appenDices 335 CWSH 8: Client handout Grounding (The material below is adapted from Najavits, L. (2002). Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse. Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse. New York: Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse. New York: Guilford Press. Example Grounding Exercise. Soothing Grounding Exercise Lets start with your favorites. Seeking Safety Implementation Seeking Safety Emotional Pain (Grounding).
Life Choices, and Termination. Book Najavits, LM (2002). Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse. New York: Guilford. Published as a book, Guilford Press; the book includes all materials needed to conduct the Detaching from Emotional Pain (Grounding) PTSD Checklist Page 1 of 1 PTSD Checklist (PCL) If an event listed on the Life Events Checklist happened to you or you witnessed it, please complete the items Conduct an insession experiential exercise on grounding (and, if Exercises for Grounding, Emotional Regulation& Relaxation for children and their parents Draw a Safe Place have used this deep breathing exercise as part of a larger art project, where Exercises for Grounding, Emotional Regulation& Relaxation Final Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD& Substance Abuse Medicine; Lecturer, Harvard Medical School; Psychologist at the VA Boston Healthcare System& McLean Hospital Seeking Safety is an approved evidencebased practice listed on the SAMHSA NREPP Grounding techniques& Coping Sheets may be used as needed 5.
Implementing Seeking Safety therapy for PTSD and substance abuse: Clinical Guidelines Seeking Safety is described in a treatment manual that offers both a therapist guide and extensive client handouts [4. A recent book chapter also provides a summary [30. Grounding, Taking Good Care of Yourself, Red and Green Flags, Commitment, Grounding Exercise# 1: Begin by tracing your hand on a piece of paper and label each finger as one of the five senses.
Then take each finger and identify something special and safe representing each of those five senses. For example: Thumb represents sight and a label for sight might be In her workbook Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual For PTSD and Substance Abuse, Lisa M Najavits describes grounding as a set of simple strategies to Grounding anchors you to the present and to reality. Say a safety statement. Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual.
for PTSD and Substance Abuse (in press). Cannot be reprinted without permission. Title: DETACHING FROM EMOTIONAL PAIN (GROUNDING) Author: Bill Lokey Say a safety statement. My name is; I am safe right now. I am in the present, not the past. Adapted from Seeking Safety: A treatment manual for PTSD and substance abuse, Najavits (2002) Title: Using Grounding to Detach from Emotional andor Physical Pain Author: Jessica Francis Last Grounding techniques can help you regain a sense of safety and control in your life.
They can help you anchor yourself in the here and now and keep you from getting