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Panic Attacks


Panic is associated with many anxious conditions and a panic attack, when it occurs, can be, at the least, unsettling and at the worst, terrifying. Panic attacks take people completely by surprise, frequently seeming to come out of the blue.

People undergoing a panic attack are likely to experience:


The experience of a panic attack can be so alarming that a person might begin to change their normal behaviour. For instance, a person who used to go out frequently might start staying in the home. Eventually, they may stop going out all together.

It is not uncommon for someone who has had a panic attack to develop agoraphobia and this can happen in a remarkably short amount of time. People experience a drop in confidence and, understandably, they feel much more vulnerable when they are out. It is not surprising that they do not want to go too far from home where they feel comfortable and secure. The experience of a panic attack sets up 'anxiety expectancy' i.e. the apprehension of it happening again.

We are all concerned about how others perceive us and someone who has had a panic attack will be afraid of:


If you are living with recurrent panic attacks, just have a look back over recent events in your life and take a look at what has been stressful and anxiety provoking. A panic attack is most likely to occur after a period of prolonged stress/anxiety.

Panic attacks can be treated very successfully with hypnotherapy. Your mind can be re-educated to understand what is happening to your body. You will discover that your mind and body work together. Together we can analyse your anxious thinking and you can learn to re-direct your focus away from physical feelings. During therapy, you will experience the importance of relaxation and there will be short exercises for you to carry out in the intervening week. As you regain your confidence week by week you will feel more and more able to live a complete and satisfying life.


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