“Woodworking for Life” – Hand Tool Woodworking as a Therapeutic Activity.

Nathan was pretty happy with this lovely table he made!

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”.

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  1. Thi Eris on 25 July 2018 at 14:28



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