This is a rather simple thing to do:
Buy an AntiStatic bracelet.
You should be able to get them from most computer shops and these will protect you.
Some earth you by having a wire going to the floor, while some plug into a plug socket (These would probably be better if you are near one)
This type of proection would competly protect you from shocks to protect those precious computer parts
Hope this helps...oh and welcome to the forums