Flashback grounding techniques for anxiety and PTSD

Part of an ongoing series about life with complex post-traumatic stress disorder

Grounding techniques are meant to stabilize you, bring you back down to earth, when you’re having intense emotions, reactions, or lack thereof. They are not substitutes for working on trigger management or regulation of your emotions, but they are helpful for short term situation management. The techniques that are most helpful will vary a lot depending on the types of symptoms or flashbacks people experience…