What is Guided Meditation?
Guided meditation is where one person actively guides another person into a state of relaxation and meditation through the use of visualizations and guided imagery. The best thing about this is, you don’t have to ‘work’ to get into a deep state of meditation. All you have to do is listen and follow the instructions as they’re given.
The drawbacks are, many people don’t know where to begin, and finding an expert to guide you is difficult. However, there are a couple ways you can use the scripts on this page to get arounnd these drawbacks. Here’s how…
Using a Guided Meditation Script
Guided meditation scripts give you everything you need to help create a beneficial meditation experience. They’re basically written out, word-for-word. All you do is follow them.Here’s how you might use the meditation scripts on this page:
1. Read the script, commit it to memory, and then guide yourself through it to your best ability. This gets easier the more you do it.
2. Practice reading the script. Then record yourself speaking the script. After you’ve recorded it, play the recording to guide yourself into meditation.
3. Find a friend who has a nice voice and have them record themselves speaking the script. Then use the recording to guide yourself into meditation.
4. Find a friend to read the script to you, or you might read it to them.
The Secret to Visualization
Guided meditations require what’s called visualization. It’s where you use the power of your mind to visualize something that’s being described.Some people believe they cannot visualize, and this discourages them from trying a guided meditation. However, you should know that not everyone ‘sees’ things when they visualize. And this brings us to the all important secret to visualization…
Seeing, hearing, and feeling are all valid ways of ‘visualizing’ something. And its important to recognize that every person uses each of these senses to a greater or lesser degree. This means that while others may actually ‘see’ images, much like in a dream, you may or may not. The type of input that you respond to best is unique to you, and probably is a combination of all three types: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. It might look something like this:
Visual: 20% Auditory: 30% Kinesthetic: 50%
What does this mean? Well, if you’re reading a script, and it says, “hear the sounds of the waves,” that may work for an auditory person, but not for someone who’s more visual. So if you’re visual, simply replace the auditory verb for a visual one. For example “picture ocean waves washing upon a sandy beach.”
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Free Guided Meditation Scripts
Use these free guided meditation scripts to help you easily move into meditation. If you’re a meditation or Yoga teacher, you may use these scripts to guide your students into meditation or savasana.