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What is Stimming?

What is Stimming?

Stimming is any behaviour that is self-stimulating.

We often use the word Stim for short.

What does it look like?

Stimming can be any repetitive physical action such as:

  • Dancing

  • Bouncing

  • Doodling

  • Chewing

  • Rocking

  • Spinning

Basically, anything that feels good = there is no wrong way to stim!

What are Stim Toys?

Stim toys are objects that a person can use to stim.

Such as:

  • Bands

  • Bracelets

  • Pens

  • Smell Jars

  • Chewy Jewelry

  • FIdget Spinners and Cubes

Honestly, anything can be a stim toy.

How does it help?

Stimming helps us:

  • Focus

  • Clam

  • Reset

  • Cope

  • Feel Good

and is quite simply vital!