The TouchPoints™ Challenge is built into the setup of every new TouchPoints™ original kit.
After your phone initially pairs with TouchPoints™, the app will prompt you to follow the steps below. Anyone with TouchPoints™ basic can follow along and do the TouchPoints™ challenge without the app!
Think about an upsetting life event that is about a 6 or 7 on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is zero feeling or stress about an event and 10 is the most upset you can imagine.
Then see if you can feel a body sensation when you think about the upsetting situation and rate how intense that sensation is on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is no sensation and 10 is the most intense sensation you can imagine.
Notice or write down the numbers you associate with the upsetting life event.
Use the app to turn on your TouchPoints™ original on the preset “Reduce Stress Now” setting and keep thinking about the upsetting life event. Or, use the medium speed setting on TouchPoints™ basic.
Wait about 30 seconds and then rate how your body sensation changed and how upsetting the situation now feels on the same 0 to 10 scale.
If it’s gone, congratulations! If it’s lower, but not gone, keep thinking about the situation until it feels like it’s not upsetting.
Then turn your TouchPoints™ off and see how upset you can become about the life situation.
Our research shows that in less than 1 minute, at least 60% of the upset resolves and it does not return when the original situation was rated with an intensity of 7 or less. If the intensity is 8 or higher, it may take longer for TouchPoints™ to produce calm, so be patient and allow them to work.