28 June 2014

Knitting as Therapy

I've posted lots of links to articles on how beneficial knitting is, but I thought I'd just post som here in one place as a resource for future reference.


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Don't stop knitting!



"Crafting can help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, experts say. It may also ease stress, increase happiness and protect the brain from damage caused by aging." From This is your brain on knitting


At the top of the list of the ten most important health benefits of kntting, Knitting andCrochet Relieve Depression.


The UK Hand Kniing Association has a list of links to articles on knitting as therapy.


The blog Beyond Meds, Alternatives to Psychiatry has a comprehensive blog post, A crafty recovery: knitting as therapeutic and meditative vehicle, which you can read here.


Not only is it no longer just for grandmas, it's also not just for girls! Knitting BehindBars was set up to help convicts find their inner crafter. Here's a video.



If what you've read here isn't enough, there's a wealth of information online on this subject. just do a Google search! Happy knitting!