Angry Outburts (ADULTS)
Angry outbursts are a way for the body to release the excess energy and tension built up during the fight/flight/freeze response, having negative consequences on relationships and personal well-being. TouchPoints can help prevent outbursts and impulsive decisions, or if it’s too late, restore calm fast and recover.
TouchPoint Solution’s wearable devices are embedded with patented BLAST (bi-lateral alternating stimulation tactile) technology. BLAST is scientifically proven to alter the body’s “fight or flight” response caused by stress. The wearables emit alternating vibrations that disengage your standard stress response (sympathetic nervous system), and shift you into the calm, logical side of your brain (parasympathetic nervous system).
Research has shown that elevated cortisol levels can lead to increased irritability, mood swings, and aggressive behavior. A triple blind placebo-controlled trial with athletes showed TouchPoints™ stabilized cortisol levels during stressful events and reduced the level of stress. (Leal-Junior, E. C., Casalechi, H. L., Machado, C. dos, Serin, A., Hageman, N. S., & Johnson, D. S., 2019)
A LASTING SOLUTION
When using TouchPoints™ consistently to calm down after an angry outburst, overtime you may not need them in certain situations as they become less stressful because of your TouchPoints™. One of the ways BLAST work is by creating new neural pathways that help modify the memories that trigger our stress response. With continued use of TouchPoints™, these new neural pathways can build overtime, progressively reducing the release of stress related hormones that can cause angry outbursts.
When to use TouchPoints
Use as soon as the agitation or frustration starts.
If you can anticipate being in a stressful scenario, start using 15-30 minutes prior to the scenario.
HOW to use TouchPoints
Place TouchPoints on your wrists, pockets, in socks, or simply hold them.
Activate TouchPoints on the Fast/Purple setting.
Leave on until you feel a sense of calm.
I love my touchpoints. They have helped both myself and my clients regulate in times of stress and make it easier to continue conversation from a calm state. Using the TouchPoints along with a focus on your breath has been a game changer.
Leal-Junior, E. C.,Casalechi, H. L., Machado, C. dos, Serin, A., Hageman, N. S., & Johnson, D.S. (2019). A triple-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial of the effect ofbilateral alternating somatosensory stimulation on reducing stress-relatedcortisol and anxiety during and after the Trier Social Stress Test. Journalof Biotechnology and Biomedical Science, 2(1), 22–30.https://doi.org/10.14302/issn.2576-6694.jbbs-19-2784