“Sexual Healing” is a project Nienke Helder made as a student at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. The collection is made up of seemingly normal objects that have been meticulously altered to comfort patients who have gone through sexual trauma. One of the objects in the collection is a sensor that is used against the abdomen to help the patient and therapist become aware of tense breathing. Another is an object that can be used to experiment sensations.
Talking about the tools, Helder says that “if you have a trauma, it can be really difficult to talk about it. But by giving someone an object and making them part of the therapy, it opens a lot of doors for conversation. ”
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“Trauma creates certain reflexes in your body that comes from your subconscious mind. To break that cycle, you need to rationally understand what is causing these processes in order to overcome them emotionally,” she adds.