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#FridayFacts Grounding Techniques for Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions

#FridayFacts

Good morning everyone. This week's #FridayFacts focus on 'Grounding Techniques'.
Grounding techniques are a set of tools used to assist you to stay in the present moment during episodes of intense anxiety or other over-whelming emotions. 

Staying in the present moment allows people to feel safe and in-control by focusing on the physical world and how they experience it. 

Grounding is easy to do. Just focus on some aspect of the physical world, rather than on your internal thoughts and feelings (see some suggestions in the info-graphic below). Focus on the present rather than the past. Practice your grounding techniques so that they will come naturally when you are upset or anxious. 

Try a variety of techniques and rate the effectiveness of each technique in keeping you calm. Have others assist you in using these techniques by reminding you to practice them and use them as soon as you are feeling emotionally.

The info-graphic below illustrates only a couple of grounding techniques - there are many more you can try. I hope you find the picture below useful and are any to try a couple of these to help with stress, anxiety or other feelings and emotions that seem overwhelming. Enjoy your day, Alexandra :-)

 

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