Hypnosis Center of New Jersey

Panic Disorder & Panic Attacks

Panic Disorder & Panic Attacks

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Do you experience sudden feelings of fear for no reason?  Do you feel intensely anxious unexpectedly?  If so, you might have panic disorder.

You are not alone.  In any year, 2.4 million Americans are diagnosed with panic disorder.

Panic disorder is characterized by:

  1. chest pains or a racing heart

  2. shortness of breath or a feeling of choking

  3. dizziness

  4. sweating

  5. stomach problems or nausea

  6. shaking, trembling

  7. numbness or tingling in particular parts of the body

  8. feeling as though you are dying or going crazy

If you have panic disorder, you suddenly feel terrified for no discernible reason.  These frequent bouts of terror are called panic attacks.  During a panic attack, you may also have frightening physical symptoms, including rapid heartbeat, trouble breathing or dizziness.

Panic attacks can happen at any time and place without warning.  They often happen in grocery stores, malls, crowds or while traveling.  You may live in constant fear of another attack and ma stay away from places where you have had an attack.  For some people, fear takes over their lives and they are unable to leave their homes.  Panic attacks don’t last long, but they are upsetting.

Panic disorder usually presents itself when people are young adults, around 18 to 24 years old.  Sometimes, it starts when a person is already under a great deal of stress, such as the death of a loved one.  It can also be genetic and can last for a few months or many years. 

Panic disorder is a real illness that needs to be treated.  It is not your fault if you have this illness, and you don’t have to suffer.  While panic attacks can primarily be treated with medication and therapy, hypnosis is often an excellent supplement.

How does hypnosis help?

Once you have a panic attack, a cycle of worry begins.  You worry that you are going to have another one and may tense up if you feel slightly anxious.  You might have even conditioned yourself to panic again when you are brought into a position similar to where the first one occurred.  This is why panic attacks become an ongoing situation.

Hypnotherapy can be used to alter the thought processes that lead to panic attacks.  Hypnosis teaches you to control your breathing, heart rate and ability to relax at the start of a panic attack.  These techniques combined will reduce your levels of anxiety and stop an attack before it even starts.

So how do I begin?

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