Are you experiencing panic attacks or know someone who is? Would you like to gain control back? Do you want to understand why you experience panic attacks and why they keep occurring so that you can stop them from dominating your life?
The Mindset Clinic, in Watford, Hertfordshire specialises in the treatment of anxiety and anxiety related conditions like panic attacks, phobias and depression. Rebecca Sanderson, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Director of The Mindset Clinic has first-hand experience of dealing with and treating panic attacks and knows how debilitating they can be.
“They would seem to come from nowhere and I would feel a sense of panic and fear that seemed to consume me. It got to the point where I wanted to find out what was going on in my mind so that I could gain control back. I now teach others the techniques that worked so successfully for me so that they can enjoy life again”. – Rebecca Sanderson
If you have ever experienced a panic attack, you will know just how terrifying it is. The feeling of helplessness and pure fear takes over your entire life. Panic attacks can stop you developing in your career, they can influence the way you bring up your children and they can restrict you from going out and enjoying life. When you suffer from panic attacks you become a victim to panic disorder and when you have panic disorder, the fear of having another attack can be paralyzing in and of itself.
What is the best way to stop panic attacks?
Sometimes you may know what the trigger or cause of the panic attack is. But for others it can feel like a mystery which makes the thought of having another one a very scary prospect.
“When I experienced my first panic attack I wasn’t sure what was happening. I thought I was having a heart attack. Soon they started to become more and more frequent. My chest would pound and then I would experience this really weird feeling of disorientation and derealisation. It was like I’d left my body. They soon became more and more frequent and would happen at very random times;- watching TV, in a meeting, driving, out shopping and then I started to wake up in the night experiencing them. That was really frightening. The more I tried to fight them the more they would occur”.
How does The Mindset Clinic use hypnosis to help treat panic attacks?
Whether you know exactly what’s causing the problem or not, hypnosis for panic attacks can help.
Hypnosis works with your subconscious mind, and your subconscious is where most of your thoughts and actions stem from. Your subconscious also controls and stores your response to fear. So by getting your subconscious under control, you can eliminate your panic attacks. If you fail to address the root of the problem it’s likely that your panic attacks will never go away for good.
The Mindset Clinic will help you:
- Identify the trigger of your panic attacks.
- Learn new ways of thinking to replace negative thought patterns
- Teach you new ways to think about fear and how you react to it
- Teach you self-hypnosis so that you can gain self control
- Help you understand the triggers that cause feelings of anxiety
- “Neutralize” the triggers that cause panic attacks and anxiety
Depending on how quickly you learn you may only need 2-4 sessions.
We start by identifying the underlying problem that is causing the panic attack. This may or may not be something you are consciously aware of but we are skilled at using techniques that can very quickly get to the root cause of the problem.
Panic attacks don’t just happen for no reason – even though it may feel like it. Often they are the culmination of years or months of stress, negative thought processing and or beliefs that you have created about yourself and the world around you. It’s not uncommon to not remember the past event that has led to your current fear.
We will help you to re-think about the past event that has caused the fear, this in turn enables you to release the worry and anxiety connected with the event so that it no longer need negatively impact you.
Once you know what’s causing your panic attacks, you can re-learn how to think about the situations/triggers so that you can combat them.
Why doesn’t traditional counselling or CBT sometimes work? Why should you try hypnosis for panic attacks?
We often treat people for panic attacks who have already tried traditional counselling and CBT. Our belief is that these can be unsuccessful for some people because they work on the premise that you need to accept things. But having a panic attack is not something you need to accept. It’s something that you need to re-frame to enable you to stop experiencing them. There has also been research conducted that shows that talking over and over a problem can actually make it worse. Some therapeutic approaches even advocate allowing yourself to spend 15 minutes a day to spend worrying. We do not! This can actually make things worse.
The Mindset Clinic uses a combination of Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy to treat panic attacks.
NLP techniques help understand how a person creates their problem or fear so that they can be taught new ways of seeing and experiencing the world and retrain them to process and interpret their sense of reality in a more helpful and constructive way.
Hypnotherapy for panic attacks helps replace the negative subconscious thoughts which lead to stress and anxiety with more pleasant and positive subconscious thoughts and feelings. We will work together to identify the feelings and triggers you experience so that the suggestions given to your subconscious mind will be tailored to your specific challenge. In just a few sessions the fear can be eliminated.
If you would like to stop experiencing panic attacks or overcome anxiety then get in touch. Either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07803 603 882 today to see how we can help you. We offer a free telephone consultation to confidentially discuss your problem.
Twenty four year old Katie had been suffering with panic attacks for 2 years before she finally sought help from Rebecca at The Mindset Clinic. She had been to see various counselors, tried CBT and was starting to show signs of depression because her panic and fear had started to impact her ability to leave her flat. She was unable to work and felt too scared to apply for another job for fear that she would not be able to control the panic attacks. After just 2 sessions she started to feel calmer, more hopeful and optimistic and began to understand what was triggering the fear behind the panic attacks. She practiced the techniques that Rebecca taught her and after a couple of weeks she was able to venture into town by bus to meet a friend for coffee – something she couldn’t have imagined would be possible a few weeks before. The panic attacks reduced and she has been able to transform her life. She started to send off her CV to apply for a new job. Three months on she is now back in full-time work and has been panic free since.