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    Updated on Jun 10, 2020. Posted on May 24, 2020

    19 Things To Help Make Your Remote Therapy Sessions Feel Cozier And More Calming

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    For those of us who are used to the weekly journey to our therapists’ calming offices, pivoting to remote sessions in our homes might feel tricky to navigate.

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    Here are a few products to help transform your personal space into a comfortable and healing one.

    1. Noise-cancelling headphones with a built-in microphone perfect for reducing distractions during your call.

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    These headphones are also wireless, so if you need to move to another area of your house to get better wi-fi, you can do so without interrupting your session.

    Promising review: "Finally! A product that under-promised and over-delivered. They did not purport to be better than or as good as the Harmon's or Bose units, but that they have a superior sound quality (which they absolutely do) have a super long battery life (which they happen to have), and are incredibly comfortable (this is probably as good a quality as the sound itself). Oh...the active noise-cancelling? Yeah, that actually works too...and it actually is true that you can wear them without audio/music simply to have Q U I E T." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $89.97 (available in two colors).

    2. A Simple Elephant planner and productivity journal for organizing your thoughts, lists, and schedules.

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    If your therapist is anything like mine, they love to give you homework. Use this journal to log your process and progress!

    Promising review: "This freaking planner... it's EVERYTHING I needed. I'll let you guys in on how I organized mine. Color-coded all five goals at the beginning, and then when I was doing something daily, weekly, monthly that served those goals, I wrote that in the corresponding color. So you can glance at a week and say, 'Yes, I'm hitting Goals 1, 2, and 3 but not 4 and 5' or whatever, but that system helps me feel tethered in my daily activities to my bigger goals. I also love the vision board and space for mind mapping. I have severe adult ADHD and am a trauma victim, so I need therapeutic tools (plus meds) to help organize my thoughts and this planner has thought of everything." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in four colors).

    3. A natural, homemade candle to give your space a warm and inviting feel.

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    These AcScented Air candles are made of coconut wax, so no need to worry about harsh chemical smells. I've been using these candles for years, and they never disappoint. Each 8 oz candle has a burn life of an impressive 60 hours, but you'll definitely want to stock up on all their amazing scents. My favorites right now are Country Clothesline and Lavender & Lemongrass.

    Get it from AcScented Air on Etsy for $10+ (available in two sizes and 13 scents).

    4. If candles aren't your thing but you still want to add a new fragrance to your life, an aromatherapy diffuser can help give your new office the relaxing vibe you deserve.

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    Promising review: "Love, love, love this. Have I said I love this!!! It is exactly what I wanted. It stays on longer than any other diffuser I have bought. You can either use one color light, no light, or have it change colors. It puts out just enough vapor and aroma to make my home smell delightful. My living room, dinning room and living room are all open.

    The tank holds enough water to last longer than most diffusers. It sits nicely on an end table, doesn't take up a lot of room. Again if you love using oil diffusers this is a must have item. I use oils for just about everything. From sleeping issues, stress anxiety, you name it I have my oil diffuser for it. Even to just make my house smell great." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for 26.99+ (available in two colors).

    5. A plush robe to give you the ~luxurious~ feeling of security. When you're going in for a call, you can stay grounded in this cozy robe that will keep you comfortable *and* warm.

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    Promising review: "This is SO SOFT and plush! It's basically like if someone took my favorite blanket, and let me walk around the house with it draped over me (only without the dragging). I was worried it wouldn't keep its softness after washing, so I put off throwing it in the washer for a while, but I needn't have worried. I've washed it three times now, and it feels just as wonderful as before. As soon as I'm home for the day, I go find my robe and snuggle up in it. I even got some envious comments when people see how soft it is. I think it runs true to size." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in women's sizes S-XL and 16 colors).

    6. A bottle of lavender oil that can help ease anxiety.

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    This oil can be used in so many ways! You can put it in a diffuser, use it to make massage oils, or as part of an aromatherapy practice. Sometimes when I'm feeling particularly anxious, I'll dab some lavender oil on my wrists and neck, and it helps to calm my nerves.

    Promising review: "I purchased this to put a few drops in my bath water on stressful days, but now I find myself using this for everything! I'm currently eight months pregnant and this has been a lifesaver for stress and sore muscles. It's also been relieving on itchy bug bites! I'm glad I found a genuinely good product at a great price, I will be buying this again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four sizes).

    7. A hemp-infused seltzer for anyone seeking flavored clarity.

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    So, I've tried all three flavors (blackberry chai, peach ginger, pomegranate hibiscus), and I can honestly say that Recess' special blend of hemp extract and adaptogens heightened my ability to focus and gave me a full-body sense of calm and relaxation. Plus, they're delicious and made with organic ingredients.

    Get a 12-pack from The Vitamin Shoppe for $54.99 (available in three flavors).

    8. A lounge chair for a more authentic therapy experience in your own home.

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    Promising review: "We ordered the Lounge II chair to expand seating in our living area and because I needed a good reading chair. We've found so many uses for this chair in the short time we've owned it. Two people can lounge and even nap comfortably in it, but it still offers a reasonable spot to perch for a more formal gathering. We opted for the Taft fabric in Cement and it's comfortable and seems very durable. I did not imagine that we would be so pleased with this purchase. I only wish we'd bought this chair years ago!" —Crate & Barrel Customer

    Get it from Crate & Barrel for $999+ (available in 20+ color and fabric combinations)

    9. A super comfy Therapedic backrest for additional support. This oversized back pillow also has a convenient pocket in one of the arms, so you can keep your phone in sight but out of your hands for the duration of your session!

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    Promising review: "I bought two of these a month ago and I am happy that I did. I needed something with support while reading a book in bed, and while I am working from home in my bedroom. It snugs you in place with support and is very comfortable love it , love it, love it." —Bed Bath & Beyond Customer

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $39.99 (available in four colors)

    10. A massage ball to work out the stress knots in your muscles. Not only will this help you release tension, but if you're a fidgeter (like me), this can also keep you focused and productive. Multi-tasking FTW!

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    Promising review: "I've been a Pilates Instructor for seven years and was a professional dancer. I'm someone who needs deep tissue massage for achy muscles and knots. I love this ball, my clients love it and I definitely recommend it. The size is perfect for digging way deeper and getting into smaller areas such as the TFL. It is amazing for glutes and feet - well everything actually!" —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $13.49.

    11. A mug that understands that feelings are complicated.

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    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $15.99+ (available in two sizes).

    12. A stress relief tea with the comfort and taste of calming agent lavender. This tea has been a perfect addition to my stressful days. I know there's already honey in it, but I like to add even more honey and have this sweetened treat warm me up and calm me down during and after my therapy sessions.

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    Promising review: "I was involved in a really bad accident nine years ago. Ever since, I have been struggling with insomnia, stress, anxiety and sometimes depression. After drinking this tea, it has really made a difference. I am able to sleep through the nights and a feel very relaxed throughout the day. Others have also noticed the difference. I now have more energy thanks to you!!!" —Target Customer

    Get a pack of 16 from Target for $4.49.

    13. A matcha tea set for those of us looking to add a tasty antioxidant *and* a new meditative hobby to our daily regimen. If you've been looking for a replacement for coffee so you can boost your focus without the caffeine jitters, matcha is ready to be your accountability buddy.

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    And if you have an electric hand mixer, try your hand at a whipped matcha!

    Promising review: "I finally was able to make a cup of this Matcha green tea and i found it made me more focused and not as edgy as a cup of coffee. I had a feeling of calmness all day and more energy to complete my day caring for my husband who broke his hip and leg. My stamina has increased so very much." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A light therapy lamp for particularly dark days. If you're experiencing any dips in your mood, try this lamp which boasts a 10,000 LUX brightness for effective light therapy.

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    Promising review: "I bought one for my husband and one for my daughter. My daughter has terrible insomnia which is vastly improved after only a month of use. She's also noticed a general improvement in her outlook. My husband struggles with depression and this light therapy has been amazing for him. He feels so much better and has so much more energy since he started using it. I highly recommend this product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    15. A weighted blanket to recreate a hug so powerful it also reduces your stress levels.

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    Promising review: "I never write reviews but thought I should after buying two of these blankets! I haven’t slept through the night for almost six years, thanks to a difficult pregnancy and baby. It trained my body to only sleep a couple hours at a time. I tried everything, and am shocked that a weighted blanket worked so magically! From restless legs, insomnia, anxiety, it is an instant fix! I have it draped over me while I write this and it feels amazing!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $48.90+ (available in 14 sizes and 21 colors).

    16. A Google Nest Mini that doubles as a sound machine for post-therapy journaling or nap time.

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    Promising review: "We are mainly an Apple family, however, since Christmas we have added the google home mini’s to the house to turn on the lights, play music, create lists and set timers etc. We love apple but the same product for Apple is just way too expensive and the google home minis do the exact same thing for less. We love all of ours and so now we are a house divided between Apple and google!" —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $49 (available in three colors).

    17. A hand strength trainer that doubles as a stress relief ball to squeeze during those hard-to-have personal revelations.

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    Promising review: "The egg shaped exercise balls are a nifty little idea. They, of course, work as a stress ball but they are superior. Their material and shape make them a good exercise tool. The three different levels of difficulty that come in the pack vary quite a bit. The easy is something you can squeeze for an hour. The most difficult will wear your hand out fairly quickly. The egg shape of the ball adds a lot of versatility. You can squeeze it facing one direction and then reverse it to use different hand muscles. You can rotate it around and hit different parts of the hand. You can also pinch it between different combinations of fingers and do several other exercises illustrated in the small paper that comes with the eggs." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in three sizes).

    18. If you’re like me and only remember to hydrate when your mood dips, you should definitely look into getting a water bottle to keep handy.

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    This TKwide Insulated Water Bottle can also keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot, so you don't have to worry about adding ice or boiling a new batch of tea while contemplating the benefits of CBT.

    Promising review: "TKwide is a beautiful piece of engineering. A smooth lip if you want to drink from it as from a glass, but it also accommodates a spill-proof cap that allows to you drink while in a moving, accelerating and decelerating car. You can also get a more highly insulated auxiliary cap that must be removed when you want to pour or drink from the bottle. The TKwide's unrestricted opening makes it much easier to clean than the original wide mouth insulated bottle. The TK wide also has a handy little loop for easier carrying, but that folds completely out of they way when you don't need it." —REI Customer

    Get it from REI for $29.95 (available in four colors).

    19. And an evil eye floral arrangement to encourage a healing space.

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    Get it from Venus Et Fleur for $49+ (available in four sizes).

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