Guided imagery (visualisation) explained: how to find your peaceful place

Guided imagery for children

The technique can also be adapted to help children cope with stress and anxiety. In more of a storytelling fashion you could encourage the child to focus on their breathing and close their eyes. The child could perhaps be asked to describe an imaginary place, or somewhere they have felt safe and happy. While they continue to breathe deeply, use descriptive language to create a personalised journey just for them, all the while encouraging deep breaths and relaxation.

Perhaps the most appealing part of this type of mind-body intervention is the idea that each person will create their own, unique journey. No two individuals will share the same experience; it is up to your imagination to choose the path for you.

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