOW intend to GET IT DOWN once and for all so I can create the changes I want! LOL Thanks for all that both you and Jessica do!

  18. Carol Delk says:

    I have watched “tapping” come up over many years in the new age world and remained skeptical until now. I am doing it with confidence and imagining some issues I’ve carried with me for all too long are becoming more and more distant. Thanks Nick!

  19. Maria says:

    Thanks so much for share with me your tapping experience it helps me a lot.

  20. Dr.Nancee Sweeney-Padzieski says:

    This was awesome. Is this video available for purchase.
    I would like to share it, however, some of my friends do not have Internet.
    I would like to get a tapping group started with really interested and committed participants.
    I feel this video would be an asset to show in the beginning.
    You two have been so helpful in my life. I continue to tap every day.
    Love and blessings
    Dr. Nancee Sweeney-Padzieski

  21. Maria Cristina says:

    I had difficulty for concentrate myself in the beginning. I’ve tried many times. It’ s hard to focus in just one problem. I want to solve all of them at the same time… So I did the tapping for “global” as you did in the video and it works, I mean, I felt myself more conscious.
    I liked it.
    Thanks a lot!

  22. Anne says:

    You guys are fantastic. I thought this Summit was going to go for 10 days and here we are going on more than a month. I look forward to your new posts every day and incorporate it with my Course in Miracles, and pass it on to my daughters and brothers and sons and good friends. I am a miracle myself, having come through 4 years of cervical cancer and now lung cancer. I thought the last radiation treatment was going to kill me but here I am, healthy, happy, joyful, playing tennis every day when a month ago I couldn’t even walk up the stairs for lack of breath because of a baseball sized tumor in my chest.

    What can I say??? It is a miracle and if …. no, I’m taking it day by day. Life is beautiful.

  23. Margaret Jenei says:

    I first read about you in Dr Christaine Northrup’s book Goddessess Never Age.
    I have a great deal of pain in my knees ,and legs. Actuallu throughout my whole body.. I’m excited to learn more about tapping because I know it will help me. I have followed along on your Video for Pain relief and it has already helped.

    I am looking forward to attending your worshop in Denver .
    Warmest regards….. Margaret

  24. Victoria says:

    I am new to EFT, reluctant at first but am so pleased with the results. I have purchased two
    of your books to help me with the process. I appreciate all the videos being sent to me.
    Thank you Nick and Jessica. I am an RN and see all the health benefits.

  25. Vivian Franck says:

    Dear Nick and Jessica,

    All I can say is Thank You Thank You Thank You!!

    I am 83 years young and I am soooo glad that I’ve learned about Tapping before I go to my next life!

    I took part in your 10 day workshop, and have been listening to almost all your presentations since then. Looking at your film for the second time, all of a sudden I saw the connection between my physical discomfort and something that happened when I was two years old! I tapped on that issue, and I felt the discomfort gradually disappear until it was all gone. Incredible!

    Bruce Lipton’s presentation was such an eye opener! Staying in the present as much as possible seems to be key to remaining in the conscious mind. Would tapping on staying in the present help me live in the Now, do you think? I’ll try it anyway.

    I just published a book with Balboa Press/Hay House titled FOREVER BECOMING, and that’s exactly how I feel with the tapping: always learning, always becoming. My latest entry in my website is called The wonderful World of Tapping.

    I so appreciate all you do to help us all grow in wisdom, peace, and grace.

    Blessings and love,
    Vivian Franck

  26. Sue Leroux says:

    Tapping has helped us so much and we are grateful to Jess and Nick for their work. Do you have a tapping protocol for cancer? (A loved one has been touched.) I understand it’s very important to strengthen one’s immune system, as well as keeping a positive attitude.

  27. Beverley says:

    I have really enjoyed seeing these interview videos and was very
    disappointed to find that the one with your sister was not there when
    I pressed play. I hope that you will look into why this is happening; I
    notice that others have had the same experience. Thank you for making
    EFT so accessible – I have high hopes for a much different future!

  28. Ramona C. Daily says:

    I have been tapping on and off for a few years. This summit I really got it down in my mind that this is what I need to do for all my ” dis-ease” symptoms. I have legions of them. One is conversion disorder where my muscles shut down when I am anxious. So I experience the “flight or fight” as “freeze”. Do you know about this? Thank you for all that you are doing to help people like me.

  29. Lyn Evans says:

    Thank you thank you so much nick for your advice and answering my questions. I am 76 years old I came out of an abusive marriage and now live on my own first time for 40 years. I was told I had fibromyalgia. The last 11 months I have been following a diet and Louise Hay. I have improved a lot but I am stuck at a certain point of physical pain. I wish to be totally free both physically and emotionally. I have so much living to catch up on and do. I will be looking forward to your future E Mails Thank you so much Take care have a great day Lyn

  30. barathi says:

    i have learned how to tap although i have heard about it never knew its value until one of friends told me about it. .i feel good knowing that i can tap to make wonderful improvemnets in my life .

    thanks for sharing this video

  31. lrev glori sllhak alexander says:

    I followed you before and reinterested. Your book should be arriving today

    Waiting for you book to arrive. I have been busy using this on myself, particularly the morning and evening clearing and affirmations for stress. Good stuff. My energy soars right up


  32. Deborah Lucero says:

    Thank you for sharing, helping & caring enough to give this gift (tool) to so many others like myself that desperately need a way to deal with life’s most difficult & everyday stresses. I want to be a bigger part of this program…please share any possibilities.

    Bless you!

  33. Eva says:

    Thank you Nick and Jessica, you are both wonderful teachers.

  34. dejoly says:

    thank you so much, I actually felt a bit of relief from some of my stress about money… How do I get into the summit?

  35. Cheryl says:

    I’m loving my Tapping time and understanding more and more how it’s changing my life. Thank you!

  36. Joy Thomsen says:

    Thank you Nick And Jessica. I bought the Tapping Solution some years ago and have used the method hundreds of times on myself. family and friends with positive results that have amazed those involved. I find it amazing that when you are doing the tapping some things just pop out of your mouth that are very revelent that were completely hidden. I love it. Looking forward to all of your emails. Keep up the good work. Best wishes Joy

  37. Dan Porteous says:

    Nick and Jessica…KUDOS to you both!!

    I will refer this video to everyone I know as it is so well done. It’s simple and informative…no fluff here. I’ve been doing acupressure massage for family and friends for more than 20 years now and have seen some pretty amazing results with it. My introduction to EFT was with Dr. Mercola posting a demonstration video on his website about 5 years ago. I’ve been a huge fan ever since. I’ve bought your book as soon as it was available and I whole heartedly recommend it to anyone remotely interested in assuming responsibility for their own well-being. I subscribed to your 3rd summit, I believe it was, two years ago and should have done so again last year but I was away for the winter and without Internet. I’m away again this year but I’m enrolling regardless this year…I’m sure I will be able to access the talks and sessions when I get home.

    Two years ago, in April of 2012, I woke up with chest pain/pressure at 5am while away visiting a friend. I lied down on the living room couch and tapped my way through the pain for about 5 hours – not knowing that it was a heart attack. I thought I had caught cold in my lungs from doing some extreme exercise in cold air the day before. I was giving my retired nurse friend mixed signals but by 11am, she decided it was time to get checked at emerg. Tapping certainly eased the situation and possibly saved my life – IM A BIG FAN!!

    The video featuring your work in Rwanda and Newtown overwhelmed me and all those I shared it with…truly amazing. After watching this, I realized that it was time I got more involved with EFT. You have to be commended for the wonderful job you’re doing with numerous videos, programs and articles you’ve made available and all for FREE. I would be most interested in becoming an EFT practitioner…it’s wonderful work and I’d be honoured to participate.

    Dan P.

  38. sandra bundy says:

    how does tapping differ from yoga tai chi and other practices,,wouldn’t you get the same results?

  39. irene, switzerland says:

    hi nick and jessica,
    your mail just came in in the right moment today. it was good to see the video again and do some tapping together with the two of you. this technic has helped me already many times. i would not
    want to miss it in my life. thank you, both of you. love, i,

  40. lolita says:

    thank you so much! Every person who has suffered a long time and soon reached a better condition is a helpfully guide through difficult times in my life! i am really thankfull for having found to you.
    You inspired and encouraged me to do more tapping. 🙂

  41. Kelly Carrol says:

    Thank you for this video – you touched on all the initial skepticism and hesitations I was having! I am a student of the “positive affirmations” and this helped me understand why it is safe to target the negative issue to initiate and move it out and end with the positive. I have a number of issues to work on and am so grateful I have been led by the Universe to Tapping. Life is interesting – just when you think you are making progress, all kinds of issues re-surface! I am excited to release at a deeper level. Thank you again and I am looking forward to all your emails to come! 🙂

  42. Faith says:

    So Awesome. Thank you so much.

  43. Pauline Riddy says:

    Last Thur Nov.6th my wallet was stolen with all my important cards, identification ,and a fair
    amount of money and even a prescription. As well my birth Certificate, my Driver’s License
    etc., etc., and so my anxiety would not allow me to sleep or to function as I felt truly
    This a.m. I turned on my computer and saw Nick & Jessica demonstrating tapping and so
    I began to tap and will continue to do so several times a day.
    Thank you for helping so many of us who are experiencing much stress because we are
    living in a loveless and a world so full of crime and violence.

  44. Lorna says:

    Thanks for this alternative method of healing. So many things that EFT can be used for.
    Where to start what to do first?

  45. Donna McCauley, Home Health Aide, USA says:

    I really enjoyed this video! You kept on the subject and it flowed so well for me. I can’t stand listening to too much extra talk that’s not necessary. I believe in what you say. I’ve tapped along with you in the video and look forward to working on my issues. Thank you!

  46. Linda Raffel says:

    I have enjoyed watching you and your sister and am very interested in learning more about tapping.
    The basics are fairly easy, but, when it comes to knowing specifics, i.e, is it o.k to tap for different
    problems throughout the day, or should one concentrate on one “affliction” for a time before going on to another, I’m a little confused. I ordered your book, so will probably be more enlightened
    after reading it.
    I think getting together with a good tapping coach, or whatever they’re called, is a good idea.
    I live in the S.F. bay area and am going to scout around here.
    I hope this method will be as helpful as it sounds…I’m pretty phobic about driving on freeways and
    would love to get over it! Well- and the bridges!!
    LInda Raffel

  47. Jackie says:

    I just did the tapping for the second time! I can’t express to you enough how simple, non-invasive and useful this practice is. I am going through turmoil. The tapping definitely regroups my thoughts and is calming. What I like most about tapping is I can freely express my emotions and identify what areas I need to continue to work on. Tapping is painless and beneficial. I had a disheartening moment, so I tapped, I literally felt at peace afterwards.

  48. Anxiety Relief says:

    I believe this works for me! I felt a deep seated anxiety that I have and have had for years called “General Anxiety Disorder”was relaeased and felt better for a short period of time.

    I would like to know more. I am studying the teachings of A Course In Miracles as well and would like to combine the two teachings together to help myself and others. I would also like to learn how to become a “Tapping Counselor” or teacher. Thank you for this technique!

    Barry Rosenblum

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  50. Martha Cecilia Kessler says:

    Thank you very much Nick and Jessica, I loved this presentation. It was simple and to the point. I was tense thinking if the technique I was doing was right, but now, I am relieved.

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