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Panic Attacks Treatment and Counselling

Anxiety attack or panic attack treatment for adults and children

Stop panic attacks and anxiety attacks quickly and naturally. Simple, effective treatment available NOW!

Find relief from the terror of Panic Attacks
A panic attack is an episode of incredibly intense fear or apprehension that appears suddenly. The DSM-IV describes a panic attack as a discrete period of intense fear or discomfort in which (at least 4 of 13) symptoms develop abruptly and reach a peak within 10 minutes.

The effects of a panic attack vary from person to person. Many who experience a panic attack, perhaps for the first time, fear they are having a heart attack, a stroke or a nervous breakdown. Panic Attacks Many call the emergency services thinking they are about to die. Experiencing a panic attack has been said to be one of the most intensely frightening, upsetting and uncomfortable experiences of a person's life.

What are the symptoms of Panic Attacks?
  • Palpitations, or accelerated heart rate
  • Sweating, feelings of hopelessness
  • Trembling or shaking,
  • Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
  • Feeling of choking, difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Chest pain or discomfort, headaches
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint
  • Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself)
  • Fear of losing control or going insane, paranoia about what people think
  • Fear of dying, disturbing thoughts, constantly anxious, lack of emotion
  • Paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations, pins and needles), blurred vision
  • Chills or hot flashes or burning sensations, hyperactivity, irritability
  • Constant worrying/feelings of stress, loss of interest in anything
Sufferers of panic attacks often report a fear or sense of dying, "going crazy", or experiencing a heart attack or "flashing vision", feeling faint or nauseated, a numb sensation throughout the body, heavy breathing (and almost always, hyperventilation), or losing control of themselves. Some people also suffer from tunnel vision. All these symptoms result in increased anxiety for the sufferer.

What causes Panic Attacks?
This can be a long list, but not all of them will cause panic attacks in all patients.
  • There seems to be a hereditory element in some families
  • An overly cautious world view expressed by parents leads to learned behaviour
  • Cumulative stress over time has been found to be a major cause
  • There can biological causes:
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hypoglycemia, hyperthyroidism, Wilson's disease, mitral valve prolapse, pheochromocytoma and inner ear disturbances (labyrinthitis). Vitamin B deficiency from inadequate diet or parasitic infection can be a trigger of anxiety attacks
  • People will often experience panic attacks as a direct result of exposure to a phobic object or situation
  • Significant personal loss, including an emotional attachment to a romantic partner, life transitions, significant life change, and stimulants such as caffeine or nicotine, can act as triggers
  • Overly active avoidance of panic provoking situations or environments can make the panic worse, anxious/negative self-talk ("what-if" thinking), mistaken beliefs ("these symptoms are harmful and/or dangerous"), withheld feelings, lack of assertiveness
  • An excessively passive style of communication or interactions with others which has an effect on self esteem
  • Panic attacks may be a listed side effect of medications such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) or even fluoroquinolone type antibiotics
  • It is not uncommon for patients to have panic attacks while weaning on or off medication
  • Alcohol, medication or drug withdrawal both prescribed and unprescribed can cause panic attacks
  • Hyperventilation syndrome an imbalance in the blood of oxygen and carbon dioxide through improper breathing techniques
  • Rapid heart beat, dizziness, and lightheadedness can all trigger panic attacks
  • Chronic and/or serious illness such as cardiac conditions that can cause sudden death
Panic Attack While the various symptoms of a panic attack may feel that the body is failing, it is in fact protecting itself from perceived harm. First, there is the sudden onset of fear with little (often little) provoking stimulus. This leads to a release of adrenaline (epinephrine) which brings about the so-called fight-or-flight response wherein the person's body prepares for strenuous physical activity.

This leads to an increased heart rate (tachycardia), rapid breathing (hyperventilation) which may be perceived as shortness of breath (dyspnea), and sweating (which increases grip and aids heat loss). Because strenuous activity rarely ensues, the hyperventilation leads to a drop in carbon dioxide levels in the lungs and then in the blood. This leads to shifts in blood pH (respiratory alkalosis or hypocapnia), which in turn can lead to many other symptoms, such as tingling or numbness, dizziness, burning and lightheadedness. Moreover, the release of adrenaline during a panic attack causes vasoconstriction resulting in slightly less blood flow to the head which causes dizziness and lightheadedness. A panic attack can cause blood sugar to be drawn away from the brain and towards the major muscles. It is also possible for the person experiencing such an attack to feel as though they are unable to catch their breath, and they begin to take deeper breaths, which also acts to decrease carbon dioxide levels in the blood.

Phil is a Fully Certified Local EFT Practitioner Enough of what's going on the inside. I need help on the outside. What can you do to help me?
Actually, a great deal! Whilst treating this condition I've developed a very effective set of protocols, that seem to work very quickly. One or more of these techniques may be included; relaxation routines, trance meditation, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techinque), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) anchoring techniques. See below on how to give this a try.

Panic attacks are commonly linked to agoraphobia (a fear of panic attacks especially if they occur in public) and the fear of not being able to escape a bad situation. Many who experience panic attacks feel trapped and unable to free themselves, or suffer severe social anxiety. This can be one of the most harmful side-effects of panic disorder as it can prevent sufferers from seeking treatment in the first place. Is this true for you?

People who have repeated, persistent attacks or feel severe anxiety about having another attack are said to have panic disorder. Panic disorder is strikingly different from other types of anxiety disorders in that panic attacks are often sudden and unprovoked. Many people who suffer from panic disorder are worried that their panic attacks mean they're 'going crazy' or that the panic might induce a heart attack. The first part of therapy is largely informational; many people are greatly helped by simply understanding exactly what panic disorder is. This helps people replace those thoughts with more realistic, positive ways of viewing the attacks, and subsequent treatments can address the actual reasons for the attacks themselves.

Can my panic attacks be treated naturally?
YES! One of the best ways to reduce panic attack symptoms, and frequency, is to realize what actually triggers them off in the first place, and to gain mastery over them. Easier said than done, I agree. But the last thing you will need to panic over is the treatment program, which is gentle, caring, non-invasive and simple. I've given you some idea of the program above, but as everyone is different, and what causes your panic attacks will be different to the next person, then the treatment is tailored to you as an individual and to your needs. You will be one step closer to taking control of your panic attack symptoms, and looking forward to eliminating them in no time at all!

Can I just avoid all the things that cause me to panic?
Panic Attack Yes, you can. But your life won't be worth the living. If you are predisposed to panic attacks, then taking away the cause will shift your attention to something else, which then becomes the trigger. Many forms of therapy advocate this, usually the same ones whose secondary approach is to meet the panic attack head on and conquer it by force, and then proudly announce, by the way, there is no true cure for panic attacks. Mostly this is BALONEY! Panic attacks are a physical, mental, chemical response to a specific trigger or set of triggers. Panic attacks are the high energy response. By reducing the energetic response you reduce the need to panic.

As an example, you may like to listen or watch the morning news. The headlines often consist of really uplifting things like, wars, bloodshed, violence, earthquakes, hurricanes, starvation, murder and plane/train crashes. (Frankly, to me, that's the worst way to start my day, so I often pass on that one anyway). Constantly worrying about the state of the world may be a panic trigger for you, and so avoiding the morning news may be a logical reaction in the short term. But does that cure you of panic attacks? NO! The tendency is still there and so you may switch your attention to the papers and start panicking over political indiscretion. But you will panic! Millions of people watch the news without triggering a panic attack. So the problem is not the news, the problem is your response to it. That is the bit that responds to the gentle approach of this kind of therapy. And by reducing the energetic responses in your body; in other words, de-triggering and desensitizing the energy response, you can eliminate the panic and also not transfer it to something else.

Just as an aside here. Many people will tell you (as they've told me) that therapy takes forever and counselling takes forever, and that quick fixes for things like panic attacks, don't work. But I don't accept that at all! Why should it take months to get over something that may have been started in seconds? Being witness to a motorway pileup could very easily trigger panic attacks in people who subsequently fear driving or travelling at speed. This trauma can take seconds to live through. So why shouldn't it take seconds to deal with? Does the problem become more real the longer it takes to treat? For some, yes. And some types of therapy perpetuate this myth. Don't expect it to take months and years of treatment, because it doesn't, it shouldn't have too, and it won't!

It is possible to beat panic attacks. Take the time to learn about the disorder, you will have no problem breaking the cycle and overcoming panic attack symptoms in the future! Everyone can recover from panic disorder, once they have received the right guidance and information. Understanding the disorder takes so much fear out of it. Fear is the main reason anxiety symptoms persist. So what are the rules for coping with panic?


Yes you can! Take back control, re-set your inbuilt anxiety/panic response to a more appropriate level. This will eliminate your anxiety disorder and panic attacks fairly quickly, including any obsessive or destructive thoughts, any insomnia, nightmares, depression, and the physical symptoms of shaking and panic you experience each and every episode.

EFT is my therapy of choice for panic attacks and anxiety attacks. I guarantee you will see a change. I invite anyone currently suffering from panic attacks to visit The Haven Healing Centre in Cheddar for assistance. Appointments and a treatment price list are available by clicking here. I look forward to welcoming you soon where we can talk about a treatment plan structured around your needs. Phil.

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