Graduation 2016 Project

Laura van de Kruijs

Department: Man and Leisure


During her stay in a Thai mindfulness community Laura van de Kruijs noticed that many people are still trying to cope with issues from their childhood. She researched how to deal with emotional stress at an early age. In close collaboration with psychologists, she monitored several families, living with them like ‘The Nanny’ and trying out interventions. The problem often lay in the inability of family members to express their feelings towards each other. ‘And I FEEL’ is a toolkit that playfully breaks down barriers. These wooden message boards with compliment labels, love signs, an honesty stick and a mood meter allow parents and kids to communicate without words.

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