Panic attacks significantly impact your ability to enjoy daily life – for some people, the symptoms of panic disorder can be utterly debilitating. Fortunately, for many sufferers, hypnotherapy has been proven to be an effective treatment.
If you suffer from panic attacks, you have probably spent considerable time looking for treatment options to help you become free from anxiety. While traditional methods of treatment, such as counseling and medication, work for a small number of panic attack sufferers, they are of little benefit to most. It can take months to obtain measurable benefits from counseling, and the effects of stress at and the side effects of anti-anxiety medications are often worse than the panic attacks themselves.
Hypnotherapy, on the other hand, can be used to quickly reduce the effects of panic attacks – in many cases, it can eliminate them altogether.
Although it can be an effective treatment, many panic attack sufferers are quite hesitant to consider hypnotherapy as a treatment option. This is typically because they do not understand how hypnotherapy works. Many people believe that hypnotherapy is a form of mind control – that while they are hypnotized, they will be unable to recall what happened.
Fortunately, this is not the case. Hypnotherapy is very different from “stage hypnosis”, in which people are brought on stage by a hypnotist, and made to believe they are chickens. You and your hypnotherapist will work together to develop a comprehensive strategy to help you banish your panic attacks quickly and easily.
Before you start hypnotherapy to get rid of your panic attacks, your therapist will take time to tell you about how the process works. He or she should explain everything in detail, so you will be comfortable with the idea of being hypnotized. This is a great opportunity to ask questions of your hypnotherapist – if there are still questions lingering in your mind, you will probably not be able to relax enough to benefit from hypnotherapy.
Your hypnotherapist will use various techniques to help you become free from your panic attacks. One of the most common techniques is regression therapy – once you have reached the hypnosis stage, your hypnotherapist will direct you to regress to earlier events in your life which contributed to your anxiety. When you have identified these causal events and revisited them through hypnotherapy, your therapist will help you release your emotional attachment to these events. As a result, these events will no longer have any control over your life – freeing you to enjoy day to day activities without anxiety or stress.
Your therapist will also teach you techniques that you can use on your own to eliminate panic attacks – these self hypnotherapy techniques can be used in any situation where you might become stressed. By practicing these techniques, you can equip yourself with the tools you need to keep panic attacks at bay.
Keep in mind that, even when you are hypnotized by someone else, you will always be able to remember everything that occurred during your hypnotherapy sessions. The ability to remember hypnotic suggestions and regression experiences actually strengthens your ability to remain free from panic attacks, because when you remember your hypnosis sessions, your conscious and subconscious minds will be working together. And this gives you the power to live without panic – permanently!