Andrea Crocco-Varela is unable to have children after her battle with cancer, and so, she poignantly writes, “I use crochet to create something that may live after I’ve gone.” Learn more about this amazing woman from this interview, which was originally published in my monthly column (Crochet Heals) in Happily Hooked digital magazine, in the July 2016 issue.
I am happy to have a guest post for you today from Inma Acosta of CTDA – Crochet Therapy. She has a background in psychology and is enthusiastic about the benefits of crochet, which she shares with others through her relaxation-based crochet classes.
Maarit has a neurological condition that has caused her to be wheelchair bound and in almost constant pain; crocheting helps calm her, reduces her pain and helps her find a reason to live.
Aurore is a French woman with a diagnosis of chronic hallucinatory psychosis, a condition that is comparable to schizophrenia and is characterized by difficulty maintaining a sense of what is real and what is not. This strong woman uses crochet as one tool to help her maintain a connection to reality as she deals with this condition.
A look at how our craft can be used within therapy to facilitate the therapeutic process but can also be a form of therapy itself.
Crochet can be one option that a therapist implements to help his or her patients. It is useful in both individual and group treatment sessions.
Today’s crochet quote reflects a topic I’m very interested in: crochet as a form of therapy.