Welcome to this guided meditation, to help you release the stress of your day.
In this meditation you can let go of all your worries and tension. This is your time to relax.
Just allow your eyes to close down and go into a state of peace and relaxation.
Take a slow deep breath in, and hold it. Now breathe out completely.
Let your shoulders drop down a little more with each out breath.
Feel the tension in your face smooth out as the muscles in your face relax.
Each and every breath you take brings you more peace, and your whole body is relaxing.
Imagine yourself standing in an open grassy field, or a special place out in nature that is peaceful to you.
This is your imagination so there are no limits, there are no rules. Wherever you find yourself is just fine. Allow your imagination to roam freely and when you feel ready, in your mind, just go to that place.
Now as you find yourself standing in this peaceful place, you take this time to reflect on your day, or on things that happened recently.
The daily worries, stress and frustration.
In this place, here and now, you are ready to let go of all the stress and embrace peace. And because this is your imagination, it can be a pleasant experience.
You look down and just like in a dream you notice that suddenly you are wearing a jacket with deep pockets, and you wonder what’s in those pockets?
As you reach deep into your pockets, you pull out handfuls of brightly coloured balloons. You don’t really wonder too much about how they got there, just like you don’t wonder why you’re wearing a jacket, because just like in a dream, things can appear and disappear.
Now, as you look down at your hands holding all those brightly coloured balloons, you know what to do, to let go of any remaining stress in your mind and your body.
There may be one or two big things that are causing you stress, or it may be all those little things that add up. It’s time now to release them all.
It could be a situation, or a person, your career or a money issue. Whatever it is, you will know it right away.
When you have gathered all of your stress and problems, and you know what they are, go ahead and think of a colour that you like, a colour that you find peaceful, soothing and comforting.
When you have chosen that colour, look down and notice that you have a balloon in that exact colour.
Now go ahead and blow up the balloon. As you take a big deep breath in your imagination, imagine that you are exhaling and filling up the balloon in one big out breath. You are exhaling all of the stress and worry concerning your biggest issues, and all those day to day worries that have been adding up over time. You can just exhale them all into that balloon. Then you tie the balloon, sealing in all of that stress.
Now imagine that on the outside of that big balloon you can write down some words, name the stress and worries. You can use your finger and trace the words or you can imagine that you have a pen to write with. Either way is fine, this is your imagination.
Now you are ready to let all of this stress and worry go.
You hold the balloon high up in the air, open your hands and release it. You watch as the breeze catches it and carries it, as it moves along higher and higher. As you watch the balloon lift up into the blue sky, you feel the stress lift away too.
Take a moment to enjoy feeling lighter, feeling peaceful and carefree. Allow that sensation to fill up your body. Feel how good that feels and just relax even more.
As the balloon becomes smaller, you feel much lighter and more relaxed.
Imagine lying down and taking a rest on the warm soft grass, just watching as the balloon floats away, disappearing out of sight.
Enjoy this feeling of being carefree, your body completely relaxed, your mind feeling free.
When you have rested, you can begin to slowly bring yourself back to wakeful alertness, slowly returning to the here and now, feeling wonderful, replenished and fresh.