The BluTapp Story
BluTapp was born from my frustrations of not being able to help clients from afar. The inspiration to develop these wireless, Bluetooth stones - that can provide EMDR anywhere in the world - came while working with a client who was rapidly deployed. We had been doing in-office EMDR on his childhood trauma. Once he deployed, I was not able to continue the work with the same depth since leg tapping and “butterfly hugs” were not effective for him.
As I watched more of my military clients being deployed, I grew determined to develop technology that would facilitate remote EMDR and resourcing. Though the journey to long distance healing was not as immediate as I had hoped.
Initially, rough prototypes were developed. Then the pandemic hit. The world stopped. Any momentum with product development, design or even collaboration halted. I feared BluTapp was just a fantasy.
If the pandemic taught me (and I’m sure those of you reading this) anything, it’s that we need more effective tools for long distance healing – particularly EMDR. I was determined to get this product to market for other EMDR therapists and I succeeded.
Since 2021, BluTapp has been gathering momentum. Collaborators have reappeared. I have assembled a steady manufacturing and development team to refine the stones. With some well-timed support, BluTapp is finally on the market.
I hope, as EMDR therapists, you find the remote, bi-lateral experience of these BluTapp stones effective and efficient. Enjoy these stones and know they were conceived and born by someone who understands the needs of struggling clients.
BluTapp founder Chris Causey, MA, M.Div., LMHC has treated clients struggling with trauma and addiction using EMDR for 15 years.
Prior to his work as a licensed psychotherapist, Chris worked as a clinical chaplain in Washington state. He supported individuals and families as they struggled with end-of-life issues. That hospice work inspired him to return to school and pursue an MA in Counseling.
Chris is a graduate of LIOS at Bastyr University (2008). His proximity to Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington provided ample experience in working with military populations. Chris is a certified EMDR therapist, was trained as a CSAT through IITAP and works with couples as well as individuals.
Founder Chris Causey MA M.Div. LMHC