Comments on: Woman Crochets for Brain Injury Awareness and Art Therapy Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 By: Connie Ripp Wed, 15 May 2013 07:23:26 +0000 I have had two areas of stroke, one left cerebrallum and lt medulla.from trauma at the age of 54. I was fairly skilled at embroidery and crochet but lost visual ability to perceive size, see lines, judge distance. The Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired were working with me. I could not read. I was learning to walk. I was a nurse and this injury occurred because a patient hurt me. I started tring to crochet and I could make things after msany trials like baby hats and washcloths. I am now able to make baby booties and my greatest challenge is getting them to be the same size. Those areas of my brain are gone but that does not mean I can not train new pathways. I lost a large portion of my cerebellum but the pace of crocheting must also be stored elsewhere. Control of focus in my sight has been hurt but is being trained with the help of the exvercise of crochet and creating a lovely, tactile thing.

By: lee du ploy Sat, 19 Nov 2011 03:29:26 +0000 THE PRINSHORN COLLECTION.

I currently live in Hong Kong where I am researching for a book on prosopagnosia , or in plainspeak, face blindness.

There is an amazing book which I hope you will find as interesting as I have,its been a bible to me working, as I do, wih people with extreme anxiety disorders.

The mind body connection is interesting and it appears that deviating from the percieved threat(pshychological problem) and re create in the part of the brain, the creative part therapy ….calmness can be achieved if only temporarilly,
However as with most things and espcecially habits which are formed if consistently used,7 weeks seems to be the ccepted assumption,knitting or working with the hands in conjuction with the brain ,using both the left and the right part, has ceeded enormous results.
I hope you will find this of interest, and I thank you.

lee du ploy (hong kong)

By: Caraleen Baker Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:40:43 +0000 Laurie: Would love to learn more about you. We are a Clubhouse in London Ontario Canada. We have a very active fibre arts program where survivors can knit, crochet, etc, and contribute to our clubhouse. We would be interested to know where you are, what your circumstances are.

As a Clubhouse staff, I am of the mindset that fibrearts are an integral part of healing in brain injury.

It would be great to hear from you.

Keep hooking!!!

Best wishes,

Caraleen Baker
Clubhouse Facilitator

By: K. Crane Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:53:36 +0000 that’s a great story. Keep going Laurie!

By: malthy sinha Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:12:57 +0000 love the square blanket it connects mind and emotions 🙂

By: Karen Wallace Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:19:58 +0000 Nothing like a handmade blanket crocheted with love.