Monday, December 06, 2010

Stamps as a Form of Therapy

StampDad posts on his Kids Need Stamps website, "We know fine art and writing can be used as a form of therapy to help the sick heal faster. But stamp collecting? I am convinced stamp collecting can also be used in this manner. The organization 'Stamps for the Wounded' uses stamps to help wounded soldiers heal faster in hospitals. I have read numerous articles of parents using stamps to help their handicapped or autistic children gain a greater focus on finding their place in the world."

He goes on to list what he's learned from emails, communication and research:

* Stamps give people time to heal by concentrating on something more worthy than their pain
* Stamps provide new knowledge to victims about the beautiful world that surrounds them
* Stamps are tangible devices a patient can feel, touch, place, arrange and rearrange
* Stamps give people with no control a firm sense they have control after all
* Stamps provide entertainment through pursuit of their meaning and country of origin

Kids Need Stamps serves help parents wanting to introduce their children to the world of stamp collecting by providing free stamp starter kits.

For more information and to read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM