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Mindful Crochet Group
CROCHETING...THE NEW YOGA! 3-week course Dutch & English spoken.
Time & Location
19 jan 2022 19:30 – 21:00
Amsterdam, Hermitagelaan 18, 1064 WE Amsterdam, Netherlands
About the event
What is Mindful Crochet?
More and more people are discovering that Crochet is a very mindful activity.
It is a meditative practice, reducing your blood pressure and cortisol levels, calming your mind and bringing your emotions to a peaceful place. Actively reducing the buildup of anxiety and stress.
With the gentle loving guidance of Vera in three weeks, you will have to create a beautiful shawl or small comfort blanket to keep and enjoy as you harvest all of the benefits of this mindful activity.
No previous experience is needed, though experienced crocheters are welcome.
The cost for the 3-week course is €59.50 including yarn and 1 crochet hook, coffee, tea and goodies.
RSVP to go to Vera's site to register.
Creative group therapy
Coming together in a group activity group with like-minded individuals gives space to chat, exchange stories, receive practical advice easing what you carry. Engaging with a creative project is a bonding experience and the support that is provided by the group is very nurturing, combating loneliness and a sense of isolation.- A problem shared is a problem halved.
Puts you back in the driving seat
Making something beautiful and often very practical cultivates a sense of being in control. Crocheting literally puts the control back in your hands!
Increases your self worth
Your self-esteem will blossom as you witnesses the growth of your endeavour. Your feelings of self-worth increase with each stitch. Happiness expands as you create a beautiful blanket for yourself or to give to another.
Reduces anxiety and stress
All of the 3 benefits above will all combat anxiety and stress buildup, as feeling lonely, out of control, and unless are all huge contributors to anxiety and the build-up of stress that left unchecked can lead to depression.
Depressed causes us to feel stuck in a deep pit that feels impossible to escape from.
Crochet lifts us by giving our attention to an activity that grows and expands, shifting the focus of our feeling to, what we can do, which is the first step toward healing and wholeness. You create the ladder to step out of the pit you may have found yourself in.
Helps with Insomnia
Insomnia feels like a form of torture. It affects a human adversely in all aspects of living. There is nothing so reviving as a good night's sleep. As your Crochet creation grows your mood improves as your mind is busy with creative thoughts, the dark unhelpful thoughts get crowded out and so the merry-go-round of worry stops. As the quality of your sleep improves, so your mood and overall feeling of wellbeing.
Reduces the chances by 30%-50% of developing Alzheimer’s
Last but not least, when we exercise the Grey Matter between our ears, our brain remains elastic and flexible. Many studies have proven that when we learn a new skill our brain actually grows, and by mastering the new skill the new pathways are further expanded.