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Mindful Moments – Grounding

Grounding is strategies that can help a person manage overall wellbeing. Grounding techniques allow a person to decrease strong emotion and support detaching from the past or a traumatic experience in the moment. There are many different methods and information on grounding techniques. person detach from the past.

Methods

Physical Grounding: walk, sit or lay down in nature. This can be done on grass, sand, and/or dirt.

Visual Grounding: Close your eyes and visualize your self Walking, Sitting or laying down in nature. Or visualize yourself as a tree; growing roots down into the earth and growing branches growing tall towards the sun.

Meditative Grounding: Lay or sit in a mediation position. Visualize yourself as a tree; growing roots down into the earth and growing branches growing tall towards the sun. See your negative thoughts, emotions, and trauma releasing through your body out through your feet and roots into the earth. See your body absorbing nutrients from the earth up through your body towards the sun releasing love and gratitude through the branches.

Additional Grounding Support

To decrease the intensity of their feelings, a person can use guided grounding mediations and diffusers essential oils.

Focusing on your five senses can support grounding. What do you see, what do you feel, what do you hear, what do you taste and what do you smell?

When practicing grounding techniques, people can focus on the five senses: sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell.

Research and Additional Information

Grounding clinical and cognitive scientists in an interdisciplinary discussion.

Grounding the Connection Between Psyche and Soma: Creating a Reliable Observation Tool for Grounding Assessment in an Adult Population.

Grounding Techniques for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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