Bulgarian National Radio © 2021 All Rights Reserved

Therapeutic weighted blankets reduce anxiety and soothe the psyche

Photo: Facebook /Tututam

A blanket with shiny, soft or noisy surprises for children to discover - such a tool can be helpful for children with speech disorders who visit a speech therapist, but feel insecure in class at the beginning of the school year. Designer and the only manufacturer of such "unusual" blankets in Bulgaria is Borislava Kostova. She has helped dozens of children with special educational needs; children who experience attention deficit, anxiety, or are hyperactive.

You can read more about the therapy in "Weighted blankets help children and adults with health problems" – an article from the rich collection of Radio Bulgaria.



Editor: Gergana Mancheva

English: Alexander Markov

More from category

St. Athanasius – the founder of monasticism in Europe

On January 18, the day after St. Anthony's Day (Antonovden), the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honours the memory of St. Athanasius the Great (Atanssovden). A zealous follower of Christ's teaching, St. Athanasius took an active part in the large..

published on 1/18/21 8:25 AM

Day of St. Anthony (Antonovden) beliefs and rituals

St. Anthony was born in Egypt around 251 AD and died at the age of 105 on 17 January, celebrated as his patron saint’s day. St. Anthony is considered to be the first monk to have lived a life in complete solitude, far from any earthly..

published on 1/17/21 5:15 AM

Rhodopean routes – exploring the village of Smilyan

If you ask any Bulgarian what is the typical Bulgarian dish, the most common answer would be: “beans”. Beans are integral part of the Bulgarian table and used in various tasty soups, herb-scented stews and healthy salads. Smilyan beans is the..

published on 1/16/21 5:05 AM