Grounding Strategies

Virtual Calming Space: Grounding Strategies

This Virtual Calming Space is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings. We are here to support you!

We want you to know that your feelings are valid, no matter what they are. You are not alone. Don't forget to take care of yourself and the ones you love.

Disclaimer: The following links are purely for educational purposes and are not intended as a substitute for mental health treatment. If you need mental health help you should seek the consultation of a licensed mental health professional. Consult the Rochester School District website for mental health resources or or talk with a school counselor/social worker for referrals.

 Image of a head with gears.        Image of a yellow music note.        Image of a blue butterfly.        Image of a person running.        Image of a blue puzzle piece.  

       Music        Uplifting
& Fun
       Movement       Puzzles
& Games
What is Grounding Strategies?                    

Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment. This involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Grounding Strategies for Elementary Students 
Grounding Strategies for Secondary Students 
 belly breathing with Elmo       
  Put a thought down & watch it  disappear
     2-minute guided breathing exercise
   take notice of things around you
     visualization exercise