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How Hypnotherapy can help people with anxiety and panic attacks

Numerous people are affected by panic disorder, something which can usually appear very distressing and can come with pains in the chest and breathlessness. There are many reasons why it might occur. Following scientific studies it is now known that stress is one of the greatest factors that cause panic disorder, including being in circumstances that cause anxiousness. Nevertheless, it may also happen suddenly and without reason at all. Everyone has a natural fight or flight response that triggers the release of adrenaline when we find ourselves in situations where we sense danger and feel the need protect ourselves.

Living with anxiety attacks can cause further difficulties, as well as the attack itself. Simply knowing that you suffer from this may trigger anxiety attacks, as you don’t know where or when an anxiety attack may occur. The chance of a panic attack happening again can stop people going out or entering into any situation where they think it might be triggered. A loss of confidence and self esteem is common for people with anxiety attacks, which in itself can lead to further anxiousness. Being with an individual that is experiencing a panic attack can be frightening but is far worse for the person going through it. In their lifetime as many as 10% of people may have a panic attack of some sort. For somebody living with panic attacks, they can have attacks frequently, causing huge problems in their life.

Medication is the main remedy offered by the medical community. However, this simply addresses the symptoms, whereas hypnotherapy works to remove the cause. Hypnotherapy for panic disorder and anxiety can bring about constructive behavioural changes by improving the thought processes of the subconscious mind. Triggers for panic and anxiety attacks can be managed and for some removed altogether.

A hypnotic approach uses specialist techniques to teach the person new approaches to relax, identify and remove triggers that may cause anxiousness, resolve problems which cause panic or stress, and aim to eradicate further panic attacks. Sometimes we start certain behaviours in order to protect ourselves for example someone becomes claustrophobic perhaps as a result of being frightened of being in a confined space as a child. The adult would like to stop this behaviour and this is where hypnotherapy comes in by updating this part of us. Sometimes we are completely unaware of the triggers for anxiety, but under hypnosis, sometimes these triggers can be identified and the old negative behaviour replaced with a more positive outcome.

Hypnosis for panic and anxiety attacks is an option for those that need individual supportive treatment that delivers notable results as an alternative, or alongside using the usual prescription medication. It combines hypnosis with cognitive behavioural therapy to create calm and tranquillity within the mind, relieving anxiety and helping you to live a life without persistent worry and frustration. The subconscious is very powerful and adjustments made at this level are likely to be long lasting.

Hypnotherapy is a hugely successful treatment that supports clients in making alterations to adverse habitual behaviours. It is an effective treatment for many psychological and physiological issues like IBS, stress and anxiety, depression, psoriasis, high blood pressure, problem habits as well as the run of the mill issues like weight control and smoking.

I am an Anxiety UK approved therapist. Please follow the link for more information. www.anxietyuk.org.uk

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