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Hypnotherapy for Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are an extreme fear response to the world around you. They happen when your body's natural 'alarm system' is triggered disproportionately to what's happening at the time. This can lead to exaggerated and distressing symptoms and their onset can be repaid, intense and frightening. Panic attacks often occur when we are already experiencing heightened anxiety in our daily lives.

What is a panic attack?

A panic attack is an intense, exaggerated fear reaction with no obvious cause. Having one can be an uncomfortable and distressing experience, both emotionally and physically. It can last from five to twenty minutes or sometimes longer, and might be a single or occasional experience or part of a more frequent pattern. Those experiencing panic attacks can feel as if they have lost control, or that they are having a medical crisis, or even that they are dying. Panic attacks can be caused by past trauma, phobia, or generalised stress and anxiety. While deeply unpleasant, panic attacks in themselves are not harmful, and can be successfully treated with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.

What does a panic attack feel like?

Having a panic attack can be an alarming ordeal. When a person has a panic attack, they will experience a sudden and intense feeling of fear. Panic attacks can take many different forms but some of the symptoms you might experience include:

  • An intense feeling of dread
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pounding heart
  • Feeling hot or cold
  • Feeling sick
  • Feeling faint or dizzy
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Churning stomach and/or needing to go to the toilet

How can Solution Focused Hypnotherapy relieve panic attacks?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with panic attacks by reducing anxiety and building confidence and resilience, helping you regain control over these distressing symptoms and feel more positive in general about life.

In our Initial Consultation we can discuss your best hopes for a life free of panic attacks, and I'll explain exactly what is happening in your mind and body during one. Understanding the natural processes leading to these unpleasant symptoms can be an important part of stopping them! In subsequent Solution Focused Hypnotherapy sessions, I'll use careful questioning to help you build resilience and develop strategies to lessen anxiety and feel more in control. The relaxing effect of hypnosis can start to alleviate anxiety immediately, and over time your subconscious mind will absorb the positive messages and suggestions you hear to help realise your best hopes of a panic attack-free future.

Meet Andrew Major

Your Solution Focused Hypnotherapist HPD | DSFH

I understand how the issues of the stress and anxiety can creep up and affect your life. My own journey has had its ups and downs which became the catalyst that led me to invest in myself and train to become a professional therapist to help others transform their mental wellbeing. So, I understand you need support from someone that listens and cares.

  • I am a professional full time Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • I am qualified with a diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (DSFH) having studied at the prestigious Clifton Practice
  • I’ve been awarded the prestigious Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) by the National Council of Hypnotherapy
  • My techniques are well researched, robust and based on the latest research from neuroscience
  • Sessions are always positive, solution focused and respectful
  • I’m passionate about what I do and love seeing the positive transformation in my clients

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hypnotherapy sessions are typically needed for panic attacks?

The number of hypnotherapy sessions required to see results can vary from person to person. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you make positive change quickly so, some clients may experience improvement in a just a few sessions, while others may benefit from more sessions.

What's important is you motivation and commitment to therapy and a willingness to participate. During our initial consultation, we'll understand your unique situation and develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Is hypnotherapy safe for treating panic attacks?

Yes, hypnotherapy is generally considered safe for treating panic attacks when conducted by a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist. It is important to choose a reputable professional who specialises in anxiety and panic disorders. They will guide you through the process, ensuring your safety and well-being throughout the sessions.

Does Online Hypnotherapy work for panic attacks?

Online hypnotherapy is very effective for anxiety related conditions. In fact, some people prefer working online with their therapist because they are more relaxed and comfortable in their own space or home. Also, there is no need to travel to see your therapists because online hypnotherapy is just as effective as working face to face. You also have flexibility because our sessions can take place wherever you are in the world via Zoom, and I often work with clients based in the US, Europe and around the world from my UK practice.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works for anxiety by combining positive talking therapy and coaching with hypnosis. During the first half of the session, we talk and avoid past problems, and instead focus on the future. You're encouraged to think and express yourself in a positive way which helps you to reduce your anxiety. Because hypnotherapy is a brain-based therapy, you'll also learn how the brain works in relation to your issues, but importantly what can be done to help you make changes to stop the cycle of anxiety so you can regain control and feel better.

Hypnosis reduces anxiety by using guided relaxation techniques to calm your body and mind. As you listen to your therapist, you will be guided into a relaxed state of focused attention by asking you to imagine certain things. Positive suggestions are made to help you make changes subconsciously by encouraging a shift in perspective. It allows your mind to reflect on the ideas and solutions discussed during our session to understand how they can help you.

What happens at an initial consultation?

The initial consultation and assessment is one of the most important sessions, the beginning of real focus and change. Together we'll explore what you want to achieve and how many sessions may be required. I'll explain how hypnotherapy works and I'll briefly explore how the mind works in relation to your issues and how if you're willing to make changes, hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goals. You'll also receive a complimentary guided hypnotic relaxation audio track to listen to at home which sets the wheels in motion for your subsequent sessions.

If you have any queries or questions about Hypnotherapy?


With the right support change is possible. Hypnotherapy is tailored to your needs and combines talking therapy with hypnosis to create the long-lasting solutions and change you need. Here's how it works:


It's FREE and we use this time to see if we're a good fit, answer your questions and ensure hypnotherapy is the best approach to achieve your results.


Together we explore your needs and create a personalised treatment plan to achieve the changes you are looking for and we'll get started with individual sessions.


No more living with Anxiety and Stress, as you take control of your thoughts, you gain control over your feelings, actions and behaviours so you live life to the full.



During this call we will:

  • Talk about the problems you're experiencing
  • Explain how to overcome them
  • Tell you how hypnotherapy actually works
  • Explain the best treatments options
  • Answer all of your questions

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