I once worked with a young woman that had a very traumatic childhood. She had been sexually abused by her brother and teacher, emotionally abused by her mother and physically abused by her father. When I met her she was a very unhappy person with low self esteem, severe depression and anxiety and at times she was self harming and suicidal.
A grounding technique is simply a type of tool within the cognitive behavioural therapy framework used to help an individual learn to ‘ground’ him or herself and in doing so to be better able to keep themselves in the present.
People cope with anxiety in a number of different ways. Some of these can be quite effective in immediately reducing anxiety, however, they may not be helpful for effectively dealing with anxiety in the long run.
Being able to identify how you are currently coping with anxiety and why this may not be the best long term solution is important.
Anxiety is a common feeling for many people. Different situations can cause various levels of anxiety for you. One way to reduce your anxiety is to understand how anxiety effects you.