Grounding Techniques Worksheet

Grounding techniques are a set of practical strategies designed to help individuals stay connected to the present moment, especially during times of stress or emotional overwhelm. These techniques can be particularly helpful for those experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

One foundational theory is mindfulness, which emphasises staying present and fully engaging with the current moment without judgment. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) principles also play a significant role, particularly because changing our behaviours and thoughts can influence our emotions. Furthermore, sensory integration theory suggests that consciously engaging our senses can help regulate our emotional state.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

By practising the grounding techniques listed, you can redirect your focus away from negative or distressing thoughts and feelings and instead anchor yourself in the present moment. This can be particularly helpful in managing symptoms of anxiety, panic, or flashbacks.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

To get the most out of this worksheet, start by finding a quiet and comfortable space to focus without interruptions. Then, start by filling out the worksheet, focusing on the environment around you and the sensations you’re feeling because of it.

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