Has a panic attack ever ruined your day or worse? It feels like the world has stopped and you’re trapped in your own body unable to function. However, there is an easy solution.
This article is going to take a look at how hypnosis can help you recover from panic attacks.
I’m also going to highlight some of the best uses of hypnotherapy as well as what conditions are treatable with hypnotherapy. You’re about to discover why thousands of people have turned to hypnosis for panic attack relief.
What is a Panic Attack?
A panic attack also called an anxiety attack or panic disorder is a mental health problem. It is an abrupt surge of intense fear or discomfort that comes without warning and with no apparent reason.
Symptoms of Panic Attacks
The most common symptoms include trembling, dyspnea, heart palpitations, chest pain, hot flashes, cold flashes, burning sensations, dizziness (or slight vertigo), sweating, nausea, hyperventilation, and numbness or tingling sensations.
Panic attacks strike suddenly, usually without warning and they have serious health consequences. When panic or anxiety takes hold of your mind, you can enter a state of fight or flight response.
At this point, you may have a hard time thinking straight and making rational choices due to the overwhelming feelings of fear and worry. Even though panic attacks aren’t dangerous and don’t last long, there are many triggers that could lead to stress, annoying habits like nail biting, alcohol consumption, and substance abuse.
When an attack is causing you to sweat and shake uncontrollably, it can be extremely distressing which then worsens the severity of the attack.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state in which the mind and body are more receptive to suggestions. The conscious mind focuses on one thing or idea while allowing other ideas to absorb into the subconscious.
The use of hypnotherapy is not limited to just therapy or helping with addictions; it can also be used to improve success throughout your life.
You can use hypnotherapy to treat addictions, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, eliminate phobias, stop smoking, reach top performance, and much more.
Hypnotherapy for Panic Attacks and Anxiety Disorders
Harvard doctors, medical publications, and students have shown that by using hypnotherapy, you can reduce your anxiety disorders by over 80%, overcome panic attacks, and eliminate temporary phobia – see ‘Hypnosis for Claustrophobia‘.
There’s no embarrassment, no lingering side effects, and it works quickly to relieve your anxiety symptoms using hypnosis without medication.
When a person gets hypnotized, they can be given suggestions that will help to reduce anxiety, increase confidence and free the mind from the grip of panic attacks. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy work in a number of different ways including helping the person relax and concentrate on their mental state.
Hypnotherapy for Stress
Forget about pills, creams, and other solutions that only mask your symptoms of stress. Instead, choose hypnotherapy which is a natural treatment method for stress.
Hypnotherapy is a drug-free, simple yet powerful stress relief method that teaches how to program your mind and body positively. It works by helping you relax and control your breathing so that you can regain peace of mind.
In a relaxed state, your body will release chemicals called endorphins which block out bad feelings and create a sense of well-being which helps improve your ability to cope with various disorders, traumatic experiences, or bad feelings. You will develop new perspectives of life.
Hypnotherapy for Pain
Pain, whether chronic or acute, can create anxiety that is hard to combat. [Untreated], one creates a lot of distress that is not only mentally exhausting but physically and emotionally draining as well.
Have you ever heard that hypnotherapy can be used to block the nerves that carry pain sensations to the brain? A person can be hypnotized for any pain – chronic or acute, mental or physical, emotional or spiritual.
Hypnotherapy for pain uses a trance state to work with brain chemicals and help normalize pain levels.
This is a method of inducing yourself into a trance-like state, which can, in turn, elicit real change in behavior. By inducing in a state of directive concentration, you can get your subconscious mind to work for you rather than against you.
The first step to mastering hypnotherapy is to understand how it works. It occurs when you focus your attention deeply on a specific thought until your conscious thoughts slip away.
Once you’re in a self-hypnotic state, you can influence your behavior or perception with suggestions that take advantage of your relaxed and open state of mind.
Other methods used to achieve Self-Hypnosis
You can learn how to do hypnosis by listening to free instructional recordings. You can also use verbal repetition and mental imagery for the treatment of various mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, panic attack, etc.
You don’t lose consciousness during hypnotherapy; in fact, you are very much aware of your surroundings and what’s happening. It feels more like daydreaming or being on ‘auto pilot’ than sleeping.
Through the use of CD’s and DVD’s
If you go into any bookstore or library, there will be many books on hypnosis and bio-feedback, especially if you look in the psychology section.
You can read about how to achieve a hypnotic state yourself, or there are hypnotherapy CDs, MP3s, or videos available to help you get there. I also like to use guided audio meditations that allow me to go deeper than I could by myself.
The reason that these hypnotherapy CDs and DVDs are so useful is that you can listen to or watch them anywhere. In the car, while walking, at home, or anywhere you like. With the use of relaxation techniques that are on the CD, you can change your states of mind too. You can even achieve a relaxed state with almost no effort at all.
Personalized Treatment by a Therapist
There are so many hypnotherapy s services out there; it can be difficult to find one that is right for you. The first thing you should do is establish a relationship with your hypnotist or therapist.
This is a way of understanding each other to make sure that hypnotherapy will be successful in helping you treat your mental disorders, fears, traumatic experiences, health conditions, or whatever symptoms or problems you might have.
It’s also a way for the trained doctor to understand your needs in terms of what kind of change or results you want so he or she can come up with the perfect personal session for your treatment.
A Trained Doctor Will Diagnosis, Give Treatment and Medical Advice
When you seek assistance from a medical practitioner, he or she may not be able to provide you with an all-encompassing solution to stop your panic attacks.
Medical practitioners are trained in the physical symptoms of panic attacks but they cannot help you with the unclear physical cause that is causing your attacks.
A hypnotist will connect with your subconscious mind to release these negative thoughts, remove the blocks and restore the original state of your nervous system.
Choose an Experienced Hypnotherapist
Your first step to leaving behind panic attacks is to find a qualified hypnotherapist. This can seem to be a daunting task given there are many in your local area that may not necessarily specialize in dealing with panic attacks. How can you determine if they are qualified or not?
Ask for their license and ensure they are certified in hypnotherapy. Choosing an unqualified hypnotherapist can have poor results. Ensure too that your hypnotherapist has undergone extensive training and is committed to ensuring you reach your goals.
Choosing a qualified hypnotherapist is important because you need to be in a relaxing environment with the proper support system to ensure the most effective treatment.
How to Prepare for a Hypnotherapy
Have you decided to try hypnotherapy and you are wondering what you really need to do before a session?
The experience of hypnotherapy is not the same for everyone. This is because every person has unique characteristics that help determine how they feel and react during a session. With this in mind, it is important to prepare both psychologically and physically before attending your first therapy session.
Preparation can help calm anxiety about what to expect while under hypnotherapy, as well as create the right atmosphere for you to begin your journey into improvement.
To be sure you are comfortable; you want to choose clothing that is soft and loose-fitting. Also, make sure to choose a treatment center that has no noise so you can concentrate better.
How Hypnosis Can Help Ease Panic Disorder Symptoms
If you have these symptoms of the panic disorder such as increased heart rate, shortness of breath, fear, dizziness, and/or chest pains, hypnotherapy sessions can help. It helps break the cycle of fear and stops the physical symptoms by erasing the anxiety.
While under this medical treatment you will be less anxious and be aware of what is happening. You’ll feel safe and empowered to control your panic symptoms so you can live a full and active life.
How Many Sessions Are Needed for Panic Attack?
Not everyone needs the same amount of sessions to see wonderful results. Many people will feel confident and calm after only one session. Others take longer to come around and need extra sessions to really appreciate the benefits of hypnotherapy for panic attacks.