Musa, a person we support, is on the autistic spectrum. He is supported by Future Choices, was introduced to meditation by his father many years ago. Meditation has always been an integral part of his family’s approach to health and wellbeing.
Because lockdown was proving to be so stressful to so many, Musa told his Employment Support Specialist, Tina Bristow that he would love to share his experience and passion to help others during a difficult time.
“Musa and I worked together to provide him with the opportunity to deliver his own meditation classes over Zoom. I presented the introduction slides on his behalf, then Musa began the meditation by setting the scene.He would ask the audience to close their eyes and concentrate on taking 3 deep breaths and then relax.
Musa would then start to talk about a topic to aid relaxation. Quite often these were related to nature (another one of his passions), where he would ask you to focus on the sights, sounds and smells like taking a walk in the park and hearing the rustle of the leaves. He took you to a place of calmness and to quote Musa, ‘to happy thoughts’. The approach has similarities to those of mindfulness, for those who have experienced the process.” – Tina Bristow, Employment Support Specialist.
Musa loved sharing his passion, and Donna Rennison, Employment Support Specialist attended one of these meditation classes, saying “Musa has a natural way of relaxing you and this was shown all the way through the session. He is calm and gives everybody the time to listen and follow his instructions. At the end of this session I felt fully charged and ready to complete my busy work day.”
Musa has also now moved on to researching and trialling self massage of Thai yoga – Reusi Dat Ton to add to his wellbeing approach. Find out more about Thai Yoga here: https://youtu.be/-9I8-9ETsIU
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