“The labyrinth is a mandala that meets our longing for a change of heart, for a change of ways in how we live together on this fragile island home, and for the energy, the vision, and the courage to meet the challenges of the 21st century.“
~The Labyrinth Project at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco
One of my favorite places on the campus of Ursuline College is its beautiful outdoor Labyrinth. For me, this is a peaceful and calming refuge that I often use as a walking meditation and a way to slow down and pause- spring, summer, fall, and winter.
I recently was able to introduce one of my art therapy groups with Ursuline’s ArtSpace Outreach Program to the power of the labyrinth through a visit to the site, as well as engage group members in creating their own finger labyrinths to use as a portable and accessible meditative tool to manage stress, anxiety, and promote awareness.
I discovered this fabulous finger labyrinth how-to from Heather Plett that was perfect timing for this labyrinth fieldtrip.
Here are some photos from the making of my labyrinth, as I tried out the materials and process as prep for my group:
I chose to use bleeding tissue paper with mod podge to cover the craft cord I glued down over the labyrinth pattern.
When all the craft cord was covered and dried, I took a silver ink stamp pad to brush/press over top to accent the pathway against the background. Lots of fun to create!
It was wonderful to tie in an art-making experience with this special trip and thank Heather for the inspiration! :)