These sensory relaxation scripts involve the use of the senses (vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell) to bring about relaxation. This may involve imagining or experiencing different sensations.
The free relaxation scripts provided here allow you to learn to quickly and easily relax at home.
Your own voice can be particularly effective for inducing the relaxation response, because people often respond best to suggestions they provide themselves. You might find you are able to relax listening to your own voice better than listening to someone else's. Try it to find out!
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Use relaxation audio and videos wisely. Do not watch or listen to relaxation materials while you need to be fully awake and alert (for example, when driving). Obviously this can be dangerous. Please use relaxation sessions only when safe to do so.
Here are some scripts that involve sensory relaxation components:
Emotional Awareness Relaxation This emotional awareness relaxation is a sensory relaxation process that can allow you to become more aware of feelings based on the sensory experience of an emotion.
Floating on a Cloud
This relaxation script is a calming visualization that will guide you to imagine floating on a cloud.
Autogenic Relaxation "Autogenics" is a relaxation technique that allows you to relax each part of your body by imagining that it is warm and heavy.
Music Relaxation The purpose of this music relaxation script is to find out how different styles of music affect your mood and energy level. This is an expressive media exercise (using media for self expression).
Stretch and Relax This stretch and relax script will guide you to relax your body by stretching out key areas to decrease the tension in your muscles.
Sensory Relaxation This sensory relaxation script will guide you to imagine a variety of sensations to help focus the mind and promote relaxation. This journey through the senses will include sight, sound, smell, taste, touch and movement.
Autism Relaxation to Decrease Stimming This autism relaxation script is for helping to decrease stimming. Stims are repetitive behaviours that stimulate the senses, and are used to regulate one's level of sensory arousal.
Timed Stim Breaks This timed stim breaks script will guide you to use stimming for three minutes, then do other behaviours for three minutes. You can use this exercise for "stim breaks" you can schedule through the day.