Show 211 Negative Thoughts and Anxiety

Some of the people with an anxiety disorder have excessive negative thoughts. They come at you like a Tommy gun. Obsessively repetitive negative thoughts. 

The kinds of things that would get a birth pessimist shook up. There isn't one type of negative thought. These things have a pattern or an intensity that can internally terrorize person in their own body.

The good news is that there are ways to control and maybe even stop them. That is the topic of this episode.

PS: This is not about positive thinking. This is about controlling one of the symptoms of having a medically diagnosed anxiety condition. 

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

At a post on Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts and how to understand them.

I can't let this go, Steven Universe clip on Just A Thought. It really does speak to the process of letting go of a negative thought.

Very Well Mind has a post about Negative Thinking Patterns and Your Beliefs and some suggestions about dealing with them. 

On there is a audio book, Rewire Your Anxious Brain How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry by Catherine Pittman and author Elizabeth Karle

From Mental Health America, a worksheet on Stopping Stupid Thoughts.

Twenty Questions to Help You Challenge a Negative Thought pdf accessed via McGill University.


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