5 Senses Grounding Technique

Grounding is a common tool taught to calm one’s self during an anxiety attack. Today we are giving you a guide to the 54321 grounding method for anxiety attacks. We hope this method can help you in times of need. The goal of grounding is to identify elements in the world around you. As your mind begins to focus on these things, it will be less focused on the rush of anxiety. Let’s get into it!
First, start with your breathing for 1-2 minutes
-Breathe deeply through your nose
-Exhale longer than you inhale
-Breathe through your belly instead of your chest
-Google “parasympathetic exhale” for more information!
    Step 1. Identify 5 things you can see and really take them in.
    Step 2. Identify 4 things you can feel. The seat under you is a great start!
    Step 3. Identify 3 noises you can hear.
    Step 4. Identify 2 things you can smell.
    Step 5. Identify 1 thing you can taste.
     *taste is sometimes hard to identify so you can substitute that by thinking of your favorite thing to taste!*
    Bookmark or write down this blog to try grounding next time your anxiety attacks. Don’t forget to tune in every week as we continue to provide helpful tips and tricks to manage your mental health!!