Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Hindsight, Humor, and Hope: An Adult Program

Activity 2: Guided Visualization

Activity time: 10 minutes

Tell participants that you will lead a guided visualization. Invite them do this with eyes open or closed. Say:

Sit comfortably with both feet flat on the floor. (Pause.) Breathe in deeply through your nose. Hold it for a moment (pause), and then slowly, slowly let it out. Again, take in a deep breath through your nose. Hold it for a moment (pause), and slowly, let it out. (Pause.)

Let your imagination take you along the path to your favorite beautiful place, the same one you visited a few workshops ago. (Pause.) As you reach that place, you will see your inner self waiting there, the one so full of wisdom and compassion. Give a big hug (pause) and together look at the view. (Pause.) Be aware of what is around you. (Pause.) What colors do you see? (Pause.) What is the air like?

Tell your inner wise one about your connection to this beautiful place (pause), and how you connect to the earth and universe. (Pause.)

Ask your inner wise one to give you a word to describe your inner strength. (Pause.) Silently repeat that word (pause) and thank your inner wise one.

Give your inner wise one a huge hug and acknowledge that you can come together at any time. Then slowly count backward from ten to one while returning on your pathway to where we are gathered. (Pause.) When you are ready, open your eyes and be back in this room.

Ask participants how that experience was for them. Invite them to make a few notes about it in their journal.