Anxious or Overwhelmed? Grounding can help
In our BRAVE ‧ peer support sessions, we talk a lot about Grounding. Grounding is about getting rid of our bodies and nervous system’s excess emotional and physical energy. We’re slowing down our thoughts and emotions and becoming more aware of our internal and external worlds. It can be difficult to ground ourselves. So here are some examples of how we can learn to:
Simple Affirmation for Grounding
Many of our members have tried this great technique. First, close your eyes, and place one hand over your heart and one hand on your tummy. Take a deep breath, deep enough to physically move your hand with your tummy and then slowly exhale. While doing this you can count your breaths or repeat the mantra on the image. Which is 'you are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy' these words are by Brené Brown.
Try to do this as often as possible but at least once or twice a day. If you are going through a difficult time why not make this your phone background as a gentle reminder that you are worthy!