Grounding Skills for PTSD, Stress, Panic and Anxiety

Learn to Turn off the Fight, Flight, Freeze Response and Turn on Calm Using your Body's Natural Parasympathetic Response
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (259 ratings)
4,338 students
1hr 52min of on-demand video
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Stress Management Techniques
Skills to reduce Anxiety
Grounding Techniques
Relaxation Skills


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Everyone experiences stress and anxiety in their life, and for some people, traumatic experiences take that stress and anxiety to an even higher level in the form of PTSD or Panic Attacks.

In this course, I teach you how to turn on your body's natural calming response, the parasympathetic response, and train your mind and body to calm down, relax, and turn on the "rest, digest, and heal" response.

The Stress and Anxiety response is a natural reaction to danger and it shows up in our Body through the Fight, Flight, Freeze Response. You feel your stomach go tight, hands cold and sweaty, your heart starts beating faster and your body tenses up. This is your nervous system preparing you to fight off physical danger. But this reaction isn't helpful when you're having problems in your work, school, relationships or if you're struggling with chronic stress or anxiety.  When that reaction is severe, you may develop PTSD, Panic Disorder or Anxiety disorders.

In this course you'll learn:

  • How your stress response works

  • How to turn on the calming part of your nervous system (the parasympathetic response)

  • Over 20 easy activities to turn on calm

  • Essential skills for managing Stress, Anxiety, PTSD and Panic Attacks

Who this course is for:

  • People who experience Stress or Anxiety in their daily lives
  • People experiencing PTSD or other Anxiety Disorders


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Emma McAdam
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 2,735 Reviews
  • 14,075 Students
  • 6 Courses

Hi there! I’m Emma McAdam, I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I love helping people change. But I get it that understanding mental health can be confusing and stressful, but I also know that there’s hope-you can change your brain and resolve painful emotions- and I can walk you through that process.

I’ve been working in the field of change and growth since 2004. I got my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University and I’m currently licensed in the state of Utah. I’ve worked in settings like Juvenile Corrections, Adventure Therapy programs, High Schools, Wilderness Therapy programs, an Eating Disorder Treatment Center, a Residential Treatment Center, and Outpatient Therapy.

It can be so hard for so many people to access mental health resources. There’s big obstacles like cost, stigma, not knowing where to look or lack of high-quality local resources, and these make it hard for people to be able to get basic mental health services.

When my first child was born (I have three little girls), I wanted to spend as much time with them as possible when they were little, so I stopped seeing as many clients. But the calls kept coming. Faced with an overwhelming need, and an overactive mind, I decided to do one small thing- I started making videos on mental health topics in my wee-morning hours while my babies were asleep. In bite sized little nuggets, I make mental health skills more accessible through YouTube videos and Online Courses.

Therapy is this awesome process where two people sit down together and work through a challenge in a personalized, supportive environment of growth. And although these resources are education and not therapy, I’ve seen these videos make a positive impact on thousands of my viewers and students.

I love helping people change and I'm willing to be creative in how I help that happen. I take a solution-centered approach with an emphasis on learning skills to help people find love, purpose, and joy in life. In my spare time I enjoy exploring the world with my husband and daughters, spending time outdoors, photography, making stuff, and learning new things.

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