Learning to Stim Again

I think supressing highly visible stims was bad for me. I’m sad that it became so automatic. Stimming helps me relax, and deal with sadness and anxiety so they’re less likely to overwhelm me, and get my brain in order after sensory overload. Sometimes I need to rock to get these benefits. Supressing it meant that for most of my life I was missing out on all this.

Stimming helps me think, and suppressing it into less obvious forms takes up energy and brainpower I could use for something else.
— Blogger Stimmycat at Autism through the Medium of Cats

Read more of this touching and insightful blog post at Autism through the Medium of Cats

Posted on November 3, 2014 and filed under Article.