The body discharges energy into the earth primarily through a process known as grounding or earthing. This involves direct physical contact between the body and the ground, allowing the transfer of electrical charges from the body to the earth. Here are some key points about this process:

1. **Electrons Transfer**: The earth is a vast reservoir of free electrons. When the body comes into direct contact with the ground (for example, walking barefoot on grass, soil, or sand), these electrons can move into the body. This transfer can help neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress.

2. **Electrical Potential Equalization**: The human body can accumulate electrical charge from various sources, such as friction (static electricity) or electronic devices. Grounding helps equalize the electrical potential between the body and the earth, effectively discharging any excess charge.

3. **Improved Sleep and Reduced Inflammation**: Some studies suggest that grounding can lead to improved sleep, reduced pain, and decreased levels of inflammation, possibly due to the stabilization of the body’s electrical environment.

4. **Methods of Grounding**:
– **Barefoot Walking**: Walking barefoot on natural surfaces like grass, soil, or sand.
– **Grounding Mats**: Specially designed mats that can mimic the effect of direct earth contact.

There are claims that grounding can help reduce stress and improve overall mood, by balancing the body’s electrical environment.

Try practising so of the simple techniques above to improve overall health, both physical and mentally.

Article by Diane Pulley

Diane Pulley is a BACP accredited and UKRC psychotherapist and Life Coach having graduated from Warwick university. She has worked in private practise for many years with clients presenting various issues, from trauma, depression, anxiety and self confidence. Diane works with both individuals and couples. Her experience has lead her to work with corporate clients delivering stress management training for both staff and management. Aspire You has been born from a personal journey, of Diane's own marriage breaking down after 28 years, when she identified there is a need to support women through this process and help them rebuild their lives. "everyone has the potential to lead fulfilling lives and i am committed to helping individuals achieve that desire"