Visual (Guided) Imagery

How it Works

  • Students are asked to imagine tension flowing out of the body from top to bottom. Visualize tension draining down shoulders and arms and out through fingertips into the air, down thighs and legs, and out through the soles of the feet into the ground.
  • Another approach is to take a mental “vacation,” imagining oneself in a pleasant, relaxing place such as on the beach or in the woods. This can be a place where you’ve been or a place you’d like to be. Time is taken to imagine the specific details of what is seen, heard and felt in this place.


Relaxation and stress reduction

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