Is this website free of charge?
Yes. All services are free for everyone.
Does BATTLE TAP or acupoint tapping require needles?
No. “Tapping” during BATTLE TAP requires only your fingertips.
To whom does "public service professionals” refer to?
Active or retired service members from agencies who serve the public in efforts to protect our rights and freedoms: Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service), Police, First Responders, Fire Fighters, FBI, CIA, Secret Service etc.
Can I use this website even though I’m not a public service professional?
Yes. The website was created for public service professionals, but everyone can create an account and use the website free of charge and without limitations.
Can I use BATTLE TAP anonymously? I don't want to reveal my identity.
Yes – you can use the website anonymously as a “guest”. However, you need have a user account if you wish to track your progress and
review previous sessions. No personal information is required for creating an account except a working email address.
Is BATTLE TAP scientifically proven to work?
No. BATTLE TAP has not yet been proven to work in scientific research studies.
However, its components including Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), acupressure, exposure therapy (ET), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)) have been studied. CBT and ET have strong evidence in select conditions and are commonly used by behavioral health professionals; acupressure/acupuncture research is also well established in physical medicine, but their application in the behavioral health sciences is more limited.
EFT is the newest intervention listed with the least amount of studies. Preliminary EFT research has demonstrated encouraging results and safety. However, randomized controlled trials are still needed to validate these results and to elucidate the underlying mechanism of action.