The National Council for Hypnotherapy Issues Tips to Avoid a Panic Attack

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Hypnotherapy can be used to control anxiety which can provoke panic attacks. In response to this the NCH has released some tips to help deal with panic attacks.

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These tips focus on the same areas that a course of hypnosis sessions would – installing rationale and breathing techniques which ultimately achieve calmness and control.

In response to recent enquiries the National Council for Hypnotherapy has released a press release about anxiety and panic attacks which can often be aided by a course of hypnotherapy sessions. As the UK’s most renowned hypnotherapist directory the NCH offers local based hypnotherapists to help clients with a wide range of conditions, including that of panic attacks. In this press release the National Council for Hypnotherapy discusses some tips that can be applied by clients in order to control pending panic attacks.

A panic attack is the body’s exaggerated response to a perceived danger flipping the body into flight or fight mode, releasing a massive shot of adrenaline which speeds up the body’s heart rate, breathing and gives feelings of hotness, sweat, tingly and dry mouthed. Hypnotherapy can help the client to rethink and re learn about situations that may provoke a panic attack and teach them to apply the following techniques.

  •     Slow your breathing – Breath in and count to five and slowly exhale then repeat the process, increasing by 5 seconds until you reach 15, repeat until breathing returns to normal.
  •     Rationalise – remind yourself that these feelings are simply a response to adrenaline and are not permanent and will end soon.
  •     Cut Stimulants – try not to consume drinks with high levels of caffeine such as coffee and high sugared fizzy drinks as this increasing the heart rate which can result in naturally higher adrenaline rates.
  •     Remove yourself Mentally from the Situation – focus on your left shoe and describe it in great detail as if you are submitting a witness report. Ensure to describe fine detail like the buckles, laces and soles which will keep your mind occupied rather than concentrating on the anxious feelings.

A spokesperson from the National Council for Hypnotherapy explained how these tactics could help, ‘Panic attacks can be terrifying for the patient and hypnotherapy can really help to change the way they feel about them, aiding them to regain control of their emotions and situations that may provoke panic attacks. These tips focus on the same areas that a course of hypnosis sessions would – installing rationale and breathing techniques which ultimately achieve calmness and control.’

The National Council for Hypnotherapy continues to enlighten people to the benefits of hypnotherapy.

NCH represents over 1800 hypnotherapy professionals within the UK and is committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards amongst our members. Those looking for help with smoking, weight, anxiety, panic attacks, habits and phobias may be helped by local NCH accredited therapists, look for the NCH seal of approval on their websites. As one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists, the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) is actively involved with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and strives to develop standards for the benefit of the profession, now and into the future.

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