Contributor: Sam Donohoe
The glitter jars are used when emotions become too big. The jar represents our thoughts, feelings, emotions and mind. When the glitter jar is swirling, we cannot see or think clearly, like in our head when our emotions get too big.
To help us think, see and listen clearly, we watch and focus on the glitter in the jar and count to 5, taking in deep breaths on each count. As we do this the glitter falls and we can see the jar relaxing, like our thoughts and emotions.
Once the glitter has fallen to the bottom, it is calm and relaxed, we can see through the jar again, we can think clearly again, and we can listen clearly again.
If you would like to make a glitter jar yourself, here is the video instructions: GLITTER JAR