Good evening guys,
Tonight is all about grounding. Grounding techniques are ways to come down from a panic attack. I’m going to break down 3 of them for you.
The Grounding Chair
Find a place to sit, and close your eyes with your back all the way against the back of the chair. Focus on your breath. Inhale, count to three, then slowly exhale. Bring your focus to your body. Does it feel tense? Is it relaxed? Feel the chair. Is the material smooth or textured?
This technique utilizies all of your senses. This technique starts with taking a deep breath, in through your nose, out through your mouth. Look around you, take in your surroundings, and do the following:
5- things you can see
4- things you can feel
3- things you can hear
2- things you can smell
1- thing you can taste
Deep breath, and you’re done.
Hold something to really focus on
Really focus on the object, let it be a rock or something soft. Just focus on it. What is the texture? What colour is it? Look at how the light falls on it, and where the shadows are created. How heavy is it?
When you encounter stressful situations, pull the designated object from your bag or pocket and do this quiet exersise.
When you’re going through a hard time, I hope you come back to this post, and try some of the grounding techniques!