Hello everyone 😊 I am sure you are all wondering what on earth Squish Therapy Dough is and why you absolutely need it in your lives? Well let me introduce myself, my dough and why I want to share it with you.
For those who do not know me I am a mother of three humans, one dog and one husband. I have lived just outside the little market town of Ballyclare in Northern Ireland nearly all my life and have recently moved even further out in the sticks into the picturesque (but very windy) Tildarg in the Antrim hills.
For many years I have suffered from depression and anxiety although I had no idea that’s what it was. On the outside I was still happy joker I always had been but underneath I was a wreck. When I was at my lowest, I did something I didn’t even realise I needed to do, I asked for help. This small step has completely transformed my mental health and it was on this journey that Squish was born.
As a kid I LOVED play dough and as a mum I was often left playing with it long after the kids had got bored and left. There was something so satisfying about mucking about with it and I always felt better after. What I did not realise was that I was practising a form of mindfulness. But although I knew fiddling with dough would help me it did not seem appropriate to whip out a tub for a squeeze before a meeting or even to sit playing with it at home. So, I started to make my own grown up version and Squish was born.
Squish is made from all natural ingredients, no nasty chemical surprises. The high salt content and coconut oil act as natural preservatives giving it a shelf life of 3-6 months with proper storage (although I still have dough that is much older than that which I still use!) It is packaged in recyclable and reusable tins that are small enough to keep in your car, bag or in your desk drawer at work making it portable and discrete. Each one has been created to evoke a certain mental response to counter whatever problems you may be facing.
I am excited (and slightly terrified) to share this with you, I hope my little squishy tins bring you as much joy as they have done for me 😊