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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2009 06:14:16 PM »

We have a program in our school for autistic kids, and I wonder if I made a couple of pillows like these if it would help during some of the more stressful moments...
I made a wood and stone labyrinth for myself and my son who has autism would spend time doing the labyrinth.
I'm guessing this softer version would be even more calming!
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2009 06:22:29 PM »

We have a program in our school for autistic kids, and I wonder if I made a couple of pillows like these if it would help during some of the more stressful moments...
I made a wood and stone labyrinth for myself and my son who has autism would spend time doing the labyrinth.
I'm guessing this softer version would be even more calming!


That's good to know that it helps! I wish I had the skills for a wooden one, but this is more up my alley Wink
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2009 03:15:52 AM »

wow thats a great idea.
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2009 03:34:32 AM »

What a great idea! I'd never heard of a meditation labyrinth but it sounds very relaxing indeed Smiley As a Phd student I can totally understand why having to finish your dissertation would stress you out. It's important to remember that you're not the only one struggling, that everyone finds it hard and depressing and that you're most certainly doing just fine!! It'll all be over soon and you can move on to something new knowing you've pushed yourself and proved yourself Smiley Best of luck and thanks for sharing the labyrinth, I will try to make one of my own!
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2009 06:24:09 AM »

Belladune: Meditation is difficult for me because I am distracted by everything around me and it is hard to get to a still place where I can let my breathing and heart rate slow down. If I concentrate on something specific, like the sensation of the cord on my finger, it helps to block out external disturbances--just like Boogirl's tracing the edge of a desk! The other soothing element is the repetitive motion--that's why a lot of people find needle arts soothing. I think just staring at it could work, too. I might make another one to hang on the wall.

CraftADDchick: I used Stop Fray on the edges of the cord. It shows--the ends are a little darker than the rest. If I make another one, I am thinking of making the ends a bit longer and covering them with a small decorative piece of fabric. A small round applique right in the center, for example, would cover the end of the cord in a prettier way. I did struggle with the ends. Making pillows is a great idea. I think mine will become a pillow eventually. Right now it is just a piece of fabric, and I can fold it up and carry it in my bag.

I recently found a small walking labyrinth in a garden at a church in my town, so I've used that a few times, too.
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2009 06:49:12 AM »

It works the same as spinning yarn does for me then.  the continuos pump of the treadle, wool slipping past my fingers, constantly drafting to keep it even....     I think some people would go nuts at a wheel, I find it the best way to wind down.   I can see it now.  thanks for the explanation Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2009 07:01:24 AM »

Bron Thank you for the encouraging words!
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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2009 08:38:55 AM »

That's good to know that it helps! I wish I had the skills for a wooden one, but this is more up my alley Wink

I don't really have the skills... I the outline of the labyrinth in pencil on a square piece of plywood. Then I used gorilla glue and aquarium stones to mark the path. It was the first time I used gorilla glue so I didn't know that it would expand so much. In the end that worked out great because it made a smoother path for tracing. I gave it to someone who needed it more than I did, or I could take a picture of it.
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sarah - I still think I want to try your idea!
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2009 01:22:52 PM »

Thanks for the added info, sarahmakes and selkie! I checked with out autism specialist, and he said that it couldn't hurt to add some more sensory materials to the classroom. So, I'll try to locate my cording and see if I can give it a go over vacation.

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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2009 06:43:02 AM »

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