Leo Chao, a student at Emily Carr University, designed the Beagle, a scarf that people can wrap around them. Texture, sounds, and even smells create a calming cocoon that will distract and soothe an autistic person when they’re feeling over stimulated. It’s the electronic version of a blankie that has actual health benefits.
A new study has suggested that instead of remembering the painful emotions of a bad memory, we should instead try to remember something unemotional - the weather, someone else who was there, what you were wearing.
Makes sense - if you strengthen those connections in the memory the emotional ones will slowly weaken (can’t remember details of this mechanism, something to do with neuroplasticity and the availability heuristic?)