Guided Meditation: Ball of light


balloflight10 Photo credit Denis Smith


There is an inner space in each of us that is quiet, and weightless and timeless. Stress causes us to fall out of touch with this space and focus on juggling all the countless tasks that life throws at us, and we forget to just be still. This directive allows us to mindfully reconnect with our inner sanctuary so that we can be refreshed.

Materials: paper, oil pastels,  Slick Stix Crayola crayons, regular markers, calm music

Before you start the guided meditation, have each person choose one pastel or maker and have them set it next to their paper.  Next read this script:

“Sit comfortably in your chair, backs straight, feet on the ground,  hands on your knees, now look straight ahead of you and close your eyes. Breath in through your nose, and exhale out of your nose. Relax your shoulders, your neck,  your face. Notice if…

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By Art Therapy in Ballydehob, West Cork. Marika O'Sullivan

I am an art therapist based in Ballydehob West Cork. My background is in art and design, but I have also worked therapeutically with people for over 20 years. I also have many years experience of creative group facilitation and working in schools with art and design projects. I am currently Art Therapist in ARC,cancer support in West Cork and on the Cosceim panel working with young people in Direct Provision. Other experience includes working with adults of all ages, children and more specifically with adolescents and families who are having difficulties while at this transitional stage. Art Therapy allows creative solutions to difficult situation, the process builds resilience and improved coping skills, bringing joy and the potential to thrive creativity back into one's life.

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