Windows, wellbeing, stitching and cancer

Reblogging this as part of #wombcancer
#BeWombAware #Support

Stitching life

A room without a view

When I was in hospital I was in a room without a view and it felt extremely claustrophobic. It wasn’t very helpful to my sense of wellbeing. On a very simple level looking beyond one’s physical environment can shift perspective. It seems counter-intuitive to cut people off from the outside world.

This week I read about Danielle Raffaele an artist creating windows of healing by combining Indian and Japanese spirituality with medical science. Medical science shows that patients with a view heal faster. I find Raffaele’s approach interesting – creating physical pieces to change the dynamics of the space. I wonder what feedback she will get. We know from the Maggie Centres and also best practice in dementia that design matters to people and helps with orientation and contributes to wellbeing so it is more than likely that anything that Raffaele attempts at personalizing the space…

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