How much can you notice when you really pay attention to your senses? Practice mindful listening in this guided exercise, and translate what you hear into a visual soundscape!
You will need: A comfortable seat, a pen or pencil, and your choice of art materials – paint, pastels, pens, etc.
Before we start listening, bring yourself to the present moment and join in with this colourful breathing exercise. You may want to stand for this warm up.
Activity part 1
In this guided listening exercise, take a comfortable seat, close your eyes, and tune in to your senses to listen to the sounds around you.
Activity part 2
Following the guided listening exercise, find out how you can translate what you heard into a visual representation using your art materials.
Let’s reflect on this exercise – where else could you try this? What different sounds would you find?