How Do I Control A Panic Attack
Most people don’t understand panic attacks unless they’ve had one. Have you ever been told you are a hypochondriac because the person just doesn’t understand? Or suffer in silence because it is hard to find someone that is supportive? Did you know that more than 6 million Americans suffer from panic attacks? I know you didn’t come here to read statistics.
But that figure struck me as very interesting because panic attacks generally begin to occur in early adulthood. Women are more likely to have a panic disorder then men, but men definitely have them as well.
You’re not alone.
But how do I control a panic attack?
There is believed to be many causes of panic attacks. While medical science has not pinpointed the one cause for everyone, we do know there are some common symptoms. What we do know is that there is a change that happens in the brain before and during a panic attack.
Panic attacks are a real disorder and luckily, are very responsive to treatment.
Numerous clinical trials have proven how effective cognitive behavioral treatment is for panic attacks.
My hypnotherapy sessions use a two-pronged approach. First, a cognitive-behavioral protocol is used to change thoughts and unconscious beliefs towards the panic attacks, using logic and reason. Once the client begins to see the problem in a more objective way, the patterns of behavior or thinking begin to change. This, then, changes the sufferer’s feelings towards their panic attacks.
Once the beliefs are identified and corrected, the thinking changes. When the thinking changes, the responses change. When the responses change, the behavior changes. The panic attacks diminish rapidly in most cases and usually stops altogether in time.
The second prong is the hypnosis itself. Clinical hypnotherapy has an excellent track record for behavior and habit changes. Hypnosis is the same state in which we learn. Learning is enhanced in hypnosis. Hypnosis is a safe and natural brain state. Hypnotherapy has a clinically proven track record for reduction and elimination of panic attacks.
The average client undergoing hypnotherapy showed a greater improvement than at least 70% of clients receiving nonhypnotic treatment. This was a research study done by Kirsch et al., 1996.
Stop asking, “How do I stop these panic attacks?” Most feel relief after the first session.
Most of my panic attack clients begin to see results after their first session. Follow up sessions set them on the road to diminishing their panic attacks altogether. The first thing they usually experience is that they no longer live in fear of having panic attacks. That fact alone reduces much of the panic.
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