When giving a treatment it is important to keep your feet firmly on the ground in order not to feel disconnected or 'floaty'. After a challenging stint of writing it is important to re-connect, to earth oneself, to be able to talk to my family without feeling distracted. So here are some of the ways I have found to be useful for grounding:-
1. Drinking plenty of water. It can be tap water, filtered water or mineral water - it doesn't matter.
2. Walking barefoot around the house or with a thick pair of socks on in winter but basically allowing your feet to feel the floor beneath you. Even the softest pair of slippers are constricting to your feet.
3. Even better is to walk outside, preferably on the grass.
Again barefoot is best but obviously that's not always possible. If my head is particularly 'buzzy' just going into the garden and standing on the grass calms me.
4. Gardening is extremely therapeutic. Either delving your hands into soil, weeding or sowing seeds or visiting some of the beautiful gardens we have in this country. One of my favourite gardens to visit is Coton Manor in Northamptonshire. http://www.cotonmanor.co.uk
5. Eating root vegetables, carrots, beetroot, onions, parsnips, anything which has grown below ground. I also have a juicer and use that often. One of my favourite combinations is celery, carrot and fennel.
6. I love visiting a market to buy vegetables. We have a brilliant local open air market which sells a myriad of products. It is always vibrant and bustling. Recently I visited this market in Pollenca, Mallorca where I bought a kilo of French beans for about £2.00. Brilliant! But I loved the dislplay of flowers too.