LASHING OUT AT OTHERS
Lashing out at others can be an unhealthy way for the body to release the excess energy and tension built up during the fight-or-flight response, having negative consequences on relationships and personal well-being. TouchPoints can help prevent lashing out and impulsive decisions, or if it’s too late, restore calm fast and recover.
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).
Research has shown that elevated cortisol levels can lead to increased irritability, mood swings, and aggressive behavior. 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 to calm down after lashing out at others, overtime you may not need them in certain situations as they become less stressful because of your TouchPoints™. One of the ways BLAST work 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 you to lash out at others.
When to use TouchPoints
Use as soon as the agitation or frustration starts.
Already too late? Try TouchPoints to restore calm fast and recover.
If you can anticipate being in a stressful scenario, start using 15-30 minutes prior to the scenario.
HOW to use TouchPoints
Place TouchPoints on your wrists, pockets, in socks, or simply hold them.
Activate TouchPoints on the Fast/Purple setting.
Leave on until you feel a sense of calm.
“A former teacher purchased a set of TouchPoints for Luciano to use during the school day and with their use, he has made drastic improvements in the classroom. He is learning how to use them appropriately, how to know when he should turn them on and off, etc. It's still a work in progress, but he is less apt to emotional breakdowns, has less outbursts towards his peers, and academically he is catching up as his behaviors in the past kept him from performing and learning at his true ability.”
- Kayla Busse (Cartwright School District)
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