INABILITY TO THINK RATIONALLY (KIDS)
Stressful events can engage the fight, flight or freeze response, making it. hard for kids to think positively. This can lead to difficulties in school, impaired social relationships, and a higher likelihood of making impulsive and potentially harmful choices. If you have a Negative Nelly on your hands, use TouchPoints and see if those negative thoughts can change into more reasonable or positive thinking. You can't force positive thinking on your child, so meet them where they are at in their thinking and see if it changes.
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 think rationally.
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.
“My 7 year old daughter uses TouchPoints almost daily. She has Reactive Attachment Disorder as well as ADHD. TouchPoints help keep her stress signals, that primal fight or flight that is always so near the surface, interrupted just enough so she has time to pause, think and often times realize that it is not a fight or flight situation. This then has made an improvement on her behaviors. It also helps her be more focused to do her work in school.”
“My son hasn't had a panic attack since he started using them. In fact, when one was escalating, I made him use his [TouchPoints] and they broke the spiral within about 30 seconds. Everyone in the room saw it and every jaw was dropped. I don't think it's a placebo effect.”
- Susan Brown
“We were one of the winners of the scholarship last month! Both my kids are autistic one is 7 the other is 3 my 7 year old is also ADHD. We have been using touch points for a month now. My daughter gets the biggest smile on her face and gets excited when she gets to wear them but we mostly use them on our son. When he is having a meltdown or is getting worked up I ask him if he’d like to put his bracelets on and he will tell me yes and what setting to put it on which is usually purple setting. This have helped with his meltdowns drastically we try to take them everywhere we think will overload and trigger meltdowns (large gatherings, grocery shopping, car rides, and out to eat) just to name a few. I highly recommend getting these because they have helped my son. They are safe and effective!”
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