In "A Place of Wholeness," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants learn about and make their own worry dolls. Begin by asking the participants if any of them have ever used worry dolls. If someone has, ask them to describe it. Explain that worry dolls originate in the Mayan traditions of Guatemala. They are little wooden dolls dressed in colorful clothing. In Guatemala, a person will tell the doll a worry or a problem they are having and then put it under their pillow overnight. While they are sleeping, the doll will make their worries go away, help the person sleep, and leave them more hopeful.
Explain to the group that they will now have an opportunity to make their own worry doll. Distribute Handout 3, Worry Doll Instructions and go over them with participants showing them the supplies they will need. As they are making worry dolls, circulate around the group assisting as needed.
When everyone is finished making their worry dolls, lead a discussion using the following questions:
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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