Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Catastrophizing: An underdiscussed source of anxiety...and how to ameliorate it.

"She'll find out about my affair, divorce me, and take me to the cleaners!"

"They'll put me in jail after that IRS audit!"

"What if that headache is brain cancer?!"

Catastrophizing occurs when you focus on the worst case scenario. That, of course, can make you anxious.

My PsychologyToday.com article today offers an internal dialogue that may help you reduce your catastrophizing.

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