Having an anxiety or panic attack? So overwhelmed you can’t think straight?
This ‘Grounding Technique’ takes your focus off the panic attack, so you can calm down.
What you see
What you hear
What you feel physically
Speaking out loud, say to yourself:
5 things you see
5 things you hear
5 things you feel physically
Continue by listing 4 things, then 3, 2 and 1.
If you become confused about which number you are on, start over. The goal is to keep the focus off the panic.
Using the Grounding Technique gives you some control, when you feel so overwhelmed you can’t think straight.
What coping strategies do you use? I would love to hear from you!