Panic and anxiety attacks can be quite common and when they are first encountered tend to be very distressing as the symptoms can include chest pains, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and even numbness in the arms.
There are various reasons why someone might have a panic attack. Studies suggest that stress can be a major factor in the onset of anxiety attacks, as well as stressful or difficult situations. Typically, people can go through panic disorder suddenly and for no apparent reason.
Everyone has a natural fight or flight response that activates the release of adrenaline when we find ourselves in situations where we sense danger and feel the need to protect ourselves. Of course, you are no different, so anxiety to a certain degree is quite simply ‘normal and natural’. However, if the panic attacks continue for long periods of time and for no apparent reason then you may need the help that hypnotherapy for panic attacks can provide.
Living your life with panic attacks can cause further difficulties, and not just from the panic attacks. It can cause worry and anxiety, as you don’t know where or when a panic attack may happen. In our experience, people then start to restrict where they go because they wish to avoid putting themselves in situations they fear may bring on an attack. Many people even confine themselves to their homes and start to become agoraphobic.
A loss of confidence and self-esteem is common for people that experience panic attacks, which in itself can lead to further feelings of anxiety.
A panic attack itself can be very frightening to anyone experiencing it, not to mention the fact that it is upsetting for the people around them.
10% of us will have anxiety and panic attacks in our lifetime, so it is quite common.
Some of the clients we see are living with panic disorder and they can have attacks pretty frequently, sometimes several times a day, causing huge problems in their everyday life.
G.P’s generally treat panic attacks with medication to lessen the severity and frequency of panic attacks and stress. However, this only helps with the signs and symptoms, not the cause. By using a hypnotic approach for panic attacks, it works to help you remove the underlying issues generating the individual’s panic attacks
Hypnotherapy for panic attacks can bring about constructive behavioural changes by improving the thought processes of the subconscious mind. Reasons for panic disorder can be easily managed and, for many individuals, removed altogether.
Paul Howard, a professional hypnotherapist that specialises in working with people with anxiety, located in Surrey, said ”Most clients we see believe that they will suffer with anxiety and panic attacks for the rest of their lives. This inappropriate belief actually feeds the anxiety and can lead the client to feel depressed because they can’t see an end to their distress. Hypnotherapy helps remove panic attacks by changing these inappropriate beliefs”
How hypnotherapy helps remove panic attacks
A hypnotic approach uses specialist techniques to teach the client, at a subconscious level, new strategies to relax, identify and remove triggers that may cause anxiety, resolve problems which cause anxiety or emotional stress, and aim to eradicate further panic attacks.
Hypnotherapy for anxiety delivers good results for those who want to get rid of the panic attacks and who have found no solution through traditional medical approaches. Part of hypnotherapy is to help the mind to think logically, clearly and calmly, alleviating feelings of fear and panic.
Instead of living in the shadow of everlasting worry and fear, people can gain the confidence to lead fulfilling lives without limitations. We can accomplish so much when our subconscious mind changes its reactions which are affecting our behaviour negatively.
Hypnotherapy used by a skilled practitioner is a very successful treatment that supports clients in making alterations to negative habitual behaviours.
Other problematic behaviours, in addition to psychological and physiological factors, can be effectively treated with hypnotherapy, such as irritable bowel syndrome, emotional stress, depression, psoriasis and raised blood pressure. Qualified hypnotherapists can also assist with weight management and smoking very efficiently.