It’s no secret that the TikTok platform does provide a lot of short videos, some of which can contain clever tricks that can definitely calm the mind. One of the ways that it is shared via the TikTok platform is technique ground to help calm panic attacks.
Technique ground itself is known as a special technique that focuses on reducing the intensity of trauma or feelings through the five senses. Quoted from Bustle and also on TikTok, here are some techniques ground the.
Trying the Butterfly Hug
Butterfly hug technique/ Photo: Tiktok.com/officialtiktoknurse
The name of this first technique does sound casual. In a video on the TikTok platform, a nurse shows how to do this move. You can start by linking your hands by linking your thumbs to form like a flap of wings.
After that you can put it on the chest, shoulders and thighs. Then, you can continue by moving your fingers as if you are patting the chest, which has been attached with the palm of the hand in the form of the flapping of the butterfly’s wings.
Taking a Glass of Fizzy Water
A glass of sparkling water/ Photo: Tiktok.com/micheline.maalouf
A licensed therapist, Micheline Maalouf, LHMC suggests this trick. All you have to do is grab a glass of sparkling water and start noticing the bubbles, listening to the sparkling water bubble and feeling the condensation. According to him, it is an easy way to enhance all the senses to help ease feelings.
Journal writing/ Photo: Tiktok.com/healinghypegirl
Journaling is not only a fun information tool but also useful when you’re feeling anxious or panicked. One of the videos on the TikTok platform recommends giving hints and writing down something that is being seen, touched, tasted or kissed down to earth at that moment.
Do the Landing Position
Landing position/ Photo: Tiktok.com/iamlurachung
True to its name, technique ground you can do this by actually landing. A energy healer i.e. Laura Chung says that the squat pose of yoga can help you feel more centered. Hold the pose for 30 seconds to feel more present in the present moment.
Attempting to Tap on Certain Parts
Tap on a specific section/ Photo: Tiktok.com/kreftscouch
This grounding technique is also known as the Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT). This technique is a counseling practice that works by pressing acupressure points on the face and body.
It was shared by a user named Dr. Janine Kreft, Psy.D. According to him this allows energy to flow more freely and helps calm. The tips to do is to touch the top of the head and shoulders to calm.
Putting Ice on the Neck
Putting ice on your neck/ Photo: Tiktok.com/ericbzink
One tiktok user recommended putting ice on the neck during a panic attack. According to him this is involved with the sense of touch so it can help bring someone back to the present aka free you from overthinking.
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