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Forest Walk - Brief Guided Visualisation
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Imagining being in a calming place (especially in nature) can help reduce feelings of stress or anxiety.


What we think about shapes how we are feeling. Imagining being in a calming place (especially in nature) can help reduce feelings of stress or anxiety. It can also help us prepare for sleep when our mind is racing. Guided Visualisation is an easy relaxation technique that involves listening and imagining the scene being described. 

In this brief Guided Visualisation of a Forest Walk by our National Manager, Goldie Hamilton, we are guided through a forest scene, immersing us in the experience by focusing on our senses as we imagine this calming walk. If possible, it is best listened to lying down in a quiet location, with our eyes closed. 

You can listen to this recording regularly or as needed. If you would like one of our volunteers on our Free 24/7 0800 ANXIETY Helpline (0800 269 4389) to take you through a different scene, or if you would like information about other relaxation techniques, please give us a call