Doll making in the self healing and transformation process

A doll can be a tool, it works on the artist as the artist works on it. It instructs, contains the sacred, represents the deep desire of the body to recreate itself, expresses every emotion from anger to love, pain to joy. It embellishes space. It allows you to see who you are.

Elinor Peace Bailey


You are the Hero of your own journey, and you may and often do experience a number of journeys in your life.

In your ordinary world something changes dramatically – this could be physical, mental, or spiritual. You are called to change your life and enter the unknown.

Here, through trials and challenges you are reborn. The transformation, often to a more authentic version of yourself, leads you to return after having triumphed over adversity.

The 12 stages in this Hero’s Journey are divided into three main sections:

  • The departure. You leave your familiar world behind.
  • The initiation. You learn to navigate the unfamiliar world
  • The return. You return to the familiar world.

In this course we will make 12 dolls, one for each stage of your journey.

You will use sketchbook and journals to record your journey through thoughts, processes, and feelings.

We will work with intuitive doll making as well as using the ideas from your sketchbooks and journals to make your dolls.

The hero journey is inside of you: throw off the veils and reveal yourself

Joseph Cambell


Heart Centered Reiki is a spiritually guided life force energy that is channelled through love and compassion.  It works on an individual’s emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of being. It flows from source, through the practitioner for the greatest and highest good; it is a simple, natural, and safe method of energy healing that everyone can use and benefit from.

This course will give you everything other Reiki courses do, but  is specifically designed for anyone who is interested in specialising in and working with distance healing.  You will receive attunements and symbols for Heart Centered Reiki Levels 1 and 2, and you will learn a variety of ways to practice distance healing.

This will enable you to use “life force energy” to improve health and well-being, and enhance quality of life.

To become effective Reiki Healers, we should not focus on developing our breathing, we should focus on developing our compassion

Kenji Hamamoto

We all have the ability to heal ourselves; I know, I have done so… , know that you are Loved, You Are Love and You Love

Lisa Bellini


This is a comprehensive course that will look at doll making as a form of self-exploration and self-healing. In Reiki we are given our first symbol and then spend 21 days of self-healing.

Using doll making we will explore this self-healing through the making of 12 dolls.

5 dolls will be made from the 5 Reiki principles.

7 dolls will be based on the 7 main chakras and their purpose. By understanding our chakras, from root to crown, we discover our mind, body, spirit blocks and how to heal them.

These dolls explore our authentic selves with an aim to understand ourselves … and to heal.

The system of reiki is about empowering people, not about taking power over them.

Frans Steine

The portal of healing and creativity always takes us into the spirit

Angeles Arrien

Make Your own Reiki Distance healing doll.

Distance healing dolls are used in Reiki when a practitioner wants to send healing to someone unable to be present with the practitioner. The doll acts as a surrogate for the individual, enabling a full healing session to take place.

Whilst it is possible to use any doll, a teddy bear, or even a pillow for distance healing, it is important to remember that everything holds a vibration. If you have a doll that you made yourself, with materials that are personal to you, the doll is incredibly powerful and personal.

In this course I will take you step-by-step through making two fabric healing dolls. One will concentrate on the elements of chakra healing and the other will be used if you predominantly work with hand positions. The dolls are big enough for an adult’s hands to cover the chakras or to be able to do hand positions without overlapping.

Learning to be present with an open heart for others is the best way to help them heal.

Kathleen Prasad


As you practice slow and intentional stitching, your life, your creativity, your health, your spirituality...All of it will benefit as a result

Mark Lipinski

Hand stitching is a powerful yet gentle form of meditation, it is creative and contemplative. It can be done by anyone, anywhere, with very simple materials. This course will take you through the slow stitch movement, simple embroidery and the  principles of mindfulness and meditation and explain how hand stitching can become a daily meditation practice.

Moving on the course will show you how to use your stitch meditation in making dolls, books and wall hangings.

Sewing mends the soul



In this course we will make 2 sets of chakra dolls which can be used for meditation. The first set will be made in felt and be large enough to hold in your hand.

The second set you make will be in a choice of your own materials, with your own pattern, and in a size that is most appropriate for you.

Each of the seven chakras are governed by spiritual laws, principles of consciousness that we can use to cultivate greater harmony, happiness, and wellbeing in our lives and in the world.

Deepak Chopra