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This is a stress management technique that is extremely helpful if you feel you are having a panic attack or are experiencing high anxiety.  The idea is to use your 5 senses.  If you are having a panic attack, it may be more helpful to have someone else walk you through this.  Say the items out loud to reground you.

 

What are 5 things you can see?

Name 4 things you can touch.

Name 3 things you can hear.

Name 2 things you can smell.

Name 1 thing you can taste.

 

You can use the senses in any order, but I find this order helpful.  

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