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Crochet saved my life : the mental and physical health benefits of crochet

Author: Kathryn Vercillo
Publisher: [United States] : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], ©2012.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Vercillo
ISBN: 9781478190455 1478190450
OCLC Number: 811558982
Notes: Imprint as found on Amazon.com.
Description: 303 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Meet the crafters --
Introduction --
Wielding a crochet hook against the demon of depression --
Breathe! Yarn over! Crocheting to soothe anxiety --
Jonesing for the hook: crocheting for OCD and addiction --
FSTD: reduce the impact of flashbacks with crochet --
Crochet for continuity in dealing with schizophrenia --
Bipolar: managing mood swings with the repetition of crochet --
Remember! Crochet for Alzheimerer's and age related memory --
Crocheting away with ache: pain management crafting --
Improving physical health by reducing stress --
Working it! Crochet as occupational therapy --
Me, my hook, and I: crochet for the caregivers --
In summary: Mind body health --
Appendix A: Mindfulness exercises for crocheters --
Appendix B: Health stretches and exercises --
Resources.
Other Titles: Mental and physical health benefits of crochet
Responsibility: by Kathryn Vercillo.

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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. The 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.

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