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Monday, May 11, 2015

Guided Imagery

Guided Imagery
See Amy Frost (AmyFrost.com), Effective Learning Systems, BelleRuth Naparstek (HealthJourneys.com) and others

Spend 5 to 15 to 30 minutes listening to guided imagery.

If you're not good at "visualizing", don't worry about it! 
Just listen to the guide and allow yourself the time and space to relax.

Focus completely on the reverie of the recording.

Or, try this:
Close your eyes if you can. Take 3-5 slow breaths. 
Imagine you're at your most favorite place, a place where you feel safe and at peace.
What do you "see" in your surroundings? 
What colors are most vibrant? Or maybe they're muted...

Notice the temperature on your skin.
Continue to breathe slowly.

Notice if there's a breeze or if there's warmth from the sun or a pleasant scent in the air.
Breathe even more slowly.

What sounds are in your peaceful, safe place?
Breathe...
Allow the sense of peace to flow through your body and mind.
This is what peace feels like.

From this place of peace, what next right action comes to you to take?

When you're ready, focus again on your breathing.
Take 2-3 deep breaths. 
Bring yourself back into the here-and-now.
Slowly open your eyes.


Pay attention to what’s happening internally after you’ve listened.

 Make notes about your next steps, then take the first one.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Play

Play

Take time out to play! 
Even if you can take only 10 to 15 minutes, it could make a difference. 
It’s when we’re in this child-like (not childish!) state 
that our energy shifts and we’re able to see things with fresh perspective.



When you return to your current situation,
what new perspective has your playtime brought to you?