Grounding techniques are simple yet powerful ways to help us to manage strong feelings in the immediate term. Grounding techniques allow us to connect to the present moment and takes us away from the stories in our mind that often fuel anxiety.
Grounding techniques are useful for settling ourselves when we’re feeling overwhelmed or have strong emotions. When we practice grounding techniques, we can connect to the present through our body and senses, which can keep ourselves calm. These techniques help children and teens when they are hyperaroused or hypoaroused and outside of their ‘Window of Tolerance’.
If children or teens find themselves feeling stuck with strong feelings, they can use grounding techniques that are simple but powerful and only take a few minutes. These all help to feel anchored in the present and restore balance in body and mind.
Connect to nature
Move your body