A Guided Visualisation for Dealing with Difficult Feelings


This short guided visualisation practice is a tool to support you in riding the emotional waves and storms of life and to manage difficult feelings. This could be learning to deal with the pain of heartbreak, loss, loneliness, grief, panic and anxiety – or any other feeling state. 

The aim of this practice is to strengthen your self-soothing capacity, which is an important part of emotionally regulating feelings in the face of life’s challenges.   

Neuroscience demonstrates that warm and safe touch activates the release of oxytocin, known as the bonding hormone, which induces feeling safe, loved, and held. It acts as a direct antidote to the stress hormone cortisol. 

We can experience this feeling of warm bonding and connection when we are with people we trust and feel safe with. We can also activate the release of oxytocin when visualising such moments. 

This is exactly what this visualisation is about. It stimulates the release of Oxytocin inducing feeling safe and loved. It can help you manage difficult feelings.