STOMP out the ANTs (automatic negative thoughts).
While STOMP out the ANTS won’t suit all people or their philosophies in how to treat anxiety/depression, it does offer a simple distractive technique for those whose minds tend to automatically direct themsleves toward the negative. You simply use the self-talk of STOMP each time an automatic negative thought enters your mind. My description here is very simplistic, so I encourage you to go to Sally McCormakc’s website if interested. I have seen her talk, have completed her STOMP program and she is a leading pyschologist in Adolescent mental health.