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The Natural Healing Mindset Blog

An ongoing series of informational entries

A Natural Escape, Curing Doll Project 

 A natural escape from the austere reality of the loss of a loved one

Januaray 31, 2021


Curing dolls can help people recovering from a personal crisis feel useful and needed and give them something positive to focus their attention on.


What is a Curing Doll?


Centuries ago, along the ivory coast in Ghana, Mothers, and Grandmothers crafted miniatures cloth or wooden figures for fertility and illness. African culture is very connected to life’s psychological dimensions concerning healing, pregnancy, or marital problems.


Through my journey investigating traditional and natural healing practices, I began working with my dreams to access my subconscious mind. While dreaming, I discovered my first curing and melanated mermaid.

 

Poetry and painting have always been a way for me to slow down and process events in my life. Doing an image has become a colorful way of notetaking. It is not a coincidence that many therapeutic behavioral programs require participants to journal.


Reflecting on how you think about your challenges and obstacles helps to overcome the harsh realities of living.

Long before organizations and governments trademarked agencies to address society’s needs, healers existed in communities. 

Tribal medicine healers made dolls to help afflicted people during a crisis. Dollmaking and storytelling were two of the means of supporting wellness.

 

 It is a mystery. Has a purposeful doll been buried in my DNA? Many people feel as though memory is in DNA. 


The Curing Doll Project has been my way of coping with quarantine and Covid_19. I began sewing to remain hopeful and focused during isolation. 

As a massage therapist, I missed my casino clientele and comforting others.


The violence that I witnessed in 2020 took a toll on my psyche. Due to the pandemic, I looked inward to protect myself from the world. Often, I would avoid watching the news for days to avoid absorbing the negativity- as the violence unfolded. 


As an African- American citizen of the United States, I was afraid for my children and family.


What do Curing Dolls Offer?


Curing dolls provide relief and reprieve moments as a natural way to escape the austere reality of loss and ongoing trauma. Instead, they offer those familiar feelings of cuddling a baby, cooing over it, and all those other cheerful moments that temporarily undo the bleak reality.

Why do I need it?

Curing dolls can help people recovering from a personal crisis feel useful and needed and give them something positive to focus their attention on. As the effect of soft toys like stuffed animals, hugging something soft helped people with dementia feel comforted and soothed.

What can you do?

Through arts and crafts, children and adults learn to value and appreciate artifacts and images across cultures and times. Experience in design problem solving, art-making, and material choices enable us to reflect.

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Bio-Touch Activates Our Healing Touch Power 

Our Fingertips are Healing Touch Power Channels

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Woman Relaxing Healing Touch

Bio-Touch is a healing touch powerful technique different from most other healing touch, hand techniques for three reasons. There are seventeen easy to locate Points on the human being and the animal body which make up the Bio-Touch technique. Just touch the points in the proper sequence, and you will see the effectiveness over time when done consistently. The non for profit organization has no masters or gurus- however, healing touch power courses through each participate. Number two, there are no levels of ability, authority, or hierarchy within the Bio-Touch organization. Beginner practitioners are just as effective and robust as practitioners that have been doing Bio-Touch for years!


Is Bio-Touch Safe?

This simple technique consists of lightly touching specific Points on the body to enhance its natural healing ability. Bio-Touch is a revolutionary complementary and alternative approach, mainly because everyone can practice it and be useful and powerful.

The skin is not punctured, no oils are applied, or whispering of incantations happens during a purely Bio-Touch session. To perform Bio-Touch, you must only know the Point Locations on the Recipient’s body (the person receiving the treatment). Bio-Touch is simple: To do Bio-Touch, the Associate (the person giving the treatment) touches the specific Points with a butterfly touch and pauses for six to eight seconds at the Point Location.

People have difficulty processing touch healing practices as being legitimate. Lingering beliefs of foolery and pseudosciences decreases the likelihood that the method is openly discussed enough or shared.

The purpose of this blog post is to make you aware of the fact that Bio-Touch is significant and that you can learn to activate your healing touch power. 


How Does Bio-Touch Feel?

Excerpt from Chapter 2 of Bio-Touch: Healing With the Power in Our Fingertips

“Forcing myself to stay calm, I remembered how much I wanted to learn this technique. So I gritted my teeth, willing my trembling hand to move toward the woman. She was brave enough to smile. But as my frosty fingers connected with her warm skin, she flinched. I chattered an apology. After managing to touch all the points correctly, I removed my shirt and took a turn as the recipient. I unbuttoned my blouse with trembling fingers. This had to be the strangest thing I had ever done in my life. I made sure my bra was firmly in place before climbing onto the table. I closed my eyes, dreading the fingers that would soon touch my vulnerable middle.

Although Robie Jean’s hands were warm, I shuddered as she touched me. She seemed at ease as she found the two greeting points, then moved to the back of my neck. I began to relax despite myself. As her fingers landed on areas beneath my skull and along my shoulders, I was amazed at how good it felt. So good that I began to like her and everyone else in the room.”

By DEBRA SCHILDHOUSE

TUCSON, ARIZONA


Doctor Investigates Effects of Bio-Touch

Kenna Stephenson, M.D., is the Principal Investigator on a Bio-Touch Research Project at the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler. The study investigates the effects of Bio-Touch on substances in the blood involving the cardiovascular system and immune system. Women in the case study will also have stress hormone levels measured before and after Bio-Touch sessions and complete Quality of Life Questionnaires. Dr. Stephenson and her co-investigators, Dr. Pierre Neuenschwander and Dr. Anna Kurdowska, and Nancy Creech, M.S.N., is also obtaining skin biopsies from the patients before and after Bio-Totor to measure gene expression of substances in the skin. The ability to measure such changes might explain how Bio-Touch works at the cellular level in the neuro-immuno-cutaneous-endocrine network, which has far-reaching implications for many patients.

Creating Space for the Sacred Art of Touch

In Conclusion

“Physical touch is fundamental and vital to human communication and bonding. It is an essential part of nursing care and a powerful means of conveying loving kindness and caring from a professional to a patient. This project endeavors to teach the art of hands-on healing to a voluntary multidisciplinary team via a technique called Bio-Touch, combining touch with authentic presence and intentionality guided by Caritas principles to create, soothe and change the healing environment.”

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Facts: Fostering A Bluenose Pitbull

Is Your Home Right for a Pitty?

Fact: Bluenose Pitbulls can be great pets when given space to exercise, patiently trained, and fed a good diet. Are you thinking about becoming a foster parent or forever home for a Bluenose Pitty? If you are lucky enough to make a connection with a Pitty at a shelter or find a stray, the dog has already had disappointments. Please consider a few keynotes before you commit.


The Origin of Bluenose Pitbull

Bluenose Pitbulls are not a separate breed from the American Pitbull Terrier. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a companion and family dog breed. Originally bred to “bait” bulls, the breed evolved into farm dogs and became“nanny dogs” because they were so gentle around children. 

The American Staffordshire Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier are often the Pitbull people think of when they hear the name. A Blue Pitbull has a “blue” nose due to a recessive trait caused by a black color dilation in their skin.

Bluenose parents do not guarantee Bluenose puppies. Bluenose Pitbulls often suffer from various other health issues due to this genetic code, including alopecia, a challenged immune system, and allergies.

Prepare for the future vet bills by getting an insurance plan. I opened up a Care Credit card to help with unexpected vet visits.

The Basics of The Pitbull Breed

Lifespan: 8-15 years.

American Staffordshire Terrier lives 12-16 years.

Height: will range from 1.5 to 2 feet tall. They can get taller if mixed with a larger bully breed such as a Boxer or Mastiff.

Weight: Ranges from 30-85 pounds

Pitbulls Require Early Training and Positive Reinforcement

Pitbulls respond to positive reinforcement training, just like people. Positive reinforcement techniques are reward-based training, such as clicker training. Most pit bulls are eager learners and will be happy to work for the rewards.

Bluenose Pitbulls are the same as non- Bluenose Pitbulls. If you have a nice size yard or enjoy long, fast-paced walks, then a Pitbull may be a great fit.

For your time and space sacrifice, you will earn a brilliant and eager to learn companion even if he or she is not a puppy and entered your life as a shelter dog.

Your Pitbull must learn to be comfortable with various people and situations from a very early age. Expose it to children, men, women, and other animals. Medicals conditions such as arthritis, bone fractures, internal injuries, various tumors, and lacerations can cause dogs to become aggressive. If a dog that has never shown any sign of aggression suddenly begins growling or snapping, the dog may be sick. Pain is a prevalent cause of aggression in dogs. Pitbulls make extremely loyal dogs for the rest of their lives.

My Backstory

Ten years ago, I rescued a Bluenose Pitty from an abandoned property on the westside of Chicago. People were afraid to approach the chained dog. We named him Smoke. Neighbors later informed me that his owners were gunned down and killed in the park. Smoke gained weight under my foster care. I eventually found him a forever home.

In Conclusion

I hope we’ve helped you decide if a Bluenose Pitbull is right for you. Learn more about caring for dogs by subscribing to our blog! Follow us on Instagram!

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A Natural Escape, Curing Doll Project 

 At the Intersection of Healing & Art ​

2019