Hello!!! It’s your therapy pal Eevee again. Here is something I think you will find
worthwhile to try. I have witnessed firsthand the power of grounding techniques in
helping individuals manage their mental health symptoms. Grounding techniques are
simple strategies that help to bring us back into the present moment, and can be
particularly helpful for those experiencing anxiety, depression, or other mental health
challenges. You here reading my blog at this moment is being present.
Here are a few effective grounding techniques that you can try:
- Deep breathing: This is one of the simplest grounding techniques, and can be
done anywhere at any time. Take a few deep breaths, focusing on the sensation
of air moving in and out of your lungs. You can also try counting your breaths to
help you stay focused.
- Mindful observation: Look around you and observe your surroundings in detail.
Notice the colors, textures, and shapes of the objects in your environment. This
can help to bring you back into the present moment and reduce feelings of
- Progressive muscle relaxation: This technique involves tensing and then relaxing
different muscle groups in your body, one at a time. This can help to release
tension and promote relaxation.
- Grounding with the senses: Focus on your senses and notice what you can see,
hear, touch, taste, and smell. Engaging your senses in this way can help to
ground you in the present moment and reduce feelings of overwhelm.
- Engaging in physical activity (my favorite): Engaging in physical activity, such as
going for a walk or doing some gentle yoga, can help to release tension and
promote relaxation. It can also help to distract you from negative thoughts or
- Self-compassion: Practice self-compassion by speaking to yourself in a kind and
gentle way. Acknowledge your struggles and offer yourself words of comfort and
Remember, grounding techniques are personal, so experiment and find the techniques
that work best for you. By incorporating grounding techniques into your daily routine,
you can build resilience and feel more equipped to manage your mental health