The Bridge Program: Burlington High School
Scented Slime for Your Calming Boxes
Since this slime is extremely resistant and thick it provides a great deal of deep pressure and joint compression. As you squeeze, fold, roll, and even pull the slime, you are sending signals to your brain that are calming and organizing! Much like chores, brain breaks and simple daily tasks; playing with slime is actually calming and can increase focus. While you twist, turn and roll the slime in your hands, your mind is almost immediately taken off guard. By providing a sensory stimulus, your brain is now thinking that you are not in danger and there is no reason to be stressed and alarmed.
By adding in pure essential oils, you are enhancing the calming effect of the slime itself! There are many essential oils that will help you be calm and focus. By adding these, you are getting the benefits of the olfactory system as well as the tactile input.