INABILITY TO THINK RATIONALLY
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 TouchPoints and see if those negative thoughts can change into more reasonable or positive thinking.
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 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 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)
A LASTING SOLUTION
When using TouchPoints™ consistently while 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 result in the inability to stay calm.
When to use TouchPoints
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.
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 TouchPoints
Place TouchPoints on your wrists, pockets, or simply hold them.
Activate TouchPoints on the Medium/Yellow setting.
Leave on until you feel a sense of calm.
“I use them with clients when I'm trying to facilitate instillation of more rational thoughts when the client is processing events that they attribute distortions in interpretations or when the narrative is irrationally negative.”
- Margaret Salyer
“Well made little devices that are so SIMPLE to use! They help me with sleep and help me calm when I’m feeling stressed. As a therapist who works a lot with trauma, they are so helpful in session so clients can calm and focus! The transformation for clients in sessions have been nothing short of amazing! Clients notice their shoulders can actually relax! I can’t wait to expand their use for myself and for my clients. Their customer service is fantastic! They get back to you quickly and with direct answers, you feel that they are really listening to what you need!”
- Kelsey Hanoson
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