Thirteen scripts for you to use with your group to help them prepare to rehearse or act in a show!

Professional actors often use relaxation techniques before rehearsing or performing. Relaxation is so crucial that some actors have even studied the Alexander technique or have explored forms of hypnosis. Here are thirteen scripts to use with your group.

Example of a relaxation script:

Notice

Find a place to sit down comfortably, or lie on the floor. Notice your body exactly as it is and see if you can tune into any sensations that are present in your body. There might be heaviness or lightness, pressure or weight. There may be warmth, coolness. They may be anywhere in your body and all you have to do is notice them. Take a breath. As you breathe, relax. Nothing to do except to be aware. Let go of the bodies sensations and turn your attention to the sounds happening inside or outside the room. There may be all kinds of sounds. Loud sounds, quiet sounds. There may be silence between the sounds. They may be coming or going. Just listen without reacting to the sounds. Notice the sounds with curiosity and interest. The sounds are coming and going. Once again, notice your body. Notice any body sensations that are obvious to you. Take another breath and relax.

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