Why Panic Attacks Are Actually Your Best Friend
Updated: Nov 21
Why Panic Attacks Are Actually Your Best Friend
Panic attacks can be incredibly scary. The physical sensations can feel overwhelming and debilitating, especially if they come out of the blue and without warning.
Those seemingly random panic attacks aren’t random at all. They’re signs from your body that you really need to listen to and act on.
Your body is trying to send you an important message when you have a panic attack - that you need to stop, slow down and make changes before serious health problems develop. If you continue to ignore the warning signs, you may experience a heart attack, cancer, or another catastrophic event.
What Is A Panic Attack?
A panic attack is simply the body’s way of trying to get rid of stuff quickly and efficiently. Think of it like vomiting as an automatic response to illness. It’s your body’s attempt to flush out the offender so you can feel better. The body and mind reach a point of overload and need to do a big “flush” to get back into equilibrium.
This is why a panic attack really is your best friend in helping you to get out of this state. It’s like when your best friend holds you and takes care of you when you vomit, holds back your hair, and makes sure you get home safe. As a best friend, it keeps reminding you that you need changes in your life...
Understanding this takes a lot of the fear and power out of the equation. Knowing that it’s simply a message from your body to think and behave in a different way brings the power back to you and with the right tools, you can give your body what it’s asking for.
Sleep is the first step
How To Get Rid Of Panic Attacks
To get to grips with panic attacks, we need to work on your sleep. Anxiety and panic attacks are often linked to sleep issues. When we fix your sleep, we also work on the panic.
Just as you’ve learned how to sleep badly, we can teach your mind and body to sleep well instead. Hypnotherapy is a safe, effective and proven therapy for making this happen and we can achieve even greater results by adding other therapies into the mix too.
We can create a relaxed state of mind in which your brain is fully open to finding lasting solutions and creating positive change.
This creates the ideal environment for resolving sleep issues and getting rid of anxieties and traumas that may be contributing to panic attacks.
If hypnotherapy is a new experience for you, I have the perfect introduction for you.
I offer a free sleep tape that will help you to sleep better. All of my clients receive this but I would love to extend this to anyone who needs support to fix their sleep. If you’re currently struggling with panic attacks and poor sleep, please feel free to reach out and I will send it to you. The more you listen to it, the easier it will be to retrain your brain to sleep well.
During the initial consultation, I also provide access to effective, proven techniques to manage and resolve panic attacks. And as we work through each session, you will gain simple but effective tools to use every single day for a calmer mind. I truly believe that therapy can and should be fun and I incorporate this into my approach.
You CAN overcome panic and live life to the full
If panic attacks are happening to you regularly, you may feel that life can never be any different.
Let me introduce you to a client of mine who was in a very bad place before reaching out to me.
Her severe panic attacks left her afraid to go out. But after just three sessions, she felt able to go into a coffee shop and spend time with a family member. Far from being an anxious experience, it was fun and liberating. This had seemed impossible before we worked together but the brain is wonderfully powerful and resilient and can learn new ways of thinking and behaving.
She now has a full understanding of why her panic attacks were happening and a range of tools that she can use every day to help her to feel calm and in control:
“Gabriella is very kind and knowledgeable. She is so easy to talk to and very understanding. She helped me a lot and gave me so many tools to tackle my panic attacks. It's nice that you can actually get suggestions and valid explanations, why things happen in a certain way and why your body reacts like that. I can only recommend her!”
A combined approach to overcoming panic attacks
The tools I give my clients provide lasting panic attack relief. We use a combination of hypnotherapy, NLP, and energy healing techniques to encourage positive change. This approach is solution-focused, and the emphasis is on what we can change. There’s no focus on the past - we are all about the future and how you want to feel. These techniques activate the parasympathetic mind, also known as the “chill out brain”. This moves the mind and body into a rest and digest state.
If panic attacks are taking over your life, it’s a sign that you need to slow down and listen to the messages your body is sending out. Feel free to book a consultation to see how we can achieve this.
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