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The Weight / Weighted Blanket

The Weight
The Weight

The Weight is a comfort object. In occupational therapy practices, weighted blankets are often used to relieve the stress, anxiety, and inability to focus typically associated with ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Sensory Processing Disorder. Borrowing this method. The Weight creates a proprioceptive deep pressure, relieving stress and anxiety associated with loss while simultaneously speaking to the metaphorical heaviness of grief. Its use creates some semblance of presence while imitating an intimate gesture, reminiscent of a hug from behind. When The Weight is lifted, the burden feels lighter, both physically and in spirit.

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Mia Cinelli Design

Mia Cinelli Design
Defiance, United States

Mia Cinelli,
Mia Cinelli Design