#75 Getting Grounded
00:46 Music Intro
01:20 Is it hippie nonsense
07:50 Mental grounding
20:00 Ungrounded characteristics
36:25 Grounded characteristics
39:40 How to ground
Is “BEING GROUNDED” some hippy nonsense?
Physically Grounded, Science Direct, “Integrative and lifestyle medicine strategies should include Earthing (grounding).”
- Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to the discovery that bodily contact with the Earth's natural electric charge.
- Some 20 studies to date have reported intriguing evidence of wide and significant physiological improvements when the body is grounded vs. ungrounded.
Mentally Grounded, Psychology Today,
- “If you’re grounded, you practice a deep sense of mindfulness and rarely think about “what ifs.”
- According to author Michael Daniels in his book, Shadow, Self, Spirit (2005), groundedness refers to “a sense of being fully embodied, whole, centered and balanced in ourselves and our relationships.”
Talk about being around grounded people
- They are not codependent
- They are not in competition with you
- They are not narcissistic
- Talk about being around ungrounded people
- Therapy Experience and what grounded means to Bryan?
- What grounded means personally to Jonathan
- Talk about being around grounded people
Characteristics of a grounded person according to an article in Inc. Magazine.
- They're unshakeable
- They're reliable
- They possess an unwavering moral compass
- They're humble
- They have a healthy self-esteem
- They don't worry
- They stand up for what's right
- They don't conform to make people like them
- They encourage others to succeed
How Do We Ground Ourselves?
- Psychology Today, “Grounding Techniques for Trauma and Anxiety”
Mental Strategies: Activate the part of your brain required for higher-level “thinking” rather than emotional instincts.
- Subtract seven from 100, and then keep it going.
- Spell your first and last name backward, then repeat this with a few names of family members or friends.
- Look around your environment to describe the objects and colors you see
- Watch something that makes you laugh
- List four things that bring you joy or that you’re grateful for, briefly imagining each in your mind.
- Cold water.
- Take a walk outside.
- Focus on your five senses.
- Savor food or drink.
- Touch an object and describe it in detail.