Panic attacks are horrifying. Every time it happens, most of us feel our hearts palpitating, our chests tightening, strong feelings of nausea followed by breathing difficulties and the worst part, probably is that feeling of losing control over ourselves. Some of us may even feel like we are about to die.
Frequent panic attacks weaken us, both physically and mentally - having constantly worried: "when would my next attack hit me", "can I ever get back to normal" etc. Many of those who suffers from anxiety disorders and panic attacks often lose confidence rapidly, overwhelmed by fear.
The good news is, there are ways to stop panic attacks. Yes, have hope.
First, is practise deep breathing all the time. If you’re able to control your breathing, you’re less likely to experience hyperventilating, which is a key part of panic attacks.
Focus on taking deep breaths in and out through your mouth, feeling the air slowly fill your chest and belly and then slowly leave them again. Breathe in for a count of four, hold for a count of four, and then breathe out for a count of four. Keep doing this for about 8 times, and make this a daily routine.
Second, is seek help from a professional as soon as possible. Clinical hypnotherapy is a good form of treatment as hypnotherapists will not only help you change the way you react to the triggers of those attacks, they will also help you to reduce and eventually eliminate panic attacks altogether. In addition, they will help you to build the inner resources and strength to enable you to change the way your mind and body deal with anxiety and stress, so that you can be able to live freely and enjoy your life like everybody else.
If you would like to know more about how hypnotherapy can help you with your anxieties and panic attacks, feel free to contact us!