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Is There a Link Between Anxiety and Energy?

I definitely think that there is. The more sensitive we are to the energy around us, the more likely it is that we suffer with anxiety when our personal energy field is not in balance. Many of us naturally process the energy of everything around us through a primary chakra which acts like a gateway. If you can imagine an air-conditioning system pulling in warm air and blowing out cold air, that is in effect the way our chakras work. They draw in the energy around us, process it and then sends out our energy into the world. Those who suffer with anxiety, generally process the energy around them primarily through the solar plexus chakra, located beneath our sternum. If you are around someone who is in a bad mood for instance, you may feel nauseous, get a pain in your stomach area or feel anxious. If the energy of that situation, and similar situations elsewhere, build up in your energy field, it can cause feelings of stress, anxiety and even depression. On a physical level, it can cause gastrointestinal issues and on an emotional level, a lack of self-confidence and self-esteem.

I have noticed over my years working as an Energy Healing Practitioner, more and more of my clients are suffering with anxiety. Particularly children and teenagers. I personally believe that they are naturally more sensitive to the invisible energy around them than previous generations have ever been. Some may have been born with the HSP trait that is now widely recognised by professionals all over the world. My belief is that sensitivity to the energy in our environment is a more enhanced form of the HSP trait.


In 1991, an American clinical research psychologist named Elaine N.Aron discovered a trait that is present in 15% to 20% of the population. It is an innate trait that we are born with which makes those with it, more sensitive to the world around them. They have a more finely tuned central nervous system whereby they are more sensitive to external factors such as bright lights, loud music and strong smells for example, than those who do not have the HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) trait. HSP's are more in tune with people around them and notice changes and subtleties in their environment where others would not. HSP's also need down time to recharge, time away from everyone for a while. They are sometimes seen as shy or introverted and can suffer with anxiety when in crowded places for instance. If you would like to learn more about the Highly Sensitive Person trait, I've linked Elaine N.Aron's website below;

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