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    Ground yourself when anxiety strikes

    Abraham Gutman

    ANN/ THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER – Ever had one of those moments when a stressful thought creeps into your mind and suddenly you can’t think of anything else?

    “Grounding” is a mindfulness technique that could quickly re-centre your thoughts when you feel anxious.

    These simple exercises can remind you that “I’m right here, right now. I am safe”, said Cooper University Health Care psychological services and behavioural medicine director Kelly Gilrain.

    Grounding exercises can be useful in a pinch. This one, which is called the “5-4-3-2-1 strategy”, relies on the five senses.

    – Five: Identify five things you can see – anything around you.

    – Four: Focus on four things you can feel, such as your soft sweater or a hard table.

    – Three: Think about three things you can hear, eg traffic, office chatter, a noisy heater, etc.

    – Two: What are two things you can smell?

    – One: Finally, focus on one thing that you can taste.

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