GIVING BAD NEWS
When faced with the responsibility of delivering bad news, it can be common to enter your fight/flight/freeze mode. You may be tempted to flee, delay delivering the news or deliver it insensitively. Using TouchPoints™ while giving bad news can create a calming environment, aiding in the emotional processing of difficult news.
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).
Studies show that within just 30 seconds of using TouchPoints, people experienced a 74% reduction in their stress levels and a 68% reduction in body sensations related to stress. This data combined with our archived data suggest that there is a consistency in offering users significant relief from physiological and psychological stress in about 30 seconds.
A LASTING SOLUTION
When using TouchPoints™ consistently when stressed, overtime you may not need them in certain situations as they become 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 stress.
When to use TouchPoints
Use 15 minutes before and during telling someone bad news.
If the situation is traumatic, leave the TouchPoints on for several hours and use every day liberally while they adjust.
HOW to use TouchPoints
Place TouchPoints on your wrists, ankles, clipped to pant pockets, or simply hold them in your hands.
Activate TouchPoints on the Fast/Purple setting.
Leave on until you feel calm.
"When I’m feeling overwhelmed and I can feel the frenzy in my mind building wearing my TouchPoints brings me to a calmer and more resourceful place. I can wear them when working, when having or anticipating emotional heavy conversations or interactions, and before bed for a more restful sleep. I’m so grateful for my scholarship!"