Panic attacks are sudden episodes of intense fear. Physical symptoms of a panic attack may include:
- A sense of dread or imminent danger
- Fear of dying or losing control
- Rapid heartrate
- Shaking, shivering or trembling
- Shortness of breath
- Chills or hot flashes
- Feeling sick
- Stomach cramps
- Trembling or shaking
- Shortness of breath or tightness in your throat
- Hot flashes
- Abdominal cramping
- Dizziness, lightheadedness or faintness
- Feeling detached from reality
Panic attacks can be very frightening and catch you off guard. Often those who have experienced a panic attack will fear another one, which can severely impact quality of life.
How can our sessions help?
We begin by demystifying the neuroscience behind what is happening before and during a panic attack. We then use evidence-based solution focused exercises and techniques to support you in identifying, understanding and drawing on your strengths and resources that will help you towards a life without panic attacks. Finally, we use evidence-based meditative techniques to support your brain to effectively process the fear behind your phobia. Through the sessions you will develop your own toolkit of meditative and solution focused techniques to independently manage anxiety and fears into the future.