Small Hey Warrior

Measuring 22cm high, the small amygdala plushie is the perfect travel sized warrior for sleepovers, the school bag, the sports bag, the car, the couch, on your pillow – the truth is it will want to be anywhere you are.

Here are some ways to use your plushie to feel braver, stronger, and less anxious:  

  • A breathing buddy. Lie down, put your plushie on your belly and take strong, steady breaths. If your plushie moves up and down as your breathe, your breathing is perfect – strong, steady, and from your belly – exactly the type that will calm anxiety.
  • A sleeping buddy. Put your plushie close to you as you are falling asleep. As you feel it against you, pay attention to your breathing – let it be slow and relaxed. Then, imagine that your plushie is trying to fall asleep – try to be as still and as gentle as you can so as not to wake it up. This is a way to practise mindfulness and strengthen an anxious brain.
  • A bravery buddy. Anxiety happens when your amygdala (that fierce warrior) gets a little overprotective and a little too active. Your amygdala wants you to be brave, and it knows you can be, but sometimes you’ll need to believe it enough for both of you. What are the words your amygdala needs to hear? Perhaps, ‘We can do this,’ or ‘Whatever happens, we’ll be okay,’ or ‘We can do hard things.’ Find the words with your plushie, then use those words for yourself when you need to feel brave. 
  • A listening buddy. Talk to your plushie about your worries, (they can handle anything), or when you’re sad, mad, jealous, when you’ve messed up, done something fabulous, and when you’re feeling like an absolute legend. Talking helps to bring calm to an anxious brain by strengthening the connection between the emotion-loving right, and the language-and-logic-loving left.
(4 customer reviews)

USD $11.83


4 reviews for Small Hey Warrior

  1. Jess (verified owner)

    No only was I super excited to receive my little friend, but my clients are enjoying having him in the office. He has been lovingly named “Miggy” and get hugged almost daily while reading Hey Warrior ❤️

  2. Tina E (verified owner)

    My daughter will be thrilled to receive this lovely soft toy, she already has the keyring which helps her with her anxiety at school and the Large Heart one she sleeps with at night, this small hey warrior is for her Birthday just in case she loses her keyring so I know she will be delighted to have a full set to help her through her anxiety

  3. Toni H (verified owner)

    I love these soft figures. I use them in my therapy practice for children – we read the Hey Warrior book together then the child gets their own warrior. It’s a lovely way to explore and explain anxiety.

  4. Luisa (verified owner)

    My son was thrilled to receive this soft toy. He uses it for comfort at night and when he is feeling anxious. We refer to it when reading both books. ‘Kyle’ is a welcomed addition to our home!

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