You can use guided relaxation to help your child fall asleep each night, or to just relax after a busy or stressful day. In this meditation, we’ll count down to a relaxing, peaceful retreat.
Use a calming voice to lead the imagery and relax into the moment with your child.
These peaceful guided relaxation scripts are written by Mellisa Dormoy of ShambalaKids. Her guided relaxation audios help children and teens relieve stress and anxiety, improve self-esteem, feel fantastic in mind, body and spirit and develop a positive mental attitude at school and at home.
When you are ready, lie back and get comfortable. Gently close your eyes. Take in a deep breath and feel the air come in so comfortably, so smoothly, and then exhale it out.
Whenever you want to calm yourself, all you have to do is close your eyes and focus on calm breathing.
Let’s relax deeper into that calm feeling with this countdown:
5 – Relaxed and letting go….
4 – More deeply relaxed
3 – Letting go of any worries
2 – Deeper and deeper you go into peace and calm
1 – Fully relaxed now, and nothing is bothering you
Pretend for a moment that you are the wind. You gentle blow and you comfortably and peacefully glide along.
Along your journey you pick up some leaves that ride with you for a distance. How wonderful to feel the connection to these unique, beautiful leaves, to know you are not separate but that you are one with everything you see.
You surround the whole globe as the wind. Sometimes you are strong and others times you are very gentle. Feel your gentle strength now as you calmly blow across the trees and the rich earth.
And now from the wind, imagine changing into a leaf that’s floating on the wind.
Feel yourself as a beautiful soft leaf bending back and forth with the wind, riding the wind very far and dancing in the wind. You do this so beautifully; gliding so gracefully. You are letting the wind carry you where it wants too.
Now as the leaf, you turn over and look at the big sky. How large and wide open it is!
Become the bright blue sky now – the crystal, blue, beautiful sky. You cover the whole earth with your body. The birds are flying inside you and joyously singing their songs. Feel the clouds move within yourself, floating along as brother wind blows them gently.
Feel how large and protective you are. You cover everything, protecting the animals and the people. People gaze up at you in wonder to see how magnificent and beautiful you are. Within the sky now, become aware of one particular cloud among the others.
Become that cloud now. Feel the puffiness, the beauty, the lightness of your cloud body. You’re like a big fluffy pillow that everyone wants to rest on! How beautiful you are in all your states, you are part of everything and everything is part of you. Feel yourself as the cloud. Move and change as you want. You feel wonderfully light and happy just floating and dancing around.
Start to slowly drift back down to earth, back down to your bed, becoming your beautiful self once again.
What a beautiful journey we have taken this evening. Now you can open your eyes if you wish, or you can continue your journey on into dreamland.
Find a free printable PDF of this guided relaxation script here: Peaceful Retreat Relaxation Script