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!

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Every 40 seconds, someone in the world dies from suicide, from being overwhelmed by negative feelings - hopelessness, depression, traumatic stress, pain etc. It doesn't have to be this way.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is running a "40 seconds of action" campaign for the World Mental Health Day 2019 to raise awareness on suicides and ways to prevent suicide.

Here are ways you can help prevent suicide:

1) Look out for suicidal warning signs - talking about suicides and being a burden to others, talking about unbearable pain, social withdrawal, persistent low moods, show feelings of hopelessness, believing they are worthless and alone in the world.

2) Let them know you are concerned and you are there to help.

3) Tell them there are other options than suicide.

4) Don't assume they will get better without help or that they will seek help on their own. Encourage and help then seek professional help.

Together we can help. If you know someone who is down, depressed, hopeless - cheer them on, because that might just save their lives. Also reach out to all of the people whom you value in life and treat them with care, treat them with love.

Updated: Oct 5

I get this question a lot: is meditation the same as hypnosis? Well, it's similar but not the same.

Meditation is a practice of mindfulness. When you meditate, you learn how to bring your attention to the present moment and remain in control of your mind, stopping yourself from being carried away by the gazillion thoughts passing through. Those who practices meditation often has reported lowered stress levels and improved connection with the self, as one puts it "(with meditation) we get to know our pain, we connect better, we improve our focus, and we're kinder to ourselves". There are many benefits of meditating, and here's a good read if you're interested: https://www.businessinsider.com/tim-ferriss-meditation-mindfulness-2017-11?IR=T

Hypnosis on the other hand, is a state of deep relaxation, in fact, many of those who meditates enter this state during their practice. It gives the body a good relaxing break to recharge and for some, a way to detach from the overwhelming emotions, and refocus on the important stuff. Those who practises self-hypnosis also enters this state on a frequent basis, using the power of the subconscious mind to help them reach their goals. If you'd like to try self-hypnosis, simply follow the steps here: https://www.wikihow.com/Perform-Self-Hypnosis

There's also hypnotherapy, also known as clinical hypnosis, medical hypnosis, or clinical hypnotherapy - which is having added suggestions delivered by qualified therapists while you're in the state hypnosis. Usually, hypnotherapists works closely with their patients to understand their problems and more importantly, their goals, through a variety of psychotherapy techniques. Thereafter, they induce their patients into hypnosis and feed them suggestions whether in the form of stories, or via direct suggestions.

There are many different ways of inducing a person into hypnosis - and despite popular believe, most hypnotists don't use pendulums. If you're curious to try out a sessions, feel free to contact us!

Here's a good read on some researches and scientifically proven benefits of hypnosis:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hypnosis-health-benefits_n_5523210