Help with Panic Attacks Christine Key Surrey Hypnotherapist BA MSPCAH DHP Registered and Accredited Hypnotherapist
Panic attacks are usually caused by irrational fears of something, and very often the sufferer will know perfectly well that their fear is unnecessary.
We are all born with reflexes that protect us from danger. These are called fight or flight reflexes and they come into effect in the presence of real danger, for example, the approach of a dangerous wild beast. By quickening our heart and breathing rates and diverting our blood circulation to the brain and muscles, these reflexes enable us to make our escape.The rapid heart rate, breathing rate and pallid skin, together with an overwhelming feeling of a need to escape, will all occur without us having to think about it.
However, when this reaction occurs, for instance, in the presence of a harmless spider, or a relatively harmless wasp, or when entering a crowded shop, it is not appropriate. Although there is no real danger, the brain has for some reason learnt otherwise. You can start to fear the fear itself, which may lead to agoraphobia as you begin to avoid going out in case these unpleasant sensations recur.
The trigger for a panic attack may not be immediately obvious, but one can usually be found. Hypnotherapy is uniquely suited to achieving this because hypnosis offers a clear channel of communication between the conscious and subconscious minds. Then it is possible to communicate new highly positive ideas and suggestions to the subconscious mind, which create new responses.
Fear of Flying
Fear of flying can be a fear of loss of control, or fear of heights, or a kind of claustrophobia, or just plain aviophobia. Some people will be aware of the moment when their fear of flying began. Others will have noticed that it just built up over a period of time, and others will have no idea at all why they are afraid.
In every case though, we can be quite certain that one way or another, the subconscious has "learned" that flying is a situation which endangers you, and is therefore to be avoided. The symptoms you experience when you fly or try to fly are your subconscious mind's way of telling you that this is a situation which it perceives as dangerous to you.
We know consciously of course that statistically speaking air travel is very safe indeed, but if you are one of the unfortunate minority who suffer from aviophobia, this offers little relief since you already know that no amount of self-talk makes very much difference. Your subconscious mind will always overrule your rational conscious mind when your survival is believed to be at stake and this is the crux of the matter.
In one or two sessions, using hypnotherapy and NLP, Christine can help you to transform your fear of flying to neutral or even positive feelings about flying.
For a free initial consultation to discuss how Christine could help you to overcome your panic attacks or fear, phone 01932 (Chertsey) 560725 or email email@example.com
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