You have just come through a major transition. A relationship or job has ended and now you are starting off anew. Or you have just suffered a traumatic loss or a sudden illness. It’s difficult to figure out which side is up. Your life is busy, and it is taking all your energy to stay on top of the demands of this huge transition. You’re feeling overwhelmed.
You’ve been addressing this overwhelm through traditional therapy or alternative healers. Or you’ve been staying very busy as a way to distract yourself from the disorientation you may be feeling. Sometimes you may even have tried to escape it all by doing things like binge watching Netflix or comfort eating. What is it that makes this newness so hard?
The healing techniques and strategies have been helpful, yet it seems like there must be something more than all this talking and rehashing of the past. It isn’t helping you to recognize this new self that you are after all this change but you can’t and don’t want to go back to who you were before this change happened.
What's on offer here? My mission is to work with women at mid to late life transition whose roles and identities no longer fit and urgently want to connect to their true selves. One of the best ways to experience the magic of dolls is to make one yourself and I offer courses here where you can do that. Another way is to purchase healing dolls and you can see some of those on my gallery page and in the gallery exhibit on view in the video below. My hope is to offer here a channel for beginning to find your true self through the modality of healing dolls.
Befriending Our Shadow: E-Course
Mini E-Book Introduction to Flip Dolls:
Brief Introduction to Flip Dolls: including Basic Patterns and Instructions for making two Soft Sculpture Flip Dolls:
Flip dolls are two sided dolls, usually with a head and torso on each of two sides, and connected at the waist. They are two dolls in one! Usually there is a skirt covering one side of the doll, so that there is always one visible doll and one unseen doll, below the surface of the skirt. This mysterious, hidden side of the doll lends itself to many different storytelling options, especially stories exploring dualities (opposites or themes that have two sides.)
The flip doll lends itself to all sorts of personal storytelling, because of its two sides. This mini-book is the first in a planned series of mini-books and other offerings about flip dolls. This first one is more general but my plan is to write more specifically about types of flip dolls and give you the opportunity to learn about and make them. I have been obsessed with them for years and am excited to see what you might make with your doll. Please share what you make with me at my email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testimonials and Appreciations for Transformative Healing dolls: