The following link is a useful and quick source to help relieve anxiety. It has some good points. Basically, shift your focus from your thoughts (internal) and instead try and focus externally. Go into nature, take a breath and look around for a few minutes and you can try some of the skills below.
Other Tips to heal you cope
Please take a moment to watch this exquisite video on Authentic Movement
Helpful Links for Depression
If you are depressed there is a lot of on-line support available to you. There are loads of information about the causes and symptoms of depression as well as on-line support groups that are private. Dealing with Depression gives you some self-care and coping tips.
Stress, Self- Care, and Mind-Body Medicine
If you are experiencing stress, than please check out The Center for Mind Body Medicine. It has a wonderful page on self-care resources. Please click on the above link and you will see a 7 minute pod-cast on Soft-Belly Breathing. If you try this, you will feel more relaxed and peaceful.
Please feel free to also download this 10 minute meditation that Wendy made to cultivate ease and calm. You can also find out more information about different kinds of meditation by clicking on the above link.
Articles on Somatic Psychotherapy and Trauma
Pat Ogden, Author of “Trauma and the Body.” Pat developed sensorimotor psychotherapy. The following is a link to a free article on her site.