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Plzd As Punch 

Plzd As Punch is a self-reliant DIY therapy collective. It focuses on different types of alternative therapy that could be brought to you at home for you to use at your own leisure, as a therapeutic sesh with friends, or as a gift to others!

This project is super personal to me because I always felt that traditional talk therapy made me feel worse than better. With Covid happening around this time too, I wanted to bring an at-home therapeutic experience for the rough times it brought. Knowing so many who felt the same as me, I created this idea for us. To create and build a better, uplifting community and therapeutic option that would be diverse, sub-cultural, uplifting, and affordable.

Each box focuses on one type of Alternative therapy, with the exception of one box that is a starter for all kinds. Each box has different curated objects based on the type of therapy the box is for. Each box also comes with a sticker sheet and the option of correlating wrapping paper and stamp collection. For example, Pink is for Skin Care and Self-care, Purple is for Artistic therapy, Blue is for Aromatherapy, Green is based on a Japanese study that involved Plant therapy, and Yellow has a bit of every kind of Alternative therapy.

The design aspect follows internet slang and ASCII to allow for a casual, conversational feeling around therapy. The language also uses positive and negative ways of feeling to help normalize just having feelings! I wanted to create a bubbly, uplifting visual system that made you happier just by looking at it.  

All works © Kiana Tenerelli 2023