***WARNING***Viewing these digital stories may be upsetting or difficult. They may bring up some things for you from your own experience. We suggest trying a grounding exercise which is used by many who have lived experience of trauma to aid connection to the present, to their body and to themselves whenever trauma disconnects them.
Look…hear…Feel… Can you name:
3 things you can see?
3 things you can hear?
3 things you can feel (with touch)?
Integrating our senses and language through naming what we sense is a helpful way to connect us neurologically to our bodies and orient them to this time and space.
Being grounded reminds us that we are whole and that we can hold and contain ourselves. We can also decide to withdraw to provide ourselves with safety, if that is needed.