Our bodies are naturally programmed to respond to fear. Panic attacks are the body’s exaggerated response to danger, anxiety or stress. They usually happen suddenly and peak within minutes. Normally they last between five and twenty minutes.
Panic attacks come in various forms and are incredibly scary. Often the person having the panic attack may feel as if they are going to die.
Symptoms may include: difficulty breathing, sweating, shivering, nausea, trembling, racing/pounding heart, dizziness, feeling like you’re choking and chest or stomach pains.
There is an increased awareness of panic attacks particularly since celebrities such as Ellie Goulding and Oprah Winfrey have opened up about their own experiences.
Panic attacks often follow unmanaged stress or anxiety. Using hypnotherapy, NLP and other tools to help deal with anxiety, stressful situations, thoughts and triggers for the panic attacks, you can regain more control of your life.