Try the ‘Grounding Technique’, the Next Time You Panic

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.

 

Anxiety SymptomsTo ground yourself, pay attention to:

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!

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