Staircase

In a moment I’m going to relax you more completely …

In a moment I’m going to begin counting backwards from 10 to 1 …

The moment I say the number 10 you will allow your eyelids to remain closed …

The moment I say the number 10, you will, in your minds eye, see yourself at the top of a small set of stairs …

The moment I say the number 9, and each additional number, you will simply move down those stairs relaxing more completely …

At the base of the stairs is a large feather bed, with a comfortable feather pillow …

The moment I say the number one you will simply sink into that bed, resting your head on that feather pillow …

Number 10, eyes closed at the top of those stairs …

Ten …

Nine, relaxing and letting go …

Eight, sinking into a more comfortable, calm, peaceful position …

Seven …

Six, going way down …

Five, moving down those stairs, relaxing more completely …

Four …

Three. breathe in deeply …

Two…

On the next number, number one, simply sinking into that bed, becoming more calm, more peaceful, more relaxed … … …

One  …

Sinking into that feather bed, let every muscle go limp and loose as you sink into a more calm, peaceful state of relaxation …