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Grounding Techniques

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  • Nov 23, 2016
Grounding Techniques
  • Laugh
  • Describe the steps of everyday activities, such as cooking or doing laundry
  • Go for a walk
  • Think of your favorite things and describe them to yourself
  • Recite coping statements such as, "I can handle this."
  • Stretch or do yoga
  • Describe your environment
  • Create a daily routine or schedule for yourself and stick to it
  • Read a book or magazine
  • Pet an animal
  • Practice breathing exercises
  • Develop a sense of gratitude; note the things you're grateful for in your life
  • Pay attention to where you are, develop a sense of place
  • Play the 54321 game: list 5 things in the room, 4 things you can feel, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, and 1 good thing about yourself
  • Get in touch with nature: walk along the beach, smell some flowers, garden
  • Get moving- jumping jacks, riding a bike, whatever it is you enjoy
  • List five positive things in your life
  • Imagine yourself in a comfortable and safe environment, or familiar place
  • Eat or drink something and notice the taste
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