Since we are in the business of making fidget toys and always following current research we can say that you are definitely not alone! Many, many people worldwide use Tangles for such a wide variety of needs and anxieties and also new research is always being done showing the therapeutic benefits of fidgeting: students scoring better on math and reading comprehension as well as improved attention ability leads fidgets to be quite common in many more classrooms these days b/c the research backs it up. We are starting to post these studies on our new website www.tangletherapy.com for people who may need them for schools, parents, therapists . . . Also there was an article in the Wall Street Journal this last week about how fidgeting helps people to be more creative! Here's the link: http://on.wsj.com/1M2qJBc It is not particularly about trichotillomania but it does point to a universality of hand movement for stimulation and clearing your mind, and also the brilliance of the human body in coping mechanisms even though they can become out of our control or harmful. Also, yes have seen that transition times can be most difficult and important time to be gentle with yourself. All of our respect and support to you all fighting for yourselves. You are each warriors of true beauty. Trust yourselves. #changeisconstant #tangletherapy
The Tangle Toy is not your traditional toy for children. Tangles are based on the concept of infinity and continuous motion. This ‘magic in the motion’ that you feel when you play with a Tangle is truly therapeutic and calming to the soul! Once you put a Tangle in your hand, you just can’t put it down!
A Tangle Toy is more than just a toy- it is twistable energy that
enables a free flow of creativity from your mind. Technically, a Tangle
is a series of 90-degree curves, connected and able to pivot at each
joint. It has no beginning and no end--just continuous motion. People
refer to the Tangle as “that fun, twisty thing!”
Tangles have endless uses and serve a variety of different purposes. It can be a puzzle, a movable sculpture, a desktop toy, a fidget, a brain tool, an anti-stress device, a teacher supply, or even a cosmic art toy with special powers! The possibilities are limitless!
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