It is starting to get warm in Brisbane so using heat packs and hot water bottles isn't really what we want anymore. This month we have been trying some new icy sensory items. This has included slushies, eye shades that can be frozen and cold squeeze balls. These items have been really popular and have been reported to help with grounding and also with anxiety. Another option is to wet a towel and wrap it around the shoulders. This helps to cool down and the weight of it also has a calming effect. There are more products on the market that can be bought but it is also possible to make your own cold sensory item. Try putting sensory items in the fridge or freezer. We have tried stress balls and smooth stones and have also frozen grapes. Cold is an intense sensation but one that can be used to change the mood. Just make sure that you don't give yourself a freezer burn!

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