All that glitters is certainly not gold! 16 Blue Dragon kids who have faced trauma attended a workshop where they learned a skill to calm their minds. They used glitter, water and glue to make a ‘calm bottle’. It was a great way to illustrate the workings of the mind. When they shook the bottle, all the glitter swirled; and when left to stand still, the glitter settled at the bottom. The psychologist shared that this is similar to our thoughts. When we get caught up with our thoughts, we cannot feel peaceful.
The children now have a beautiful reminder that they should have control over their mind. Perhaps we should all have a ‘calm bottle’ too!