Grounding Techniques Part 1

After a trauma, it’s normal to experience flashbacks, anxiety, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Grounding techniques help control these symptoms by turning attention away from thoughts, memories, or worries, and refocusing on the present moment. Here are a few techniques for grounding that you can use :

Body Awareness

The body awareness technique will bring you into the here and now by directing your focus to sensations in the body. Pay special attention to the physical sensations created by each step :

  • Take 5 long, deep breaths through your nose, and exhale through puckered lips.
  • Place both feet flat on the floor, Wiggle your toes, Curl and uncurl your toes several times. Spend a moment noticing the sensations in your feet.
  • Stomp your feet on the ground several times. Pay attention to the sensations in your feet and legs as you make contact with the ground.
  • Clench your hands into fists, then release the tension. Repeat this 10 times.
  • Press your palms together. Press them harder and hold this pose for 15 seconds. Pay attention to the feeling of tension in your hands and arms.
  • Rub your palms together briskly. Notice and sound and the feeling of warmth.
  • Reach your hands over your head like you’re trying to reach the sky. Stretch like this for 5 seconds. Bring your arms down and let them relax at your sides.
  • Take 5 more deep breaths and notice the feeling of calm in your body.

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7 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      One of the most important reasons for grounding electrical currents is that it protects your appliances, your home and everyone in it from surges in electricity. If lightning was to strike or the power was to surge at your place for whatever reason, this produces dangerously high voltages of electricity in your system.

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  1. robertcday says:

    Thia is excellent. Reminds me of the mindfulness sessions that my beautiful wife runs. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome. Mindfulness is great.

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      1. robertcday says:

        Which reminds me – I should read part two. Can you post me a link? πŸ˜€

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