The Butterfly Hug

Dina Saadi

Saadi was born in Russia, raised in Syria and graduated with a BA in fine arts. Most of her pieces feature a colorful palette rich with patterns and nature imagery. During her work with the survivors of Hurricane Pauline in Acapulco, Mexico, Lucina Artigas developed a self-administered bilateral Stimulation (BLS) method (placing both hands on the chest & tapping on the shoulders) to use during a therapy session or just as a self-soothing technique. This is called “The Butterfly Hug,” a method that is still applied today in the mental care field.

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Type of Art

Year Completed

Council District

Partner Initiative

Neighborhood

Status

Active

Commissioned By

Business Improvement District

Accession Number

655

The Butterfly Hug

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Address 332 West Broadway Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.768956, -118.196226

Location Name West Broadway Parking

Location DescriptionWest wall of the West Broadway Parking complex

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes

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Photo Credit(s)POW! WOW! Long Beach