Fidget Spinners for Anxiety in Recovery

by Balboa Horizons | January 23, 2018

Spinning, flipping, and turning everywhere are fidget spinners and fidget spinners for anxiety in recovery is a fairly new concept. Regardless of opinion is there any truths to fidget spinners or are they still just toys? Our admissions representative decided to try one out for a week. At first it was weird and kind of childish, but when he faced difficult situations the fidget spinner often helped out.

Our employee has several small children under 10 years old and the fidget spinner, in his opinion was a life saver. Our admissions rep recently attended church with his family and knowing it could be a stressful situation decided to bring along the fidget spinner for a trial run.

If you can imagine for a moment three children fighting, playing, and hitting each other on a small church bench with no leg room third row from the front of a congregation you will know what type of situation this is. This scenario is primed for causing anxiety in our admissions reps life. However, as bad as the children were he had the fidget spinner to spin to his delight. The fidget spinner along with proactive parenting helped our rep get through the situation that normally would have him stepping outside of church to gather himself before going back in.

So how can fidget spinners for anxiety in recovery even work? Well it helps almost as a soothing mechanism to help the brain divert attention to the toy and not to the pressure of the situation. At a minimum our experiment with the fidget spinner helped resolve the psychological difficultly and anxiety within our admissions team member. This type of diversion falls under Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which allowed our admissions rep to literally take a hands on approach to solving his anxiety with the fidget spinner.

Now take the fidget spinner as with everything in life with a grain of salt. While this tool was used for a stressful day of our employee it may not work for everyone. It’s always wise to consult a doctor when it comes to matters of the mind.

In our experience the fidget spinner was more fun than therapeutic. Balboa Horizons loves to help people using various modalities of therapy. Has a patient ever been prescribed fidget spinners for anxiety in recovery? Our guess is not yet. But the future could be promising for this anxiety curbing toy that is available nearly everywhere from dealers online like Amazon to gas stations everywhere.

Balboa Horizons offers professional custom therapy modalities for individuals suffering with anxiety. Call our team today to discuss how we can help you live the life you want.

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