Discover the real cause of your panic and uncover the simple approach that can help you stop the fear and live life again without worrying about panic.

My name is Greg Nejedly and I’m here to help you get rid of your panic attacks using hypnotherapy.

Discover how you can place yourself back in the driving seat, take back control of your fear and learn how to deal with panic attacks so you can stop feeling overwhelmed.

Re-experience what it’s like to feel calm and relaxed. Thought that was impossible? Hypnotherapy can show you how.

Did I really have a panic attack?

Have you ever experienced any of the the following distressing symptoms:

  • Rapid breathing
  • Sweating excessively
  • Dizziness
  • Pounding heart beat
  • Tingling sensations
  • Shaking
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling faint
  • Thinking you’re having a heart attack
  • Thinking your’e having a stroke
  • Thinking you’re dying

If so, then you could be suffering from panic attacks. Typically any physical symptoms will also be accompanied by thoughts that centre around extreme fear and terror, even convincing yourself that you’ve had a heart attack or stroke.

Panic attacks can be one of the most frightening psychological experiences we can have. It’s an intense feeling of overwhelming fear that typically lasts for between 5 and 20 minutes, although in some cases, they can last longer.

The good news, is you can eliminate your panic attacks fairly quickly and it’s something I’ve helped many people overcome.

Call 0117 924 0200 today to book your FREE consultation and start your journey towards a panic-free life.

Panic attacks – what they are and how you can stop them.

Discover how you can place yourself back in the driving seat, take back control of your fear and learn how to deal with panic attacks so you can stop feeling overwhelmed.

Re-experience what it’s like to feel calm and relaxed. Thought that was impossible? Hypnotherapy can show you how.

What is a panic attack?

Imagine taking all the fear you’ve experienced in your life-time and squeeze it into the space of a few minutes and then multiply that by 100. That might come close to explaining how frightening a panic attack can be. It is a feeling of intense fear and impending doom. A truly overwhelming event that can leave you quite exhausted afterwards.

Thinking back to the last time you panicked, did you find you were breathing faster, heart pounding through your chest, sweat, shake, feel nauseous or light-headed? Did you believe you were dying or suffering a heart attack or even stroke?

You probably wondered what on earth was happening the first time you had a panic attack perhaps even questioned your sanity. Most people are surprised by the sudden appearance of a panic attack as it appears out of the blue and for no apparent reason.

It’s not very pleasant realising that you have no control over your thoughts and actions and even worse to experience intense fear in such a short space of time. Trying to explain just how frightening a panic attack can be to someone who has never experienced one can be difficult for them to truly appreciate how terrifying it can be.

Why do I panic?

Once any biological mechanisms are eliminated as a potential cause, such as hypoglycemia (lower than normal level of blood glucose), hyperthyroidism (overactive tissue within the thyroid gland), you can be sure the cause is psychological. But what specifically causes you to panic?

What you may not have noticed is that over a period of time before you experienced your first panic attack, there would have been a gradual build of your stress levels, brought about by certain life events such as a separation, death in the family or friend, financial difficulty, or even moving to a different country. You may not even be aware of the increase in your general feeling of anxiety but as this builds over a period of time, you eventually reach your limit, alarm bells start ringing and the subconscious moves in to rescue you. The result is an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety. Run! Panic! Save yourself!

Your brain in panic mode

When you panic, the amygdala (a structure in your brain stem) fires off signals to various parts of the brain including higher brain centers such as the prefrontal cortex (modulates sensory information), as well as the hippocampus (where memories are stored). In essence a process of being alerted to a possible threat, is assessed against your memories of past experiences that are in some way similar to what you are experiencing now. The amygdala instigates panic by signalling other brain stem structures including the hypothalamus (regulates the release of adrenaline and stimulates your sympathetic nervous system which induces the fight or flight response).

When this system is overly sensitized, you are more likely to have a panic attack. This can happen if it’s been activated too frequently or too intensely or both. And what do you think triggers this system?

You can begin to place the pieces together now. Stressful events over a period of time that are not dealt with, can lead to an over-sensitization of the fear system, until eventually you experience a panic attack.

You are now at a stage where your general anxiety levels are above your manageable threshold, your subconscious mind tries to step in to rescue you whenever you feel an increase in anxiety and you experience an intense version of the fight or flight response, you panic.

You may very well begin to worry about having a panic attack more than actually experiencing an episode itself. The irony being that the worry lends itself to an increase of stress, which in turn can trigger another panic attack.

You begin to mentally rehearse having episodes in the future in embarrassing situations, imagining yourself being completely out of control and making a fool of yourself. This in turn can begin to change your behaviour and create an avoidance of certain situations.

If you find you have continued to have recurring panic attacks and persistently worry about having another, you could be suffering panic disorder.

How to stop panic attacks for good

When we are in a higher state of stress, we react to things more emotionally. When that stress builds and passes a threshold, you can experience a panic attack. It is therefore important to reduce your stress levels which can easily be achieved through the use of hypnosis. Continuing to do so will enable you to achieve a feeling of control as you will begin to react to things in a more logical, rational way.

Using techniques drawn from NLP, your subconscious mind can erase it’s referential template (e.g. every supermarket is dangerous because it’s a supermarket) and replace it with a new desired one. Thereby a new understanding has been established (supermarkets are now considered safe). This method can be applied to any trigger including an over response to bodily sensations.

Focusing on what you want rather than what you don’t want (as most of us do), opens up a remarkable ability to overcome life’s struggles. Using this approach along with hypnosis, your mind can begin to unwind and rewire, allowing you to feel more in control of life and those things that matter to you.

A course of hypnotherapy can begin to put you back in touch with feeling more relaxed in those situations that used to cause a panic attack as your subconscious establishes new templates. If you know how to relax the mind and manage stress, then you have the tools to get rid of panic attacks for good!

A person can experience panic when they feel a sense of helplessness in dealing with an increase of stress due to more responsibility or experiencing a transition in life. Whatever the case, hypnotherapy will help strengthen those resources, that will enable you to deal with those situations in a much more desirable way

If you have any further questions on how to stop panic attacks, overcoming panic attacks or just want further information on how to deal with panic attacks, please get in touch using this contact form.