PANIC ATTACKS - PANIC DISORDER
Specialist Treatment Through Clinical Hypnotherapy In Bolton
"Panic Disorder is a form of anxiety where you experience frequent and recurring panic attacks."
Panic attacks can occur at any time and place, usually with no obvious trigger. Some situations, however may be more likely to trigger a panic attack than others, especially if it's a situation in which you have experienced a panic attack before. Panic attacks can even happen at night, when asleep, and violently and abruptly wake you.
At the anxiety specialist clinical hypnotherapy practice in Bolton, we are aware of how frightening and distressing an experience panic attacks can be. You often have no warning but with experience of panic attacks may come to be aware of the early signs. This becomes frightening in itself as you may be very vigilant to the occurrence of these early signs, fear them themselves and dread them.
Panic attacks are an intense experience where you have acute anxiety with strong and debilitating feelings of fear and panic. Developing rapidly, panic attacks can last up to 20 to 30 minutes, usually peaking after about 10 minutes. This peak of panic and duration of the attack varies a lot between different people.
Physical symptoms progress quickly during a panic attack and they can feel overwhelming and powerful. You may experience symptoms such as palpitations (irregular heartbeat), hyperventilation (difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or struggling to catch your breath), a tight feeling in the throat, increased sweating, trembling, nausea (feeling sick), chest pains, tingling particularly in hands but also in arms and legs (pins and needles) or numbness.
Due to the intensity of panic attacks, you may feel out of control, disembodied (like you are not connected to your body), like you are going to faint, have a heart attack or die.
You begin to learn that panic attacks are not actually life threatening but that does not alter the intense and overwhelming experience when in the grips of one.
It takes time to recover from the panic attack as all the symptoms subside but they also lead to you feeling drained, exhausted and anxious for some time afterwards.
Some people may experience a panic attack and never have one again, others may have irregular panic attacks.
Panic Disorder is a condition involving an enduring experience of regular and repetitive unexpected panic attacks and chronic worry as well as dread and anxiety about recurrence of the attacks over at least one month. The frequency of panic attacks varies between people and you may have one a month or up to one or two panic attacks per week.
Not only are panic attacks extremely distressing and frightening, they can be a very isolating experience. Due to the experience of panic attacks within panic disorder, you may seek to avoid situations they have happening in but this can also become more severe and debilitating leading to development of agoraphobia (anxiety and fear of being in places in which you feel you cannot easily get out of, or which seem unsafe).
The fear response in a panic attack is out of proportion to the situation and may also involve over attending to internal cues or states, with small changes interpreted as a sign of danger. These can happen consciously or subconsciously (such as in panic attacks when asleep).
Overcome Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
This is where clinical hypnotherapy can be so effective at helping you to overcome panic attacks and panic disorder. Clinical hypnotherapy at Positive Change Hypnotherapy in Bolton, is undertaken by Stuart Rose who is very experienced in working with panic disorder and people who have had similar experiences to you. Stuart has worked with people suffering from panic attacks since 1999.
Your clinical hypnotherapy treatment for panic attacks is tailored for you and responsive to your needs.
We address the different aspects of panic: psychological, emotional and physical, to help you feel calmer, more relaxed, confident and self-assured. Able to deal with panic attacks, reducing their progression and intensity, reducing their occurrence and so overcome panic attacks and panic disorder for good, leaving you able to find the freedom to get on with and enjoy your life again.
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