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Using Grounding Techniques for Creativity and Focus

Mindfulness, Embodiment, and Drama > Health and Wellness


“Grounding” is a technique that helps us stay in the moment, bringing our focus to what needs to be done in the present—in learning, rehearsal or performance. Learn some practical grounding techniques that help ease anxiety and performance jitters!


  • A quiet, calm space.

Activity Notes

  • Listen to the video to learn and practice some grounding techniques.
    1. When might you use grounding? Rehearsals, performances, presentations, other?
    2. What might grounding help you with? Anxiety, nervous energy, feeling overwhelmed?

Artist Notes

  • Grounding techniques are very effective for actors and performers of all types. Grounding helps us focus on the present moment, helping minimize the anxiety of an upcoming performance or stressful event.