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Thread: Hi, Need some ideas for a "PAIN" wall hanging

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    Super Member DeeBooper's Avatar
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    No...not a pain to make! I have a friend that is an anesthesiologist and has his own practice doing pain management and medical accupuncture. I want to make him a wallhanging for his office(reception area) that is related to "pain". I have been trying really hard to come up with something but I haven't succeeded yet. Some things related to it could be doctors, patients,spinal column,needles,medicine,xrays, etc. Is there a fabric out there with some of these on it, or is there a way I could applique something? Embroider? Please help!!!! Thank you .

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    I think you should make a soothing quilt. One that reflects how someone will feel after he/she is treated. Nothing to cause anxiety...

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    I wholeheartedly agree with MrsM. The focus of his office isn't pain, but rather gaining control over one's pain. I help people with hypnosis for pain managment. I have them focus on a visual image of the pain leaving their body. A quilt/wall hanging that uses some image he might suggest could be a wonderful help. Some people have a hard time viaulizing. A wall hanging could be used as their focal point. Does he know that you are doing this for him? If so, maybe ask him if he uses visual imagery and what would serve his patients best.

    What a wonderful thing to do for him and his suffering patients. Big thumbs up

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    As a patient of a Pain Management Specialist I can tell you that a wallhanging with a spine,x-rays, and needles would be anxiety producing. I was an x-ray tech for almost 15 years before I became disabled and it would cause me stress to look at that. I can only imagine the stress it would generate in a non-medical person. If it is for his private office fine, but for the waiting room I would do a more generic wallhanging. A Bargello in soothing colors would be a nice calming thing to look at. I'm sure you will find the right pattern, but please don't do one with needles and x-rays.

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    You could try the fabrics used for medical smocks But needles ,pills are not relaxing try baby animals, clouds, babbling brooks!! good luck

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    I agree too. I have been to a pain relief dr. and I don't think I would have liked seeing something that would remind me of the pain. Something that shows peace, etc. I know I use to visualize a cross held high in the sky, like from the song, Abide with me. "hold Thou Thy Cross before my closing eyes, shine through the night and guide me to the skies." That always seemed to help me. But then I am a little goofy,. LOL You could make one for each room he uses.....I have you in business now....

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    I just did a quick google search of relationships between color and emotion. I found the following quote:

    "The color green elicited mainly positive emotional responses, including the feelings of relaxation, calmness, and happiness as well as comfort, peace, and hope. This is somewhat in agreement with the findings of Saito (1996), whose subjects found green to be refreshing and beautiful. Reasons given for positive responses to green showed that green was associated with nature, grass, trees, and reminds someone of outdoors and springtime, consistent with Hemphill's (1996) findings. Similarly, Saito (1996) noted that some of the Asian subjects who preferred green indicated the positive feeling about the color because of its association with the image of a forest."

    The source is here: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...n6249223/pg_4/

    Given this I would do a quilt for his waiting room in soothing shades of green. A bargello is indeed an excellent choice because you can put so many different shades of green in one quilt. I just ordered and received the book "Bargello Quilts with a Twist" by Eileen Wright. Lots of good ideas for Bargellos in there.

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    Greens in a landscape - beach, mountains, walk-in-the-woods - would be soothing as scenes outdoors are often used in hypnosis or visualizations. I personally would find the movement in a bargello to be a bit much as I sat in a waiting room, though I do love them. One wants to be transported away from what one is feeling when in pain.

    Jan in VA

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    My question is does he see patients in his office? If not then anything goes, if he does? he may not want something hanging that would cause discomfort to his patients :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    I just did a quick google search of relationships between color and emotion. I found the following quote:

    "The color green elicited mainly positive emotional responses, including the feelings of relaxation, calmness, and happiness as well as comfort, peace, and hope. This is somewhat in agreement with the findings of Saito (1996), whose subjects found green to be refreshing and beautiful. Reasons given for positive responses to green showed that green was associated with nature, grass, trees, and reminds someone of outdoors and springtime, consistent with Hemphill's (1996) findings. Similarly, Saito (1996) noted that some of the Asian subjects who preferred green indicated the positive feeling about the color because of its association with the image of a forest."

    The source is here: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...n6249223/pg_4/

    Given this I would do a quilt for his waiting room in soothing shades of green. A bargello is indeed an excellent choice because you can put so many different shades of green in one quilt. I just ordered and received the book "Bargello Quilts with a Twist" by Eileen Wright. Lots of good ideas for Bargellos in there.
    I heard somewhere that this is why a lot of operating rooms were painted green.

    I'd go for something green or something with a lot of cool colors (green, purple, blue). They seem to be relaxing for a lot of people

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