Welcome and thank you for visiting my new blog.
My name is Megan Williams and I am a Psychologist and author of Calm Ground: Grounding tools to help you feel safe and solid in the present.
No Cause for alarm
Often our brains will interpret danger when there isn’t any in the present moment.
Take a step outside your head
Our thoughts, feelings, and memories are not always our best friend and can lead to unnecessary distress.
And gain moments of calm
Sometimes we need to find a calm oasis that is in the outside world not in our heads
By grounding be led
Grounding can help us find these moments of calm
And so by the present be fed
These experiences of the present as benign can then make us feel more safe and solid
How do I get Grounded?
You can get grounded in any of the following ways:
- Use your senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell to notice safe objects or have positive experiences of the present. See the photo and caption below for an example of using your senses to create a sense of calm.
- Learn to develop slow and deep breathing as it helps tell your brain there is no current danger and allows your body to relax. Instructions for supportive breathing are included in my book.
- We can also use our body awareness and movement to ground ourselves. Some activities that can be particularly helpful are walking, playing sport, or any physical activity that takes us out of constantly living in our head.
For further details about Grounding see the Excerpt of my book on the website.
As this blog evolves I will share more about the advantages of grounding and build a space where you can share your ideas and photos too. I hope this blog will help to nurture your capacity to live in a more grounded way.
As Christmas is approaching, stress levels may already be creeping up for some of you, so give yourself or a loved one the gift of Calm Ground this Christmas. Buy my book now by visiting www.calmground.com
See you soon