Help with Panic Attacks (Anxiety Attacks): by Dublin based hypnotherapist Ailish McGrath
Panic Attacks are strong experiences that leave you drained, tearful and scared.
Be reassured though – they can be helped.
Does this interest you?
- Imagine trusting your mind, feeling secure inside yourself..
- How would you like to go wherever you want feeling a sense of calm and self-reliance?
- Do you want to know the internal reason for these attacks and grasp the opportunity to fix them?
- Interested?….then read on.
Hypnotherapy for Panic Attacks.
Everybody gets anxious from time to time and this is perfectly normal.
However, when a panic attack strikes, it feels anything but normal. If you’ve suffered a panic attack, you’ll understand the terror and anxiety they cause. They’re very common and symptoms include palpitations, shortness of breath – hyperventilating, sweating and feelings of loss of control. Every symptom you experience during an attack is a natural, harmless part of your body’s fight-or-flight reaction – although it doesn’t feel like that.
The first attack is always terrifying and many people think they are having a heart attack and some even feel like they are ‘dying’.
A panic attack can happen completely ‘out of the blue‘, and often occur for little or no apparent reason. Once a panic attack has happened in a situation, the mind can quickly learn to fear the situation itself. You begin to ‘fear the fear‘. The panic response can be ‘conditioned’ to be triggered by the situation or environment.
The onset of a panic attack is usually very sudden, and typically, a panic attack will last usually between 20 and 30 minutes.
A panic attack is usually defined as a period of intense fear, accompanied by a series of psychological or bodily symptoms.
Many people have completely recovered from panic attacks with the help of hypnotherapy, and you can too.
The symptoms of a panic attack.
The symptoms of a panic attack will vary from person to person, but can include any of the following:
- Difficulty in breathing, or shortness of breath (Dyspnoea)
- Abnormally rapid heartbeat (Tachycardia)
- Excessive sweating (Hyperhydrosis)
- Chest tightness
- Chest pain
- Abnormal sensations of the skin (Paraesthesia)
- Raised blood pressure (Hypertension)
- Tension and apprehension
- The feeling that ‘something terrible’ is going to happen.
- A specific fear of death
Hypnotherapy as a treatment for panic attacks
Panic attacks are very treatable, and respond very well to a course of Hypnotherapy. They also respond well to a cognitive approach that help change a persons thinking style and beliefs.
We go on a journey of your mind and let go of the built up emotion that is causing you to be unduly stressed. Once the internal stress needle goes down to normal levels then you are well able to handle the stresses of everyday life, without ever again going into the alarming range that can trigger a panic attack.
Panic Attacks (Anxiety attacks) CAN Be Helped!
Why the processes I use are so successful at treating panic:
A person prone to panic attacks thinks in a particular style that sometimes causes and often exacerbates the panic experience. They commonly perceive themselves as powerless over the feeling of panic and don’t understand what’s bringing them on. They often think catastrophically and fearfully in general, keeping the level of fear in their body high.
These forms of limiting thinking can be re-trained and when a person thinks well, with good skills of perspective and learn resourceful ways of handling stress the panic attacks can be stopped completely.
If there are painful memories or experiences associated to the panic attack then they can be resolved and neutralised using these methods.
We work in a way and at a pace that feels comfortable to you. You will be safe at all times and will not be asked to do anything that you are not ready for.