Benefits of Crafting Therapy for Mental Health, Continued

Welcome back! We are here to talk more about how beneficial crafting, particularly knitting, is for those suffering from mental disorders. Would you believe that a simple crafting project could lower your anxiety significantly? Did you know that knitting a scarf could drastically improve your mood and lessen depression? Below, you'll find more benefits that come with creating! If you missed our previous blog, be sure to read it as well. Are you looking for Wilmington mental health services? Call Legacy! We can help you!

Knitting, sewing, and other crafting projects seem like a hobby to most. But, as it turns out, they can also be a form of therapy for anxiety, depression, stress, and other types of poor mental health.

As many know, chronic pain can often accompany mental health disorders. A study done in England showed that out of 60 people with chronic pain those who knit or craft found that the repetitive motions kept them distracted from their pain. They use it to manage their pain, find meaning and control in life and to have a purpose for getting through the day, despite pain.

Those who join crafting groups find that they are less isolated and more apt to get through their day without the anxiety, depression, or pain that comes with their mental disorder. Engaging in hobbies and social activity is a great way to treat mental illnesses continually.

Of course, seeking help from a professional is always recommended. Those who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental illnesses should consider working with a facility in order to begin holistic treatment. There, you will find ways to cope with your disorders as well as find root causes and best treatment options for your illness.

Alternative Wilmington Mental Health Services

Do you find yourself suffering from this disorder or the causes found in this article? Is it becoming worse as time goes on? If so, it's time to consider holistic treatment. At Legacy Freedom of Wilmington NC we're here to help with holistic and alternative anxiety therapy. We offer the following therapy programs for many different conditions:

  • Adventure Therapy
  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Discharge/Aftercare
  • Equine Assisted Therapy
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Inner Child
  • Life/Purpose Coaching
  • Meditation Therapy
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Sound Therapy
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga

We treat the following mental illnesses:

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Specific Phobias
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • PTSD and Panic Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Process Addictions
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Stress Response Syndromes
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Anxiety, Panic, and Social Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Gender Identity Disorders
  • Personality Disorders: OCD, Paranoia, etc.
  • Tic Disorders – Tourette’s etc.
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

We can help you find the root cause of your mental illness and also help you treat and recover from it. Learning to cope with a mental illness alone is difficult and overwhelming. However, you don't have to suffer alone. Contact Legacy Freedom for Wilmington mental health services you can depend on.

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