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