Differentiating Thoughts from Feelings
“… when you pause and intentionally shift your nonjudgmental attention to your sensations and then reflect on them to understand them, you create distance between your thoughts of fear and feelings of fear. Differentiating your thoughts and feelings helps you to see that you are not your fear. Rather, you are simply experiencing fear. With this shift in attention, you uncouple yourself from the fear and become the awareness behind it. This process naturally reduces activity in the fear-generating parts of your brain and organically down-regulates anxiety."