In periods of high stress, anxiety, or panic, you might find that using a grounding technique is a helpful way of immediately connecting with the present moment. Many grounding techniques are rooted in the senses as a way to remind ourselves and our bodies that the present moment is safe. For example, one of our favorite grounding techniques is 5-4-3-2-1 whereby you say, out loud, 5 things you see, 4 things you feel, 3 things you hear, 2 things you smell, and 1 thing you taste.
In the spirit of 5-4-3-2-1, we wanted to root our gift guide in the senses. This specific guide is focused on sound (or, the things we can hear). Whether you’re listening to music/audiobooks during the day or falling asleep with the help of a noise machine – these suggestions are aimed at helping you feel grounded in the truth of what you can hear.
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- Bluetooth Speaker (pictured): DOSS Soundbox Portable Speaker
- Headphones (pictured): Over-the-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
- Noise Machine (pictured from left to right): Fisher Price Smart Connect Deluxe Soother, Hatch Restore
- Record Player (pictured): Victrola 8 in 1 Record Player and Multimedia Center
- App Subscription (pictured from left to right): Audible, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal
- Other options: Masterclass Online Music Lessons