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INABILITY TO THINK RATIONALLY (ADULTS)

THE STRESS RESPONSE

Stress can impair rational thinking by triggering the body's fight or flight or freeze response. Irrational thinking under stress can lead to mistakes at work, strained relationships, and health problems. It can be difficult to think constructively and positively. When negativity strikes, use BLAST® and see if those negative thoughts can change into more reasonable or positive thinking. 

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 when stressed, overtime you may not need them in certain situations 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 that can result in the inability to stay calm.  

IMPACT OF TOUCHPOINTS ON ATHLETES

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

Studies in psychology and economics have explored how stress influences decision-making. For example, the work of George Loewenstein and others has examined how stress can lead to impulsive and emotionally driven decisions rather than rational ones.


Excess levels of cortisol may be released as your body’s response to stress that may result in the inability to stay calm. 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® for INABILITY TO THINK RATIONALLY

Choose your device type to learn more about using BLAST® for inability to think rationally. 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:

Spot: Use as soon as you feel the onset of stress.


Use when you are complaining or assuming something will be terrible until you become less upset and can think logically about the situation. 

Preventative: If you know you're going into a scenario that may cause you to feel worked up, begin using them 15-30 minutes prior. 

How to use BLAST:

Where: Place TouchPoints on your wrists, pockets, or simply hold them. 

Mode: Use the Medium/Yellow mode. 

Timing: Leave on until you feel a sense of calm.

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. 

Spot: Use as soon as you feel the onset of stress.


Use when you are complaining or assuming something will be terrible until you become less upset and can think logically about the situation. 

Preventative: If you know you're going into a scenario that may cause you to feel worked up, begin using them 15-30 minutes prior. 

How to use BLAST:

Premium Mode: Use the Focus mode.

Where: Place Tokens on your wrists, pockets, or simply hold them. 

Timing: Use for preset duration of Focus mode. Repeat as needed and leave on until you feel a sense of calm.

USER SPOTLIGHT

See what our customers are saying about BLAST® & inability to think rationally (adults)


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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