Our lives are often hectic. We go from one project to the next, feeling scattered and overwhelmed. Grounding brings us present to our bodies and emotions. Grounding “…provides us something very real to stand on when dealing with the outer world – the solid ground of our true feelings” (McKay et al., 2001, p. 126). The following are my top five favorite grounding techniques: creative journaling, flow meditation, breath work, progressive muscle relaxation and aromatherapy.
Creative journeling is a form of journaling where you use diverse medium. You might draw, paint or use a collage to express your emotions. Creative Journaling is “…a chance to experience a deeper sense of self. It quiets, momentarily, the headlong rush through life so that you can be the observer as well as the actor in the play” (McKay et al., 2001, p. 120).
Useful tools are a journal with blank pages, colourful pens, collage materials and paints. Create a space to be artistic with a table and all the supplies you need. You will also need uninterrupted time. [Read more…] about Five Grounding Techniques