10 Simple Grounding Techniques To Calm Anxiety

As someone who struggles with anxiety, I know firsthand how crippling it can be sometimes. Racing thoughts. Restlessness. Shallow breathing. Queasiness. Palpitations. And that debilitating feeling of the world closing in on you.  

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), around 40 million adults (19.1% of the total population) in the US have anxiety disorders. Moreover, it affects an estimated 275 million adults across the globe, states the World Economic Forum.

When you feel panicked or overwhelmed, you often get tunnel vision and feel consumed by your fear, worries and unpleasant physical sensations, says Dr. Vassilia Binensztok, a Miami-based licensed and board-certified counselor. Fortunately, there are

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