Frequently asked questions

Why Stix?

Stix is making mindfulness fun with screen-less hand-held devices that enable children to practice mindfulness and earn rewards, to manage their own mental wellbeing. Children are taken on mindfulness journeys through guided audio, visual signifiers and haptic feedback with a separate supporting App that encourages regular practice and progression, thereby helping to improve mental wellness. We have developed Stix along side children and parents to ensure we are meeting their needs. We have identified that parents want a new method of managing their mental wellness. We belive Stix will help childrens development so they can learn to cope with their symptoms, whilst also taking advantage of the positives of their neurodiversity.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware with oneself and experiencing the current moment, without passing judgement. Practicing mindfulness can involve breathing methods, body scanning, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind.

How does mindfulness help children with ADHD?

When a specific muscle is weak, you can do exercises to make it stronger. The same thing is true for your brain. Research suggests that mindfulness for ADHD can strengthen your ability to focus through learning how to prevent mind wandering, and teaches you how to return to the moment when you do loose focus. It can also make you more aware of your emotions so you're less likely to act impulsively. Meditation is thought to help with ADHD because it thickens your prefrontal cortex, a part of your brain that's involved in focus, planning, and impulse control. It also raises your brain's level of dopamine, which is in short supply in ADHD brains. DISCLAIMER: Stix provides its platform as self-help, self-improvement, learning, motivation, relaxation and de-stressing aids. They do not constitute a replacement for medical or psychological treatment and Stix neither expresses nor implies any claims to the contrary.

When will Stix be available for purchase?

We are currently working with parents and their children to test our product, and hope to launch them to the public in early 2021. If you would like early access to Stix, or want to get involved in our testing phase, please get in touch!

Whos is Stix designed for?

Mindfulness has shown very positive effects for all children. We encourage any parent who believes their child might be stressed, suffer from anxiety, or have other neurodiversity differences, such as ADHD, to explore mindfulness through Stix. Turn an activity they might usually find boring into fun!

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