Guided Meditation: The empty chair

The empty chair guided meditation by Magenta School of Magick

Photo by Magenta

This technique comes from Gestalt therapy. The approach is designed to work through any interpersonal or internal conflict by visualising the person with whom there is a conflict, sitting opposite in an empty chair. 

This could be used to role play a difficult conversation, voice feelings to a person who is no longer with us in our lives or it could provide a tool to communicate with an aspect of ourselves.

The important part of the technique is to give the other person involved a voice and to try to see the issue from their perspective too. By doing this, insight may be gained into thoughts, emotions and behaviours.

Here we have some pointers on how to meditate, plus some of our other guided meditations available.

Meditation practice, and this technique, can produce unwanted effects in people who might be more sensitive. We encourage anyone who is unsure about practising this technique to seek appropriate professional support before experimenting with this.

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Published by Magenta School of Magick

We are a school for people who want to learn the 'philosophy and art of affecting change through (so far at least) unseen causes', also known as 'magick'.

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