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This article discusses the mental processes used to worry and how you can use the same mental processes in a positive way. Consider this; when you first start to worry you do not attempt to convince yourself that the outcome will be something you do not want. Instead, you begin gradually. You usually begin with a ‘suppose“. You say mentally to yourself “Just suppose such and such a thing happens”. You repeat this idea over and over to yourself a few times. You play with it. Next comes the idea of “possibility“. “Well, after all“, you say, “such a thing is possible“. “It could happen”. Next, comes mental imagery. You begin to picture to yourself all the various negative possibilities. You play these imaginative pictures over and over to yourself adding small details and refinements. As the pictures become more and more real to you, appropriate feelings begin to be felt, just as if the imagined outcome had already happened. And this is the way fears and anxiety develop.