Can’t Get Started on Tasks (Adults) 

Stress can play a major role in task avoidance. When a person is under significant stress, they may find it difficult to focus on the task at hand or may lack the motivation to begin the task. On the other hand, this avoidance can result in even more stress when those tasks begin to pile up and deadlines approach. TouchPoints™ can help you manage stress and get started on these tasks. 


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). 

Excess levels of cortisol may be released as your body’s response to stress that may result in task avoidance. 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) 


When using TouchPoints™ consistently before a stressful task, overtime you may not need them as much as the task becomes less stressful because of your TouchPoints™. 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 TouchPoints™, these new neural pathways can build overtime, progressively reducing the release of stress related hormones that can cause task avoidance. 

When to use TouchPoints

Start 5-15 minutes before you should start task or while you are thinking through the strategy

HOW to use TouchPoints

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

Activate TouchPoints on the Medium/Yellow setting. 

Continue during the task to improve focus if needed. 


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

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