Here are a variety of grounding techniques you can use at any point in your group meetings if you need to help participants return to the present.
Guided imagery meditation is a gentle but powerful technique that focuses and directs the imagination in proactive, positive ways to help you achieve a more relaxed and focused mental state.
Deep Breathing will help you focus your attention. Each breath anchors you back to the present moment.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive Muscle Relaxation is systematically tensing and relaxing muscle groups throughout your body. PMR can help reduce anxiety, combat insomnia, and reduce symptoms of certain types of chronic pain.
The Butterfly Hug
The Butterfly Hug is a form of bilateral stimulation. It helps to bring you back to the present moment and calm your emotional state.
You can use everyday activities to ground yourself when stressed, emotionally empty, or triggered.