Finding ways to help reduce anxiety and stress

Anxiety is something that we all experience at times and we will all feel anxious about different situations. Sensory Direct understands that having good quality coping mechanisms is really important for when we feel our anxiety is getting in the way of our day to day life. 

We also understand that many children and adults with autism and other additional sensory needs commonly experience daily anxiety. The daily or constant feeling of anxiety can become distressing, not only for the anxious person, but also for the carer.

The first step in findings solutions that work in reducing the feeling of anxiety is to try and understand what the triggers are.

Triggers can come in a number of ways, but often for autistic children and adults triggers are often social situations or environments that are, for example, too noisy, too smelly or too busy. 

Triggers can also be caused by difficulties in expressing and communicating either through lack of self awareness and expression or difficulties in social interaction. All of these triggers can lead to meltdowns and withdrawal from situations.

We have put together a number of our products that can show you there are plenty of things you can do to help with mild to severe anxiety. 

Our UK made Weighted Products offer deep pressure to the body and can feel like a reassuring hug. We have ear defenders and plugs that reduce the stresses from the noises of the wearer's surroundings. A huge selection of hand fidget toys and puzzles to focus minds and divert the feeling of anxiety to hands and fingers and our Chewbuddy™ oral chew range is a safe and hygienic alternative to non-edible chews for those that seek out sensory feedback to the mouth and jaw during times of unrest or worry. 




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    Secret Marble Fidget

    from £4.20 £3.50
  2. Marble Fidget Maze

    Marble Fidget Maze

    from £4.20 £3.50
  3. Feelings Fan

    Feelings Fan

    £4.80 £4.00
  4. Fire Retardant Weighted Blanket

    Fire Retardant Weighted Blanket

    from £128.00 £106.67
  5. therapy ball fun deck

    Therapy Ball Fun Deck

    £34.50 £28.75
  6. Chewbuddy™ Stickman - Single

    Chewbuddy™ Stickman - Single

    from £7.80 £6.50 from £5.94
  7. Danger Fan

    Danger Fan

    £4.74 £3.95
  8. Chewbuddy™ Stickman - Twin Pack

    Chewbuddy™ Stickman - Twin Pack

    from £14.40 £12.00
  9. Teen/Adult Fleece Weighted Blanket

    Teen/Adult Fleece Weighted Blanket

    from £141.50 £117.92
  10. Marble Maze Fidget - wipe clean / anti bac

    Marble Maze Fidget - wipe clean / anti bac

    from £4.20 £3.50
  11. scooter board fun deck

    Scooter Board Fun Deck

    £34.50 £28.75
  12. traffic light sensory fan

    Traffic Light Fan

    £2.40 £2.00
  13. Weighted Blanket - Adjustable

    Weighted Blanket - Adjustable

    from £136.20 £113.50
  14. Social Rules Fan

    Social Rules Fan

    £4.80 £4.00
  15. Snuggly Tactile Weighted Shoulder Wrap

    Snuggly Tactile Weighted Shoulder Wrap

    from £43.14 £35.95
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