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 Your Five Senses

The Sensory Grounding Using Your Five Senses 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 our senses (sight, sound, touch, smell, taste) is an effective form of sensory grounding.