Talk to students about grounding.
Grounding techniques are also useful for settling ourselves when we’re feeling overwhelmed.
If you find yourself stuck with a strong emotion, these simple and powerful techniques take just a few minutes and can be practised at any time. They can help you to feel connected to the present and restore balance in your body and mind.
Encourage students to consider ways to stay grounded. The following activity is an example.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Look around the room and name five things you can see, then five things you can hear, then five things you can feel. Repeat the exercise by finding four new things, then three, two and one thing.
Ask students to share ideas for other ways they can reflect on other ideas for staying grounded.