A grounding object is a comforting physical object you can hold which carries a positive meaning for you and can distract you when needed.

Sensory Grounding Using Smells

The Sensory Grounding Using Smells exercise is an audio track from the Psychology Tools For Overcoming PTSD Audio Collection. It is designed to teach people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a simple technique to ‘ground’ themselves whenever they experience intrusive memories, flashbacks, or other dissociative reactions. The use of smell / olfaction is a particularly effective form of sensory grounding because of the strong connections between the olfactory bulb and the amygdala.