A panic attack is a rush of intense anxiety and physical symptoms such as:
- what feels like an irregular or racing heartbeat
- shortness of breath
As your body tries to take in more oxygen, your breathing quickens. Your body also releases hormones, such as adrenaline, causing your heart to beat faster and your muscles to tense up. They can be frightening and happen suddenly, often for no clear reason.
The physical symptoms of a panic attack are caused by your body going into “fight or flight” mode. You are experiencing an extreme case of anxiety or fear and adrenaline floods your body. Panic attacks usually last somewhere from 5 to 20 minutes. Although it may feel like something is seriously wrong, they aren’t dangerous and shouldn’t harm you.
How can hypnosis help with panic attacks?
You can live a life free of panic attacks. You are strong and you are in control of your panic attacks. Hypnosis is a great tool for you to use in freeing yourself from panic attacks. It will relax you so that powerful suggestions will flood your subconscious mind, telling you how to deal with panic attacks before they happen and how to eliminate them once and for all.
In some cases, you may need medical advice to rule out an underlying physical cause.