Panic attacks can feel as though they’re occurring spontaneously, without any thought or trigger behind them.
It is important to note you very rarely experience a pure feeling without any thought triggering those emotions.
We can help identify and change those thoughts, which add to your disturbed feelings. During hypnotherapy, we can deal with the emotional aspect, so you begin to relate feelings of relaxation to those times where you used to feel anxious.
When you experience a panic attack, it’s because it is due to a natural response of fight or flight. Whenever you are in a new environment or sense any danger, the emotional part of your brain kicks in. Its primary objective is to keep us safe, which is perfectly fine and normal for us, but when you relate those feelings to situations such as giving a presentation or going to see the dentist, it is working falsely and irrationally. During hypnotherapy, we can quickly eliminate this response.
When you have been dealing with panic attacks for so long, you can develop what is called a secondary disturbance, this is when you experience anxiety about anxiety, which contributes to those intense feelings. If you are worried about the potential of having a panic attack you increase its power. We help prepare for this by learning what the triggers are that cause those initial thoughts and feelings, we work at reducing those responses.
Symptoms of panic attacks include:
Rapid, irregular heartbeats
How our programmes are delivered
We focus on three main aspects that are required by any therapist:
Bond of trust between therapist and client
Agreement on therapy goals
Agreement on therapy tasks
The initial session will start with an introduction to dispel any concerns or misconceptions you have may about hypnotherapy.
Relevant questions will be asked so we can get a better understanding of what your main issue is, and if there are any other contributing stresses.
If there any obstacles getting in the way of you achieving your goals, we will work together to design a flexible plan to prepare for any setbacks so you can stay on track.
Jody | 15 February 2019
Since seeing Linda, I have felt more confident in myself and feel less stressed from work. My panic attacks have completely stopped and I’m very motivated in my personal life.