For the unlucky people who have had first-hand experience of panic attacks it is probably safe to say they would find it hard to convey the seriousness this episode can bring to the individual experiencing the attack. To an outsider or someone who has never experience this, they quite understandably would think that it's all a load of fuss and nonsense about nothing. This perception couldn't be further from the truth!
Panic attacks can strike when least expected, even during the night and they can be an extremely frightening experience. The majority of people who have suffered a panic attack describe it as feeling like a life threatening event. Often the sufferer feels out of control and some would describe it like a disembodied experience.
The symptoms of a panic attack can be varied, but generally they include, racing heartbeat, sweating, feeling of unable to breath, feeling sick, feeling faint, shaking of limbs etc. Often these symptoms are experienced all together.
A panic attack can be the result of a build-up of anxiety over a period of time. Anxiety can result in an overload of chemicals/hormones in the body which unfortunately due to our modern way of living don't get chance to dissipate in a natural way. So with the stress hormones and adrenalines flooding our bodies on top of an already stressful state of mind, this can subsequently lead to a panic attack.
Hypnotherapy can be a very effective way of coping with panic attacks.
By tackling the route of the problem which is anxiety, this reduces the fuelling element which can subsequently become a panic attack.
Hypnotherapy is a relaxing process and also provides positive suggestions to help you see things in a less threatening light and build your confidence to help you cope with challenging situations.
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