Before there were fidget spinners and mind-numbing mobile games, there were worry stones. It’s just about the simplest form of natural medicine! Read on to learn about worry stones and what Drop can do for you.
Nobody really knows how worry stones got their start, but it was probably very early in human history. They are literally as old as dirt! It’s easy to imagine a bummed-out cave-person noticing an especially smooth stone in the dust and to begin fiddling with it. The ancient Greeks are usually credited with the invention of the worry stone—though similar concepts exist among Native American tribes, Tibetan Buddhists, and other cultures around the world.
Worry stones have enormous power to soothe frazzled nerves. People who use them report that they help ease creeping anxiety and other negative feelings. Research has shown that physical activity, even slight touch or movement, interrupts the brain from playing negative thoughts. Rub your Drop between thumb and forefinger whenever anxiety strikes. While it may not solve your problems, it will diminish the intensity of the worry and help you move toward positive solutions.
Drop may help with skin picking, fingernail biting, hair pulling, and other compulsive behaviors. Worry stones have been used for treating addiction and for smoking cessation. Generally, touching a worry stone replaces the behavior that is being corrected. Playing with it keeps the hands and mind busy until the urge passes. They are also used to help cope with sensory integration disorder, especially in children.
Emotional self-regulation is a skill that can be learned. Once you’ve practiced setting aside negative thoughts and feelings, an object like Drop can be a useful aid in accessing this skill. Psychologists refer to it as triggering a “relaxation script”. In other words, once you see and handle a worry stone, you remember what it feels like to be calm. If you know you’re going to be in a stressful situation, like being in a crowd or giving a presentation, place your Drop somewhere you know you will be able to access it if you want to. It’s presence can help you relax without ever taking it out of your pocket.
Featuring a hole for easy carry on a key-chain, to put in some para-cord or to use as a necklace!
Features a unique texture on the other side for a different fidgeting experiences.