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CAN'T GET STARTED ON TASKS (ADULTS)

GETTING STARTED WITH BLAST

THE STRESS RESPONSE

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. BLAST™ can help you manage stress and get started on these tasks. 

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

When using BLAST™ consistently before a stressful task, overtime you may not need them as much as the task becomes 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 that can cause task avoidance. 

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) 

How to use BLAST WHEN YOU CAN'T GET STARTED ON TASKS (ADULTS)

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:

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

How to use BLAST:

Where:  Place TouchPoints on your wrists, ankles, clipped to pant pockets.

Mode: Use the Medium/Yellow mode. 

Timing: Continue during the task to improve focus if needed. 

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:

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

How to use BLAST:

Where:  Place Tokens on your wrists, ankles, clipped to pant pockets.

Mode: Use the Focus mode. 

Timing: Use for the preset Focus mode duration. Continue during the task to improve focus if needed. 

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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