Mental Imagery to Fall Asleep

by Trevor
(New Mexico)

Image of an Ocean Beach


When I need to calm myself from to much stress I use an image of a beach in California. I try to include the smell of the ocean air and the sound of the waves. The image is of a beautiful sunset. The beach is empty, just the sand, the waves and the sunset.

This is very calming for me. It immediately takes me to a happy time and place full of good memories. Everyone should have a place like that where they can go whenever they need to.

They more real the scene becomes the better, work on it and try to include as many of you senses as possible. When you find yourself on other thoughts, shift back to you image and stay there as long as you can.

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Dog on the beach

by Patty
(Manitowoc, Wisconsin Lake Michigan Beach)

I close my eyes and envision our border collie running playfully on the beach. As she moves quickly and smoothly to catch a frisbee or ball. I focus on the beauty of the strength and speed of her muscles propelling her along to meet her goal. I visualize her hair moving as she runs and her tail wagging as she returns the ball/frisbee. As I do this, I slow down her actions and visualize her running farther and farther away. It works! It works at the dentist and doctors also.


Hi Patty. Thanks for sharing your mental imagery. You further emphasize the point that the more details the image includes the better it works.

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Nature

by ADAM
(West Virginia)

I like to put the window up in my room and feel the wing blowing on me as I hear the frogs from the pond next to my house.

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