8 Free Guided Meditation Scripts To Help You Practise

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In this article, you’ll find all the best guided meditation scripts to help you practise. And unlike many guided meditation scripts, these are backed by scientific research from established organisations.

In this list, you’ll find guided meditation scripts for:

  • Beginners
  • Confidence
  • Being Present
  • Gratitude
  • Grounding
  • Self-Love
  • Anxiety
  • Anger

Many people ask me whether they can use these guided meditation scripts. You can use them for your own individual practice. But you may not copy them nor use them for recordings or for professional uses.

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Free Guided Meditation Scripts

Each of the following entries links to a specific guided meditation script. In the script, you’ll find instructions along with scientific research on the methods.

Guided Meditation Script For Beginners

This is a guided meditation script for beginners. If you have never meditated before it will be perfect for you. It’s a breath-based meditation script that only takes around ten minutes. I wrote it based around the science of deep breathing. Plus, I’ve included tips on posture. There’s also a section on Box Breathing for those who struggle to focus.

Confidence Guided Meditation Script

You can use this confidence meditation script to overcome negative thoughts. Plus, you can use it to rebuild your self-image.

I created this guided meditation script based on self-enquiry and Vipassana. Specifically, the script uses self-enquiry to reduce the effects of negative self-image, and Vipassana to help with negative thoughts. It’s easier than it sounds. And science shows it works.

Being Present Guided Meditation Script

Being present means being mindful. It is the practice of focusing the mind on the present moment. And it has numerous benefits such as relaxation and stress relief.

You can develop mindfulness in many ways. However, the best way has always been by focusing on the breath. Hence why this meditation is breath-based.

As well as the script, I have included notes on The Four Foundations of Mindfulness as described by Henepola Gunaratana. This will help you to maintain mindfulness throughout the day.

Gratitude Guided Meditation Script 

Gratitude is one of the keys to happiness in life. Indeed, Dr. Kathi Kemper [executive director of the Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Center for Integrative Health and Wellness] says that gratitude can help to “promote a positive mood, hope, and resilience.”

When you practise this script you will feel grateful for yourself, for other people, for nature, and for life in general.

 

Grounding Guided Meditation Script 

This grounding meditation script is helpful for earthing and for feeling stable. If you’ve been lost in thoughts and feelings, you will find this beneficial. Plus, it is wonderful for health.

In this guided meditation script, I use a combination of Zen walking (Kinhin) and mindful breathing to ground the mind. The result is a feeling of calmness and of connection with the earth. If you do the mindful walking part you will also soak up the Earth’s negative electrical charge, which is great for health.

Research from Nature’s Own Research Association suggests that grounding affects the living matrix. In turn, this helps with cell generation and healing.

 

Guided Meditation Script For Self Love 

This guided meditation script is all about self-love. Indeed, one of the most popular benefits of meditation is that it changes how we feel about ourselves.

In this free guided meditation script, I’ve followed the Buddhist tradition of Metta. That is, Loving Kindness meditation. You might have heard of this from famous meditation teachers like Sharon Salzberg.

 

Anxiety Guided Meditation Script

One of the main reasons people book online meditation lessons with me is anxiety. They want to find a solution to this most common problem, and indeed meditation can help.

In this free guided meditation script, I’ve used a combination of methods. For instance, there are aspects of Jon Kabat Zinn’s Body Scan meditation, as well as Buddhist Anapanasati. These methods have been proven to reduce the effects of anxiety.

As someone who has suffered from anxiety myself, I am truly passionate about helping people with this problem. So, book a meditation lesson with me today.

 

Anger Guided Meditation Script 

Many people suffer from anger. And anger causes us to see the world as an unhappy place.

In the Anapanasati Sutta, Bhante Vimalaramsi, says “Let’s say that you are very happy and I come along and give you a rose. You might take that rose and admire the colour, the shape and the fragrance. You think, ‘What a beautiful flower! Just seeing it makes me even more happy.’

“But, if you are in a depressing or angry mood and I come along and give you that same rose, your mind would see the thorns instead. You might even think, “Ugh! This rose is so ugly. I hate it! … Yet the rose is the same. It is your emotions that change.”

If we are to feel happy, we must undo anger. And for that, you can use this free guided meditation script.

Sleep Guided Meditation Script

Another popular reason people book online lessons with me is to help them sleep. A guided meditation script can make it much easier to catch those Zzzz’s. This script will help you to relax and unwind before going to bed. Pleasant dreams.

Final Thoughts

Guided meditation scripts are an easy way to calm the mind and create positive mental states.

In each of the scripts above, I have used science and traditional philosophy to produce the best guided meditation script.

I hope you find these methods helpful.

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By Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a qualified meditation teacher and writer with more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.

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