The 5-4-3-2-1 method is a Grounding Technique which is considered as coping strategy. It can help to reduce anxiety and thereby enhance relaxation. Grounding techniques can help simplify thoughts. This can help when your mind is very active.

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Do relaxation techniques have any side effects?
The National Center for Complementary Integrative Health (USA) state that Relaxation techniques are generally considered safe for healthy people. In most research studies, there have been no reportednegative side effects. However, occasionally, people report negativeexperiences such as increased anxiety, intrusive thoughts, or fear oflosing control. There have been rare reports that certain relaxation techniques mightcause or worsen symptoms in people with epilepsy or certain psychiatric conditions, or with a history of abuse or trauma. People with heart disease should talk to their health care providers before doing progressive muscle relaxation.


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