If you experience panic attacks, you know that the symptoms go far beyond the emotional. The most common panic attack symptom of panic disorders and anxiety disorders are often accompanied by overwhelming feelings, both physical and mental. While the symptoms of a panic attack can feel impossible to control, there are plenty of options to help alleviate your symptoms and improve how you live your life with a panic disorder.
By learning more about your panic attacks, how to stop a panic attack, what to look for when they occur, and how to manage when they do, and by exploring hypnotherapy treatment as a means of lessening your symptoms, you are well on the road to a happier, more productive life.
What are the Causes of Panic Attacks?
Panic attacks can occur as a result of remembering traumatic events, encountering a trigger,
Panic attacks can also be caused by stress, a medical condition. Perhaps you think it could be cancer, but it’s only Hemorrhoids. Panic attacks can happen when you want to quit smoking, or taking a medication like Lexapro, xanax or Catuaba. Panic attacks can also be caused by having a spiritual awakening or the death of a significant other. Here is a good overview of the effects of in teenagers. There are a few common symptoms that you can look for to determine whether you are having a panic attack.
- Numbness or tingling: One of the earliest signs of a panic attack, a numb and tingling sensation is common for people experiencing a panic attack.
- Shaking: Panic attacks are often triggered by something that causes the individual to enter a fight-or-flight response. During this, the body begins to prepare to fight, or run, which causes a surge of shaking or trembling to go through the body.
- Accelerated heart rate: This very common symptom of panic attacks can feel quite frightening, but is totally normal. Your heart speeding up or beating harder than normal is just another symptom of a panic attack.
- Hyperventilating and lightheadedness: An increase in breathing and/or feeling dizzy is another symptom of a panic attack, and they often go together. Taking deep breaths is often a great way to stave off a panic attack, as this will help many of the symptoms.
- Chest pain and sweating: One of the reasons some people believe they are having a heart attack when they experience a panic attack is due to the potential for chest pain and excessive sweating. These are common symptoms, and while scary, are not a sign of a heart attack.
- Nausea: Some sufferers of panic disorders may feel nauseous or otherwise physically ill as a result of their panic attacks.
- Depersonalization and depression: During a panic attack, and even after, people may feel disconnected from themselves, their friends, and their family. They may also feel an overwhelming sense of dread and become overwhelmed by their circumstance.
The Mayo Clinic has an excellent list of additional symptoms, you can see it here >>>
Coping with Anxiety Using Hypnotherapy
When it comes to mitigating the symptoms of your anxiety, panic attack medication or other panic attack treatment can often fall short. Hypnotherapy is an incredible medical tool that can be used to help improve the lives of patients living with anxiety and other mental and emotional difficulties. Through a series of sessions, and careful work with a hypnotherapist, patients can alleviate their anxiety symptoms, improve the way they live their lives, and increase their confidence and self-worth.
Hypnotherapy involves examining the underlying causes of an individual’s anxiety and working to eliminate the trigger or change the response to that stimulus. We start to do this in the first session, immediately diving in to discover what incident, traumatic event, or repressed memory is the root cause of the panic disorder. Sufferers of panic disorders often don’t realize they are holding on to trauma in their unconscious, allowing it to cause havoc in their mind, and prevent them from living their lives fearlessly.
Traumatic Memories Cause Panic Attacks
Working to access early, repressed, or traumatic memories can be a stressful task, but by entering an extremely relaxed state and allowing the unconscious mind to be explored, patients are able to explore and understand past incidents and emotional issues from a new perspective. By developing a better understanding of the past, you will be able to improve how you manage your anxiety in the future.
After each hypnotherapy session, you will have replaced some of your anxiety with calm and self-confidence, helping you to approach the rest of your life with gusto! Each hypnotherapy session will help you desensitize to former triggers, stay calm in stressful situations, and improve your own self-image as a result.
By participating in this program, you are committing to initiating long time relief of the symptoms you experience as a result of your panic disorder. Hypnosis will help you reduce your nervous tension, improve how you function in social, professional, and personal situations, and help your subconscious mind rest for a more peaceful and happy life.
While every individual is different, and the number of hypnosis sessions may vary depending on your specific panic disorder and how it manifests itself in your life, it generally takes only a few sessions for patients to feel relief, and develop tools to help their unconscious experience what it needs, and what it desires.
If you are interested in accessing your unconscious mind, and in finding ways to manage your panic disorder, schedule a free consultation with Rochelle, and see if it’s a fit!