"I have used The Dolly Lammy in my counseling practice to calm my kids and to regulate myself throughout the day,” says Nancy Arends, Counselling Department Head at Ecole Kwantlen Park Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia. “My Dolly Lammy holds a coveted place on my desk for all to see. I have given Dolly Lammys as gifts to expectant mothers, stressed-0ut teachers and friends, and anxious children. Its message is simple, yet powerful enough to heal."
Georgena Eggleston, M.A. Master Grief Practitioner, has had great success with clients using The Dolly Lammy. Including one client who lost her voice from a stroke and in one session with The Dolly Lammy regained her voice.
The 6-inch-tall plush toy is used as a visual cue to remind users to breathe effectively by using the tummy to activate the diaphragm. When we breathe into the belly, the diaphragm moves downward, expanding the lungs to take in the greatest amount of oxygen. When we breathe out by pulling in our tummy, the diaphragm pushes the lungs up, expelling the maximum amount of carbon dioxide. Breathing this way slows the heart rate and helps maintain focus, improve memory, and reduce stress.
The Dolly Lammy is the result of an extensive design process. It’s small enough to travel with but large enough to catch the eye. Handmade of terry cloth and black and white velvet, it is weighted with an internal mesh bag of pellets. The big belly of The Dolly Lammy reminds users to use the diaphragm while breathing rather than practicing shallow chest breathing. The face is neutral and friendly. The head is up, the back is straight, the shoulders are down, and the arms are relaxed. Users of The Dolly Lammy place it where they can see it throughout the day so it can serve as a reminder to take deep breaths.
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