The Strengths of All Parts (SOAP) Project is an initiative to share and support the healing power of a neurobiologically-informed, parts approach developed by Janina Fisher PhD, LP, for nervous system regulation and healing. The Project is working to extend her healing wisdom that ALL parts were essential for "getting through" tough times when survival instincts were crucial and that they ALL bring strength to an individual's internal system. Each part's strengths become more fully realized and expressed when able to work with the support and perspective of Wise Self. Supporting the system of parts with a weighted blanket or bear can help to settle and soothe some of the part's extra energy, agitation, or numbness, supporting the possibility for Wise Self to more fully emerge.
The Weighted Project is an aspect of SOAP's healing initiative meant to share an additional resource for nervous system regulation with those who might not be able to afford it otherwise.
Here is how it works: a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each SOAP Chart will be set aside for a fund for weighted blankets or bears for those for whom the cost is prohibitive. Weighted blankets and bears can be an incredibly important resource for many.
See below for the details of how The Weighted Project works!!
As we accrue enough funds from the sales of Charts, an announcement of the opportunity to request a blanket/bear will be made here on the website as well as on social media. Please note that availability of blankets/bears will be limited based on funds accruing and the time-constraints of the master quilter, who will be making each item to order!
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a sentence or two description of your interest in a weighted blanket/bear.
(Note: Unfortunately this initiative is only available to those living in the Continental United States given the high cost of and restrictions on shipping).
Master quilter Sally Westover will make each blanket to order. She will work directly with the selected individual to tailor the blanket/bear to her/his/their desired size, weight, and fabric specifications.
The SOAP Project will directly pay for the blanket/bear to the master quilter! The person receiving the blanket will not pay anything (including shipping).