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Do you experience anxiety/panic attacks? Need to practice a coping strategy or utilize an exercise to ground you? I use this strategy often. It helps me calm down, remind myself where I am, and bring me back to the moment I’m living in with clarity. I decided to make a sticker with the exercise on it, so I can look at it whenever I need to.

When you are experiencing an attack or you feel overwhelmed by your environment:

5: Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you.

4: Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch around you.

3: Acknowledge THREE things you hear. Focus on things you can hear outside of your body.

2: Acknowledge TWO things you can smell.

1: Acknowledge ONE thing you can taste.

(Source for this Coping Technique: Sara Smith, BSW via the BHP Blog)

Measurements: 1.9” by 3.24”

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Grounding Sticker

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