The Story Behind Tapped Out for College Students by Kelley Pryor Amrien & Becki Stevens

Tapped Out For College Students: Stress Relief Using EFT, was inspired by my wish for an EFT book geared specifically at relieving the stressful situations facing college students. Because both Becki and I are Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) practitioners, I wanted an EFT book because I knew how effective this technique is at relieving stress. Our work with clients entails using this energy therapy to guide them in releasing the negative emotions and stress around specific issues and situations. We are both passionate about the impact EFT can have on people, having witnessed many amazing transformations as clients have used tapping to support their healing process.

At the time I wished for this book, my oldest son had graduated from college, my daughter was in the middle of her university years, and my youngest son was nearing the end of high school. He heads to university this fall. I’d fielded numerous phone calls from my son and daughter as each dealt with the stress and feelings of overwhelm most college students experience. Additionally, my daughter was struggling with a chronic illness and I was too far away to be able to effectively help. I did my best to guide and support my kids, but after each call I still felt frustrated and concerned. I am a mom, after all. The worry comes naturally.

I had looked for tools to offer my kids, ways to support them. Fortunately, my daughter was happy to use EFT and tap with me when our schedules were compatible and she had a private space to talk. My son wasn’t interested in tapping with me, and I understand his reluctance. Tapping with a parent can be difficult. Parents are usually too close to a situation involving their own kids, and I even found that to be true with my daughter sometimes. What I wanted was an effective self-help tool my students and others could turn to when stress and negative emotions were weighing them down. But none were available.

On the January morning when Becki and I decided to write our book, we had been discussing a few of the books about EFT that had been written for children and elementary aged students. I remember saying to Becki that I wished there was a book specifically for college students. Becki’s immediate response was, “Let’s write one.” This shows you what a great team we are. I write all the time and have published fiction, but it hadn’t dawned on me to write an EFT book and solve my own dilemma. Thank you, again, Becki, for this awesome idea.

Becki and I got busy researching for the book, surveying college students to discover the most pressing issues they faced in school. We were also fortunate to meet with a group of college students, introduce them to EFT, and get valuable feedback. Additionally, both Becki and I have worked with college students, giving us personal insight into their stressors. We brought all of this knowledge together as we organized the book and began the writing process.

All along, we knew we wanted this project to become a workbook, something a college student could use quickly and easily, without having to read the entire thing from cover to cover. We organized the information into sections and created a detailed Table of Contents so that busy students could easily find the issue facing them and quickly flip to the appropriate section of the book. The Introduction of the book explains how to use Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or Tapping. Each section of the book consists of customizable tapping scripts which students can use as it to release negative emotions and the accompanying stress.

Our hope is for college students to discover Tapped Out and give tapping a try.  EFT is an empowering tool, allowing students, and anyone who uses it, to let go of stress and respond to every situation calmly and successfully. College is stressful. Tapped Out for College Students can help.

About the Authors


Kelley Pryor Amrein is a writer and EFT practitioner. Kelley first discovered Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in 2007. She used EFT personally and with her family before becoming certified as an AAMET Level Two practitioner in 2014. As a coach, Kelley has witnessed the power of EFT to release negative emotions, relieve stress, and lessen physical pain. As the parent of college students, Kelley believes that Tapped Out is a much-needed resource on college campuses, where stress levels are on the rise. The book provides students with a life-long tool, allowing them to easily alleviate stress and enjoy a healthy and successful life.

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Becki Stevens is an AAMET certified Advanced EFT Practitioner. For the past two years she has owned a successful EFT practice in southern New Hampshire. She works with people of all ages, including college students, to ease their physical and emotional distress. Becki focuses on how a person’s emotions can sabotage their success. Becki believes that Tapped Out For College Students is an empowering introduction to EFT for college students, giving them a tool they can use throughout their lives to relieve stress and foster healthy relationships, creativity, and overall health.

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About the Book:


You’re in college and college is stressful. Your stress impacts every facet of life, from classes to grades to work commitments. Even your physical health can be affected. Studies show that college students like you now face more stress than ever, leaving you with less time for relaxation and self-care. When you’re already overburdened, the idea of finding a way to relieve stress sounds like one more way to add extra stress to your life. But, what if you can relieve the stress of college in minutes? What if homework didn’t have to be so hard, and you did have time for school and fun? Tapped Out For College Students: Stress Relief Using EFT, is a guidebook that empowers college students like you, allowing you to reduce your level of stress and opening the door to success in college and in life.

In Tapped Out, college students are introduced to our unique BESD (Because, Emotions, Sensations, and Distress) system, which easily guides them through the tapping process. Once you’ve defined your personal BESD related to a specific issue, you can easily translate this into a tapping session. The book is full of tapping scripts relating to the most common stress-inducing issues you face in college. Students can tap through the scripts as they are written, or they can personalize them, using the responses they develop using the BESD system.

The Table of Contents is the perfect starting place, allowing students to pinpoint their issue and flip to the appropriate section of the book. Some of the topics covered in the book include time management, homework, exams, relationships, money, health, and preparing for the real world following college.

Students no longer have to be stressed throughout their college career. With Tapped Out as a companion, college students can face the college landscape calmly. This unique book, intended to be used as and when needed, empowers students to control their reactions and respond to each situation successfully. College is stressful. Tapped Out for College Students can help.



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