Techniques

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Bring your focus to the present using your senses, take a few minutes to complete this technique.

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How can this help?

You can use grounding techniques to help create space from distressing feelings in nearly any situation.

This five-step exercise can be very helpful when you have negative or anxious thoughts by helping to ground you in the present.

When shouldn't I use this technique?

If you aren’t in a place where you feel comfortable to do this, it may be better to find a different grounding technique.

Tips

Make an effort to notice the little things you might not always pay attention to, such as the colour of the flecks in the carpet or the hum of your computer.