Do you constantly feel your mind racing, like a train running through a million thoughts about the past, present, and future? When we struggle with anxiety or trauma, a common response is to launch ourselves on the “anxiety train,” and our mind goes elsewhere. This exercise can be used when your mind starts wandering or when you notice signs that you might be experiencing anxiety or a panic attack.
It can be difficult to differentiate between thoughts at once during these times. The goal of this activity is to fill your brain with grounding thoughts rather than allowing your mind to travel. The more you practice this, the more your body and brain will respond positively.