Catastrophic Thinking and Entertaining Worst-Case Scenarios
We ruminate on the worst possible outcome and scare ourselves with catastrophic thinking patterns.
We develop habits of entertaining worse-case scenarios that can become stronger unless we interrupt it.
Mindfulness: observe your system, thoughts, what's going on inside
We obsess about the future: my son's death bed, his daughter without her father, none of which happened.
We don't think ahead to best case scenarios. Our primitive brain focuses on the negative, worse-case.
Our natural survival mechanism has us focus on possible danger.
Practice that combine breath, body and thought interrupt this suffering