Mental Exercise Script Recordings

Imagery, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and self-hypnosis are all very similar mental exercises. They all involve finding a comfortable, quiet place, relaxing and using your mind to focus on certain things. So why not do all of them in one session? That’s what script recordings are for. Basically, scripts are instructions that guide you through imagery, meditation, PMR, and self-hypnosis. Listening to a recording is beneficial because it takes less mental effort than trying to remember instructions and saying them to yourself. It helps keep you relaxed also. Scripts don’t have to include all of these mental exercises. You can have one for each exercise if you want. But together, you can get the benefits of all of them in just about 15-20 minutes. Scripts are great for the night before big games. They can get your mind right before you go to bed and help you sleep better.

This is how you make your own script:
  • You can start with instructions for meditation. Say “relax, clear your mind, and focus on your breathing.” After a couple of minutes you can say “focus on the sound of your breathing” to help refocus.
  • Next, you can give instructions for PMR. You can record instructions for each body part, such as “now squeeze your hands tightly……..relax.”
  • Next, give instructions for imagery. You can record instructions such as “visualize yourself playing at peak performance” or “imagine yourself celebrating and smiling while holding up the trophy.”
  • Lastly, give instructions for self-hypnosis. Tell yourself as many affirmations as you want.
If you want, you can add some calming music to the recording to help you relax. This may all seem like a lot of work, but trust me, it’s worth it. Spend a couple hours writing and recording a good script, and you’ll be able to use it for the rest of your athletic career.