Sharing some information that may be helpful for clients and therapists in the midst of online and telephonic appointments, and breaks from therapy. Something that is important to note about grounding strategies is that they don’t have to be long. All we are doing is looking to shift the affective state that somebody is in, in that moment. Helping them to move from state of despair or overwhelm to a state of groundedness, peace, or empowerment. There are many simple ways that we can go bring this about. As indicated in my previous post this is going to typically be most effective if we make the strategy or technique that were using a sensory rich as possible. Here are some of my favourite techniques for quickly grounding…
Creating containment is a helpful tool for managing charged situations between sessions or until these can be processed face to face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdzJ-M2xL2c *For those of you trained in our model there is a webinar available on processing online.
Wishing you a gentle rest of your day.
Please find a few handouts of activities to promote emotional regulation as follows: * Note: If you haven’t previously viewed our video on affect regulation and working with the window of tolerance you may find this helpful as well: https://youtu.be/omy_po9gszc