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USING BLAST FOR

BREAKING BAD HABITS

THE STRESS RESPONSE

It can be challenging to break bad habits like procrastination, nail-biting, smoking, excessive drinking, overeating, negative self-talk, or even using electronics before bed; these are just some examples! Bad habits often form as a way to cope with stress. While they may provide temporary relief, they often come with more long term negative consequences. Use BLAST as a supportive tool for stress relief and help with breaking bad habits.

HOW BLAST HELPS

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). 

THE LONGTERM BENEFITS

Habits are formed through repeated actions, which create neural pathways in our brains. These pathways become automatic, making it difficult to break the habit. When using BLAST™ while partaking in a bad habit, overtime you may not need them as they become less stressful because of BLAST™. One of the ways BLAST works is by creating new neural pathways that help modify the memories that trigger our stress response. With continued use of BLAST™, these new neural pathways can build overtime, progressively reducing the release of stress related hormones associated with the bad habit.  

Excess levels of cortisol may be released as your body’s response to stress that may result in bad habits. A triple blind placebo-controlled trial with athletes showed BLAST™ 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) 

How to use BLAST TO BREAK BAD HABITS

Choose your device type to learn more about using BLAST for aggressive behavior. Find out where to wear your devices, when to reach for BLAST and our recommended settings.

TOUCHPOINT

Before you start:

Learn the basics behind operating your TouchPoints. Learn how to pair your TouchPoints, what the different modes are and more with our online user guide.

When to use BLAST:

Spot:  Use as soon as you feel like partaking in the bad habit. If you still partake in the the bad habit, do so with BLAST on.

Preventative: Use when you're thinking about later partaking in the bad habit.

How to use BLAST:

Scale:  Rate how strong this desire is on a scale of 1-10.

Where:  Place TouchPoints on your wrists, ankles, clipped to pant pockets, or simply hold them.

Mode: Use the Medium/Yellow mode. 

Rescale: Wait 30 seconds, rescale, see if the desire to do it has reduced. Repeat until the desire is minimal. If you still partake in the the bad habit, do it with the TouchPoints on and notice that over time your desire to keep doing it may lower enough to where you won't do it anymore.

THODIAN

Before you start:

Learn the basics behind operating your Thodians. Download the app, learn how to operate Thodian, what the different modes mean, and more with our online user guide.

When to use BLAST:

AI detection: Use as soon as the Thodian app notifies you of AI detected stress.

Spot:  Use as soon as you feel like partaking in the bad habit. If you still partake in the the bad habit, do so with BLAST on.

Preventative: Use when you're thinking about later partaking in the bad habit.

How to use BLAST:

Scale:  Rate how strong this desire is on a scale of 1-10.

Where: Place Tokens on your wrists, ankles, clipped to pant pockets, or simply hold them in your hands.

Premium Mode: Use the Compulsive mode.

Rescale:  Use for 30 seconds and rescale. Useuntil the desire is minimal. If you still partake in the the bad habit, do it with BLAST on and notice that over time your desire to keep doing it may lower enough to where you won't do it anymore.

USER SPOTLIGHT

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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 of bilateral alternating somatosensory stimulation on reducing stress-related cortisol and anxiety during and after the Trier Social Stress Test. Journal of Biotechnology and Biomedical Science, 2(1), 22–30. https://doi.org/10.14302/issn.2576-6694.jbbs-19-2784

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