Mandy O’Sullivan of RedAgape and Craft as Therapy has written a beautiful introduction to the book Crochet to Calm, writing in part that crochet is, “an underutilized form of therapy that can produce real stress reduction and management”. I mulled over this line for a few moments, asking myself if it is truly underutilized … and I came to the conclusion that the answer is both yes and no. And furthermore, that this book is an important one.
There are a slew of news reports and media highlights hitting the mainstream that shows that it’s true that crochet heals.
It is no secret that I think crochet is an amazing healing therapeutic tool. Still, I love hearing other people say it!
Teresa Richardson (artofcrochet on Twitter) recently Tweeted a link to a professional journal on occupational therapy because it had a great article in it about how therapists are using crochet to assist the kids that they are working with.