Bridget Leschinsky

22 May 2023

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Grounding: A Stress Reduction Technique

Looking to reduce stress during divorce? Grounding, also known as earthing: a simple stress reduction technique used to connect you with the earth’s surface. By simply touching the ground with your bare feet, you can experience the benefits of balanced electrical charges, reduced inflammation, and decreased anxiety, resulting in a profound sense of calm and relaxation.

Grounding: A Stress Reduction Technique

The Natural Connection:

Grounding is a human instinct, as we’ve always had an inherent bond with nature. While scientific research on grounding is still in its early stages, Clint Ober, a medical researcher, pioneered the modern study of grounding in the 1990s, leading to numerous scientific studies that uncovered significant health benefits.

Growing Popularity and Benefits:

Grounding has gained popularity among various groups, including athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and those seeking a holistic approach to health. It has been proven to reduce stress, improve sleep quality, and enhance overall well-being. Moreover, grounding fosters a connection with the earth and the natural world, helping to alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Advantages of Grounding:

Among the advantages of grounding are reduced inflammation, decreased anxiety, and improved sleep. By restoring the body’s electrical balance, grounding can effectively reduce inflammation—a leading cause of chronic diseases like arthritis and heart disease. This natural practice offers relief from pain, swelling, and redness.

Grounding also has a calming effect, effectively lowering anxiety levels and promoting a relaxed and centered state. Additionally, research shows that grounding enhances sleep quality, a vital aspect of stress and anxiety reduction.

Duration and Potential Benefits:

Research suggests that spending as little as 30 minutes a day grounded can have significant benefits. However, the longer you engage in grounding, the greater the potential advantages. Some individuals choose to dedicate several hours per day to grounding, reporting increased well-being and reduced stress levels as a result.

Limited Awareness:

Despite its potential benefits, grounding is not widely recognized due to limited awareness. Modern lifestyles, characterized by a fast pace and limited time spent in nature, have led to a disconnection from the earth. Skepticism regarding the scientific evidence supporting grounding and challenges in incorporating it into daily routines may hinder its adoption, especially in urban environments with limited access to natural spaces.

Embracing the Practice:

Scientific research confirms the numerous health benefits associated with grounding. Consider grounding as a natural approach to reducing inflammation, anxiety, and improving sleep quality during the challenging times of divorce. With growing awareness and ongoing research, more people may embrace this practice to enhance their well-being. Why not give it a try and see how you feel? You have little to lose.

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Bridget Leschinsky is a CDC Certified Divorce Coach®

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