You may understand, anxiety is a part of the instinctive "fight or flight" reaction, anxiety is the body's natural response to danger. Anxiety is not always a bad thing; anxiety can keep us focused, alert, motivate us to action, and to find solutions to our problems. But if anxiety is overwhelming and constant, or when anxiety causes interference with your personal and professional life, that's when you may have moved from normal anxiety into an anxiety disorder. Whether you have ordinary, everyday anxiety, or an anxiety disorder, there are a lot of simple, self help anxiety solutions available.

Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety

*Excess fear and worry
* Irritability
* Restlessness
* Hypervigilence
* Feeling tense or jittery
* Trouble concentrating
* Anticipating the worst
* Feelings of apprehension or dread

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

* Sweating
* Pounding heart
* Dizziness
* Shortness of breath
* Tremors and twitches
* Muscle tension
* Fatigue
* Headaches
* Insomnia
* Stomach upset
* Frequent urination or diarrhea

Sound Therapy and Self Help for Anxiety

Not everyone with anxiety has an anxiety disorder. You may have stress filled and demanding work, too little exercise or sleep, stress at home, or even too much coffee. If your life is stressful and unhealthy, you are likely to feel anxious, whether or not you have an anxiety disorder. The physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety are hard wired by the nervous system into your brain. Scientific, healing sound can bring the brainwave activity to a calmer, more meditative state, and the symptoms of anxiety can be eased. With continual use, binaural beat sound therapy programs for anxiety can gradually reduce the re-occurance of anxiety symptoms, leaving the user in a habitually calmer, and less anxious state.

When to Seek Professional Help for Anxiety

While anxiety self help books and sound therapy for anxiety can be very effective, if your anxiety has become so intense that it is causing a lot of distress, disrupting your daily routine, family life or friendships, then it is time to
seek professional help for anxiety. If you experience a lot of physical anxiety symptoms, get a medical checkup. Your doctor can make sure your anxiety is not caused by a medical condition, such as a thyroid problem, hypoglycemia or asthma. Drugs and supplements can also cause anxiety symptoms, so tell your doctor about any prescriptions, over the counter medications, vitamins, herbal remedies, or recreational drugs you are using.

If your doctor rules out a medical reason, the next step is to consult a qualified therapist who has experience treating anxiety disorders. The therapist can work with you to determine the cause of your anxiety, and devise a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Jane Ma'ati Smith C.Hyp. Msc.D. studied for her Bachelor of Arts degree at Arizona State University, and went on to recieve an honorary doctorate for her lifetime achievements and contributions in the fields of metaphysics and spiritual counseling from Universal Life. She studied hypnosis with Dr. John Kappas, and is a certified graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, and a Sound Energy Practitioner and a Vibrational Reiki Master. Dr. Jane Ma'ati Smith C.Hyp. Msc.D. is a qualified mental health professional actively working in the state of California, and brings to her self-hypnosis programs more than 15 years of professional work in the mental health and counseling fields, helping people to help themselves, and a lifetime's worth of in depth psychological, spiritual and Quantum knowledge.