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Managing Stress in College

Updated on May 29, 2017

Tapped Out For College Students: Stress Relief Using EFT by Kelley Pryor Amrein and Becki Stevens

College can be full of stress no matter if you are a day student, night student, or an online student. There are always more assignments and difficult due dates piling up and causing stress. Tapped Out For College Students: Stress Relief Using EFT by Kelley Pryor Amrein and Becki Stevens is a book that is written with the one purpose of teaching people how to manage stress in college in order to make the most of their time there.

Do you want a stress free college experience filled with all the good things like healthy relationships, well-done presentations, assignments that are finished on time, and not having to stress about exams?


As a person that is currently almost finished with her online psychology bachelor's degree and will be beginning her master's in psychology soon this book proved both interesting and helpful. This is not a book reserved only for on-campus students as I found it very helpful for my online coursework as well. For a student perspective this book was an easy to understand step by step guide on how to manage stress in college. For a psychology perspective I found the different methods and techniques for managing stress in college to be quite innovative as I had not come across them in my psychology of stress class. I liked the fact that the techniques were clearly explained and each part of it made sense. Overall, this is a must have book for any college student and I would give ti five out of five stars.

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Author Interview

What inspired you to write this book?

Both of us realize how much pressure college students are under. Kelley’s kids are either out of college, in college, or are about to enter college. She has received many calls when her kids have been sick or stressed. Becki has two children who are fast-approaching college age. Both of us are passionate about supporting our kids and other young adults. When Kelley’s daughter was experiencing stress due to her rigorous schedule and some chronic health issues, she wished for an EFT book for college students. Becki suggested they write one, and this book, Tapped Out for College Students, Stress Relief Using EFT, was born.

Which part was the hardest for you to write and why?

The hardest part of writing the book was researching our topic and organizing our results. Once we broke the book into sections it was easy to create and compile the tapping scripts that form the basis of the book.

Which part was the easiest for you to write and why?

Because we are both EFT practitioners and we both tap on a regular basis, so writing the scripts was the easiest part.

What made you choose to write a book on this topic?

College is a turning point and, while it is often wonderful, it can also be stressful. Statistics show that college stress levels are on the increase. EFT empowers to students to take control of their stress quickly and easily.

What made you decide to become an author?

Becki: I love reading. I usually have multiple books being read at any given time. I never really thought I would write a book, though, mainly because I never considered writing a nonfiction, self-help book. For me there had never been an actual decision to become an author, but as soon as Kelley said she wished there was a tapping book for college students to help support her daughter so far away at college, it became crystal clear in my mind that that was what we should do. So, I guess in that moment I decided I would become an author and now I can’t stop all the possible book topics from leaping into my head throughout each day. It’s fun, exhilarating and gives me such pride knowing that we can help people with our books.

Kelley: Writing is my passion. I recognized that I was good at writing and researching non-fiction in college when I wrote a thesis my senior year, and again in law school, working with my mentor to complete my upper level writing requirement. I love the process of deconstructing a topic and making it accessible to anyone. I think Tapped Out does exactly this, making EFT very accessible to busy college students. I am really proud of the BESD system introduced in the book.

I also love writing fiction. I started my first novel years ago and I enjoyed the process, although I never finished the book. I did complete my first two books, both part of a young adult series, in 2013, writing under my penname, KD Pryor. I am currently working on the third book in that series, and I’m nearing completion on my first novel in the women’s fiction genre.

I have an extensive list of fiction and nonfiction books I want to write, including the books Becki and I have planned for the Tapped Out Series. If I could tap more time into every day, I would, so I finish them more quickly.

Was it difficult working with another person to write the book?

Becki: I love working with Kelley. Having never written a book before, I have had to rely on her knowledge of all things “book”, tremendously. I think we work together really well, bouncing ideas off each other, pushing each other, supporting each other and having fun. I’m looking forward to writing many more books in the Tapped Out series with her.

Kelley: When writing my fiction books, I find I need creative time alone to delve deeply into the characters. Writing nonfiction is very different. You cannot be as solitary when co-authoring a book, and that takes getting used to. That being said, I enjoyed working with Becki during the writing process. I am certain that the book would not be what it is without the input from both of us. I appreciate Becki, her wisdom, and all the fun we had, because we definitely did laugh a lot during the writing process and beyond.

What makes you qualified to write a book on this topic?

We are both AAMET certified Advanced EFT Practitioners, as well as parents. We have both worked with college students and have seen how helpful EFT can be in relieving their stress.

What advice would you give to your readers?

Our readers are college students struggling with stress. We know that there is no other book like Tapped Out for College Students available on the market that focuses on this specific demographic. We’d advise college students to take a look at the first of the book to understand how to use the tapping system, and then head to the Table of Contents to find specific tapping scripts that cover the issues they are facing. This is not a book swamped college students need to sit down and read from cover to cover. This book is a guidebook, not meant to be read in one sitting, but rather, intended to be used as needed for specific situations and events. It is truly stress relief at their fingertips.

What type of person do you believe would benefit the most from your book?

This book is for college students and graduating high school seniors looking for success in college. Parents and loved ones who want to support the college student in their lives will want to purchase this book.

What/Who inspired you to write this book?

Our kids inspired us to write this book. We wanted to have a tool to give our kids that they can use throughout their lives to relieve stress and foster healthy relationships, creativity and overall health.

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