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Today we’re going on an adventure into our own thoughts and feelings.

 

Let’s have time to relax and let our minds and bodies be quiet just for a little while…

 

Sit on the carpet, cross-legged, back straight, yet relaxed.

Fold your hands one on top of the other gently and let them rest in your lap. Close your eyes when you’re ready. Maybe begin by taking a few deep breaths.

 

As you breathe in, imagine breathing in happiness and calm feelings and as you breathe out, imagine letting go of any busy thoughts...

 

Now think about your body.  Does it feel full of energy, or a bit tired?  Start to relax the different parts of your body by letting them become loose and heavy, asking the carpet below you to support the weight of your body as you take a moments relaxation.  Let your feet rest gently against the floor.  Let your tummy relax, and your shoulders, and all the way down your arms and into your hands...  Allow the muscles in your face and cheeks to relax...

 

Think about your breathing becoming nice and slow.... long and deep and quiet....

 

In your mind imagine a beach with waves gently lapping at the sea shore.  Notice the gentle rhythm of the waves....  and think about your own breath as it comes in and out...in and out... just like those waves gently lapping at the seashore....

 

Now you are feeling very relaxed and still, take some time to think about how much you are enjoying this feeling.... how easy it is..... and how happy it makes you feel,.....

 

When you are ready take a final deep breath in, and slowly let it out.... then open your eyes and return to the classroom...

 

 

Stilling at Key Stage 1 (age 4 - 7 years)

If you work with young children you will know they find it hard to sit still for very long.  However, it is possible to train children using a shortened and simplified stilling exercise like the one below.  This will help prepare them for use of the longer Visualisation scripts at a later stage.

Simple Stilling