The Dove Center is dedicated to providing shelter, advocacy and counseling for survivors of domestic abuse, dating violence, sexual assault, rape, sex trafficking, and stalking in Southern Utah. The Dove Center provides comprehensive services to individuals and families in crisis as well as engages in outreach services and community training and education.
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with this agency. Bi-Tapp is being used by clients of all ages as a regulation resource, including immediately after a trauma to help with immediate stabilization. The tappers are also used by the staff members to help them have a self care resource that is easy to use, both in the moment of heightened stress and to help them recover from a stressful event. The chronic exposure to traumatic stress can negatively impact those who are in the helping field. Having an easy to use resource that can be used anytime, anywhere helps build resiliency.
The Sammy Center
Unique preschool focusing on mental health
The Sammy Center is founded on the belief that every single child is amazing and should be given the opportunity to reach their highest potential. Maria Soter has immersed herself in the world of Early Childhood for over 25 years. At the inception of Salt Lake City’s first Preschool for Homeless children in 1998 to more recently, creating the Coaching Model and program for Head Start. Maria has always had a passion to service children and their families especially where a need is unmet. Her vision for The Sammy Center became a reality in 2018 when she heard the CEO of a local program speak on behalf of the Early Childhood mental health crisis that was on an uprising. She has made a commitment to herself, the community and the children of Salt Lake City to give them an added level of support through The Sammy Center.
We are grateful for the opportunity to meet Maria and her team to teach about Bi-Tapp, a simple to use resource that helps regulate the nervous system through bilateral tapping. The tappers can be used by all ages: the preschool students, their parents and the teachers. We all can function at our best when our nervous system is regulated.
Officer Critical Care Conference
When you are exposed to high levels of stress, it is important that the resource is simple to use and very effective. With Bi-Tapp, all you have to do is push a button and the bilateral tapping automatically begins. Non-invasive, simple to use. You do not need to stop what you are doing to use this resource, the tappers are with you wherever you go, working in the background.
First Responders are using the tappers both on and off duty.
Division of Juvenile Justice and Youth Services
Clinical team training
Bi-Tapp is the resource of choice to help downregulate the fight/flight response quickly in a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical way. This resource is simple to use.
Professionals are using Bi-Tapp to:
1. Recover from stressful events
2. Proactively manage stress and anxiety “in the moment”
3. Improve focus
4. Reduce burnout
Clients can benefit from this easy to use resource:
1. Help de-escalate crisis situations
2. Reduce anxiety
3. Improve emotional resiliency
4. Recover from unexpected triggers.
Bi-Tapp is a Self Regulation Resource
that anyone can use, anywhere, anytime
Innovative Solutions to Solving Homelessness
Richfield Residential Hall
College and Career Preparatory Program
- Reduce stress and anxiety, including test anxiety
- Improve Focus
- Improve overall well being
- In person sessions (individual, family, group therapy)
- Addiction Recovery (detox, residential, intensive out-patient treatment, aftercare)
- Crisis Intervention (Mobile Crisis Outreach Team, Crisis Stabilization Center)
- Parent Education
- Skills Development
- On-site schooling
Canyon Creek Services
The mission of Canyon Creek Services is communities free of domestic violence and sexual assault. This agency serves all of Beaver, Iron and Garfield Counties in Utah.
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with this agency. The tappers are used by both staff and clients. Bilateral tapping helps calm an anxious, dysregulated nervous system, no matter your age. The tappers do the tapping for you. They are simple to use and very effective.
“A client came in to meet with me and had a fixed stare ahead and was either not responding to me when I spoke to her or speaking so quietly, I couldn’t understand her. I went and got my Bi-Tapps and asked her to hold on to them. In less than a minute of holding them, she was talking to me audibly and talking to me about her stressors. We were able to fill out a public assistance application during that appointment, something I know we wouldn’t have been able to do without the Bi-Tapps.”
– KayDee, Domestic Violence Advocate
Bi-Tapp hosted the Southern Utah
EMDR Institute Regional Training
May, 2023 Part 1
August, 2023 Part 2
The training opened with Rob Dotson, Enoch City Manager thanking the therapists for their willingness to be trained in this trauma therapy. This training was organized to increase the number of therapists who can help with the impact of the tragedy that took place in January, 2023 in Enoch.
“We still do not have a grasp on the long-term impact on individuals and families,” stated Rob. It is the goal of the Enoch Community Trauma Recovery Committee to help provide the mental health resources and treatment needed to the members of this community, today and in the years to come.
We believe in the healing power of community and are grateful to be able to organize this training and support the therapists in southern Utah.
We also want to thank SUU for their generosity in letting us have this training on campus.
We were grateful for the invitation to share Bi-Tapp with the mental health therapists in Canada.
Bi-Tapp is regularly used by EMDR therapists around the world to help with reprocessing trauma, for both in-person and Teletherapy sessions. The tappers are also used by therapists trained in a variety of treatment modalities to have their clients hold or wear when they are sharing their trauma narratives or are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. The alternating rhythm of the tapping (left/right tapping) helps calm the fight/flight response.
Trauma Recovery Network Conference
Building Community Response & Recovery
Bi-Tapp is a mental health resource being used immediately after a traumatic event to help someone feel safer and calmer. Bilateral tapping helps the fight/flight response begin to calm down.
After a traumatic event, our nervous system puts us on high alert when reminded of any aspect of the event. Having access to a resource you can use as often as needed to feel safer, less anxious and less overwhelmed helps with the immediate stabilization as well provides us with a resource you can use anytime you are triggered.
Southern Utah University
Having access to a resource you can use “while” preparing for and while taking the test helps you focus, relax and perform at your best.
Enoch Community Trauma Recovery
Working Together. Healing Together.
We want to thank the non-profit organizations, local businesses and families for their support in handing out Bi-Tapp kits to:
Law Enforcement Officers
Neighbors and friends
Jubilee of Trees
Advancing mental and behavioral health resources for children and adolescents
St. George, UT, Jubilee of Trees fundraiser this year is focusing on improving the availability and accessibility of mental health resources for children, adolescents and their families. “The Intermountain West, like much of the nation, is experiencing a pediatric mental health crisis…suicide is the leading cause of death for Utah youth ages 10 to 17.”
Bi-Tapp is actively involved in our local community. We donated a Bi-Tapp kit as part of the Jubilee of Trees fundraiser. We also regularly work with schools, agencies, families, mental health therapists, and the community at large, teaching how to calm you stress and anxiety through bilateral tapping (Bi-Tapp) and other “Help in the Moment” resources.
Beaver County School District, UT
“Bi-Tapp has been an amazing resource for our students and staff alike. I can’t be at every school every day. Because of Bi-Tapp accessibility, students are able to experience the benefits of increased emotion regulation without missing out on class time.
I am seeing students so excited about the difference that they see and feel within themselves and it’s incredibly empowering. Bi-Tapp has increased the number of students that are able to receive additional help and they are opening doors for students who might not have felt comfortable meeting with me one one one.
Our staff have also found benefit using Bi-Tapp through increased calm and focus.”
Juvenile Justice & Youth Services
Southern Utah University
Southern Utah University (SUU) Disability Center now has several Bi-Tapp kits available for students to check out and use as needed to:
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Improve focus in the classroom and while studying
- To use when taking tests (reduce test anxiety)
SUU now has three locations where students can access tappers and check them out, similar to checking out a library book.
Found My Brave
Kristen J. Lloyd
Kristen J. Lloyd is a singer/songwriter, author/illustrator, western performer, and motivational speaker. She recently graduated from college despite having only a 5th grade education to start with before college. Her song, “My Brave” has resonated with audiences of all ages. “I’m going to help the World become a Braver place, One Brave Finder at a time.”
Kristen’s message resonates with Bi-Tapp’s mission. When you are able to calm your nervous system down using Bi-Tapp, you can “find your brave”. We look forward to our collaboration with Kristen.
Cherish Families is an organization that assists polygamous families and communities with the resources they need to manage crisis situations. Their mission statement is: “We connect individuals and families, primarily from polygamist cultures, with tools and resources for generational success.”
We had the opportunity to work directly with advocates/case managers of Cherish Families. Having a working understanding of the window of tolerance and basic coping strategies to help your nervous system calm down serves those you work with as well as yourself. When you are the “helper” in a crisis or difficult situation, it can be overwhelming. Having access to a resource such as Bi-Tapp that you can use in the moment of distress as well as afterwards to help your stress level return to baseline helps prevent burnout and lessens attrition. Cherish Families uses the tappers for both staff and clients. This tool remediates secondary traumatic stress in their staff, and helps their clients become more calm and focused.
Shirlee Draper, their Director of Operations, stated “Bi-Tapp has made a huge difference for us. I use them to stay focused while working, to help my grandson who has ASD, and to help friends who are going through a rough time. Our team uses them to do intakes for clients in acute crisis, and they have really helped.”
Cedar City, UT Police Department
Cassie Edwards, the Executive Assistant to Chief Adams, applied for and received the State-funded Mental Health Resource grant for First Responders. “The purpose of the grant application is our ongoing efforts to support our officers and staff with mental health awareness. We have provided various clinical, peer support, and prevention awareness services with the funding. I want to extend a special thank you to all who have helped in this endeavor.”
Due to the funding that came from this grant, every officer was given a Bi-Tapp kit. The tappers provide the officers with a resource they can use to proactively manage the stress that is associated with their line of work.
Chief Adams stated, “Our first responders are constantly bombarded by varying levels of stress, which can have an adverse impact on their job and their personal lives. Ensuring their mental wellness is as important as anything we can do for our employees. I am committed to supporting this project and any other that will do just that!”
Bi-Tapp is a Teletherapy Resource
Teletherapy is helping address the need for mental health therapy in rural areas and other areas where access to treatment is limited. remotEMDR and Bi-Tapp saw a need and worked together to create a solution.
- Your client will need Bi-Tapp tappers
- Your client will need to pair the tappers to the Bi-Tapp App
- Click on this link for full instructions to set up the remotEMDR/Bi-Tapp integration for a Teletherapy session
Iron County Sheriff’s Office
Brionna Sherratt, M.P.A., C.A., Victim Services Program Manager
Bi-Tapp is helping improve reading scores
Pine View Middle School
Mrs. Gifford, who teaches at Pine View Middle School, Washington County School District in Utah, wanted to see if the tappers could help her Literacy Class improve their reading scores. These 8th grade students are reading at a 2nd-3rd grade level and are regular education students.
The results after two months of using the tappers.
⅓ of the class raised their Lexile level 20-40%. (A reading scale)
School Counselor Skills Conference
Washington County School District
Southern Utah University
Health & Wellness Center
Southern Utah University‘s (SUU) Health & Wellness Center has incorporated Bi-Tapp as a resource for students to check out, similar to checking out a library book. Students are using the tappers to help reduce their stress and anxiety, including test anxiety.
Jessie Mineer, Coordinator of the Health & Wellness Center stated, “The Bi-Tapps have been a huge hit!”
Utah Student Services Directors Spring Conference
the year and then meet together every spring to collaborate and learn about resources that they can take back to their School Districts.
We were invited to share how Bi-Tapp is being used in School Districts throughout Utah and across the country to reduce anxiety
and stress as well as improve focus.
The tappers are a resource for adults as well as students. There has never been a time when teacher burnout has been higher.
There is “Help in the Moment” of heightened stress and anxiety and it starts with Bi-Tapp. Simple solution, profound results.
Bi-Tapp App and chromebooks
Bi-Tapp App can be downloaded on chromebooks
Both Washington County School District and Iron County School District in Utah have approved the Bi-Tapp App for students to use on their chromebooks.
Why is this big news?
When you have several students in a classroom wanting to use tappers at the same time to take a test, for example, it is faster to have the students pair their tappers to the Bi-Tapp App on their chromebook than to have the teacher pair each set of tappers for the students.
Southern Utah is leading the way in helping reduce anxiety and stress in the school setting.
RemotEMDR Bi-Tapp Integration
Tactile BLS for Teletherapy sessions is now available: A remotEMDR/Bi-Tapp Integration
We have an exciting announcement! remotEMDR is the only online platform to offer therapist controlled tactile BLS using Bi-Tapp tappers.
To use remotEMDR with Bi-Tapp, you or your client will need to buy Bi-Tapp’s kit. Please note: the Bi-Tapp/remotEMDR integration currently works with iOS devices only. (the Android App will be released soon) Please make sure your client has access to an iOS device before purchasing tappers.
Once you have the tappers, click on this link for full instructions on setting up the remotEMDR/Bi-Tapp integration on your device.
Who’s Using Bi-Tapp?
In honor of
July 3, 2020
Bi-Tapp on the Helping Fortify Business Podcast
Spencer Halford & Nick Lewis Helping Fortify Business Podcast
We sat down with Spencer and Nick from the Helping Fortify Business Podcast to discuss the benefits of Bi-Tapp and how Bilateral Tapping works to relieve anxiety and stress.
Listen to the Podcast Here
KarriAnn Raddon, School Counselor
Thank you KarriAnn for your vision of how the tappers can benefit an entire school; students, teachers and faculty.
Eric Bonnett, LCSW, School Social Worker
Katherine Bleak, Wellness Room Coordinator
Tami Curtis, LCSW, Social Emotional Learning Coordinator
KSL Learns About Bi-Tapp!
Canyon View High School
On August 13, 2019, Felicia Martinez with the KSL TV Morning Team was at Canyon View High School for the first day of school to learn about their Tapping to Wellness Program.
Sunset Elementary became one of the first schools to add a Wellness Center last year. Since then, behavior problems that landed kids in the principal’s office declined 85%.
Michael Deal, Executive Director
Four Points Health
Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
Tyler Goddard, LCSW, Health Director
Children’s Justice Center (CJC)
Iron County, Utah
Stephanie Ward, Executive Director of Iron, Beaver, Kane and Garfield County in Utah was the first CJC Director to utilize Bi-Tapp as a calming resource not only for the children and families coming to the CJC in crisis, but also as a resource for the helpers, including the First Responders.
Route 91 Harvest
Music Festival Tragedy
Bi-Tapp is an approved discretionary item for anyone with a claim number from the October 1, 2017 tragedy. There is no timeline for requesting tappers. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information on how to request and receive a Bi-Tapp kit..
The traditional approach to healing community trauma involves group and individual therapy, however, only a small percentage attend these formal mental health interventions. Bilateral tapping can help community members regulate their nervous systems and regain their calm, regardless of whether they choose to attend therapy.
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