What is it?
BLAST (TM) is short-form for bi-lateral alternating stimulation delivered tactile. BLAST's origins began as a component of Sharpiro's EMDR therapy (Shapiro & Solomon, 1995) and was later used as a psychological exposure with accupoint tapping and the Emotional Freedom Technique to produce incremental benefits beyond talk therapy approaches (Feinstein, 2010; Well et al., 2010)
What can it be used for?
BLAST can be used in inhibit the human stress response and enhance memory recognition, both in and outside the therapeutic context, and this application has many advantages including being passive, fast acting, and non-invasive.
LAST’s positive effects on the human stress response system can be used outside of the therapy session as a cost-effective adjunct to therapeutic treatment or a stand-alone methodology to improve individual’s lives.
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facts about bilateral stimulations
- Bi-lateral tactile stimulation has a memory enhancement effect.
BLAST has a statistically significant additional benefit over simultaneous or continuous stimulation on patients with PTSD. (Servan-Schreiber, Schooler, Dew, Carter, and Bartone (2006) )
Trying to self-produce tactile stimulation does not have the same effect on the brain as externally produced stimulation. (Blakemore, Wolpert, & Frith (1999)
Externally produced tactile stimulation differs from self-produced stimulation.
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Applied Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation- Tactile (BLAST) As a Stress Inhibitor
Amy Serin, PhD.
Applied Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation- Tactile (BLAST) Evidence from Quantitative Electroencephalogram Amy Serin, PhD
History of Clinical and Non-Clinical Applications of Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation-Tactile (BLAST)
Amy Serin, PhD