Grounding Ideas for Empaths

Go Barefoot

Being an empath means that you are likely a highly sensitive person. As an empath, you need to make sure that you are grounded and balanced. If you want to keep growing, you have to make sure that you are strong in who you are.

Many empaths feel that they are restless and often will feel overwhelmed. They will feel like they have no one that they can count on and they depend a lot on themselves. There are different things that you can do to get yourself grounded so that you can live your best life.

Even though many grounding techniques take a lot of effort, these are techniques that aren’t that hard. These are things that you can do everyday and you will see that even if you are busy, you can stay strong.

Understanding Grounding

Grounding is also something that people call earthing. This is when you connect to the earth, and you pick up the energy around you.

Science says that grounding and allowing your skin to touch the earth can help to make you strong. Sometimes you can go out and be barefoot in the soil and this can make you to feel full of energy and to feel recharged.

When you are grounding your energy, you are able to use the planet to help make you strong. People walk around on their electronics and there is electricity everywhere. Because of these energies, your body might not feel grounded or safe. Once you use the planet to help you, you can be grounded.

As a spiritual person, you might want to ground your mental energy. You can do this when you connect to the earth and the nature around you. There are different grounding techniques that you can do to get you where you want to be.

Benefits of Grounding

There are a variety of health benefits that can help you to be grounded. Here are some things that grounding can do:

  • Increase the energies you have.
  • Help you to sleep.
  • Get rid of muscle pain.
  • Decreases headaches.
  • Eliminates chronic pain.
  • Helps you to feel calm and less stressed.
  • Increases your blood flow.
  • Gets rid of inflammation.
  • Helps with hormones.
  • Balances the nervous system.
  • Helps to heal wounds.
  • Gets rid of jet-leg.

There are more benefits that aren’t listed here but the ones above can make your life even better.

How to Ground Yourself as an Empath

Once you understand how important grounding is, you can do things to make this happen for you. Grounding in nature is one of the most important forms of grounding and you can do this outside. This will help you to feel better and help you to have peace and calmness.

Go Barefoot

The first thing to do is to go outside and be barefoot. Take your shoes off and walk in the grass, the soil or even on the beach. You can do this and you will get the energy from the earth to your body.

Bathing in the Forest

Forest bathing is a way that you take time to listen to all of the sounds, smelling the smells of the forest and becoming one with it. You are able to go into the woods and go for a walk, take time to sit and meditate by a tree. Pay attention to the animals and the plants and trees around you.

Lay in the Grass

Laying in the grass can be so relaxing. Many of us did this even as children. This is one of the best grounding techniques around. Go outside when the sun is shining and lay in the grass. Be calm and collected.


If you have a garden, going out and working in your garden can keep you grounded. This can help you to feel better and help you to pull the energies around you to yourself. Your garden will look great, and you will feel better.

Hug a Tree

You can even go out and hug a tree. Touch it with your hands and sit by it. Hug it and show it that you have love for it. Just allow your bare hands to touch the tree.

You can even visualize doing these things if you don’t have any way to go out and do them. This can also help to ground you if you need to do it that way.

Grounding with Water

Water is a great way to be grounded. You can use water for earthing. Here are some things you can do to ground with water:

Go in the Rain

The rain is one of the purest kinds of water. It is filtered by nature and it is very grounding. It doesn’t have toxins and all that in it. You can collect this water and use it to wash your body or you can just stay out in the rain.

Washing Hands

Washing your hands can be very cleansing. It can wash away any negative energies that you have. If you want to get rid of unwanted or negative energy, wash your hands. Even simply doing this can get rid of negativity and you can imagine them going down the drain.


Just like washing your hands, washing your body can ground you. The shower will get rid of negative energy. No matter what kind of dirt you have on your body or in your emotions, let the shower fix that.


One of the best ways to use grounding with water is to swim. Go out in the pool or in the lake or ocean. Let the water surround you. See how you feel refreshed and alive when you are swimming.

Let Your Feet Swim

You can allow your feet to go into the water if you don’t like to submerge yourself. Just sit by the bath with your feet in the water, or by the pool. You can even get your own bucket and put your feet int.


Bathing is one way to get rid of negative energy. You can make this even stronger by adding salts like Epsom salt. Relax and listen to music while you wash away your negative energies.

Mind and Body Grounding

There are ways that you can ground your mind and body and here is how:

Method of Numbers

The method of 5-4-3-2-1 is a grounding method that allows you to feel better. This means you take five things that you see, four things you feel, three things you hear, two things you smell and one thing that you taste, and you do those things.

This can help to get rid of stress and anxiety and will calm your nervous system. This can make you have positive energies.

Being Positive

Another way that you can ground yourself is by allowing your body to focus and to be more aware. Redirect your negative thoughts and think of ways to embrace your body.

Mental Thoughts

If you are overwhelmed, you can change your energies. You can spell your name backward or count to 100. You can even sing a song about counting or do whatever it takes to get your mind off of your stress.


Journal whatever you are thinking and feeling and see that you can get rid of negativity. This is a way that you can embrace your thoughts and bring peace to your life. This is great to do if you are an empath or if you are overly sensitive. Here are some things you can journal about:

  • Why am I worried? What can I do to get over this worry?
  • What energies do I need to let go of?
  • What energies do I have around me that are someone else’s?


Meditation is healthy for everyone, and it can bring calmness to your mind and body. You can start with guided meditation, or you can do your own. There is no right or wrong way to do this meditation and you need to do whichever you feel is the best for you.


Try breathing exercises and focus on your breathing and nothing else. When you are stressed, breathing deeply can calm you and help you to focus on good things. This can help you to ground yourself.

Try to breathe in for a count of 4 and then hold it for a count of 5 and then let it out for a count of 4. Do this over and over until you feel better.


Yoga is considered a sport and it can be something that can ground you and be healthy for your body. You will feel more fit and you will feel that you are stronger and healthier in your mind, body and soul.

If you don’t want to go to a yoga class, you can do this on your own. Look online and find different yoga classes that you can do right from your home.

Grounding and the Environment

Grounding can work with nature and with other things, here are some things you can do that will make you feel better no matter where you are:

Play with Your Pet

Take time to hug and play with your pet. This can ground you. Animals are there to support you and hugging them can change your life.


Use crystals as a way of grounding. This can increase your energy and make you feel calm. Try tourmaline, jade or pyrite to start.


Eat foods that are healthy and try to eat some root vegetables. This will help to keep you healthy and to keep you grounded. Trying carrots or potatoes are a great start!

Essential Oils

Essential oils such as Lavender or Cedarwood can help you to feel calm. They can ground you and work for many other purposes as well.

You can put these oils in your diffuser or you can put them in your room. Make sure that you aren’t allergic to them.


Sometimes lighting a candle can keep you grounded. It can help you to relax and feel better. You might love to watch the flame dance and this will keep you focused and calm.

Grounding Mat

There are things called a grounding mat that helps you to connect with the ground. If you live in an apartment or you don’t have a yard, this mat will help you to have a mat of the yard right by you.

A grounding mat can be plugged in and you can put your skin on it. This can help you to feel grounded and strong.

How Grounding Helps

You can enjoy your life better when you are grounded. If you try any of the techniques above, you will see that they can help you. If you are a sensitive person or an empath, grounding is an essential for you. Try and see what works best for you and stay healthy and grounded.