When couples are discussing heated topics, both partners can use the buzzies to keep calm and problem solve rather than becoming “locked in” to their heightened emotional state. Reacting from a place of calm focus enables better problem solving and resolution rather than an escalation of intense feelings that can end in saying regretful things, becoming angry and withdrawing, and leaving the conversation without a productive resolution.
Parents can use buzzies on their children to facilitate focus during homework, to calm them down at night before sleeping, and to de-escalate upset so tantrums don’t occur. Often parents will use the buzzies in certain “high risk” situations where the children are likely to become upset such as on the way to school if a child has separation anxiety. Parents also say the buzzies help when they get frustrated with their children’s behavior. They use the buzzies on themselves to help them stay calm so they don’t yell or become too punitive. Instead of disciplining out of anger, they can calm down and can effectively handle parenting decisions and situations.
For children: Buzzies can be used when they are in the classroom to help with focus and to reduce excessive movements. At home they can be used when facilitating homework and to help them calm down before they go to bed. Any situation where the child's hyperactivity would be a problem may be an ideal time to turn the buzzies on. The children often like the way they feel and may ask the parent to turn them on for them even if the parent isn't perceiving any problem at the time. We recommend using the wrist bands for these children instead of removing the vibrating piece as children with ADHD tend to misplace items.
For Adults: Adults with ADHD can use buzzies at work to help them focus and to aid in forming memories while they are engaged in work related tasks. Some adults with ADHD are easily irritated and the buzzies can help calm them down to prevent impulsive comments or further irritation.
People can be fearful of many things. When fear reaches a certain point, thinking cannot override the brain's powerful fight/flight response and often panic occurs. Turning the buzzies on at the first sign of fear on an airplane, before a performance, or with children when they start to fear the dark can create a sense of calm and override the brain's fear response system. Panic can be prevented in fewer than 30 seconds in some cases and, over time, chronic fear that manifests in severe phobias may be prevented.