Earthing (Grounding)

now we’ve used TRE® to release tension from the body it’s time to re-energise

Via: Juergen Faelchle

It is all the rage among those who wish to be more energetic, youthful, grounded, clearer and healthier.

Simply place bare feet on sand, soil or moist grass or touch water.

A few moments are beneficial but the MORE the better

Earthing (or grounding) refers to connecting electrically with the Earth.  A growing body of research is finding numerous health benefits when the naked human body is connected to the earth’s energy, including being in water.  We know when using TRE® that people often become ungrounded (unearthed).  This is because the experience of the body involuntary moving is too much for the cortex/ego mind.  So the cortex triggers the stress response (freeze, flood or dissociate –  watch this video to learn more) and the person is not in their body/ is ungrounded.  It is therefore, important to have the skills of awareness of this experience and to be able to re-ground yourself.  This might be rubbing your hands together, orienting by looking around the room, counting down from 100 to 1 or smelling something like coffee.  But the great thing is if you earth regularly outside of TRE® then you are less likely to lose grounding during a shake and if you do, you will re-ground more quickly. 

The Founder – Clint Ober

Clint Ober

Clint Ober is the innovator behind Earthing.  A series of seemingly unrelated yet highly synchronistic events dating back to his early childhood led to a groundbreaking discovery.

He first learned about grounding when installing Cable TV systems in Billings, Montana in the early 1960s. And his career in the field of cables and electronics led to great success and a knowledge of how earthing is essential in that field for safety.
Following a major health challenge in 1995, he retired and embarked on a personal journey looking for a higher purpose in life. During his travels, he noticed people wearing plastic and rubber soled shoes that insulate the body from earth. He wondered if no longer being naturally grounded could affect us. The question led to an experiment that suggested grounding alone reduced chronic pain and improved sleep.

Thereafter, he developed a working hypothesis: Grounding the human body to the Earth normalizes the functioning of all of the body’s systems — the body utilizes the earth’s electrical potential and free electrons to maintain its internal electrical stability, normalizing all of its self-regulating and self-healing systems.


It’s incredible to think that even walking bare foot can heal dis-ease. When bare feet (or any part of the body) connect with the ground or water, there is a transfer of free electrons from the earth through the skin. These electrons are the most powerful antioxidants known. By scavenging and neutralising free radicals in the body, antioxidants help to ease inflammation as well as cell and tissue damage.

As well as having bare skin on the earth itself, there are earthing products you can use in your own home. You can buy a sleep sheet, computer mat, feet mat, arm band etc. and plug them in to the house plug socket, without turning it on, and be earthed (as all houses are earthed).

While Sleeping

Earthing is particularly recommended while sleeping. We spend many hours of each day sleeping; it is the time when the body is repairing, rebuilding and regenerating; and being grounded optimises these processes, and also improves the general quality of sleep. TRE© Scotland recommends this sheet.

Reconnect with the Earth’s natural energy

The Science

The Earth is a massive reservoir of negatively charged free electrons. Without a connection to this reservoir, the cells in our body are unable to balance the positive charge which results from things like electron-deficient free radicals. Our modern environment is full of wide spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, from computers, mobile phones & masts, Bluetooth etc. This radiation induces voltages in our bodies, disrupting the human’s own energy. By being earthed we greatly reduce the levels of these voltages.

Go to this great website to learn more about the science, research, and health benefits of grounding

Reported Health Benefits

  • ‘feel better’ = more peaceful, calme
  • Drains stress and tension away
  • Improves depression and anxiety
  • Pain reduction or elimination
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improved immune function
  • Improved sleep Improved digestion
  • Rapid healing of injuries
  • Reduction of high blood pressure and improved blood flow
  • Harmonisation and stabilisation of the body’s biological rhythms
  • Improvements in many health conditions
  • Improve vagal tone

Watch these documentary videos giving more information on Earthing:

“The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding” is directed by Sundance Award-Winning filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell (The Big Fix, FUEL, etc). This is a feature-length documentary based on their viral short film entitled ‘Down To Earth,’ that reveals the scientific phenomenon of how we can heal our bodies by doing the simplest thing that a person can do…standing barefoot on the earth. The winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Dances With Films Festival, the film shares the Tickell family’s journey with the healing power of grounding, aka earthing, and the people they met and learned from along the way; featuring grounding pioneer Clint Ober, author Deepak Chopra M.D., actress/activist Amy Smart, author/activist Mariel Hemingway, cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra, renowned healer Dr Joseph Mercola, engineer and physicist Gaetan Chevalier, PhD. and many others. Over 20 peer-reviewed studies have shown that Grounding (Earthing) reduces inflammation…one of the most damaging internal biological processes that leads to chronic disease. So get out there and put your feet on the ground, and/or increase your grounding time indoors with grounding products. Your body and mind will thank you!