Weekly Wellness Minute: 5-4-3-2-1 Technique
Date:Monday February 27, 2023
Disarming the Overwhelm Series, #1
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or dealing with PTSD symptoms? There is no substitute for professional mental health support, which can be life changing for those struggling. That said, there are some hacks and tips people have found helpful when managing unwanted symptoms using grounding techniques. Grounding involves engaging your brain and refocusing it on the present moment to help diffuse unwanted symptoms.
Check out this week’s video to learn about the 5-4-3-2-1 grounding technique.
For more on anxiety and mental health for first responders, check out these resources from lighthousehw.org/blog:
Reducing and Treating PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression as a First Responder
1 Minute Body Scan to Improve Focus and Reduce Anxiety
Tips to Help Stop a Panic Attack in its Tracks
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