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.
Complete the Create the State you Want exercise as a way to think about the power of images and how you create pictures in your mind based on how you are feeling.
Complete the Self-Guided Imagery Activity to help you visualize the outcome you want for a particular upcoming situation or challenge, such as a test, a sporting event, a difficult conversation or tough job you have to perform.
Complete the Calm Practice worksheet to outline what your happy place looks like and then listen to the Calm Practice Guided Imagery audio to guide you to a place of calm, peace or joy.
Calm Practice Guided Imagery Audio:
Listen to the Special Place Guided Imagery or read the Special Place Guided Imagery script to step out of a stressful situation whenever you need to visit a calmer place.
Special Place Guided Imagery Audio:
Use the Step-by-Step Guided Imagery infographic to guide your own guided imagery practice!