These Grounding Tools may seem simple, but these actions can work like powerful “brain switches” to help restore our bodies and emotions to a less anxious state. Practicing even when feeling calm helps make the tools familiar when we need them most.
Touch something solid and focus on the specifics of how it feels.
Describe your surroundings to yourself, either in your head or out loud.
Dunk your hands in water and focus on the sensation and temperature.