Grounding Techniques

Four Square Grounding

The four-square breathing technique is a valuable tool in cognitive behavioral therapy for managing stress and anxiety. This technique involves inhaling, holding the breath, exhaling, and then holding the breath again, each for a count of four. By focusing on the breath and the counting, individuals can shift their attention away from racing thoughts and worries, helping to calm the mind and body.

Regular use of the four-square breathing technique can help individuals develop a sense of control over their emotions, anxiety and responses to stressors, leading to improved overall well-being and enhanced coping skills.