Total Community Care - Specialists in spinal & neurological care

Providing bespoke care nationwide for clients with spinal injuries and neurological conditions

19 Sep

Crafting as Therapy

In June you may recall Michelle posting an article online from Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research (SMSR). You were invited to join the Knit/Crochet/or Craft a Neuron challenge, this was in order for them to create a spectacular spinal cord to be unveiled at the NSIC at the end of the year.

Neurons are the special cells that carry messages around the system.

In order to take part you can visit www.lifeafterparalysis.com/neuron or email knit@smsr.org.uk to find out more.

Benefits of getting involved in crafting

Crafting can help reduce anxiety, improve mood and increases happiness. It is believed that being creative, our brains release dopamine, a natural anti-depressant. It takes concentration and is a non-medical way of getting a feel good high. I will not go into the torment and frustration that is experienced when dropping a stitch and only noticing it when on row 20!! Just breathe through it.

Neurons are to be completed and sent by 23 November 18.

Come on, get involved and help me send as many Neurons as possible.

Carole Preston –Clinical Nurse (and terrible knitter!)

Crafting Neurons