Health, Self-Discovery

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

Self-Discovery

Mindful Moments

I declare 2022 will be my best year ever; full of breakthroughs, connections, strength and gratitude!

Yesterday as I set my intentions and meditated on what I wanted to create in 2022 for myself, my family, and my business there was a void. I was frustrated, but I know that answers don’t come in my time but in God’s time. Then like a lightning bolt it came to me as I was working out this morning. “It’s in the mindful moments, not the all or nothing.”

Such powerful truth that I have explored before. I have struggled with being all or nothing. 100% Success or 100% Failure. Over the last 15 years I have done a lot of work both personally and professionally to break that way of being. But if I am not mindful it creeps back in.

This year I am committing to having more mindful moments. Moments of movement, mediation, journaling, grounding, prayer, study, and more.

I am also returning to school to work on a Marriage and Family degree. This both excites and scares me. I know I am going to need to be more mindful and intentional with my time and schedule. I will need to be mindful of scheduling in 5 minutes of mediation or 10 minutes of movement throughout my schedule to help me stay focused.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present. This state is described as observing one’s thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad.

While mindfulness is a basic human ability it’s more readily available to us when we practice it. It is being fully present. It is being aware of where we are, what we are doing and what is going on around us. When we are mindful we are intentional with our actions and reactions to the situation.

There is growing research that shows when you train your brain to be mindful your are rewiring or remodeling the physical structure of your brain.

Effects of Mindfulness on Psychological Health: A Review of Empirical Studies

Mindfulness and the Brain: What Does Research and Neuroscience Say?

How to Break the Painful Habit of “All or Nothing” Thinking

Who wants to join me?

Take a few minutes to mediate on what you want to create in 2022 then journal it, create a visual reminder of your declaration and post it where you will see it everyday.

Throughout the year I will be posting mindful moment prompts, mediations, Mindful Movement sessions and more on my social media accounts. So join me on Instagram, Facebook and/or Linkedin.