Learn more about using Bi-Tapp in an educational setting
Improved ability to calm down
Reduction of stress and anxiety
Improved mindfulness skills
– Eric Bonnett, LCSW, School Social Worker
_____________Iron County School District, Utah
Hear from some of our past customers how Bi-Tapp has helped reduce anxiety and improve focus.
Bi-Tapp is a resource that you can use to help the students you work with return to their window of tolerance in a short amount of time. You cannot reason with a student when they are emotionally dysregulated, so providing them with a resource that can help them calm down quickly is critical. Students who are having a particularly difficult time, may benefit from taking the tappers to class and using them as needed.
Some students are using the tappers “before” the start of school and are reporting having a much better day overall.
A Resource to de-escalate crisis situations
-Lainy B., School Social Worker-
-Lynn N., School Counselor-
Helping clients and students
I also provide in-school therapeutic services for students in a high school and an elementary school. The tappers are being used as a first-stage intervention for students who are having difficulty regulating their emotions. I am seeing an elementary-aged child, who has not been able to stay in the classroom for longer than an hour at a time, make it through entire days without needing further intervention. The high school students are able to request the use of the tappers when they feel their anxiety rising, or when they are experiencing a trauma trigger. I also allow students to borrow the tappers for class periods or tests they are feeling uneasy about. The feedback from the students, teachers, and administrators has been positive and exciting.”
-Natalie T, CMHC-
The tappers helped me on a hard day at school
When you are taking a test or presenting in front of your class, you want to be in your window of tolerance so that you are able to perform at your very best.
Practice using the tappers prior to taking your test so you know the rate of speed and the rate of intensity of the tapping that you like best. Also, take time to find out where the bilateral tapping works best for you (wearing the tappers on your wrists, placing them in your pockets, or your socks)
Some people use the tappers “prior” to taking the test and some people use the tappers during the test and some do both.
Use the tappers to help you get quality sleep if you struggle with getting a good night’s rest prior to a big event. It is recommended that you turn both the rate of speed and the rate of intensity down. (slow speed, light tapping)
He felt like he was able to focus on the test rather than being distracted by his anxiety.
My tappers are awesome
General Classroom Use
Students can use Bi-Tapp in the classroom whenever needed. For younger students, it is important to set expectations around the tappers. They are not a toy, they are a resource to help students function and perform at their best.
Students can only absorb new learning when they are in their window of tolerance. Having access to a resource that students can use in the classroom as needed helps the students remain in the classroom, which is where we want them to be; actively learning and a part of things.
These tappers work wonderfully.
Amazing for school
-Kendra, Graduate Student-
I can't recommend them enough
It is important that students are in their window of tolerance so they are able to absorb new learning and function at their highest level. It is equally important that you spend as much time as possible in your window of tolerance for your overall health and well being. Bi-Tapp is a resource that you can use as often as you need to, personally and professionally.
They are golden!
-Kayelyn R, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist-
-Supervisor, Reagan Academy-
My tappers are a wonderful tool added to my teaching bag of tricks.
-Beverly, Elementary School Teacher-
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.
The tappers are being used in Special Education classrooms to help students focus, to help them regulate their emotions and to help them reduce and recover from acting out behaviors. The tappers are also being used by teachers and aides to help them manage stressful situations as well as recover from a stressful situation that has taken place.
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 anxiety. Learning to recognize when you are outside your window of tolerance and utilizing resources to help your nervous system calm down and 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.