There is a Youtube on this subject that everyone might find useful, as I did. It's called How Your Brain Can Turn Anxiety Into Calmness: Prof. Martin Rossman at the University of California lectures to students on the subject of how our imagination can help or harm us. If we suffer from anxiety (who doesn't?), he recommends using IMAGERY to change our thoughts from stressful to peaceful. Imagery is a topic often recommended as a technique in TMS healing, and this video does an excellent job of explaining how imagery can calm an anxious mind. The video is about an hour and a half long, most of it technical, explaining how imagination affects the mind. The last half hour focuses on examples of using imagery to calm the mind. Rossman says this can be done quickly if we imagine ourself on a sunny beach such as one in Hawaii and feel the sun and let the light engulf us as we experience the peace and safety of being at such a beach. I put my mind back on an island in the Minnesota-Ontario northwoods canoe canoe country where I spent blissful days and weeks on vacation some years ago. Imagining myself back there never fails to calm me, recalling the warmth of the sun, the gentle breezes in the trees, the sound of water lapping onto the shore, the calls of loons across the lake. You can imagine yourself to be at a calming place, maybe even with someone you love. Rossman suggests imaging together with deep belly breathing and exhaling as you tell yourself you are letting go of all anxiety and tension. Imagining yourself at a peaceful place can be done in an instant and you don't have to take a plane to get there. Let your mind go there, and feel the calm.