Grounding is a technique that helps keep someone in the present. They help reorient a person to the here-and-now and in reality. Grounding skills can be helpful in managing overwhelming feelings or intense anxiety. They help someone to regain their mental focus from an often intensely emotional state.
Grounding can be achieved through activating the senses; Touch, Taste, Smell, Sound and Sight. Be it fidgeting with an object, or the calming effects of Lavender essential oils, one can remind the body and mind that their anxieties are from the past or future, and not the present.