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Our 5-4-3-2-1 Ground Technique Poster offers a practical tool designed for trauma-informed practices, aiming to help individuals manage stress and trauma triggers effectively through sensory grounding techniques.

This poster provides a structured approach to regain stability and calm by reconnecting with the immediate environment using sight, touch, sound, smell, and taste:

  • 5 things you can see: Shift focus from internal turmoil to the external world by identifying visible objects around you.

  • 4  things you can hear: Tune into sounds around you to promote relaxation and mindfulness.

  • 3 things you can touch: Engage with textures and physical sensations to ground yourself and find comfort.

  • 2 things you can smell: Utilize scents in your surroundings to create a calming sensory experience.

  • 1 thing you can taste: Focus on taste to encourage mindful awareness and anchor yourself in the present.

Trauma often disrupts an individual’s sense of safety and connection. The 5-4-3-2-1 Ground Technique Poster offers a sensory-based approach that supports trauma survivors and professionals in managing overwhelming emotions and anxiety. By engaging with the environment through the senses, this technique promotes self-regulation, reduces distress, and enhances a sense of grounding and stability.

How to Use:

Display the poster in a visible, accessible location to serve as a constant reminder and guide during moments of distress or when grounding techniques are needed. Encourage regular practice to strengthen the ability to self-soothe and manage stress effectively.

Incorporate this valuable resource into your trauma-informed toolkit today and discover its transformative impact on emotional regulation and overall well-being.


This product is provided as a digital PDF for print. 

5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique Poster

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