Learn specific techniques on how the bilateral, rhythmic movement of our hands with the simultaneous creative engagement of the mind influences our biology and can be deliberately tapped for wellness, healing, and better decision-making skills. By taking control and gaining this knowledge, you can adapt these practices to change your future.
- 1This rare workshop is presented through a series of 20 information-packed sessions featuring Betsan Corkhill; the pioneering world expert who has been researching the science behind knitting as a therapeutic tool since 2005
- 2This course includes outcomes-focused training videos and hands-on exercises
- 3The benefits get deeply into physiological and neurological as well as psychological and social changes
- 4The focus is on being pro-actively creatively engaged as opposed to being a passive recipient of a force that you feel you have no control over such as stress and depression or pain
- 5This course will show that creative ability is closely linked to well-being and psychological flexibility as well as the ability to self-manage and problem solve and how thinking creatively gives you more options.
Anyone who has ever held knitting needles and felt the soft, gentle fluidity of yarn moving through and across the hands, while tuned in to the quiet rhythmic sound and flow of creativity, knows the calm and peace it can bring. Yet few people know how to actually harness its full potential to intentionally improve whole-person health.
Therapeutic Knitting can assist you in reaching the mood state you would like to be in and can be adapted to enhance your well-being benefits and deliberately affect neural connections involving mood.
This course will introduce you to the power of Therapeutic Knitting, a specific approach to wellness using knitting as a process for creating a bilateral hand-brain connection that becomes an effective tool for coping with life's challenges.
Therapeutic Knitting can address a wide range of whole-person health – from just gaining a sense of greater well-being to managing long-term pain, stress, anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, emptiness, social issues, addictions, sleep problems, or coping with medical conditions and treatments. Therapeutic Knitting acts as a tool to facilitate positive change in our biology that then transfers across many other aspects of life.
The value of Therapeutic Knitting extends to people of all ages and stages in life. It is an easy-to-learn healing skill that can be easily developed and called upon in times when you need support in your coping. It is a form of therapy that can be done on your own, the comfort of your own home. Because it is a quiet activity and easily portable, it os a skill and practice that can be done while traveling, at your workplace, in school, or in the company of others. It can even be done while in hospital or other clinical settings as part of a supplemental treatment program.
This rare workshop is presented through a series of 20 information-packed sessions featuring Betsan Corkhill, the pioneering world expert who has been researching the science behind knitting as a therapeutic tool since 2005. From the extensive research and resources shared in this workshop, you will learn Betsan's specific techniques on how the bilateral, rhythmic movement of our hands with the simultaneous creative engagement of the mind influences our biology and can be deliberately tapped for healing. By taking control and gaining this knowledge, you can adapt these practices to change your future.
The Power Is In Your Hands
Betsan Corkhill is a clinically-trained Physiotherapist and Well-Being Coach who has pioneered the burgeoning field of therapeutic knitting since 2005. Betsan is the author of two books, “Knit for Health & Wellness: How to Knit a Flexible Mind & More…” http://www.knitforhealthandwellness.com and “Crochet Therapy.” She is also the Founder of Stitchlinks, a global support network for the therapeutic benefits crafts, particularly knitting. www.Stitchlinks.com Betsan’s work is already transforming the way doctors, scientists, and clinicians around the world think about the powerful therapeutic value of this “bilateral, rhythmic, psycho-social intervention,” or in a word: knitting.