Can anxiety cause you to have chest pains even if you aren't worried about anything?

Can Subconscious Thoughts Cause Anxiety

Yes, but let’s first address the issue that your thoughts cause physical symptoms.Your body doesn't know the difference between what it is seeing/thinking and what it is experiencing. If you are lying in bed or just wake up in the morning thinking about a stressful situation, your body is undergoing physiological changes. Your heart rate is increasing, your blood pressure is rising and other sympathetic events are occurring. I am sure we have all experienced this situation.


This same physiological reaction also occurs if you were actually in the situation. So whether you are thinking a stressful situation or actually in a stressful situation, your body is reacting. As you can clearly see, your thoughts are affecting you physically. This means all of your thoughts (conscious and subconscious) from the moment you awaken to the moment that you fall asleep.


Now let’s explore subconscious thoughts. Most people do not realize the power of the subconscious mind. In fact, the subconscious mind is operating most of the time and your conscious mind is only working a fraction of that time. Think of your subconscious mind as the autopilot. As a result, whatever accumulation of “old thought patterns” you have, will be what your autopilot is “thinking”.


Okay, now that we understand how thoughts cause physical symptoms as well as subconscious thoughts, we can better address this question. First, the chest pain could have been a result of your subconscious thoughts on “autopilot”. If you have conditioned yourself to be anxious then your subconscious thoughts will be “set” to this. As a result, you will be “thinking” these thoughts even when you think you are not. This can definitely trigger a physical response.


Another cause for the physical sensation is related, yet different. The physical sensation could have been caused by the release of old emotions. These emotions triggered a thought, in your case a subconscious thought, which triggered a physical sensation. This is especially true when you are going through the healing process such as with meditation. You will find that at times outside of meditation, you will still be releasing. As a result, it can trigger physical sensations.


Learning to deal with these situations takes time. If you need assistance on how to both recognize and deal with these situations, please make an appointment with me on Google Helpouts. The first Helpout is free.


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Shawngela Pierce

Written by : Shawngela Pierce

Shawngela is a Law of Attraction and Meditation coach. Her focus is to help people attain true health and wellbeing by using her gift to channel information to guide others. Schedule a session with Shawngela and find out how the power to heal lies within you.

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