Defeat the atacks
Hypnotherapy can train you in techniques that kill off 'panic attacks' before they have a chance to develop, and changing the way your mind automatically responds to the triggers.
Barrage of symptoms
- With panic attacks, a sudden and usually inexplicable barrage of multiple symptoms can leave you feeling completely drained and terrified.
- Fear of our own fear results in a mis-interpretation of our body's stress response. This leads to the runaway 'vicious circle' of fear we call panic attacks.
The Stress Response:
- When we experience stress our bodies are being subconsciously triggered to respond. See anxiety and stress for more information on the stress response.
- These responses are designed to save us in the best way possible when under threat (e.g, being attacked by a wild animal in the forrest!) but can feel most confusing and unpleasant in response to life's modern stresses (e.g., an ‘order’ from the boss, hosting a party...)
No physical harm
- It's most important to be aware that the symptoms of a panic attack (described opposite), although potentially alarming, can not cause you any physical harm.
- Staying relaxed during the initial adrenaline rush is the key to beating panic attacks. And responding in a more relaxed fashion to life's stressors is the key to beating anxiety long term.
- My treatment can teach you all the tools you need to understand the symptoms, prevent the triggering and remain relaxed in all the difficult situations you might face in the future.
Some of the typical physical symptoms of panic attacks are:
- difficulty breathing
- racing heart
- pain in the chest
- trembling legs
- feelings of terror
- feeling dizzy
- depersonalisation (feels like you are outside your own body)
- derealisation (feels like the world isn't real)
- feelings that you could lose control, go crazy or even die
- hot/cold flushes
- choking or smothering sensations
- feeling dizzy
Over in 2 minutes!
- Initially adrenaline is pumped round your body but the direct effects of the adrenaline only last 3 minutes. It's the fear of the symptoms you are experiencing that triggers more adrenaline and the continuation of the attack (for up to several hours in some cases). Hence if you could remain calm throughout the initial stage your attacks would be over within 2 minutes. I can teach you techniques that are capable of doing this and so could make panic attacks a thing of the past.
*Required disclaimer: Results, symptoms and treatment may vary from person to person, all individual cases are taken on merit.
Hypnotherapy for Panic Attacks is along similar lines for generalised anxiety and, as well as addressing your panic attacks, treatment will also look to help with any anxiety you are experiencing.
- You can learn to understand your adrenaline response as a positive thing (the symptomatic effects will be approached one by one to help you understand them at a deep subconscious level so that the initial rush will no longer need to cause you fear or panic)
- You will learn controlled relaxation (hypnotherapy can teach you how to call on a relaxed state of mind whenever you need it)
- In hypnosis you can replay stressful trigger situations visually while viewing them from an emotional state of calm well-being. (in a relaxed state things look very different and these insights can be taken away with you)
- You can discover any negative or distorted thoughts that may be operating subconsciously, in the background, and resolve them in discussion and under hypnosis. (remove the subconscious triggers for your anxiety)
- You can discover your own powerful, inner resources for becoming relaxed and centred (enable a more relaxed way of responding to the world around you)
This varies from person to person but on average clients work with me for 6 to 8 sessions for panic attacks.