A few months ago, one of my clients whose son has Aspergers and was having a difficult time. I sat down to meditate and came up with a meditation using shapes which I felt would be helpful to bring his energy into balance.
As part of an experiment, I’ve decided to share this as a free resource for anyone who works with or has children who are on the autistic spectrum.
My only condition/request is that if you want to share this with others, please point them towards this link and that after you’ve tried it that you write just a short note of what you and your children experienced when using it. I plan to share this on our facebook page of 6000 supporters so that we can all collectively benefit from the experience (so if people just share the link and I don’t know who they are, then I won’t be able to gather feedback).
Just a couple of quick points to be aware of when using the meditation track.
- Don’t force or impress this on your children if they don’t want to do it.
- Try to keep your own energy relaxed through it and if possible join in with the meditation too.
- The first part is connecting the tip of the thumb and first finger on each hand to create an ‘o’ (which is a grounding mudra that helps in meditation).
- Your children can be seated (feet on the floor) or lying down.
- Some children with autism find it difficult to visualise so you might have a pen and paper nearby to let them draw the shape if this helps them.
- The track is designed for a boy who is 8/9 years old so you’ll have to gauge if this will work for your children and their age group (attention span!)
When you are done – drop me an email with 1 or 2 paragraphs about what the experience was like. How you felt… your child’s behaviour before, during and after. How often you have used it.
Most importantly – thank you for doing this.