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Anxiety and the Physical Effects

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

We understand scientifically that the physical body has a direct response to emotional experiences and feelings associated to them.

Anxiety is a feeling that is experienced by all people at one point or another in their lives. Anxiety is a normal reactionary feeling to any type of danger. The body’s nervous system shifts into sympathetic, known as the fight-flight-freeze response.

Feelings produce chemical releases in the brain and shift hormonal levels in the body, causing more physical responses. Since Anxiety disorders can be considered a grouping of related conditions, not just a singular one, symptoms can vary widely from person to person.

For this reason, it is important to take into account the entire history of the client you are working with.

Beyond just the physical issues, restrictions and breakdowns, we have to connect the dots to the energy and emotions that have also been experienced during these physical times of trauma, as well as prior to them, and post trauma reactionary feelings.

All of this is important when taking into account the best approach and applications for someone’s therapy. While there are countless therapies that can be utilized, the best ones may be different from person to person, especially when dealing with more of the emotional and energetic cause and effect.


The primary symptoms include excessive and irrational fear and worry, but other common emotional symptoms of an anxiety disorder include:

· Feelings of apprehension or dread

· Watching for signs of danger

· Anticipating the worst

· Trouble concentrating

· Feeling tense and jumpy

· Irritability

· Feeling like your mind’s gone blank


However, anxiety is far more than simply a feeling. As a by-product of the bodies sympathetic nervous system, anxiety also involves a wide range of physical symptoms, which can include:

· A Pounding heart

· Sweating

· Headaches | Migraines

· Upset Stomach and Bowels

· Dizziness

· Frequent urination or diarrhea

· A Shortness of breath

· Muscle tension and|or twitches

· Shaking or trembling

· Insomnia

Because of these physical symptoms, anxiety sufferers often mistake their disorder for a medical illness.


Acknowledging the fact that you are “experiencing” anxiety more so is the first step. I say experiencing versus the word suffering, because suffering is a conscious or unconscious choice. We experience all levels of emotions, both high and low in vibrational frequency, but how we choose to deal and acknowledge them is something entirely different.

The best ways to start feeling better and clearing Anxiety from your personal attachment can be…

· Solo or Group Meditation practice

· Physical movement and exercise

· Hiring a coach, therapist, or trainer that you can talk to and communicate openly with

· Changing your dietary choices

· Changing you work and social environments

· Clearing out your inner circle (Get rid of negative low vibrational people.)

· Changing the routine patterns you do day to day (Drive a different way to work, go to the gym at a different time, talk to different people daily, etc.)

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