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Mindfulness and Needlepoint

Mindfulness and Needlepoint

Eons ago, my first job out of graduate school was in a mental health clinic in Brooklyn, NY.  I worked with clients who had experienced severe trauma.  My primary role was to help them build coping abilities. One goal was to help the clients learn to tolerate uncomfortable emotions through mindfulness techniques.  I worked on grounding and breathing techniques, and I often created crafts with clients through an art therapy program occasionally offered at our clinic.  It was beyond challenging, but we saw small breakthroughs here and there. I realized that craft work is inherently therapeutic and that I could...

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Finishing

Finishing Tips Perhaps before we talk about finishing, we should take a moment to address what needlepoint actually is. I know this might be redundant for many of you, but I want new stitchers to feel as welcome as they can in the shop and with needlepoint.   Finishing Tips Perhaps before we talk about finishing, we should take a moment to address what needlepoint actually is. I know this might be redundant for many of you, but I want new stitchers to feel as welcome as they can in the shop and with needlepoint.   What is Needlepoint? Needlepoint is a...

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