A Hypnotic Approach For Anxiety Attacks
Panic Disorder can be quite common and when it is first experienced tends be very alarming as some of the symptoms often include chest pains and a suffocating feeling. There are numerous reasons why someone may have a panic attack. Following medical studies it is now known that stress is one of the greatest causes of panic attacks, including being in circumstances that cause tension and anxiety. People generally report, that panic and anxiety 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 all set to defend itself or run away.
Living with anxiety attacks can cause further difficulties, in addition to the attack itself. It may cause stress and anxiety, as you may not know where or when a panic attack may occur. You might even find yourself avoiding going to certain places where the fear may result in a panic attack, and quite a few people become isolated because they’re afraid to go out at all. A reduction in confidence and self esteem is common for a lot of people with panic disorder, which in itself can lead to further anxiousness. A panic attack itself can be quite frightening to anyone experiencing it and upsetting for other people around them as well.
Drugs are the main thrust of any intervention from the medical fraternity. However, this simply addresses the symptoms, whereas hypnotherapy works to remove the cause. A hypnotic approach changes beliefs at a subconscious level that bring around behavioural change in the circumstances where previously someone could have had a panic attack and therefore, stopping an anxiety attack before it even starts.
Lyta Humphris, a clinical hypnotherapist located in Plymouth, Devon, said we discuss your anxiety together and find the trigger, and then we are well on our way. I also make a CD for you to take home with each session to relax you and re-enforce what we have done. Being treated with hypnotherapy can help you learn to relax and understand what brings on your emotional stress.
Hypnotherapy for panic and anxiety attacks is a very effective option to conventional medical treatment. A hypnotic approach uses a combination of hypnosis and CBT to calm the mind and create more appropriate patterns of behaviour to help shake off the feelings of panic. The subconscious is very powerful and modifications made at this level are usually long lasting.
By way of example, anxiety, depression, IBS, low confidence, as well as problems like cigarette smoking and weight management.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person