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Crochet Therapy

20 Mindful Projects for Relaxation and Reflection

Author: Betsan Corkhill

Publisher: Apple Press

ISBN: 9781845436421

Category:

Page: 144

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Crochet Therapy is a unique and accessible craft book designed to combine the art of crochet with practical mindfulness techniques to bring moments of calm to your everyday life. The rhythmic skills and colorful repeating patterns created by crochet help to both relax you and encourage greater focus on the present—a vital element of mindfulness theory, which improves mental wellbeing. Patterns include beautiful crocheted mandalas with zen-like circular designs as well as other simple motifs designed to help engage you in a series of meditative exercises. Alongside these patterns are further mindfulness activities, designed to compliment the therapeutic effect of crocheting and boost your health and well-being. With the help of this book, crocheting can become an effective tool to manage stress on a daily basis, whilst also allowing you to impress family and friends with your creations.

Knit Yourself Clean

Author: Lynne Rowe,Betsan Corkhill

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782214939

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 112

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"Rowe covers ... essential techniques, ... [and] projects that have been specifically designed for mindfulness. The projects themselves are split into five sections: Quick and Easy, Portable, Group, Big, and New Skills. Within these sections, you can choose to make things such as a wash cloth, a hat, a blanket, a shawl and an evening bag, amongst others"--Amazon.com.

Crochet Saved My Life

The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Crochet

Author: Kathryn Vercillo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478190455

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 303

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Crochet saves lives. It saved mine.In the worst throes of depression I found myself sobbing on the bathroom floor, the tip of a kitchen knife pointed into my wrist. I was aching to break the flesh and bring the pain to an end. Through sheer force of will, I pried my own desperate hands open and replaced the knife with a crochet hook. Then I crocheted to save my life.In this book, you will get to know me through my story of depression and healing. And you will get to know other women as well. You will meet Aurore who crochets to stay in touch with reality as she deals with ongoing psychiatric hallucinations. You will meet Laurie who made a new life with crochet after years of a life filled with abuse. You will meet Tammy whose crochet helps her with the ups and downs of living with Chronic Lyme Disease. You will meet Liza who crochets through the anxiety of having temporary bouts of blindness caused by an undiagnosed health condition. Here are some of the things you will hear them say:“When I crochet I don't think about how my body is now broken; I think about how I can create something beautiful and useful with my hook and either yarn or thread.” -Vicki“When I'm anxious, I feel like a hollow hull. Crocheting helps fill up the void.” - Aurore“I couldn't pay for therapy, but a few balls of crochet thread cost less than $20 and provided me with many hours of crochet.” – M.K. “The feeling of the yarn and the rhythmic motions produced by crocheting are very quieting and help me regroup, recharge and become reconnected to my inner self amidst turmoil and confusion.” – Aimee“Crochet helps me put my pain on the back burner for a while. It takes my focus away from how I'm feeling and puts it in a more productive place”. - ShelliThe two dozen women whose stories are shared in this book are the women who hook to heal. We are not alone. Studies shows that crocheters are numerous; research and anecdotal evidence show that people of all ages, from all walks of life, with all types of health conditions may find healing through their hooks and yarn. Join us on our journey.

Zen And The Art Of Knitting

Exploring the Links Between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity

Author: Bernadette Murphy

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781580626545

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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This volume uses knitting as a metaphor to discuss the unity of all life and the spirituality involved in all endeavours carried out with mindfulness.

Yarn, Yarn, Yarn

50 Fun Crochet and Knitting Projects to Color Your World

Author: Susanna Zacke,Sania Hedengren

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632201984

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 4366

Are you crazy about yarn? Of course you are! Follow interior decorators Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren as they redesign their world with vivid colors and playful patterns. Their exciting new crafting guide, Yarn, Yarn, Yarn, offers delightful and creative projects guaranteed to inspire and personalize your home, wardrobe, accessories, and more. Don’t buy a spool of ribbon when wrapping presents for the holidays—crochet an ornate cord instead! Protect your laptop with a crochet cover, and make a matching one for your iPhone. Make a shawl for a friend made of colorful granny squares, and crochet teddy bears for the kids. All while the ring on your finger is ornamented with a radiant crocheted flower. Featuring stunning photographs and step-by-step instructions for projects of all shapes, sizes, and sorts, Yarn, Yarn, Yarn is perfect for everyone in love with knitting, crocheting, and decorating with yarn.

Knit for Health & Wellness

How to Knit a Flexible Mind & More...

Author: Betsan Corkhill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910291337

Category: Knitting

Page: 178

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Betsan Corkhills book will transform the way you think about your health, wellness and knitting. It rises above other self-help books because it provides an accessible tool which gets you actively involved in improving your health and wellbeing and shows you how to do this any time, anywhere. It quite literally puts the power in your hands.Betsan shares her knowledge of using Therapeutic Knitting clinically and integrates this with recent research, her medical knowledge, data from a survey of over 3,500 knitters from 31 countries, and numerous stories sent to her from knitters around the globe. Her writing style makes this an easy, enjoyable read whilst at the same time conveying valuable neuroscience, research and knowledge which will improve your life. Betsan is the recognised world expert on the use of Therapeutic Knitting for improving health, wellness and managing illness. She has pioneered this research since 2005.

Crochet with String

9 Great Projects to Make for Your Home

Author: Jemima Schlee

Publisher: GMC Publications

ISBN: 9781784944612

Category:

Page: 48

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Everyone has at least one long-forgotten ball of string lurking at the back of a drawer. This handy booklet shows you how to transform an everyday, mundane item into an array of exciting makes for your home. From rustic garden twine to soft cotton braid, the pleasingly tactile nature of string makes it perfect for crocheting crafty treasures. All the basic techniques and know-how are explained, with clear step-by-step instructions and pictures accompanying all 9 projects. Projects include: Dish scrubs, Pot holders, Desk trays, Coin purse, Jam-jar candleholders, Bath mat, Storage boxes. - 9 eye-catching projects made from string - Clear step-by-step instructions and pictures - Comprehensive techniques section

Crochet Yourself Calm

Author: Carmen Heffernan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782214793

Category:

Page: 128

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Mandalas to Crochet

30 Great Patterns

Author: Haafner Linssen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250083052

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5222

Crocheted mandalas are having a moment! And it's no wonder the lovely mandala is in vogue: one evening is often enough to begin and finish something eye-catching. Many crocheters make mandalas as a meditative activity, while others love them simply for the wonderful opportunities they offer for mixing colors and stitch textures. A new take on traditional shapes, like granny squares or hexagons, these attractive crocheted circles are causing a real buzz in the crochet community. Included are complete written and charted directions for a variety of types of circular designs, plus a range of creative techniques and ideas to make yours stand out from the crowd. With full patterns and inspiring photos, a review of crochet techniques, a discussion of materials, colors, finishing techniques, and lots of project ideas including bags, shawls, blankets, and pillows, this book guarantees many hours of happy mandala-making.

The Big Book of Crochet Stitches

Fabulous Fans, Pretty Picots, Clever Clusters and a Whole Lot More

Author: Rita Weiss,Jean Leinhauser

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604684518

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 5089

Increase your stitch repertoire! Access hundreds of crochet stitches that you can use year in and year out. From two of the most respected names in crochet, this indispensable resource provides excellent value. Find step-by-step instructions for more than 350 stitches, from easy to advanced, including shells, fans, clusters, bobbles, and more See a swatch for each stitch in a full-color, close-up photograph Locate quickly and conveniently any stitch you like; stitches are grouped by style for easy reference, and an alphabetical index is also included

Recovery Through Activity

Author: Sue Parkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351705016

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Recovery Through Activity is underpinned by the conceptual framework of the Model of Human Occupation. The introduction of this treatment handbook will provide an invaluable tool to practitioners and also create a platform for research. Recovery Through Activity: enables service users to recognise the long-term benefits of occupational participation by exploring the value of a range of activities; provides occupational therapists with a valuable tool to support the use of their core skills; provides comprehensive evidence regarding the value of activity along with a wealth of resources to support implementation of an occupation focused intervention; helps to refocus the practice of occupational therapy in mental health on occupation; and supports occupational therapy practitioners to engage in their core skills and enhance the quality of service user care in mental health. This handbook will be of interest to occupational therapy practitioners and students as well as occupational therapy managers who are seeking to introduce time-limited, occupation-focused interventions into clinical pathways.

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Author: Maria Ramey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857004344

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9551

Musical games and activities can significantly improve the social, emotional, cognitive and motor skills of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. However, many music therapy resources are written with children in mind, and it can be difficult to find suitable age-appropriate activity ideas for adults. This versatile collection of 100 group music activities is the perfect sourcebook to provide insight to music therapists who are new to working with this client group, and inspiration to those familiar with working with adults but in need of fresh ideas. Each activity is developed in depth, with clear goals and instructions, and includes easy adaptations to suit a wide range of ability levels. With accompanying online downloadable content and sheet music, this book contains a ready supply of lively and original songs that can be used by practitioners of all musical abilities. With this practical and inspiring resource, music therapists, caregivers and other professionals working with adults with developmental and cognitive disorders will never be short of age-appropriate ideas again.

Crochet Mandalas

Author: Slump, Marinke,Mundt, Anita

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486791351

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 104

View: 6854

These 20 original patterns offer crocheters a variety of projects, each centered on a mandala motif. Combining beauty with practicality, the items include homewares such as a table cover, coasters, rug, and cushion, along with a vest, shrug, and other wearable art. All are worked in lovely colors inspired by nature, from the Flower in the Sun Pincushion and Summer Solstice Sunrise Blanket to the Leaves and Berries Bag and the Singing Daisies Garland. Each pattern is charted and accompanied by gorgeous color photographs of the finished product. Instructions include lists of supplies and abbreviations, plus explanations of special stitches and gauge. Skill levels range from simple to advanced, providing an exciting array of possibilities for novices as well as experienced crocheters.

Complicated Grief, Attachment, and Art Therapy

Theory, Treatment, and 14 Ready-to-Use Protocols

Author: Briana MacWilliam

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784504580

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

View: 1368

This wide-ranging book on art therapy and grief provides everything an art therapist needs to feel confident in creating an effective treatment plan. It features fourteen clear-cut protocols, outlining 4-8 week curriculums for working with Complicated Grief, and explains the theory which informs the practice, including popular and evolving models such as Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Art Therapy Relational Neuroscience (ATR-N). Suitable for a variety of settings and clinical populations, the book breaks through the analytical jargon of the field and provides first-person narratives of art therapists exploring their own experiences of grief and client case studies.

Supersize Crochet

20 Quick Crochet Projects Using Super Chunky Yarn

Author: Sarah Shrimpton

Publisher: SewAndSo

ISBN: 9781446306598

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 112

View: 2301

"Go BIG with Chunky Yarn Crochet! You will love this collection of patterns for cool accessories to gorgeous oversized home decor items including a Moroccan influenced pouffe. The on trend design and the fact that they stitch up so quickly when you use chunky yarn make these crochet projects irresistible. There are 20 projects to choose from ranging from larger-than-life rugs and blankets to an over sized colour block cowl and hat for super-sized accessorizing. The projects are simple enough to be tackled by even beginner crocheters--you'll be amazed at how quickly you can make up the Slouchy Beanie! All you need to get started is a big hook and some yarn and you're good to go."--provided by Amazon.com.

Art Therapy for Groups

A Handbook of Themes and Exercises

Author: Marian Liebmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134951191

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 3789

This book presents a collection of practical exercises, games, structures and techniques for use by art therapists, teachers and other groupwork leaders working in schools, hospitals and day centres.

Rhythm to Recovery

A Practical Guide to Using Rhythmic Music, Voice and Movement for Social and Emotional Development

Author: Simon Faulkner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503975

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 6498

Combining rhythmic music and movement with cognitive reflection and mindfulness, this comprehensive handbook shows how drumming and other rhythm-based exercises can have a powerful effect in individual, group and family settings. Incorporating the latest research on how rhythmic music impacts the brain, this book features over 100 different exercises spanning five key developmental areas: social and emotional learning; identity and culture; strengths and virtues; health and wellbeing; and families, teams and communities. It offers a safe entry to cognitive reflection through fun, experiential rhythmic exercises and is useful for working in settings such as school, child and adolescent counselling settings, mental health and drug and alcohol interventions, trauma counselling and relational counselling. Important sections on the use of metaphor and analogy show how to reinforce experiential outcomes. The book also contains helpful sections on working with specific populations, key facilitation skills and managing challenging behaviours. Downloadable resources such as evaluation forms, certificates and 52 session cards optimise the process of implementing this approach in practice.

Occupation-based Activity Analysis

Author: Heather Thomas

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 1556429460

Category: Medical

Page: 193

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Activity Analysis is an essential skill to occupational therapy. Students and practitioners need not only an understanding of what activity analysis is and how to break down the steps of a task, but also understand how each aspect of an activity influences participation in occupations. Occupation-Based Activity Analysis is a definitive text that effectively progresses the reader toward understanding the differences between occupations and activities, and the interaction of all of the components of activities and occupations, such as performance skills, client factors, activity demands, and contexts. Occupation-Based Activity Analysis by Heather Thomas instructs students to analyze activities using the domain components as outlined in the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 2nd Edition. This timely text guides the reader through understanding the process of activity analysis from the perspective of examining typical activity demands. Learning of key concepts is reinforced through case examples, worksheets, exercises, and sample analyses. Beginning with defining the domain of practice through the areas of occupation, students will learn to identify occupations and activities, while learning to understand the importance of analysis to their domain of practice. Students and practitioners will also discover how to analyze the demands inherent to the activity itself, and the context which surround the activity and the people engaged in it. The component steps to analyzing activities or occupations are uncovered in separate chapters, each aspect reinforces concepts that are foundational to occupational therapy practice. A Glance at What Is Covered: • Activity versus occupation versus tasks • Areas of occupation defined • Details of how social and space demands, as well as objects influence performance • Client factors and body functions and structures defined as they relate to performance in occupations • The influence of the client’s contexts • Performance patterns and how their influence on occupations • How to grade and adapt an activity Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom. Occupation-Based Activity Analysis is an excellent text for students and for practitioners looking to further their understanding of activity analysis.

Boho Crochet

30 Gloriously Colourful Projects Inspired by Traditional Folk Style

Author: Marinke Slump

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845435622

Category: Crocheting

Page: 144

View: 9194

Discover how to use traditional crochet motifs in bright boho combinations, to create exciting, original and thoroughly desirable pieces like shawls, bags, purses, belts, mandalas, pillows and even colourful festive decorations. The introductory techniques section provides everything you need to get started with crochet, while the projects section provides patterns for fun and unique pieces to make use of your newfound skills. By the time you’ve finished with this book, you’ll have a beautiful range of boho chic creations for you and your home. The easy-to-follow patterns and expert tips in the book make these projects ideal for any skill level, whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter. The projects have been contributed by experienced crocheters and bloggers from around the world, so each project has a unique style.

Clinical Education in the Health Professions

Author: Clare Delany,Elizabeth Molloy

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 0729539008

Category: Medical

Page: 193

View: 7786

Clinical settings are dynamic educational spaces that present both opportunities and barriers to learning and teaching. Designed to inform, challenge and educate health professionals about the evidence underpinning clinical education practices and outcomes, this multi-disciplinary book brings together important concepts in healthcare education and addresses context and processes of learning, professional identity and socialisation, feedback and assessment, ethics, and inter-professional education. The authors encourage teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation, and the development of individual teaching methods and styles from a theoretical base that provides relevant principles, direction and support. With clear links between theory, research and practice, collaboration from a broad range of clinical disciplines, and models for learning and teaching grounded in empirical research, Clinical Education in the Health Professions will become a standard reference for all health professionals and educators. examines patterns of practice in clinical education in the health professions, using a qualitative research focus identifies the roles of university and clinical educators, students, peers and patients in clinical education highlights implicit tensions in clinical education practice and presents strategies to identify and address such tensions challenges the reader to consider new approaches to clinical education that may optimise students' learning and enculturation into the health professions Despite claims that clinical education lies at the heart of health care education, little empirical research has explored what constitutes effectiveness in clinical teaching and learning. This book draws on the research, ideas and expertise of researchers who have observed and researched different aspects of clinical education. Their research has spanned clinical education topics including professional identity and socialisation, assessment and feedback, pedagogical methods, clinical reasoning, dealing with ambiguity, dealing with diversity and interprofessional education. This book has been designed to synthesise empirical clinical education research and ideas about the context, value, processes and outcomes of clinical education. Each chapter presents a research based facet of clinical education as a platform from which knowledge and future research in clinical education can occur. The authors entice the reader to reconceptualise facets of their own teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation.

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