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Words To Use In A Guided Meditation | Meditation Phrases For Relaxation | For Meditation Teachers

As a meditation teacher or meditation content creator, discover the best words and phrases to use to promote deep relaxation during a guided meditation session

Wondering what words or phrases can best help a meditation student or listener achieve a state of deep presence and relaxation? In this blog, you will learn some of the most effective words and phrases to use in a meditation and why they are important.

Let's dive into the best words and the best phrases to use in your meditation scripts or sessions!

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The Most Effective Language To Use For Guided Meditation Scripts or Classes

The wording and language used during a meditation class, or session is so important! Whether it is for one client, a group or for a live class or guided meditation audio.

The words used can either support the listener in achieving deeper relaxation or whatever state it is they want to tap into or it can cause the listener to feel out of control, unsafe or take them further away from the intention for the meditation.

3 Best Guided Meditation Words To Use

Here are some key words to use in your meditation script or as you guide someone through a guided meditation.

1. Relaxing

If the intention of the meditation is to relax, you want to ensure you are using that word in the guided meditation multiple times.

2. Gently/Softly

You want all actions to be easeful and mindful

3. Allow

You want the listener to allow anything that arises during a meditation. This could be allowing any emotions to arise, any thoughts to pass, any images to come and go, any sensations to be felt. Really getting into that state of non-resistance.

3 Best Guided Meditation Phrases To Use

Here are some key phrases to use in your meditation script or as you guide someone through a guided meditation.

1. I invite you to...

Ultimately, giving the listener the option to follow your guided prompt or not.

2. Become aware of...

This is for the purpose of the listener becoming aware or conscious of something that they may not have noticed or sensed yet.

3. Simply following the..

Making everything feel simple and easy for the listener instead of believing it is hard to achieve or do.

3 Reasons Why We Use Certain Words and Phrases Throughout a Guided Meditation

Here are 3 important reasons why the above words and phrases are utilized during a guided meditation.

1. You Want The Listener To Feel Safe In Order For Them To Relax

Feeling safe enough to relax is vital! We don't all have a regulated nervous system or the same window of tolerance, this in turn, makes us each unique in how quickly and deeply we can drop into relaxation and presence.

Using words and phrases that support the listener to feel comfortable and safe in areas such as:

  • Their location where they are meditating so they are able to be in a safe space and close their eyes without it causing fear or stress

  • To go inwards where emotions may arise to be felt and they are with their mental chatter

  • Allowing their consciousness to expand beyond their current perception or state.

Ultimately, the key is to get them to feel safe and comfortable to be guided through a meditation whilst also as the meditation guide, not telling them what they MUST do, but instead INVITE them to choose whether they would like to focus/do/visualise/feel.

That leads us to the next point....

2. You Want the Listener to Feel Invited to Do Something and Not Be Told

It's important to let the listener know that they are the one that is in control of the meditation experience and they do not have to do anything they do not feel comfortable with.

As the meditation scriptwriter, guide, or teacher, you want to offer the student a guided experience that will benefit them but ultimately not be forceful or demanding in any way. Give them permission to do whatever feels best for them at anytime during the meditation.

Make everything an option and an invitation, making them feel empowered rather than being led without any say or choice in the matter. During a guided meditation, you want to lovingly guide the listener's conscious awareness to perhaps focus on the breath, sensations, a visualization etc, but not be rigid in how it must be done or what exactly they should experience.

We are all unique, so it's to honor that and to also remember that many of us don't enjoy being told what to do, but instead we like to be the one to choose!

3. You Want The Listener To Know That Anyone Can Meditate, It Is Not a Difficult or Rigid Practice

There are many meditation styles and traditions out there, but ultimately everyone has the ability to meditate simply by just becoming present with their direct experience with life in the moment.

Meditation can last for seconds, minutes or hours and can be done at anytime and anywhere! Meditaton is not to be fit into a box but instead allow meditation to feel good, be fluid, flexible and to be expansive.

There is not one experience you must have, but instead know what you personally experience is perhaps just the thing you needed, and next time you meditate you may experience something totally different. The language used in the meditation can help the listener know that whatever they are experiencing, they are doing a great job and there is no right or wrong.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you say when guiding a meditation?

When you are guiding a meditation you want to say words that match the listeners intention for attending the guided meditation class or session. The words should be calming, uplifting and postive.

How do you write a good meditation?

Writing a good meditation script first involves understanding how to guide someone into a deeper state and knowing what may arise for the listener as they meditate. If you are not a meditation script writer you can order a custom guided meditation script or purchase a pre-written royalty-free PDF download guided meditation script.

What do you say at the beginning of a meditation class?

You may say welcome to this guided meditation for... or let the listener know what the meditation is about so they are aware. You may want to let them know how to sit or how to get comfortable before they start to meditate. You may want to say something inspiring or heartfelt - it is up to you!

Final Words

Overall, use positive, uplifting, and soothing words during a guided meditation and speak softly, slowly, and intentionally. Take pauses throughout the guided meditation to allow the listener to really tune in and experience the presence, the relaxation, and their subtle senses.


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