Grounding Techniques for PTSD Worksheet

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What are the theories behind this worksheet?

This worksheet is based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT combines cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles with mindfulness and acceptance practices. 

The worksheet’s mindfulness part is based on the DBT notion of observing and reporting what one experiences without judgment, creating a deeper understanding of the present moment.

How will this worksheet help you?

This worksheet provides an organized approach to grounding methods and acts as a practical guide for persons experiencing PTSD symptoms. 

Mindfulness activities assist users in becoming more aware of how they feel, allowing them to connect to the moment at hand. 

The section on grounding artifacts offers concrete means to anchor persons during times of distress, providing a sense of security. 

How should you use this worksheet?

Regular utilization of this worksheet, either alone or under the supervision of an expert in mental health, can help to develop abilities to cope and resiliency when faced with PTSD symptoms. 

Individuals are also invited to customize the worksheet according to their specific interests and events, making it a customized and useful resource.

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