Category: Grounding techniques
How to Feel Grounded: 3 Tips to Feel More Calm and Alive
Wonder what being grounded means? A belief is “grounded in reality.” A fact is “grounded in science.” What is a grounded person?
Being grounded means you feel at home with yourself. You are present and at peace in your own skin.
In psychotherapy grounding techniques are “any techniques which are used to bring a person back in contact with the present moment” says Psychology Tools. That’s not a medical definition, but it’s a good place to start.
What Being Grounded Mentally Means
Being able to keep your awareness on the here-and-now is a powerful mental health skill. We all need to “keep our wits” to function. Being present to yourself allows you to calm yourself when you’re upset. You need to be present for friendship and intimacy.
When you’re immersed in nature — smelling the roses, touching the soft petals, hearing the wind in the leaves — you are grounded. Being grounded is the basis of self-control, self-expression, and feeling alive.
Life is so painful when you’re not grounded. Symptoms like feeling triggered, flooded, … Come Read the Rest