Have you created one of these yourself?
I wrote an article for 'Doll' on the Nurturing Nature of dolls, having been inspired by a book by Noreen Crone Findlay called 'Soul Mate Dolls: The Healing Art of Doll Making' in which she explains how dolls can be used as a form of Art Therapy, when at some point in their lives people may find themselves overwhelmed by the intensity of their emotions and feelings. Such dolls have been seen as an important medium to heal emotional and psychological hurts through Art Therapy. I found this book inspiring and decided to embark on my own healing doll.
I have also found websites by people who make dolls containing healing crystals.
I brainstormed some ideas on paper:
This doll must be made in serene and peaceful white.
I jotted down words that tend to make us stay in a state of sadness and hurt, as well as those which are healing and empowering.
The first group of feelings would be written in a lower-case scrawled typeface to convey the intense and erratic emotions that empty, negative feelings can evoke.
As I looked at her I decided to give her a yellow flower on her chest with the words wholeness and healing. All the sad words were in a beige-grey whilst the nurturing words were in green. I added the word Happiness in yellow and Love in red.
Her hair, a whole hank of white mohair made her look swaddled in a comforting, soft nurturing caress.