Anxious thoughts before bed

Hi Brooke,

I have a running mild anxiety I think. I often think that something bad is going to happen. When I am trying to go to sleep it seems a negative catastrophic thought just pops into my head and wakes me up. I didn’t have a very good childhood. I am thinking perhaps that is why I don’t feel 100% safe. However is there anything I can do to help this? It feels like it happens so fast and subconsciously. I also have 2 young children and I think perhaps this is my primitive brain being alert for danger to protect them? Anyway whatever the reason, what could you suggest to make me feel more safe and slow/prevent these rapid thoughts. I feel like they happen just as I am falling asleep when there hasn’t been any negative thoughts before bed. I have tried doing models before bed. Is it just practice?

Thanks xx