May 19, 2019

In Our Brutal Modern World, Science Shows Our Brains Need Craft More Than Ever

At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 demands of the digital world, craft practices, alongside other activities such as colouring books for grown-ups and the up-surge of interest in cooking from scratch and productive home gardens, are being looked to as something of an antidote to the stresses and pressures of modern living. Crafts such as knitting, crochet, weaving, ceramics, needlework and woodwork focus on repetitive actions and a skill level that can always be improved upon. According to the famous psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi this allows us to enter a “flow” state, a perfect immersive state of balance between skill and challenge. With what is increasingly referred to today as “mindfulness” being a much-desired quality for many people, it’s not surprising crafts are being sought out for their mental and even physical benefits. Craft as therapy… Read more here: https://www.sciencealert.com/modern-life-is-brutal-here-s-why-craft-is-so-good-for-our-health?fbclid=IwAR2IwpZY143JsIKoeRMDOBFBn4mEmwQ6qyztoJOZ_I9UplZ8zx02snTiaDI ———————————————————————————————————— Needing help for your home schooling journey: http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/ And Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling: Information on getting started: http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/ and Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/ This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/ Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/ Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading
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