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Grounding Technique for Anxiety

Date of Event:    July 5, 2019

Try this grounding technique when anxiety strikes. The basic premise of this exercise is that reconnecting with all of your senses can ground you in the present moment, putting a stop to racing thoughts.

Take a few slow breaths and ask yourself:

What are five things I can see?
What are four things I can feel?
What are three things I can hear?
What are two things that I can smell?
What is one thing I can taste?

Think of these answers to yourself slowly, one sense at a time. It is impossible to do this exercise and not be mindful in the present moment.