“Woodworking for Life” – Hand Tool Woodworking as a Therapeutic Activity.
Creating things with our hands is good for the body, mind and soul. It’s good for the brain too.
In a former life, I was a Youth & Community Worker. So I love working with people, and have done a lot of work with those who are disadvantaged in some way.
Amid the many people I work with today, teaching traditional woodworking hand skills and techniques, there are a number of people who have Acquired Brain Injuries – mostly as a result of road trauma. Car and motorcycle crashes.
So we use woodworking as a therapeutic tool to help them rebuild their lives.
Dean Kennedy of Francisco Films here in Perth, Western Australia, recently crafted this beautiful little 4 minute video about this aspect of my work.
I invite you to view “Woodworking for Life”.