Activate your senses


Look around the room you are in.

Notice 5 things as you look around. Try to pick out
things you would not normally notice.

Focus on the shapes, colours and different patterns that surround you.


Keep your eyes closed.

Focus on 2 things you can smell.
a. What different scents can you pick up around you?
b. Are there strong smells around you? What are they?
c. Are there familiar or new smells?
d. Do you like the smells?


Keep your eyes closed.

Focus on 1 thing you can taste.
a. How your tongue feels resting between your teeth?
b. Can you still taste the last thing you ate?
c. Can you taste something that you can also smell?
Open your eyes and write down or draw all the things you felt, heard, smelt and tasted.


Now, close your eyes. Bring your attention to the things you are currently feeling.

Can you focus on 4 things you can feel?
a. Where are your hands? Are they touching
anything? What does it feel like?
b. Can you feel your shirt against your skin?
c. What about your body? Can you feel where you are tense or relaxed?
d. Can you feel the air around you? Is it warm or cold? Is there a breeze?
e. Can you feel what you are sitting on? Is it soft or hard? Wet or dry? Smooth or bumpy? Cold or hot?


Keep your eyes closed.
Focus on 3 things you can hear.
a. What sounds can you hear around you? Can you notice anything different to before?
b. Can you hear noises in other rooms?
c. Outside?