One of the most powerful, yet simple, self-awareness techniques is guided imagery. Guided imagery can have many health-related physical and emotional benefits. It can help you feel less nervous or upset, be less bothered by pain or achieve a goal such as an athletic or academic achievement.

Through guided imagery you can learn to use your imagination to actually change how you are feeling and what you are focused on.

More on Guided Imagery

Now that you have an idea of what guided imagery is, there are lots of ways you can put it into practice. Check out the different activities below!

Special Place Guided Imagery script – see audio version below

Guided Imagery Worksheet

Create the State You Want Worksheet

Guided Imagery Step-by-Step Handout 

Self Guided Imagery activity

Get Focused Meditation

Getting focused – whether it’s to sit down and study, get mentally prepped for a big test, prepare for an interview or honing in your thoughts before an athletic event – can be challenging for all of us. This meditation helps you use guided imagery to visualize success and get focused!

Get Focused Meditation script

Calm Practice

Sometimes we just need to get away. This activity and guided imagery exercise can help you visualize a place that provides a sense of safety, calmness and peace, no matter where you are.

Calm Practice” worksheet

In addition to the resources above, you can use the Step-by-Step Guided Imagery infographic to guide your own guided imagery practice!

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