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Stop Catastrophizing

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Hannah Castillo
Mental Health Counselor
Catastrophizing is an unhealthy thinking style. Engaging in this thinking style often causes you to jump to the worst-case scenario, even when you have very limited information to indicate that something bad is going to happen. This can contribute to anxiety and sadness. With practice, you can become aware of these thoughts and work to reframe your self-talk.
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Kiki
Never realized…
First of all I never realized that this affliction of Catastrophizing is a word. I have been doing this my whole life. Happy to report that regardless of the word (I call it zero-60), thanks to Aura-my reaction to situations has significantly softened. I am able to take a step back and look at the whole situation and be mindful of what is really happening. Thank you for this piece. It meant everything to connect to something I have done forever and am working to lessen and eliminate.
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Karen
Catastrphizing
Great word!! Eye opening. My sister called it borrowing trouble. Loved this