Clinical Hypnotherapy for Panick Attacks

Panic attacks (also known as anxiety crisis) are sudden episodes of intense fear or a rapidly escalating anxiety normally present. Panic attacks can occur suddenly, for no apparent reason, or they can be situational, triggered by a specific event.

Panic attacks may happen in periods of stress, and are generally accompanied by physical symptoms (such as sweating and dizziness) and psychological (fear of dying, going crazy) that arise unexpectedly and without real external threat.

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A panic attack generally lasts few minutes (5 to 20) and symptoms are progressively reducing in about an hour. The intensity and speed of a panic attack are what most debilitates and frighten the individual.

Psychologically one may have the feeling of leaving reality, while at the end of the crisis one may feel exhausted and worn out as after a great effort.

How to recognize a panic attack

To diagnose a panic attack at least four of the following symptoms of panic attacks need to be present:

  • Tightness in the chest
  • Shortness of breath, choking sensation or rapid breathing, up to hyperventilation
  • Intense sweating
  • Acceleration of the rhythm
  • Feelings of numbness or tingling in the limbs and hands
  • Tremors or seizure in the arms and legs
  • Nausea or abdominal discomfort
  • Flushes or chills
  • Feelings of loss of contact with reality, of alienation and detachment from the environment
  • Dizziness, fear of fainting
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) or hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Fear of going crazy or losing control
  • Sense of irrimediabilità and end
  • Fear of dying

Panic attacks can be very frightening and intense, but they are not dangerous. However, Panic attacks can be frightening to the point of becoming the subject of anticipatory concern. The individual may begin to fear having panic attacks (fear of fear).

Hypnotherapy helps understand the triggers, change the patterns that trigger panic attacks and help individuals to understand how to react to a situation of anxiety or fear.

Are you experiencing panic attacks? Want to find out how to manage panic attacks with Hypnosis?

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