NOTE:

  1. Use any toy, doll, teddy and talk to them instead of the child at first.
  2. Find out Childs toy name before you start ….
  3. Choose people before you start who are important to the child and don’t make assumptions; grandparents may be dead, or the child may not see one parent if there has been a divorce. 

It’s so good (Childs name) that you brought (Toys name) with you today because (toy, doll, teddy etc) are really good at relaxing … So now (Childs name ), I would like you to take a few deep and relaxing breaths in and out…. Great job!… you are now relaxing and so is (Toys name) …. Now let’s see how well your (toy, doll, teddy etc), can relax right now ……. So … (Toys name) …. can you let one of your arms go really floppy now? … wow that’s amazing …. (Toys name) … make your arm really floppy like it’s asleep… and now (Toys name) …. how about the other arm? ….. Can you let that one go floppy too? … that’s great… (Toys name) you’re really great at doing this ……. 

What about your legs? … I bet your legs feel even heavier than your arms when you let them go all floppy and relaxed too … and (Toys name) do you think that (Childs name) can let her body go more floppy than yours? …………. That’s great! …. Look at you both… you are both great at this …  

I think (Childs name) you could show (Toys name), how to relax today because mummy tells me that you are brilliant at relaxing when you go to bed … let’s see how well (Toys name) can relax right now.… Will you show her how to do it a little bit at a time? … Show her how to let one of her arms go really floppy ……… that’s it ……… is her arm go as floppy as yours? … Great! … now show her how to relax her other arm and see if he can be nearly as good as you…. You both are really good at this … 

Now (Childs name) show (Toys name) how to relax her head …. neck and shoulders just like yours…. You are both so relaxed and enjoying this wonderful relaxation…. Both of you are relaxing your chest… stomach and your back…… both of you are so relaxed…. And both of you are showing how well you are relaxing and enjoying doing this together…… and now … you relax your whole body from the top of your head …. right down to your toes… feeling wonderful …. Feeling relaxed…. Enjoying doing this amazing relaxation together. 

 

Deepener 

And now as you are relaxing you may close your eyes… relaxing more and more …. And now you imagine walking along a beautiful path with (Toys name) and if you want you can have mummy come with both of you… she is there to observe and be around you both …. you are feeling safe and going deeper and deeper into relaxation… This path is a special path… you can make it any colour you like… or you can have as many colours as you like… make it as special as you want it to be…. along this path there are beautiful flowers …. trees… birds singing … all the sounds and wonderful smells from the flowers are helping you go deeper and deeper into relaxation…. You are feeling happy and (Toys name) is having a great time with you …. What an amazing adventure you both are on … so special and so relaxing… You look at the wonderful birds in your special place … they can be whatever colour you want them to be… they can be whatever shape or size that you want… This is your special place….

There are beautiful butterflies in all shapes …. Sizes… And wonderful colours … you are feeling happy and so relaxed going deeper and deeper into relaxation, and as you go deeper into relaxation (Toys name) is going deeper and deeper into relaxation with you …. And now Imagine …. Infront of you is a special blanket or a chair where you both can relax going deeper and deeper into relaxation…. you both lie down looking at the sky …. it’s a beautiful blue or if you want … you and (Toys name) can make the sky any colour you want …. As you look up imagine the butterflies are making all types of shapes in the sky…. As you are looking at the shapes you and (Toys name) are going deeper and deeper into relaxation …. more and more relaxed… feeling … happy…. And feeling so special at your special place with (Toys name) …

 

P.R.E.M 

Now (Childs name) … Do you know … there is nobody else in the whole world who is exactly like you … You are very special …. So very special … You can be very proud of yourself … just for being you … you are a very nice person to be with … you can now feel good about who you are … always remember your mummy, daddy, brother, and sister and so many more people love you very much….  

You make them very happy just because you are the “special you” … they love the kind and thoughtful things you do and say … they like seeing you grow more and more confident…brave… and happy each day……. You are growing stronger and stronger …. happier and happier … You wake up every morning feeling happy … you can enjoy every moment of your day … and when it’s bedtime, you feel sleepy and safe … you’re happy to drift off to sleep … you feel safe and happy …. happy and comfortable … knowing you can wake up in the morning and enjoy your day … you like being “you” because you’re a really good person … You’re a happy and loving person … Each day you are learning to enjoy things a little bit more than before … You enjoy your home …. your school … your class and being in the playground too … and each day you can enjoy it a little bit more……. 

And remember (Childs name) that you are a very special person … there is nobody else who is exactly like you… which means that you are very special, very special … You can be very proud of yourself … just for being you … a very nice person to be with … always remember your mummy, daddy, brother, and sister and so many more people love you very much….  you make them very happy just because you are you.

I am now going to count from 10 to 1…. And when I do …. you will come back into the room you are in… feeling happy …. happy you have had a wonderful adventure with your unicorn…. Knowing how to relax together and have fun…. you also know how much you are loved and what a very special person you are. 

 

Wake Up

1… Coming back into the room… feeling happy … relaxed from today’s adventure… knowing you are special…. 2 …. you and (Toys name) are becoming more and more awake … 3… 4… coming back into the room… 5…. feeling your legs… your fingers and toes…. 6 …. more and more awake … 7 … feeling refreshed and feeling great …. 8 …. opening your eyes soon … 9 … becoming more and more awake … 10… eyes open!  … back into the room… feeling great