Learn how Bi-Tapp can be used by everyone
With Bi-Tapp, you can confidently manage those times when anxiety typically manages you.
– Aurie, RN
Hear from some of our past customers how Bi-Tapp has helped reduce anxiety and improve focus.
Stress and anxiety impacts us differently: increased irritability, feeling overwhelmed, difficulty concentrating, increased worry, difficulty sleeping, etc. Having a resource to help you reduce your stress and anxiety easily and quickly is important to being able to function at your best. Dr. Sara Gilman, LMFT for 35 years stated, “It is truly remarkable to just be able to put them on and let the gentle pulsing help the nervous system to reset. I take them everywhere I go!”
The tappers are helping me and my family
I have nine children and my goal is to give a set of tappers to each of my children to use for themselves, their children and in their work. I use the tappers regularly to help with anxiety. I tend to numb out and distract myself when something worries me. The tappers help me stay focused and effective. My one daughter uses them with her speech therapy patients to help them stay engaged in their therapy. One daughter uses them with a son who struggles with anxiety and another with attention deficits at school. Another daughter uses them with her children because they are a blended family and sometimes the anxiety of living in two families in two places gets to them. The tappers help them calm down and identify their feelings. I think the tappers are one of the best grandma gifts I can give with so many applications in our very busy and at times, overwhelming world.
Bi-Tapp is very easy to use
Bi-Tapp is very easy to use. You can choose the exact speed or how the tap will feel. I find it very relaxing and stress relieving. I bought some Apple straps at Wal-Mart and wear them much of the day or when driving. My therapist recommended it and uses it herself. An excellent product with great support. I recommend it highly.
Bi-Tapp is very easy to use
Bi Tapp has changed my life. I wear them everyday and sometimes at night. They have helped me concentrate and remember things better at work. They have helped reduce my anxiety and they help me sleep better at night. I was able to stop an anxiety attack when it started, I have not been able to do that without medication in the past. I cannot say enough about BiTappers. I am finding more benefits every day and am so thankful this treatment and technology is finally in a take home device so I can enjoy the benefits every day.
Tappers help manage OCD, anxiety and depression
I have severe OCD, anxiety and depression. I wear the tappers in my socks on the inside of my ankles. The constant tapping helps take the sting out of my constant torment and allows me to be more functional throughout my day. I wear them all day and after several weeks, I can’t imagine not having them.
The results have been truly remarkable!
When I have “a lot on my plate”, I tend to perseverate on a thought or a task and I have difficulty quieting my mind. Tucking the Bi-Tapps into my clothing right beneath my collar bone brings an almost immediate calming to my mind and body. Even my husband has commented on the difference. I love that I can turn the Bi-Tapps on, tuck them in, and go about doing whatever I need to do, and within a few minutes I am noticeably more relaxed and focused. The results for me have been truly remarkable!
When using your tappers to help you wind down at night or to use them to help you get to sleep, it is recommended that you turn both the rate of speed and the rate of intensity down. (slow speed, light tapping)
I was able to get off my medications to help me sleep
Due to medical reasons, I’ve had a whole year of always being on something every single night that “helped” me sleep and once I was done with chemo, I knew I wanted to learn to sleep again by myself. I believe the tappers helped me get there, especially since I have several new fears/anxieties from the past year that revolve around the dark, night, being alone… I noticed I fell asleep easier and quicker. My mind didn’t seem to get going, and I was able to sleep deeper. If I woke up, I was able to fall back asleep rather than laying awake. Thank you.
Sense of Calm
I learned about bilateral stimulation several years ago and have used it from time to time with my kids to help them work through their various “funks.” I have personally used breathing and meditation to manage stress caused by work and a busy family life, but have been pleasantly surprised with how easily the Bi-Tapp creates space and awareness to bring a sense of calm. The biggest surprise has been how my kids use the Bi-Tapp to help them go to sleep faster. Inspired by this, I have used them when I wake at night with my mind racing and cannot go back to sleep. Within a few minutes, the chatter in my mind starts to calm, slowly disappears and I am able to fall back asleep. The app is simple to use. I am now using them with my breathing and meditation practices to more quickly get into a relaxed and conscious state. I look forward to continuing to learn more uses for my family and my own mental and emotional health. I truly believe that this product can be beneficial for anyone dealing with stress in all its various forms.
Calming at night
“While suffering through months of difficult trauma, falling asleep was impossible many nights. Sometimes holding the tappers on their own was enough. But many nights, I have held them and listened to soft meditation music or a breathing app. These combinations really help me to calm down and relax.”
When we have experienced a trauma, it is normal to feel lots of emotions, such as anxious, sad and irritable. It is often difficult to concentrate and think clearly. Sleep is often disrupted. We can be easily triggered and feel overwhelmed. Bi-Tapp is a resource that can help our nervous system feel safer and calmer.
Use the tappers as often as needed. Find the settings that are calming to you. If you use them tappers to help you sleep at night, remember to turn the settings down (slow tapping, lighter intensity)
Our family was in a terrible car accident resulting in PTSD for myself as well as some of my children. After struggling for 2 1/2 years we found the Bi-Tapps and they made an immediate difference. Now when I wake during the night, I turn the tappers on and fall asleep again quickly. I put them in my pockets for social situations to help me stay calmer. I use them while driving or riding in a vehicle to keep the panic under control. My kids know how to use them as well. My daughter uses them at school for testing and other situations that trigger her PTSD, and they make a world of a difference. The Bi-Tapps have truly changed our lives for the better.
Improved sleep after a traumatic event
I started using the the taps a month ago due to a traumatic event. I used them often during the day and night to help slow my anxiety down. I mainly use them now at night now to help me fall asleep. I have been on some heavy sleep meds for quite some time now and their effectiveness is starting to wear off. The bi-tappers are a super natural way to help slow the brain down at night and fall asleep quicker.
Route 91 Survivor
After Route 91, myself and others found relief from anxiety and trauma responses using the tappers – I cannot express enough how effective they are.
Reduces anxiety and panic
I am naturally an anxious, high energy person. I have also experienced a very traumatic event recently. These tappers in combination with EMDR therapy, I am healing and retraining my nervous system much quicker than 10 years ago when I had PTSD and only medicated, which didn’t work. These tappers help me focus, reduce my nail picking, keep me calm, and can snap me out of a panic within seconds. I highly recommend!
Improved ability to manage anxiety
Because of traumatic life events I found myself consumed by anxiety. My mind was in constant chaos. No matter what I tried, I could not take back control of my mind from intrusive and anxiety provoking thoughts. My life was unmanageable, I was getting little to no sleep and no relief during the day from my anxiety. I began to use the tappers over a year ago, when I started I used them everyday all day long and even wore them through the night to help me fall asleep, as well as help me get back to sleep if I woke up in the middle of the night. With the tappers I have been able to better regulate my emotions and anxiety. When I am triggered with anxious thoughts I am able to lessen their intensity by using the tappers. Because of the tappers I am able to work through situations that provoke anxiety instead of being avoidant and fearful. My sleep and overall mental and emotional health has significantly improved since I started using the tappers.
I am calmer, nicer and able to focus
I have a long history of anxiety, depression and seasonal PTSD with triggers. While I have had therapy and medication, there has always been issues. Mainly, I am unable to sleep throughout the night peacefully. I use the tappers throughout the day, placing mine in my bra strap during the day. They make a huge difference in my day. I am calmer, nicer and able to focus throughout my day. At night, I put the wristbands on before I go to bed. They help me unwind from the day and I am sleeping through the night. I am so grateful for these tappers.
Accessing resources to help you stay in your window of tolerance throughout your shift is important. You want to help your nervous system recover from stressful situations as quickly as possible. Wear the tappers during stressful situations. Use the tappers afterwards to help you calm down.
For those of you who struggle to get quality sleep, use the tappers to help you unwind at night and fall asleep. Remember to turn the settings for both the rate of speed and rate of intensity down at night. Who benefits from you having a well regulated nervous system? You do, and so does your family and friends.
My Bi-Tapp Experience
I’m a nurse practitioner in a very busy Cardiology clinic. Modern healthcare is in a crisis of cost, access, waste, and regulation. My employer pushes us to do more with less. My productivity is tracked and openly compared to others. Patient feedback is sought via surveys. The “non-revenue generating work” is enormous and relentless. Medical-legal risk is real and ever present. Our patients are often medically complex, have complicating circumstances, feel overwhelmed and unwell, experiencing grief and loss from illness and aging, and have great expectations, hopes and fears. I work between the healthcare system and patients while trying to balance competing priorities. It can be exhausting and gratifying. For the most part, I like what I do. I’m mature, professional, productive, hardworking, and easy to talk to. On my bad days, I can be hypersensitive, unfocused, indecisive, and avoid difficult conversations.
At work, I keep my tappers in my pockets and use them frequently. No one else knows I use them. Before going into an exam room, I review the patient’s chart. If I’m weary or wary of the patient or family member, or the patient is overly complicated, or I’m distracted by my personal life, tired or cranky, I turn on the tappers. Tapping helps me manage my anxious, negative, and intrusive self-talk. Tapping helps me stay focused, flexible, and “in the flow.”
The Bi-Tapp tappers have become an essential tool of self-care for me personally and professionally.
-M. Thomas, APRN-
Children cannot absorb new learning or follow directions when they are anxious, upset or angry. It is important to shift your focus in these moments from trying to reason with them, to focusing on regulation. Bi-Tapp is an excellent resource to help them calm down in moments of heightened stress and anxiety. Once they are calm, your interactions will go much better with your child/teenager.
It is important to remember that things will also go much better if you are in your window of tolerance. Use the same resources as your children to help you feel calmer.
These tappers work wonderfully
In her words, “They help me focus and not have headaches and stomachaches. It makes my life more happy! They’re like my best friends. School is easier with them. And I finish school easier with them. I’m glad that I tried them and I love the color of the wristband.”
Going to the Dentist
I am a 13 year old and I had a bad infection in my mouth. I had a dentist appointment to kill the infection and fix my tooth. I have had a root canal before but it was nothing like this. I was so stressed about the appointment. I tend to worry about things that could happen. I took the tappers with me and put them in my pockets. The tappers really helped me stay calm during the appointment.
My 8 year old granddaughter has relational trauma from neglect and failure to protect with one of her parents. She is easily upset with situations where there are a lot of people or when she doesn’t get enough sleep. I put these on her and let her go about her activity or day. She is able to regulate and handle the harder things and she is less aggressive with her siblings after wearing them.
Calming effect on my grandson
“I suffer from severe anxiety and PTSD. I purchased the tappers and found immediate results. My two-year-old grandson came to my house and was having a meltdown. I decided to try the tappers on him to see if they would calm him down. I told him to get his pillow and blanket and lay down on my couch and had him hold the tappers. Within ten minutes he was asleep! Now when he comes to my house and feels like he needs them, he asks me for the tappers, gets his blanket, lays on my couch, and holds the tappers until he feels calm. I highly recommend the tappers because of the results I have seen with myself and my grandson.”
Being a parent or a caregiver can be exhausting at times. It is important that you spend as much time as possible in your window of tolerance for your overall health and well being.
Having a resource, such as Bi-Tapp to help you reduce your stress and anxiety as well as recover from moments of heightened stress and anxiety, quickly is important to being able to function at your best. Dr. Sara Gilman, LMFT for 35 years stated, “It is truly remarkable to just be able to put them on and let the gentle pulsing help the nervous system to reset. I take them everywhere I go!”
Struggling with issues stemming from medical conditions can create anxiety and can be exhausting and overwhelming. Having access to a resource, such as Bi-Tapp that is simple to use, can help difficult situations become more manageable.
Bi-Tapp helped me during my pregnancy
I love Bi-Tapp! I can’t say enough positive things about this product! I am currently pregnant and have struggled with anxiety and depression throughout my pregnancy. The tappers are the ONLY thing that has helped me get to sleep at night. I don’t know what I would have done without them. I have also had complications with my pregnancy that has skyrocketed my anxiety and using the tappers during the day – at doctor’s appointments, traveling, work, etc. has helped tremendously in grounding me and helping me cope with what’s been going on. This product is truly amazing and I am grateful for how much it has helped me.
I am doing better after my stroke
Bi-Tapp has made a positive change in my life and I am grateful for the help it has given me. I have come to realize that for many years I struggled making decisions as I would constantly question even the simplest everyday decisions I needed to make. The stress this caused me was huge and I now realize I felt stressed most of the time. Truth is I had a stroke two years ago and knew at the time that it was from the stress I was experiencing. I realized I didn’t have the tools to manage my anxiety and stress. Since using the Bi-Tapp, I find I am calmer and I can make better decisions because I don’t feel as stressed as I used to. I feel positive about the decisions I am making and I am trusting my decisions. I wear the tappers on my wrists with the bands as that is more comforting to me and I always know where they are. At night I often hold them in my hands as I am unwinding from the day. I love this resource as it has given me the help I have needed to be calmer and feel okay with my decisions.
My mom has been using the Bi-tappers for her Parkinson’s. With this diagnosis, she is proactive reading, doing puzzles, maintaining a brain healthy diet AND she is using the tappers. My mom told me that the doctor asked her what she was doing because she has significantly reduced the advancement of her Parkinson’s without taking any medication. She told him about the Bi-Tapp. He asked her for the website. I can’t tell you how beautiful it is to see my mom manage her Parkinson’s without medication.
Diabetes and tappers
I purchased the Bi-Tappers in hopes that they would help me with anxiety. I am an insulin dependent Type 2 diabetic. Diabetes runs heavily in my family, and I realize the long-term effects this disease has on one’s health. Even with nutritional counseling and high doses of medication and insulin, my sugars were still slightly elevated. Doctors suggested that the stress from my job may be a contributing factor as cortisol is released into the blood stream when a person is anxious. Cortisol turns to glucose in the blood, elevating one’s blood sugar the more that is released. The tappers have made a huge difference in curbing my anxiety. I was taking anxiety medications and have now been able to discontinue taking those. My blood sugars came down to a normal range. I found that the tappers also helped me immensely when trying to diet. They help me to not be focused on eating (or on foods that I’m not supposed to eat) between meals. I’ve replaced the snacking and comfort of that with the tapping of the bi-tappers and it has made a big difference in my success with my dieting. I have now been able to lose a substantial amount of weight and actually ditch my diabetes medicines! I am now within normal blood sugar ranges without medications! Thank you Bi-Tapp!!
Helps me manage my chronic pain
” I’ve been using Bi-Tapps since they were made available. They have helped me calm down when I have anxiety and they help me fall asleep quickly almost every night and help me fall back asleep if I wake too soon. If I travel very far in the car, I experience pain and the Bi-Tapps are my rescue. What I am surprised about is how much they have helped me with my chronic pain. The tapping action helps me get to a place where pain does not dominate my mind and body. “
Keeping your nervous system calm and regulated in healthy ways, is a key component to your sobriety and your overall mental and emotional health. When you are out of your window of tolerance, you are at a higher risk of relapse. Accessing resources to help your return to your window of tolerance quickly is important.
Many people who are on the Autism spectrum are experiencing the benefits of using Bi-Tapp as a calming resource. If a person has texture sensitivity to the tappers, be flexible in exploring options such as wearing the tappers in pockets or finding a material that the person likes that the tappers can be encased in.
The tappers have helped her come down from that state so much faster.
Levels of Tolerance
Window of Tolerance
Gaining a working understanding of the Window of Tolerance is the single most important thing that will help you effectively manage your stress and improve your relationships. Learning to recognize when you are outside your window of tolerance and utilizing resources to help your nervous system return to the green zone is a key component to your emotional health.
Bi-Tapp is a resource that can help you stay in the green zone or return to the green zone. We want to spend as much time as possible in our window of tolerance because that is when we function at our best.
- Sympathetic system is activated
- Feeling Overwhelmed
- Can’t think clearly
- Rigid or Chaotic thinking
- Anxious / Panic
- Emotional Reactivity
- Stress Patterns Emerge
No new learning can take place
Window of Tolerance
- Parasympathetic system is activated
- Experience a full range of emotions but with a sense of control and options
- State of mind is calm, alert, flexible, adaptable
- Able to self regulate and connect with others
New learning can take place
- Poor contact with others
- Isolation / Withdrawal from others
- Numbing of emotions
- Limited awareness of sensation
- Hard time tracking conversation
No new learning can take place
When you are anxious or stressed, these are things you can do in the moment to help your nervous system calm down.
Window of Tolerance Handout
Use this handout to help easily understand your tolerance level and whether you are in the red zone, the green zone, or the blue zone.
Why Does Bilateral Tapping Work as a Calming Resource?
Bilateral stimulation activates each hemisphere of the brain in an alternating pattern, inhibiting the amygdala.