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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  1. Galaxy Stargazer

    Galaxy Weighted Shoulder Wrap

    from £43.14 £35.95
  2. Toileting Fan

    Toileting Fan

    £4.74 £3.95
  3. Chewbuddy™ Sensory Teether - Single

    Chewbuddy™ Sensory Teether - Single

    from £6.95 £5.79 from £5.70
  4. Fidget toys

    Fidget Toy Pack - Large

    £36.95 £30.79


    from £6.95 £5.79
  6. Chewbuddy™ Disc - Single

    Chewbuddy™ Disc - Single

    from £7.80 £6.50
  7. Resistance Bands

    Resistance Bands

    from £11.40 £9.50
  8. Fidget Toy Pack - Medium

    Fidget Toy Pack - Medium

    £29.50 £24.58
  9. Weighted Lizard Blue 2kg

    Weighted Lizard Blue 2kg

    £59.95 £49.96
  10. Chewbuddy™ Disc - Twin Pack

    Chewbuddy™ Disc - Twin Pack

    from £13.80 £11.50
  11. Body Awareness Fun Deck

    Body Awareness Fun Deck

    £18.00 £15.00
  12. Fidget toy pack small

    Fidget Toy Pack - Small

    £15.95 £13.29
  13. weighted snake

    Weighted Shoulder/Lap Sensory Snake 1.5kg

    from £41.95 £34.96
  14. chewbuddy monster chew

    Ghost - Monster Chewbuddy™ - Single

    from £7.20 £6.00
  15. Time Timer

    Time Timer

    £52.96 £44.13
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