Thinking Yourself Sick?

Do you have any of these physical ailments?

Young woman cannot sleep

  • Digestive problems
  • Acid Reflux
  • Constipation, diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Chronic muscle tension
  • Headaches
  • TMJ or teeth grinding
  • Sleep problems

The traditional medical community is increasingly acknowledging that there is a connection between stress/anxiety and these physical ailments (and more!).

Stress and anxiety can be the root cause, or a big contributor, to physical illness. If you have more than one of these, anxiety may be the common denominator. Learning how to get anxiety under control can help you feel better physically. This is the power of the body-mind connection.

I had one client who dramatically reduced her GERD symptoms and headaches as well, by getting a handle on the underlying anxiety she had experienced for most of her adult life. We worked on practical tools she could use anywhere and anytime to reduce and prevent anxiety symptoms…and we also went deeper and focused on resolving the root cause of her anxiety.

anxiety-magnifying-glass-istock_000013887814xsmallStress = Anxiety

People often ask me” Is this “just” stress or is it anxiety? My answer is YES. Whether you want to call is “stress” or you want to call it “anxiety,” they both cause the same response in the body. To learn more about that, see my April 2014 eZine article “Anxiety FAQ” 

Is it all in your Mind?

Neuroscience and Quantum Physics are demonstrating that the mind is more powerful than we can even imagine. The stress/anxiety response we experience physically in the body (tension, fatigue, racing heart or palpitations, being on edge, tightness, fidgeting, nervousness, dizziness, sweating, tingling, etc.) is the result of a chemical reaction in the body which is kicked off by the brain.

So yes, it’s all in your mind.

And no, it’s not all in your mind.

Anxiety and anxious thoughts can create so much upset in your system that real physical symptoms start appearing. At that point it can be hard to know which came first… the chicken or the egg?

The Mind Influences the Body

The conscious mind can influence the body and adversely affect the body’s natural ability to heal itself, according to Bruce Lipton, PhD, cellular biologist.

A few years ago, he released a fabulous video on this topic (and more!) which I highly recommend. It’s about 30 minutes long and well worth the time. You can sign up for instant access to view it here: Bruce Lipton video.

When we understand that the Mind and Body are integrated and cannot be separated, we can address BOTH the Mind and the Body in order to feel better!