Grounding refers to bringing your
attention to your body in the present
moment by noticing how your body or a part of your body is making
contact with a hard surface.
Find a comfortable position.
As you find a comfortable position,
notice how you are being supported by the chair, sofa, bed, floor, wall
As you bring your attention to the
places of support, notice your breathing, heart rate and your muscle
relaxation. Notice especially any places inside that feel more
relaxed, more pleasant or neutral.
Next, bring attention to your
back….lower body…thighs…legs and if you are sitting or standing notice
how your feet are resting on the floor and how they are making contact
with the ground.
Bring your attention to sensations
that are calming or neutral within your body. Take your time.
As you bring your attention to
neutral or comfortable senstions, notice your breathing, herat rate,
muscle relaxation, etc.
If you become aware of an
uncomfortable or even painful sensation, shift your attention to places
that feel better, more comfortable or neutral. Notice the change.
As a way to bring your practice of
Grounding to a close, slowly scan your body from head to toe, bringing
attention to all the places inside that have changed in a more pleasant
or neutral way since you started. Take your time.
When you are ready, bring your
awareness back to the room or space where you are.