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KellyBy Kelly
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KellyBy Kelly
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$422
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
11
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, January 20 2019 2:13 PM UTC +00:00

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Grandmother Healing Dolls and the Sanctuary of a Hug: 

When asylum-seeking parents and children were separated and put in detention centers; creative, compassionate action was needed & Grandmother Healing Dolls was born.

The grandmothers can be used by trained therapists to allow the victim of trauma to feel a caring hug while still being able to look at the counselor and work through the issues towards wholeness. 

When a therapist is not available, people are still comforted by the grandmothers as they create a space for healing by their very presence.

Grandmother Healing for Everyone:

Although the initial catalyst was for the families seeking asylum, there is a MUCH LARGER VISION, and these prototype grandmothers were made to address the specific need.  We realize that there is a lot of trauma in everyday life, as well as in extreme circumstances. For that reason, we have started this campaign in order to develop and create grandmothers to represent diverse populations. Four different skin tones will be coming as well as a wide variety of choices in hair and dress, which will allow for additional culturally-specific teaching to occur. Imagine the good that will happen when schools, libraries, hospitals, and community centers all have a grandmother to "listen" to the concerns of the community. Let's truly make "creative, compassionate action" the norm of our society!

So if this was the field test, what is the larger vision?

Grandmother Healing Dolls create Restorative Space, a new psychological concept just beginning to be understood, which supports social justice. 

Empathy, compassion, wholeness, empowerment, and a just world is for all people is the larger vision! Without your backing, these fabric sculptures can not be developed from the initial prototypes, and this new reality cannot occur.

Risks and challenges

The timelines have been set for the phenomenal success of this Kickstarter so that all development, production, and logistical considerations can all be met. I have a master's degree in transpersonal psychology and many years of experience in peacebuilding and social justice initiatives. Prototypes and field-tests have been completed and everything is ready to go for the development of this wonderful initiative!

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    Peace Glasses

    Just like the little girls at the end of the video, you shift your vision of the world by looking through a lens of peace!

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    Signed copy of The Nonviolence Handbook

    The Nonviolence Handbook: A Guide for Practical Action
    by Michael N Nagler

    This is the go-to book for a quick and deep dive into the practical aspects of nonviolence for the activists; and has been used in movement building around the world.

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    Grandmother Healing Doll Magnet

    This limited edition, first in a series, magnet of a Grandmother Healing Doll in meditation can aid your practice; and it will remind you of the good your contribution has done for others.

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    Signed copy "Gandhi Searches for Truth"

    Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children
    by Stephanie N Van Hook

    A biography of Gandhi for children combining Gandhi's story with lessons in non-violent action. For grown-ups and children alike.

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    Signed "Search for a Nonviolent Future"

    Signed by Michael N. Nagler - "The Search for a Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World" by Michael N. Nagler and Arun Gandhi

    It is a deep introduction to the full picture of nonviolence that has transformed the lives of so many.

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    Peace Combo

    You will receive the peace glasses, the magnet, and all three signed books as described in the above rewards!

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    Peace Education Combo

    You will receive the peace glasses, grandmother magnet, all three signed books as described above, PLUS an additional signed-by-the-author experiential-learning peace education book, as well as peace pins (suitable for purse or lapel). Become a peacemaker with this combo!

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    Grandmother Healing Doll

    We send a Grandmother Healing Doll to the person or organization of YOUR choice. Imagine the joy you will give when your neighborhood youth center, school, or hospital receives a Grandmother Healing Doll in your name! Imagine the good that your gift will bring to countless people as the counselors, school psychologists, or nurses help wholeness return to each hurting person.

    If you do not have someone to designate a grandmother to; we will send you a picture of a grateful recipient who received a Grandmother Healing Doll because of your contribution!

    You will also receive all previous levels of rewards!

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    3 Grandmother Healing Dolls

    Three Grandmother Healing Dolls will be sent to the person or group of YOUR choice. Imagine the joy you will give when your neighborhood youth center, school, or hospital receives a Grandmother Healing Doll in your name! Envision the good that your gift will bring to countless people as the counselors, school psychologists, or nurses help wholeness return to each hurting person.

    If you do not have someone to designate a grandmother to; we will send you a picture of grateful recipients who received a Grandmother Healing Doll because of your contribution!

    You will also receive all previous levels of rewards up to the $1500 level - the peace glasses, the grandmother magnet, all four signed books, as well as the peace pins. :)

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    7 Grandmother Healing Dolls

    Seven Grandmother Healing Dolls will be sent to the person or organization of YOUR choice. Imagine the joy you will give when your neighborhood youth center, school, or hospital receives a Grandmother Healing Doll in your name! Envision the good that your gift will bring to countless people as the counselors, school psychologists, or nurses help wholeness return to each hurting person.

    If you do not have someone to designate a grandmother to; we will send you a picture of grateful recipients who received Grandmother Healing Dolls because of your contribution!

    You will also receive all previous levels of rewards up to the $1500 level - the peace glasses, the grandmother magnet, all four signed books, as well as the peace pins. :)

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