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                    Acacia Counseling
 
           Gene Douglas, M.Ed. LPC LMFT

TAPAS ACCUPRESSURE TECHNIQUE (TAT) 

To treat a problem using TAT, follow these instructions:
1.) Rate the strength of your feeling you are experiencing right now, on a scale of 1-10, when you think of the problem.
That number is the SUD (Subjective Units of Discomfort.)
2.) Put your thumb against the inside corner of one eye. Place the ring finger against the inside corner of the other eye.
3.) Place the middle two fingers against your forehead, about a quarter inch above a line between the eyebrows so the
two fingers are lined up with the upper part of the eyebrow.
4.) Cup the other hand, and place it behind your head, with the thumb against your neck, right where it meets the base of the skull.
The little finger will be pressed against your head where it rests. Don't lay your hand flat against your head.
5.) Close your eyes and think of the feeling or event or person that bothers you. Continue for one minute, or until you feel a "shift"
in your body before that. This may be a reflexive sigh.
6.) Keep your pose, and repeat a statement reminding you of the problem in your mind. It may be a person's name,
a phrase about what happened, or the name of the feeling. Continue repeating for one minute, or until you feel a shift.
7.) Keep the pose, and repeat in your mind a statement which is opposite of the problem -- even if you don't believe it.
This might be "I will feel comfortable when I do that," or "I will feel calm and relaxed," whatever is opposite to what has been the case.
Continue repeating for one minute, or until a shift occurs.
8.) Keep the pose, and concentrate your attention on the part of your body where you feel your feelings. That will be different for different people.
Continue for one minute, or until a shift occurs.
9.) Rate your SUD again.

TAT Links:
Learning and Using TAT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcNlj2SdzmM
How To Do TAT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rDF_qUntDg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcxaZW57ymY















    
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Acacia Counseling
SouthWest Oklahoma City

Gene Douglas, M.Ed.  LPC  LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In practice since 1983

       From a 7-11 on the corner, go south two buildings.
If you get as far as Braum's, you have gone too far.

Providing Family, Marital and Individual Counseling 


Licensure Supervision


Assessments


6801 S. Western, Office #106

Southwest Office Center

First office on left as you enter the building

Click "Get Directions" for picture of building.


Telephone: 796-0817


Office hours:


M-Th 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Fri-Sat 10 a.m. - noon


By appointment only.   If you arrive early,  I may not be there until appointment time.


If we have an aftr-hours appointment, the building door may be locked.  If that happens, knock on the door.


Individual Counseling


This counseling approach allows the client and therapist the opportunity to work specifically on the individual’s area or areas of concern. Individual counseling topics that are addressed at Acacia Counseling include:


  • Anger
  • Phobias
  • Sexual Struggles
  • Pornography abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Smoking
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Boundary / Codependency Issues
  • Self Harm
  • Family Conflict
  • High Risk Behaviors and Behavioral Concerns
  • ...and others.


Family Counseling


In many cases it is helpful to engage the whole family unit in the counseling process. 


Acacia Counseling addresses the following issues through a Family Counseling approach:


  • Parent/Teen Conflict
  • Child Management
  • Rebuilding Trust
  • Family Boundaries 
  • Communication
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Marriage Enrichment

Cash, check, credit cards, Medicaid, or qualified insurance accepted.

Rate -- $50-$90


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Notice-- I do not accept suicidal clients.   If you have that sort of problem, please contact the Crisis Center at:  


Oklahoma County Crisis Intervention Center

1200 NE 13th St,

Oklahoma City, OK 73117

(405) 522-8100


(Go to N. Lincoln & 13th.  Go east on 13th until you come to a T in the road.)


If you or any other person may be in physical danger - don't rely on counseling alone. 


Call now 1-800-273-TALK (24 hours hotline) or 911

6801 S. Western Oklahoma City, OK