Today, we begin a new series of posts that we hope will help others learn different techniques for coping with certain situations. This is an exercise that may help those who are combating the symptoms of panic attacks and post traumatic stress disorder, and many other problems, as well. This technique is called grounding, and is meant to help bring your awareness to the real, physical world around you, especially if you feel like you are starting to lose touch with reality. By focusing your mind on 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can feel, 2 things you can smell, and 1 thing you can taste, you are making your mind become aware of the world around you, basically “grounding” you to the real world. Keep doing your best, learning about yourself, and remember that there is always hope!
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Created by Savannah Achor