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The rumination itself could be a habit and a way of staying safe. Like you mentioned, it is possibly an avoidance pattern.
I would find out what is being avoided and why. What thoughts come to mind? What beliefs crop up?
Then…blast said beliefs that feed into the pattern.
Then, I would recommend using trigger statements such as:
“When I think (X), I do (Y).”
“When my mind drifts, I immediately bring it back to the present moment.
“From now on, I will be more alert to what I need to do.”
“I will keep going until I reach my goals.”
And just layer in those type of suggestions to tip the balance.
It would also be worthwhile, I believe, to find what type of thoughts are coming up and when specifically they come up. There may be some metaphorical aspect to it too.
Hope that helps.
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