When Thinking Becomes Catastrophic

Catastrophic thinking is when a person routinely expects the worst to happen. Even when there is little evidence that catastrophe is imminent, catastrophic thinkers find a way to imagine it. This is a great skill to have if you build bridges or skyscrapers for a living, or want to prepare for zombie apocalypse. But for many, it’s a type of negative thinking that can cause unwelcome anxiety and stress.

‘Breathing in Shapes’ to Reduce Anxiety

How we breathe is something most of us rarely think about, but it plays a crucial role in regulating our mind and body. Breathing in “shapes” helps shift our focus away from anxious thoughts and towards a sense of calm and stability.