REDUCE STRESS BY 74% IN 30 SECONDS WITH TOUCHPOINTS

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HOMEWORK AVOIDANCE

THE STRESS RESPONSE

Kids who struggle getting started on tasks may have too much mental chatter or feel overwhelmed due to stress. For many, this may be struggling to get started on homework, chores, or personal hygiene care. Caregivers can provide BLAST® as a helpful tool in getting kids started on important 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 homework time, overtime your child may not need them as often as homework can 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 that can contribute to homework avoidance.   

Effect Of Bilateral Alternating Somatosensory Stimulation On Reducing Stress-Related Cortisol

Elevated cortisol levels, often triggered by stress, can lead to procrastination through various mechanisms. It impairs decision-making, shifting focus to immediate rewards, increases anxiety, weakens self-regulation, reduces motivation, and hampers cognitive flexibility. These effects make it harder to initiate tasks, prioritize effectively, and manage emotions, contributing to the tendency to delay or avoid tasks.


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® for HOMEWORK AVOIDANCE

Choose your device type to learn more about using BLAST® for homework avoidance. 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. Understand how to operate your TouchPoints, the different modes, and more with our online user guide.

When to use BLAST:

Preventative: Start 5-15 minutes before starting homework and throughout if necessary.

Spot: Use as soon as you notice your child is having trouble concentrating

How to use BLAST:

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

Mode: Use the Medium/Yellow mode. 

Timing: Caregivers should help with the first step of the task if the child is still struggling to get started. Continue using TouchPoints during the task to improve focus if needed. 

THODIAN

Before you start:

Learn the basics behind operating your Thodians. Download the app, understand how to operate Thodian, the different modes, 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. 

*Must be 13 years or older to use Thodian.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA") requires Thodian app users to be 13 years or older. 

Preventative: Start 5-15 minutes before starting homework and throughout if necessary.

Spot: Use as soon as you notice your child is having trouble concentrating

How to use BLAST:

Premium Mode: Use the Focus mode.

Where: WHERE NO TOUCHPOINT LANGUAGE

Timing: Use for preset duration of Focus mode. Caregivers should help with the first step of the task if the child is still struggling to get started. Continue using BLAST® during the task to improve focus if needed. 

USER SPOTLIGHT

See what our customers are saying about BLAST® & homework avoidance


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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