I put the tray of objects away and we sat for another minute just resting on the sounds in the room. As they sat with their eyes closed I brought out the motion bubbler. Several mentioned they had seen these, had one etc. I asked them just to keep looking at it until it stopped but not to move their eyes or look around. We talked about what they noticed. They shared a great deal of detail. We talked a bit about the two different ways we just experienced 'looking'. How it felt etc. They all commented that the Bubbler looking was calmer and easier, less work, more interesting … I told them we'd be returning to mindful looking again.
After a 1 minute relaxing body scan period we opened our eyes. I asked if they thought they could sit and look at a tray of items carefully using only their eyes. After 1 minute the items were covered and they wrote or drew what they could recall. How each approached this task was interesting. Some replicated the items on a rectangle as they recalled them, some drew sketches while some spoke to themselves. We shared our lists and talked about ways this task could be made easier. I then grouped like items and they tried again. We talked about how they were thinking and remembering and working hard. They were using their eyes and their brain to remember.