Tips for Managing Moderate Depression

Mindful breathing practice enables you to develop several skills: the ability to focus, and engage in what you are doing; the ability to let thoughts come and go without getting caught up in them; the ability to refocus when you realize you are distracted; and the ability to let your feelings be as they are without trying to control them.

Use this worksheet with the compliments of the happiness trap to employ regular times for mindful breathing and journaling to become more aware of your cognitive patterns and be better prepared for challenging times.

Mindful Breathing Practice form

Dropping anchor is a mindfulness concept focused on expanding one’s awareness and making space for difficult thoughts and feelings whilst being aware of and fully present to one’s surroundings. The benefit of dropping anchor is that it can reduce the frequency and intensity of your symptoms.