Guided self touch practice: hand and arm

a turquoise giraffe caresses their arm with a smile on their faceHere’s a sensate focus exercise you can do on your own. “Sensate focus” is basically a fancy way of saying touch-based mindfulness, and it’s a skill we practice again and again in surrogate partner therapy. Typically, sensate focus exercises involves two people, but I’ve adapted this one so that you can do it without a partner.

This is a relaxing exercise focused on your arms and hands that will help you tune into your body’s desires — think of it like a guided meditation but more pleasure-focused 🙂 Lean back, get cozy, and have fun!