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.