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Panic Attacks

Panic attacksDo you sometimes feel like you can’t breathe and that your heart is racing?

If so, you may be experiencing a panic attack.

In this blog post, we will discuss what causes panic attacks and how hypnotherapy can help stop them in their tracks!

What is a panic attack?

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear or anxiety that reaches its peak within minutes. It can cause many unpleasant symptoms.

What causes panic attacks?

There are many possible causes of panic attacks, including genetics, stress, and lifestyle factors. However, the most common cause is panic disorder, which is a mental health condition that causes recurring panic attacks.

What triggers a panic attack?

Certain events or situations may trigger panic attacks, including being in crowded places, being in an unfamiliar environment, and experiencing stress or anxiety.

Panic attack symptoms

Symptoms can vary from person to person, but often include:

  • A racing heart.
  • Sweating.
  • Feeling lightheaded or dizzy.
  • Feelings of terror.
  • Chest pain.
  • Nausea.
  • Difficulty breathing.

These symptoms can be so intense that they cause panic or fear.

Panic attack symptoms in adults

Symptoms can include shortness of breath, a racing heart, sweating, and dizziness. These symptoms can be very frightening and often lead people to believe they are having a heart attack.

If you are experiencing panic attacks, it is important to seek treatment from a mental health professional. There are many therapies available that can help you manage your panic attacks.

What does a panic attack feel like?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as panic attacks can feel very different for different people.

For many people, panic attacks feel like an intense surge of fear where they are losing control or having a heart attack.

What is the difference between an anxiety attack and a panic attack?

An anxiety attack is a reaction to stress. It can be triggered by many different situations and circumstances, from workplace stress to panic over bills or financial troubles.

A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming fear that comes without warning and without any obvious reason.

Both anxiety attacks and panic attacks can cause a range of physical and emotional symptoms, but there are some key differences.

Anxiety attacks typically last for 30 minutes to an hour, while panic attacks may only last a few minutes.

What are rolling panic attacks?

Rolling panic attacks are panic attacks that occur every few hours over the course of an entire day. They can sometimes last for longer than a day or two but it is rare.

Rolling panic attacks usually happen after one major panic attack has occurred, and because the person’s body and mind have been so drained from this experience,

Treatment for panic attacks

Treatment should be tailored to the needs of each individual client as there is no one size fits all approach that works for everyone.

Some individuals will require intensive therapy whereas others may only require medication and some self-help techniques.

There is no shame in admitting that you need assistance and seeking help for panic disorder. You are not weak if you do so.

If you are experiencing panic attacks, it is important to seek help from a therapist or doctor. Do not try to tough it out on your own.

Treatment for panic attacks at night

If you are experiencing panic attacks at night, there are a few things that you can do to help ease the symptoms:

  • Try to relax and stay calm. Deep breathing exercises can be helpful in achieving this.
  • Focus on positive thoughts and images. This can help distract you from a panic attack.
  • If possible, try to get some exercise during the day. This can help reduce tension and anxiety.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can aggravate symptoms.
  • Make sure you get plenty of restful sleep.

If the panic attacks persist or are causing significant distress, it is important to seek professional help.

Hypnotherapy for panic attacks

Clinical hypnotherapy is an alternative option to stop panic attacks. Hypnotherapy can help you to control your body’s response to panic attacks. It can help you to feel more relaxed and in control during an attack.

If you are interested in learning more about hypnotherapy for panic attacks, please talk to hypnotherapist Ian Smith for more information. Ian Smith will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Contact Quays Clinic today!

If you are experiencing panic attacks, please do not hesitate to contact Quays Clinic. Hypnotherapist Ian Smith can help you get your life back on track. Contact Quays Clinic today. We will look forward to hearing from you!

Ian Smith (Distinction) D.Hyp  T.F.T  M.U.F.H. Telephone: 0774 3353367.

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