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Sensory Gifts for the Holiday Season

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Sensory Gifts for the Holiday Season

As this time of year can bring on sensory overload among sensory sensitive people, we can value and share the gift of being a calming presence with loved ones.   When we maintain rituals and routines that help children feel connected and calm, we can then mindfully incorporate seasonal and holiday themes with less overwhelm.  Whether it is reading together, listening to music together, baking cookies together, or eating dinner together, routine sensory-based activities can help with self-regulating rhythms of activity and rest.   During this season of gift giving, you may want to treat your loved one with a gift...

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Tips for a Calm Thanksgiving

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Tips for a Calm Thanksgiving

During this season of giving thanks, we have the opportunity to appreciate and express gratitude for the many blessings that nourish our “sense” of well-being.   At the same time, our nervous systems can be challenged in responding to changes in daily rhythms of light and dark, sleep, eating, and  physical activity. For people who are sensory sensitive and rely on routine, predictable sensory experiences to function well, the holiday season can be a strain on one’s inner resources and adaptability in managing the day to day.   To help balance the effect of the stressors of the season, it is...

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Resources for Veterans Recovering from Traumatic Stress

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Resources for Veterans Recovering from Traumatic Stress

Sommerfly is committed to high-quality life improvement products that provide comfort and calm while supporting the body’s stress response systems.  For Veterans recovering from the physical, emotional, and mental wounds of war, feeling at ease, safe, and without pain, may be an uncommon experience when living with PTSD, MST, and TBI.  In recognition of Veterans Day, we would like to share related resources that support Veterans in accessing physical, mental, and emotional health.   Photo from www.operationdelta.org Photo from  http://warriorsatease.org/ As many dog owners and dog lovers know, a bond with a dog can run deep, with a physical connection that...

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Summer Schedule To Help With Emotional Regulation And Sleep

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Summer Schedule To Help With Emotional Regulation And Sleep

Summer fun, out of school, long days full of sun, free-time… These are ideas that usually evoke a sense joy but for some can be a recipe for stress. Summer is full of these experiences. Changes in regular routines that work and school provide sometime causes stress that can lead to dysregulated emotions. This can be true for both children and adults. The goal is to achieve a balance of fun opportunities within a schedule and stay emotionally regulated. Providing a visual schedule for yourself or the children in your life is a helpful tool to keep the calm and...

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The Sommerfly Story

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The Sommerfly Story

Sommerfly™ Products began in 2005. We set out on our journey to deliver sensory-based products of the highest quality design and construction that would truly improve the lives of those in need.  Sommerfly began when co-founder Kristi Langslet, a practicing Occupational Therapist since 1988, designed and made products for her clients to meet specific needs related to Sensory Processing. Sleep, calm and focus were some of the primary challenges of her clients in the Therapy Clinic in which she worked.  As positive feedback of improved sleep and focus and calm rolled in it became very clear what Kristi had created worked and worked well. This didn't...

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