Conocé las Mujeres Maravillosas quien gancho para Sanar

por Kathryn en Julio 17, 2012 · 38 comentarios

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Por esta época el año pasado tuve la idea de que quería escribir un libro a explorar los beneficios de salud mental y física de ganchillo. Vine a crochet tras una intensa batalla con la depresión y sabía de primera mano el poder curativo de la nave. De las conversaciones con otros Yo sospechaba que yo no era el único que se sentía así, así que me puse a cabo una convocatoria de historias, preguntando si alguien quería compartir conmigo sus cuentos de la elaboración de curarse a sí mismos como la investigación para este libro.

Tengo el honor de decir que cerca de dos docenas de mujeres se tomaron el tiempo de responder con su cálida, cordial, conmovedor, historias asombrosas sobre enganchando para sanar. Y me siento orgulloso de decir que mi libro, Crochet Saved My Life, estará listo para la venta el 1 de agosto. En este libro, Comparto mi historia. I also share tons of research about how crochet can help people with a myriad of health problems. But my very favorite part of this book was that I got to share the stories of all of these wonderful women.

You can get to know them all in more depth through the book when it’s out in a few weeks but I wanted to take the time to thank these women publicly here and to give you a brief introduction to who they are. A quick note to say that we all came to this project in various stages of healing and with different life circumstances to contend with. Some women were ready to publicly share their whole stories along with their full names and links to where they can be found online. Other women shared their stories using only their first names or using an alias. It was important to me to respect where everyone was at in the processWith that said, the women whose stories can be found in Crochet Saved My Life are:

Aimee

Aimee O’Neill was a victim of mental abuse in her marriage. Crochet was one tool that helped her on her journey to freedom. It is something that she could do by herself, for herself, independent of anyone else’s control.

Amanecer

Amanecer is a French woman with a diagnosis of chronic hallucinatory psychosis, una condición que es comparable a la esquizofrenia y se caracteriza por dificultades para mantener un sentido de lo que es real y lo que no es. Esta mujer fuerte crochet utiliza como una herramienta para ayudar a mantener una conexión con la realidad tal como ella se ocupa de esta enfermedad.

Villancico

Carol’s whole life changed when she began to experience the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Her job came to an end. Her mothering changed. The way she lived out her role as a wife changed. It wasn’t an easy thing to cope with. Crochet Ayudado. The craft allowed her to continue to be able to give to others in her life even as her disease took that ability away in some areas.

Elisabeth-Andree

Elisabeth Andrée, a blogger who offers many free crochet tutorials, has a progressive inner ear disease called Menière’s disease. It not only makes it difficult for her to hear but also gravely affects her balance and coordination. Over the years this has resulted in a job loss which might have caused her to spiral into depression. Sin embargo, through sheer self-determination to celebrate her life, and with a little bit of help from crochet, this crafter has managed to learned to enjoy the little things.

En

Em es un 50+ mujer que fue a través de un largo período de desempleo después de un despido causado por la crisis económica. She struggled with depression related to self-esteem issues until she got active selling her crochet work on Etsy. El nuevo trabajo, pero siendo más específicamente ocupado con ganchillo, helped break her cycle of depression.

Fran

Fran was brutally raped and it left her with both physical and emotional pain that she is still healing from. She always loved to crochet but since the rape it has become a crucial part of her healing process, allowing her to help others as a way of regaining her own personal power and healing herself.

Jennifer

Jennifer Crutchfield is a Professional Organizer who uses crochet to help her deal with the symptoms of OCD. She enjoys the challenge and excitement of taking on a new project. Sin embargo, she also appreciates how the meditative process of repetitive crochet can reduce symptoms of anxiety.

Katherine

Katherine Dempsey took a bad spill that resulted in torn ankle ligaments and tendons, a torn disc in her back and sciatic pain. This left her bedridden and out of work, making her restless and frustrated in addition to being in terrible pain. She used crochet for pain management and also to deal with depression associated with chronic pain.

Kristine

Crochet pattern designer Kristine Mullen had several difficult childbirth experiences including the delivery of her fifth child who wasn’t breathing and had shoulder dystocia. Understandably, she was stressed out and fearful when it was time to deliver her next child. She brought crochet to the delivery room with her to reduce her anxiety and take her mind off of the pain. She ended up with a sweater for herself and healthy baby number six!

Laurie

Laurie Wheeler is known as the Fearless Leader of the Crochet Liberation Front and the founder of Hookey.org, sitios que ayudan a reunir crocheters de todos los niveles para conectar el uno al otro y aprender el uno del otro. Sin embargo, uno no se convierte en un líder audaz y sin boca abajo algunas luchas. Laurie ha sufrido de trastorno de estrés postraumático y trastorno de personalidad múltiple causada por trauma de la infancia y ha superado esas condiciones a través de la fuerza, perseverancia y sí, gancho.

Laurinda

El galardonado diseñador crochet Laurinda REDDIG había ganchillo para la mayor parte de su vida y por lo que era, naturalmente, algo que se volvió para cuando necesitaba ayuda para llegar a través de la pena de perder a un hijo. Su un día de edad hija estaba envuelto en una manta hecha a mano que Laurinda fue capaz de llevar a casa con ella. Sabía que quería ser capaz de ofrecer la misma comodidad a otras madres que esta manta ofreció a ella y lo que comenzó la Recordando Rowan Proyecto. El proyecto le dio una forma tangible de ayudar a los demás y un medio para sanar a través de su propio proceso de duelo.

Liza

Liza tiene una afección no diagnosticada, posiblemente MS, que hace que ella experimente periódicamente ceguera temporal. Crochet ha ayudado a hacer frente a la ansiedad y el estrés que experimenta en esos momentos porque sabe que si ella puede crochet ciego entonces ella puede hacer otras cosas ciego controlado por. Le da un sentido de competencia y la calma que combate la ansiedad de la situación.

M.K.

M.K. Carroll es el editor de la serie de los diseños frescos libros de crochet publicados por la Cooperativa de Prensa. Ella también es una mujer que ha luchado contra la depresión durante los años. Ganchillo no es sólo su vida; es su forma de vida. Se ayudó a ella a través de algunos momentos difíciles y es algo que vuelve una y otra vez para mantenerse en contacto con sus propios estados de ánimo.

Margaret

Margaret Mills es un sobreviviente de cáncer que estaba comenzando a ganar un poco de fuerza después de un tratamiento de quimioterapia cuando su madre enfermó gravemente y necesitaba irse a vivir con Margaret y su hija. Este trío de tres generaciones de artesanos tenía un montón de fuentes del arte de la mano incluyendo ganchos y el hilo de la abuela, que resultó ser vital en ayudar a Margaret a través del difícil período de la depresión que siguió mientras ella se ocupó de los factores de estrés de la enfermedad dentro de su familia.

Marinke

Marinke tiene Asperger, which causes her social awkwardness. Crochet has helped to reduce depression and stress around her situation. SIt has also helped her to find a community to connect to thanks to su blog, where she spreads lots of crochet goodness and joy.

Martha

Martha Stone was first diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in 2003 and used medication to help her get through it. Sin embargo, when the condition came on again eight years later, it took time for the meds to kick in. Martha needed to do something to stay sane in the interim and crochet was what helped her to get through.

En que

En que began to suffer from depression as a teenager and later learned that the depression was linked to Multiple Sclerosis. She often felt like her body was lying to her and she needed to find things in her life that did not lie. Although she was living thousands of miles away from home, she found truth in the handcrafted American way of life that had surrounded her as a child and so she began to crochet. The crochet was meditative and relaxing and helped her through not only the depression but the need to constantly reinvent or reenvision herself with each new disability that the MS brought on.

Rachel

Rachel Brown hadn’t anticipated that becoming a mother would leave her in the grips of postpartum depression. When it did she found herself struggling with anxiety and depression, debilitating feelings of being jittery, panicked and worthless. She made a list of the few things that still made her feel calm and happy and one of those things was crochet so she crocheted her way into better days. Rachel shares lots of fun tutorials and projects on her blog.

Sara-Jane

Sara-Jane suffers from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). She has found that crochet stops her painful leg twitching and helps her to relax. This allows her to do things that she wouldn’t be able to do if her RLS wasn’t under control, things such as going on annual Washington D.C. trips with her students.

Cáscara

Shelli Steadman era 30 when she started experiencing health problems that her doctors had trouble diagnosing and which turned out to be due to hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia. She couldn’t be as active as she once was and found crochet helped her spirits remain uplifted as she adjusted to a new “normal”.

Sherri

Writer Sherri A. Stanczak had to undergo spinal surgery that has left her coping with a significant amount of pain even half a dozen years later. Crochet helps Sherri to manage the pain. It also helps her to battle the feelings of depression that are frequently a byproduct of living with chronic pain.

Tammy

Tammy Hildebrand is well-established crochet designer, the professional development chairperson for the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) and is on the CGOA board of directors. Crochet is her life. It has also been an important healing tool in her battle with Chronic Lyme Disease. Crochet helped her deal with depression around her illness. Once she became a Lyme activist, teaching and sharing crochet served as a way she could help others who were going through a similar situation.

Vicki

Vicki Sulfaro never goes a day without pain since the day that a car accident left her with spinal injuries. Sin embargo, ella mantiene una actitud optimista sobre su situación y utiliza ganchillo como herramienta curativa para hacer frente a las nuevas dificultades de la vida cotidiana en su mayoría por el ganchillo de devolver a los demás y encontrar el propósito de su nuevo mundo.

 

Crochet Saved My Life is a self-published book that was funded entirely out of my own pocket so although their stories were worth gold I was unable to pay these women for their contributions. They shared their stories for no other reason than because crochet had helped them and they wanted to let others know how helpful the craft can be. I am endlessly grateful to these women. Gracias, ¡gracias, ¡gracias!

 

The photo at the top of this post was done by Julie Michelle

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