Alistair shares his secret weapon in powering his meditation. And life.

For more than 10 years, I've been using the techniques of energy psychology (tapping, chakra clearing) to break through blockages in my life. I worked in my personal therapy with an amazing EP therapist, and in my own work as a therapist I have used tapping with powerful results. 

But it's only recently that I've decided to share how I work with tapping in my meditation practice.

Mastering the basic EP skills of tuning-up, muscle testing, tapping and chakra clearing have consistently helped me along the meditative path. And I want to share them with you. 

This online course is full of material that I can't squeeze into my weekend groups: slideshow presentations, video demonstrations of the material, quizzes, workbooks. As well as contact with me and a community forum for the students to share their experience. 

Watch Intro Video

Alistair talks about the tapping course...

Course curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME: Some orientation from Alistair and the "check-in"

    • OVERVIEW: What's in this first unit?

    • INTRO: Welcome from the garden

    • GUIDE: Navigating the Course Player

    • SURVEY: Check In

    • WEBINAR EXTRA: A note

  • 2

    INTRODUCTION: The marriage of energy psychology and somatic meditation

  • 3

    ENERGY WORKOUT: Your first taste of energy work

    • OVERVIEW: What you're going to learn in this unit

    • TEACHING: The Energy Workout in detail

    • OVER TO YOU: Have a go at the Energy Workout

    • GUIDE: Energy Workout Illustrated

    • WEBINAR EXTRA: Alistair guides seated energy workout into lovely practice

    • QUIZ: Got everything about the workout?

  • 4

    THE TUNE-UP : How to stop being off-line and be online

    • OVERVIEW: Coming up...

    • INTRO: Online/Offline

    • TEACHING: Alistair demonstrates the tune-ups

    • OVER TO YOU: Finding your favourite Tune-Up

    • QUIZ: Did you get it all?

  • 5

    MUSCLE TESTING: Your body can tell you what's best for you

    • OVERVIEW: Coming up in this unit

    • INTRO: Letting the soma speak

    • TEACHING: A master class in muscle testing

    • OVER TO YOU: Making muscle testing your own

    • QUIZ: Up to speed with MT?

  • 6

    TAPPING: Clearing your reversals in life and on the cushion

    • OVERVIEW: The big technique in this unit is...

    • INTRO: Don't get stuck!

    • TEACHING: Using simple tapping to clear reversals

    • OVER TO YOU: Finding your most persistent reversals

    • QUIZ: Checking your tapping knowledge

  • 7

    CENTRAL CLEARING: Your big tool for clearing trauma debris

    • OVERVIEW: The important points of this unit

    • INTRO: The clearing is coming!

    • TEACHING: Clearing - the Manual

    • GUIDE: To clear or not to clear

    • OVER TO YOU: Working with your own material

    • WEBINAR EXTRA: Watch Alistair do a whole clearing

    • QUIZ: Are you clear about clearing?

  • 8

    SUMMARY: Gathering together all the threads so far

    • OVERVIEW: What's in this short unit

    • TEACHING: Alistair demonstrates the whole process

    • GUIDE: The Energy Psychology Flow Chart

    • DOWNLOAD: A copy of the flow chart for your practice...

    • WEBINAR EXTRA: Energy work and therapy

    • QUIZ: Summarising the summary

  • 9

    VAJRASATTVA: Clearing out the gunk from your practice and your life

    • OVERVIEW: What's coming up in this unit

    • INTRO: Widening the view

    • TEACHING: Introducing Vajrasattva

    • OVER TO YOU: Breaking the Four Eggs

    • QUIZ: Is Vajrasattva clear?

  • 10

    BIG PICTURE: Transforming your life - slowly but for good

    • OVERVIEW: This unit contains...

    • INTRO: Bigger and bigger...

    • TEACHING: There is no rock

    • WEBINAR EXTRA: Who are we without our rocks?

    • QUIZ: It's a lot. Did you get it?

  • 11

    END: Giving some feed back, resources, farewells!


    • Resources and Reading

    • Please give me some feedback!

    • A final word from Alistair

Meet the instructor

Alistair Appleton

Alistair is a broadcaster, psychotherapist and meditation teacher. He's worked for the BBC for more than 20 years, works as a UKCP accredited therapist in Brighton, UK runs Mindsprings, his therapeutic meditation organisation which teaches body-based and Buddhist solutions to many of our everyday problems. Since 2004 he's been running popular meditation-based courses on many subjects: helping people with anxiety, dissociation, stress. working with mental health in the LGBTQ community. exploring the growing field of embodiment and somatic practices. teaching Buddhist practices for mental health and well-being He teaches in England, Wales, Scotland, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, Iceland and the Netherlands.


  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. I encourage you to work through it as many times as useful and re-visit it often.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    I don't want you to be unhappy at all! The last thing I want is the course to stress you. So, if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and Mindsprings will give you a full refund. But I'm confident that you'll be very happy indeed to have discovered our work.

  • Are you qualified to teach this?

    I'm a accredited psychotherapist regulated by the British UKCP board. And I have used energy psychology techniques for more than 7 years in my work with clients, and for more than 10 years in my own meditation work. I trained with Asha Clinton and was asked to help teach the Confer online therapy training for EP. However, if you have any doubt about the suitability of the course then please contact me with your questions. (The contact button is below!)

  • Couldn't I just read some books and do this on my own?

    Yes, of course, book-learning is great. And I have studied a great deal in the field of pyschotherapy, neuroscience, energy psychology and Buddhist psychology. But these EP practice are so experiential and so practice based - I think we learn much more directly by doing it 'live' as it were. So let me save you time and dead-ends by sharing my experience direct...

  • I want to take the course but I don't know if I can afford it?

    I know that money is an issue for many of us. And at Mindsprings our inspiration is to help everyone whether they're wealthy or not. We think that we have priced the courses fairly and ask those who can afford them to help those who can't by paying the full course-fee. And there's a payment schedule to help spread the load. However, we also have a number of bursaries available to those struggling financially, so please contact us to ask about financial aid. (The contact button is below).

  • Is this course psychologically safe?

    If you're suffering from really severe mental health issue and are worried about your safety, then you should see your doctor and ensure that you have medical support. Normally, I teach these courses in person, and as a therapist I can help people if difficult material comes up. But this course is self-led. This means you can pace yourself if it is getting difficult - but it also I'm not there physically to attend to you. It's a non-pharmaceutical, body-based course which has help lots of people in a lasting way. But please use your prioritise your safety when deciding to sign up.

  • Is tapping hocus-pocus?

    Looking from the outside in, you might certainly raise an eyebrow at some of the energy psychology practices. It is still unclear how many of them work, but the NHS board of clinical excellence recommeds 'cognitive somatic' therapies like EFT for PTSD, a very serious psychological condition. In my opinion, these practices help enormously. I have many years of success personally and with my clients. Why don't you give them a go?

  • Will these changes last or is it just a quick fix?

    The simple answer is: the longer you do the practices, the deeper the transformation will be. Being confident that these EP techniques really help us shift 'sticky' blocks in our practice and in our life turbo-powers our progress. I have seen lasting change in my clients and I definitely feel it in myself. But it has been a sustained process with some dramatic changes along the way!