What is grounding and how can it help?
Grounding is a technique you can use when you feel strong emotions. It can help you feel calmer and more in control.
Why use grounding?
Grounding can help when you feel like strong emotions, such as panic, fear or sadness, are getting out of control. It can help you refocus your thoughts to feel calmer. It can be a useful technique for people who've been through trauma.
Some of the things grounding can help with include:
- feeling anxious
When to use grounding
Grounding is usually most effective when used as soon as you feel strong, unsettling emotions. For example, just after a flashback.
Grounding can be difficult at first but usually gets easier with practice. You could try practising grounding for five minutes each day, so it might be easier for you when you need it.