Panic attacks are a common symptom of panic disorder, but not everyone who has a panic attack will develop panic disorder. Although these episodes may appear random, research indicates that they are bought on by our own ‘fight or flight’ response, which triggers hormones (particularly adrenaline) to flood our body in preparation to defend itself from a perceived threat. The feeling that they could experience an attack, without warning, in any place or at any time gives rise to a constant heightened degree of anxiety. This constant fear of panic, can itself lead to the development of phobia, as the sufferer seeks to avoid places where they think an episode may occur. As this could be anywhere, even busy places like shops or cinemas may become areas that are actively avoided, to negate the possibility of an attack.
The actual symptoms of a panic attack, while undoubtedly distressing, fortunately, do not necessarily lead to actual physical harm, but the increased stress placed upon the body’s resources can be exhausting and may cause other problems to come about.
Hypnotherapy and Panic Attacks
With our tailored Hypnotherapy sessions, you will learn to respond to life without becoming anxious. You'll regulate your emotions more effectively so that you remain relaxed in situations that would typically trigger your panic attacks. Hypnotherapy helps your mind to relax and will help you to regain confidence, enthusiasm, and motivation in your daily life.
It is important to remember that panic attacks are based on a particular mental state and can be treated with different forms of cognitive or behavioural therapies. Using hypnotherapy and a verity of therapeutic techniques combines psychotherapy with hypnotherapy. This form of therapy allows clients to release emotions in a supportive environment, enabling each client to move forward without carrying the burden of past panic attacks.