Hypnosis for Panic Attacks
They can strike unexpectedly and can affect your personal life, work life and relationships. However, you don’t need to be held captive by the issue, if you work on tackling the root cause of the problem. Here are some tips.
Speak to Your Doctor
The first step if you are having issues with panic attacks is to speak to your doctor.
Many of the symptoms of a panic attack including shortness of breath and a racing heart can also be symptoms of physical issues such as asthma or heart disease, as well as a side effect of some medications. It is a good idea to make sure that your feelings of panic are not caused by any underlying issues before you start specific treatments for panic.
Consider using Hypnotherapy
Panic attacks stem from the body incorrectly sending the body into a ‘fight or flight’ mode, where it sends large amounts of adrenalin pulsing through the body.
This creates the physical sensations of a racing heart, shorter breaths and sweating hands as the body prepares for an imminent threat.
However, in modern life, this feeling can arise for other reasons, including stresses at work or simply the over stimulation of modern life. After a while, the body can become almost desensitised to this adrenalin and the patient can simply feel overwhelmed by any issues.
Hypnosis for Panic Attacks
Using hypnosis can be very useful for people in this situation. It can allow users to connect which situations or stimuli in their life that they have been identifying as a threat and can help the mind to reclassify these issues so that they do not cause the panic reaction.
Additionally, hypnosis can help the mind send alternate signals when people do find that they are in a panic-ridden situation, such as relaxing breathing and looking at ways to relax the muscles in the body. This can help the patient to reprogram their reaction to situations that they may have been struggling with, such as public speaking or needing to deal with confrontational people.
Dealing with Historical Trauma
In some cases, the underlying trigger for the panic may be a deep memory which is hard to access during normal life as the mind has intentionally tried to bury it deeply. Hypnosis can help people to access these deep traumas and work on resolving the situation, so that people can have more appropriate reactions in their current life.
It is important to find a hypnotherapist who is experienced in treating panic attacks to ensure you have the most effective treatment.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by panic symptoms, you should start to investigate the reasons behind the panic attacks, so that you can start to move on with your life.
Hypnosis can be a great tool to reveal underlying emotional issue which may be causing your panic attacks and to help you create a healthier reaction to stressful situations.