Once we have found the source of catastrophic thought we must also analyze the anxieties related to that problem. Did we understand that flying terrorizes us and we start thinking about disasters every time we get on the plane? Then it’s time to use logic to calm the brain. Yes, because anxiety and panic come when we are led to overestimate the real possibility of danger: to reassure us just look for how often large aircraft accidents occur and reason about the probabilities. Does health care us? Instead of taking time, let’s go immediately to see the doctor to dispel any doubt. In short: use rationality and react = winning combos so as not to drown in pessimism . Is the catastrophic thought still having the best of us? Let’s take a deep breath and challenge our beliefs. ” As many meditation techniques teach, we must focus only on the here and now,: We have to shift our attention to the present moment, the only one we have the power to change, so we throw away all thoughts on past or the future The past can not be changed, so why be damned The future has not yet arrived and we can not do anything, so why bother? Once we face the day with presence, paying our attention only to “here” and now “, negative thoughts will disappear. Puff! Well yes: our brain can do us all sorts of spite and can turn into a real enemy, but with some effort we can bring it back to our side.