Mindful Labyrinth Walks
In 2011 Rebecca Ferguson Keays developed Alexander Technique–based “Mindful Labyrinth Walking” and “Walking with Intention” Mindful Walking Practices that provide empowering “embodied mindfulness tools” for dealing daily with stress, pain, PTSD triggering, and other issues.
Because a labyrinth is not always available, Rebecca worked with calming, gently energizing walking practices that can be done virtually anywhere.
Certified as a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator, she now teaches MAT Mindful Labyrinth Walking and Walking with Intention classes and workshops for issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, and eating disorders.
MAT Mindful Labyrinth Walks provide a unique setting for: healing and recovery; to explore mindfulness; and work towards balance, self-regulation, and other building blocks of recovery.
- Mindful Labyrinth Walking offers a literal “First Step” into “the next right step”, with the physical action of putting one foot in front of the other on the labyrinth path that easily enables us to surrender control as it leads us forward.
- Social and physical isolation is a critical issue for many alcoholics and addicts, and persons with trauma. Gentle cooperation with others is needed for a group labyrinth walk, which builds social skills, engagement and community, as well and mindful awareness and self-regulation skills.
- Walking a labyrinth offers a safe, restorative, personal path for self-discovery.
- MAT mindfulness and movement practices, in tandem with walking on the labyrinth promote calming of the nervous system.