I’m really trying the therapy this time (on my second go but probably my first ‘real’ try) and one thing I’ve noticed is that when I have an anxiety inducing event coming up (public speaking event etc) I tend to run through images of the feared event (or pictures of the event) in my mind… it’s like I’m already there and I’m watching a video of it going badly etc.
My mind is trying to warn me about what might happen I think… but it’s not that helpful as it induces anxiety ++.
Does anyone else have more of a visual component to their automatic negative thinking (rather than just words or phrases you are telling yourself)?
I’d be interested to know if there are any ways in which these kinds of ‘rehearsal of the perceived negative event in advance’ can be addressed…
thanks everyone for listening and I hope you are all trying and doing the therapy every day!