Body Mapping: A Self-Awareness Exercise for Matching Grounding Skills to Specific Trauma Symptoms


This Body Mapping Worksheet is a visualization and written exercise that is used to help traumatized individuals: 1) identify what happens to them from head to toe when triggered, and 2) begin matching specific grounding skills to their identified stress responses. The goal of body mapping is to encourage self-awareness and to help traumatized individuals curate a personalized grounding-skills menu that offers expedited and optimal relief.


The body mapping worksheets guide individuals through this practical and recovery-building skill. The material includes detailed instructions along with an illustrated example. Worksheet pages provide body diagrams for visualization and written work, self-reflective questions, and space to create a personalized menu of grounding skills. This worksheet set pairs well with the Grounding Skills document.


Designed for:

  1. Licensed and certified mental health providers and coaches who work with betrayed partners.
  2. Individuals who are healing from betrayal trauma.
  3. Anyone wanting to become more intentional about their self-care practice.

7 pages

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