Lavender can stimulate olfactory nerves in the brain and cause downstream effects that slow down the central nervous system and induce a sense of calm through the Vagus Nerve. The flowers contain a small amount of oil and this is a safe way for children to have the oil diffused without the larger concentration of an essential oil.
Olfactory memory cues activate the hippocampus and the amygdala where memory and emotional reactions are made.
This is all in the Limbic system which is the oldest part of our brain and controls, mood, behaviour and emotions.
So, when Lavenderbuddy is used in a calm environment and for relaxation to start with, that smell memory association kicks in automatically and reminds the body to go back to that state.
Its sets a pattern for the body without the child being aware or having to do anything. So when used at challenging times, the body knows what to do!
The 7 chakra points on the bear match the card by colour so the child knows what ones to use and say out loud to the universe.
Solar Plexus- Yellow
Third eye- Indigo Blue
I AM Affirmations
The I am affirmations are one worded and just coloured like The Chakras instead of an Emoji Face for an Emotion as some Small Soul's may find it difficult to "Name Emotions" they feel due to Alexithymia which can affect many with ASD. It keeps the words familiar and simple. They can add their own as they grow. It’s the start of the building blocks of the magic language. I am is the present, so when spoken in the Conscious,(outside) it sets into the Sub-Conscious (inside) with daily repetition. The Visual, Sensory Touch and Scent from the Bear enhances this action and sets it deeper.
Practice daily in your own way. Dopamine is another Happy Hormone, released when you are doing something you love, your brains reward pathway is liberated.
It is also released when you set an intention to overcome something and achieve that.
The fabric has been chosen as a soothing tactile fabric which may help to calm over sensory response. It is a low plush fabric and washable. From testing this was the one children like to rub by hand or on their skin and helped to soothe them. CE mark for safety
Hugging releases a hormone called oxytocin - one of the Happy Hormones for connection and bonding.
When hugging an inanimate object that hormone is still released, so Hugging Lavenderbuddy has a positive impact on overall psychological stability and helps with trust and relaxation. It let's them experience the Oxytocin if they do not like being touched due to Sensory Issues.
This lets them have control over Hugs given.
This also may help to start building better social connection at their own pace.
Aged 3 - Can suppress emotional response in public.
Child may not show it if they are sad, angry or frightened when they are not at home where it is easy to release these responses.
Aged 4 to 5 – Can alter emotional expression to be different from their internal feelings. Child may say yes, that’s tastes nice, just because their friends are eating it but may not like it.
Aged 5 to 7- Can be self-conscious and embarrassed when others say unkind things or they feel different to other children they notice this more, and body image awareness kicks in.
Aged 7 to 10 – Starts to build strategies to handle emotions. This can range from not telling the truth about how they are feeling or using behaviours to deflect from being upset.
Take him anywhere!
If you need to stay over at another house, are going a trip or even going to the dentist or hospital, Lavenderbuddy® will always be by your side and can be taken anywhere you go.
Sometimes he peeks out the backpack and waves at everyone too!
But remember to close the sides zips so he is safe and warm.
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