Audio relaxation exercise for children (and the young at heart) which transports the child to a colorful, imaginative place in which to delight. It uses imagining blowing bubbles as a way to slow the breathing. Great for relaxing at bedtime to create a gentle, pleasant sleep!
Once the child has listened to this a few times, s/he may be able to use the blowing bubbles technique at other times to help calm him or herself.
This may be used while sitting or lying down in a quiet, comfortable place. Just close your eyes and listen without trying to force yourself to relax. If your mind wanders, gently bring yourself back to focus on the words.
Although it describes gradually coming back to full awareness at the end of the exercise, some people use this to help with sleep. They just tell themselves to ignore the directions to become more aware.
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Do not use while operating a vehicle!