|self hypnosis scripts
||[Jan. 23rd, 2005|03:41 am]
so, I still have not facilitated the relaxation experential piece for the peers yet.... Im sure they will corner me next time since it has been brought up at the last few meetings however, I was saved by time.. haha.
Im trying to decide between two... one is more childhood oriented than the other but I think they are both fun and can also be used as a prompt for further art/exploratory activities.
Im hoping for some feedback from those familar with relaxation techniqies.. thoughts, reactions. I plan on cross- posting in other communities that might find this post relevent for them..
I got these exercises at a conference once on juvenile arthritis but otherwise, I dont know where they came from. My only issue with both of them is that I feel the induction part needs to be longer...
The first exercise:
In this exercise you will acr as a reporter, bringing back as much information as you can about the planet you choose to explore. Make sure that you use all your senses to learn about this planet, or start, using your sight, hearing, smell, and touch, and notice what the creatures eat if there are any creatures living there. You may wish to taste their food. Notice how they move, how they live, what games they play, and what their families are like.
Close your eyes and put your attention on your breath. Breathe in... and... out gently and quietly, and imagine you are going outside this room to the front yard, and there you find your own spaceship that you have designed and built. You climb up into the spaceship and get ready for takeoff. (pause)
Ten...nine... eight,,, seven,,, six... five... four... three... two... one... blast off! You gently take off above the clods... up above the Earth's atmosphere, way out into space. And as you look toward the Earth, you see it as a ball or sphere that is moving away from you. You look outside your spaceship window and see far out into space. You choose a planet or star to investiage and head your spaceship toward it. Whne you land your spaceship, you decide to investgate this planet or start and to learn as much as you can about the creatures that live, if there are any there. You may wish to make friends with one of the creatures and have your new friend show you around. Notice how they communicate, how they live, and what their planet or star looks like. Notice the smells, sounds, tastes and how you move on this planet. (pause)
Now I am going to give you two minutes of clock time equal to as much time as you need to explore this planet. When you hear my voice again, I will be calling you nack to return to Earth. (Pause 2 min)
Now say goodbye to your new friend, climb into your spaceship, and head back to earth. (Pause)
As you come closer to Earth, it starts ti look larger and larger to you. You come back into Earth's atmosphere... bacn through the clouds... and as you come closer to Earth its easy for you to identify your home and school. (Pause)
Now you land your spaceship... come back into this room... and become aware of sitting here. In a moment I will count to five. When you are ready, open your eyes, remembering in full detail everything aboit your expereince. You will have time to draw or write about your journey. One... Two... three... four... five.
so thats my spaceship.
The one that is for slightly older children- adults is called "The Ally Within"
Close your eyes and focus your attention on your breath moving in... and... out... of your nostrils. As you continue to breathe at your own rate, imagine that you are on a path of a very thick forest. All around you are beautiful green trees, and you walk down this path towards the sound of water. You come upon a small stream, and you walk over to the stream and look at your reflection in the water. (pause)
soon you feel another presene standing next to you, and you feel completely safe. You see another reflection join yours in the water. The other presence may be that of an old, wise being, an animal, or imaginaty being who you feel is your ally, someone whom you have known for a long time, someone you can trust. Your ally beckons to you to follow across a small bridge that crosses the stream. You follow and find yourself climbing a hill that leads to a cave. Your ally enters the cave, sits down and gestures you ro follow. YTou enter the cave an sit down, and your ally begins to tell you about yourself. (Pause 1 minute).
Your ally tells you that you may return at any time you wish. He or she will always be ther waiting for you to help you with anything that you need. Yoy thank your ally, walk back down the path, over the bridge, looking once again at your reflection in the water. You notice how you feel as you walk up the path, out of the forest, and become aware of sitting here, fully present. Count to three to yourself and slowly open your eyes.
wow, i feel semi relaxed and decided that a longer induction is needed on both and a slightly longer awareness int he last one.. i think.. i dont know.... awww.. i like them a lot but dont know how everyone else will respond.... eeek.