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Explore The 5–4–3–2–1 Coping Technique For Anxiety

Explore The 5–4–3–2–1 Coping Technique For Anxiety

How can you “find your ground”?

The 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Exercise

The purpose of the exercise is to slow down, be still for a moment. Take in the details of your surroundings using each of your senses. Strive to notice small details that your mind would usually tune out, such as distant sounds or the texture of an ordinary object.

  • 5: Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you.
  • 4: Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch around you.
  • 3: Acknowledge THREE things you can hear.
  • 2: Acknowledge TWO things you can smell.
  • 1: Acknowledge ONE thing you can taste.


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