WHAT IS A PANIC ATTACK?
Panic attacks are a type of fear response. They're an exaggeration of your body's normal response to danger, stress or excitement.
A panic attack can feel like:
a pounding or racing heartbeat
feeling faint, dizzy or light-headed
feeling very hot or very cold
sweating, trembling or shaking
nausea (feeling sick)
pain in your chest or abdomen
struggling to breathe or feeling like you're choking
feeling like your legs are shaky or are turning to jelly
Panic attacks happen at different times for everyone. Some people have one panic attack then don't ever experience another, or you might find that you have them regularly, or several in a short space of time. You might notice that particular places, situations or activities seem to trigger panic attacks. For example, they might happen before a stressful appointment.
HOW CAN HYPNOTHERAPY HELP?
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with panic attacks by reducing anxiety and building confidence, helping you regain control over negative emotions and feeling more positive in general about life.
At our Initial Consultation I will explain what is happening in your mind and body during a panic attack. In understanding why your body has this response and what happening to you, you'll be in a position to help tame it.
During our talking therapy sessions, you can work towards building resilience and developing strategies to reduce anxiety and increase control.
This will be followed by hypnosis which creates a restful response in the body and mind, relieving anxiety, and over time you will absorb the positive messages helping you reach your preferred future.
We may also combine using NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) techniques to help you in your day to day life.
I practice Solution focused psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, it is an evidence-based approach that uses cognitive hypnotherapy and applied neuroscience to produce results more swiftly than some other therapeutic modalities.
This type of therapeutic hypnosis has origins in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I studied with CPHT, considered by some to be the gold standard in hypnotherapy training.
I am a certified and accredited Life Coach (by the IAPC&M), and hold a certificate in Applied Neuroscience. I am a member of the AfSFH (Association for Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy) and NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy) and adhere to their code of ethics.
I work from my therapy room in East Surrey or online, via zoom