Working with an ASD student

Mindfulness work with a student with ASD Creativity flows when curiosity is stoked.— Neil Blumenthal Continuing my exploration in using the arts and mindfulness with students to enhance focus, I have begun working with a student with Austistic Spectrum Disorder . In this space, I will chronicle our sessions. I hope to deepen my understanding … Continue reading Working with an ASD student

Tactile playfulness

It's always a delight to see A walk into the meditation room. He's smiling and gazing at me ready for what's to come. Does he check out to see if I have interesting accessories? No doubt. Does he look to see and feel my welcome? Fairly safe to say, Yes! His grandmother takes her seat … Continue reading Tactile playfulness

Ribbon Art

In working with A, I'm open to all forms of non-verbal communication. I'm testing the waters - to see how he responds to various accessories. In planning each session, I stand facing all the tools I've collected over the years and I meditate on what seems right for that day. Hence, one day, it's musical … Continue reading Ribbon Art


Mindfulness practice begins with focus on the body. A entered the space, took his seat and sat in his unique posture, one leg flung at an angle backwards, the other slightly closer to the other side of his body. I welcomed him and explained that we would be working with sensations. First with the help … Continue reading Sensation