Five Senses Practice

Five Senses Practice

This handout can be used to guide your practice of attending to the five senses. Ideally this practice is done somewhere in nature. At Stanford, we take this worksheet to our beautiful cactus garden

near the psychiatry building. The directions are simple, use the corresponding bubbles to jot down what you notice regarding your sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. At the cactus garden, it is hard to notice taste, so you may use the “flavor” of the air as the cue for this sense. A fun activity following the completion of the worksheet is to try to turn your observations into a poem about the experience.

A thumbnail of the practice is visible to the right.

You can download the worksheet with the link below:


Enjoy the practice!