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6 Grounding Exercises if You Get Triggered at Thanksgiving Dinner

If you’re living with mental illness or experiencing grief, celebrating Thanksgiving can be triggering. Whether you have trauma triggers, live with an eating disorder or are coping with the loss of a loved one, there are plenty of ways to make Thanksgiving feel a little less overwhelming. Here are six things to do if you get triggered at the Thanksgiving table.

1. Imagine yourself in a safe place.

If someone makes a triggering comment during your Thanksgiving celebration, try using your imagination to bring yourself into a safe space. Before your Thanksgiving meal, identify a few places that make you feel safe and at peace, and practice focusing on those spaces when you face triggers in your day-to-day life. If you know where you want to

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