Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Keep Control with Hypnotherapy
Do you have:
- a racing or pounding heartbeat
- dizziness and lightheadedness
- feeling that "I can’t catch my breath"
- chest pains or a "heaviness" in the chest
- sweaty palms, flushed face
- fear of losing control
- fear of a stroke that will lead to disability
- fear of dying
- fear of going crazy
These are quite common with panic and anxiety attacks, but are, obviously, quite distressing for most people, because they could be something more serious. Panic attacks can have numerous causes and sometimes they are not obvious. Research has revealed that difficult situations, or stressful life circumstances, can increase stress levels and bring on anxiety and panic attacks. People typically report that anxiety and panic attacks come out of the blue for seemingly no reason. During an anxiety attack your adrenaline level is increased, bringing on the fight or flight response, so the body is in a position to defend itself or run away.
Living with anxiety and panic attacks can cause further difficulties, in addition to the attack itself. The fear of the panic attack happening again can create high levels of panic and anxiety. You may even find yourself avoiding going to certain locations which you fear may trigger a panic attack, and numerous people become isolated because they are afraid to go out at all. When the worry and fear becomes perpetual it can cause even more anxiety and as confidence diminishes, depression can develop. Anxiety And Panic Attacks are not only particularly distressing for the individual, they can also have a bearing on those closest to them. Where a person has panic disorder, they live each day with the fear of having a panic attack and this can become hugely problematic.
Health care professionals can prescribe medication to assist with panic attacks and stress, however, this only helps with the signs and symptoms not the cause. Hypnosis for anxiety and panic attacks aims to remove entirely the underlying issues generating the individual’s anxiety and panic attacks. Hypnosis for panic disorder and anxiety can bring about positive behavioural changes by modifying the thought processes of the subconscious mind. Reasons for panic disorder can be managed and for many people removed altogether.
A hypnotic approach trains the client to respond more appropriately to conditions that in the past may have caused anxiety attacks. It will help build confidence for the future.
A hypnotic approach delivers good results for those who suffer panic and anxiety attacks and have found no solution in the medical world. Hypnosis is even more powerful when combined with CBT which helps the mind to think logically and calmly, alleviating feelings of fear and anxiety. From the shadow of constant worry and fear, people can gain the confidence to lead fulfilling lives without limits. By altering behaviours within the subconscious mind, it really is possible to achieve almost anything.
Hypnotherapy is very effective at helping clients to change behaviours. It is an effective treatment for many psychological and physiological issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, anxious feelings, depression, fears, phobias, to mention but a few.
Janet Elliott, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mind Massage Hypnotherapy
28 October 2015