Panic Attack and Anxiety Attack - Treatment at Toronto Hypnotherapy and Pure Hypnoanalysis
Panic Attacks: Sudden episodes of intense fear that manifest without apparent reason and trigger intense physical reactions.
Panic Attacks are one of the most frightening, but thankfully non-physically harmful anxiety episodes there is. Their physical description is likened to a heart attack and their psychological affects are extremely frightening.
The symptoms of a panic attack include dizziness, increased heart rate, nausea and shortness of breath. Because the symptoms are so closely related to that of an actual heart attack and other life threatening conditions, it is very important to get an accurate medical diagnosis.
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Tightness in throat
- Sense of impending death
- Rapid heart rate
- Hot flashes
- Abdominal cramping
- Trouble swallowing
Where do Panic Attacks come from
Panic Attacks are caused by bottled-up emotions that manifest as anxiety. Anxiety is a a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness that can manifest itself in many ways such as panic attacks, fears, phobias, and many other symptoms. Unlike worry which is an appropriate response to life's circumstances, such as losing a job, anxiety lingers and lasts beyond theses circumstances.
Unlike other emotions that we feel on an everyday basis, anxiety seems to come from nowhere. When we are sad, we know why we feel sad. When we are happy, we know why we are happy. With anxiety however it is as if it comes from nowhere, it is something inside of us but outside our control.
Anxiety does have a cause, just like our other emotions, albeit unknown to us consciously. This is why those who suffer from Panic Attacks often find it very difficult to explain why they are feeling the way they do.
We humans do not like the unknown and the unknown reason behind our anxiety is no exception. As a result, our minds attempt to either relate our anxiety to something in the real world or symptoms are created. This could result in the formation of a phobia, compulsions, obsessions, bodily symptoms, etc.. The formless free-floating anxiety now has form and most importantly it has a reason.
The symptoms created are just as difficult to explain to those suffering from them as the anxiety that is causing them. “I've just always been this way”, “I just need to do it”, “I am not sure, it just happens'”, etc... The reason for our inability to explain it is because we really do not know why it is happening. If we did, the anxiety would disappear along with the symptoms created.
Many suffering from Panic Attacks feel that their situation is hopeless and could not imagine how anything could help them overcome their suffering. They have tried everything and nothing seems to help. Everything that they have done however, is usually done with regard to their symptoms and the root of their problem is not affected.
Why traditional hypnotherapy is not recommended for Panic Attacks:
Traditional hypnotherapy (also known as Suggestion Therapy) falls short because it deals only with the symptom and not the cause. In traditional hypnotherapy your Panic Attacks would be suggested away under hypnosis with suggestions like 'you feel calm and at ease in situations that had previously upset you'. While you will probably leave the hypnotherapist experiencing less attacks, the originating cause of that symptom, the bottled-up emotions have not been addressed.
Because the unconscious emotions are still there, they will find an 'outlet'. So you may not experience your Panic Attacs as often, but now you fear social situations or you are more anxious in general. This is known as symptom substitution and is a very real phenomenon.
Worse yet, suggestions from a hypnotherapist don't always last forever, so in a few months time, your Panic Attacks may well return.
For these reasons, traditional hypnotherapy (suggestion therapy) is not recommended for Panic Attacks.
Resolving Panic Attacks permanently at Toronto Hypnotherapy and Pure Hypnoanalysis
Because Panic Attacks are caused by bottled-up unconscious emotions, Pure Hypnoanalysis is the very best treatment available to permanently resolve these attacks and the anxiety that creates them. In a relatively short period (8-12 weekly sessions) you will discover and release those bottled-up emotions and your symptoms will be gone for good. Not only will you symptoms disappear, but you will feel calmer and more in control of your life in general.
Other therapies including CBT, psychotherapy, EFT, NLP only ever deal with the symptoms of your anxiety, leaving the root to manifest elsewhere. Why control your problem when you can rid yourself of it once and for all.