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Distress Tolerance Handout #2: Observing your breath Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

On this page, we will provide you with a Distress Tolerance Handout #2: Observing your breath Worksheet.  It will help you to stay mentally and physically alert in your present by focusing on your present.

What are Distress Tolerance Handout #2: Observing your breath Worksheet?

Observing your breath is a mindfulness technique that will help you to stay focused and alert. We human beings are often caught up in the past or future, which brings stress.  To be able to stay present you need to be grounded and mentally engaged in your present, the worksheet is about focusing on your breathing pattern while trying to stay connected from your present. The worksheet will help you to stay mentally present and alert about your surroundings rather than worrying about the future or living in fear of the past.

How Distress Tolerance Handout #2: Observing your breath Worksheet will help?

The worksheet will help you in getting to know the simple steps and changes that you need to make in order to stay mentally and physically present, e.g like focusing and shifting your attention towards your breathing. Simple exercises that you can do to practice the mindfulness skills are discussed in the worksheet.  Mindfulness can be practiced anytime in your life. 

Instructions on how to use the Distress Tolerance Handout #2: Observing your breath Worksheet

Use the worksheet to understand how you can stay mentally as well as physically present and connected with your surroundings.

Conclusion

On this page, we provided you with a Distress Tolerance Handout #2: Observing your breath Worksheet which hopefully helped you to stay mentally and physically alert in your present by focusing on your present.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

You can download this worksheet here.

Mental help Resources

The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

Amanda Knowles

Sara Quitlag is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.