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Panic Attacks

Anxiety often results from worrying about a forthcoming event and anticipating a negative outcome.

If you always thought positively and expected a positive outcome to all future events you would be free from anxiety. Excessive and extreme anxiety can often result in a panic attack, which in some cases can be so severe that the sufferer thinks they are having a heart attack, when the body is actually preparing itself to 'fight or flight'. This is a subconscious protective response to being under threat.

Whereas phobias have a specific trigger, be it a spider, a dog, heights, open spaces, or being trapped, panic attacks can occur at the most unlikely times and for no apparent reason.


The symptoms of a panic attack include:

  • pounding heart
  • rapid breathing
  • muscle tension
  • sweaty palms
  • a dry mouth

These symptoms can be so distressing and uncomfortable that people often develop a fear of panic attacks - 'a fear of the fear'.

It appears that the brain creates a 'pattern matching' response. In other words, it becomes coded through its previous memories and experiences and therefore expects the same response to the panic trigger when faced with it in the future.

Utilising modern hypnotherapy techniques and combining them with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) the 'pattern matching' in the brain can be interrupted and a new code established so that the mind can respond differently in the future. By programming the mind to think more positively and by learning simple relaxation techniques, anxiety can be minimized and the sub conscious mind can learn to activate the 'fight- flight' response only when under a real threat as opposed to an imaginary threat.

Panic attacks can also be a symptom of 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder' (PTSD), the symptoms of which can also be minimized by the use of techniques such as EMDR and EFT.



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