You start sweating, your mind is racing out of control, your hands get clammy, you feel like you can’t breathe, and your heart is pumping so fast you think it’s going to explode. You look around and wonder if other people can tell that you are having a panic attack. You start worrying that you will never stop being anxious and that your panic attacks will keep happening forever. You might have even thought about whether there could be something really wrong with your health. You have tried to make yourself relax and tried to stop having panic attacks but you just don’t know how. Maybe you’re not even sure if what happens to you is even a panic attack.

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What are Panic Attacks?

Many people who suffer from anxiety have had the horrible experience of having a panic attack. But what exactly is a panic attack? A panic attack is a sudden surge of intense fear or major discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes, and includes four or more of things listed below:

  1. Heart palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
  2. Sweating
  3. Trembling or shaking
  4. Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
  5. Feeling of choking
  6. Chest pain or discomfort
  7. Nausea or abdominal distress
  8. Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint
  9. Chills or heat sensations
  10. Numbness or tingling sensations
  11. Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself)
  12. Fear of losing control or going crazy
  13. Fear of dying

Panic attacks can feel so overwhelming to some people that they end up avoiding doing activities or going to places that they associate their panic attacks with. For example, a person that experiences a panic attack while driving on the highway becomes so worried about it happening again that they end up avoiding driving on highways completely. Another example can be a teen that experiences a panic attack at school while taking a test starts calling out sick and missing school for fear of having another panic attack. Have you ever avoided going to a place or doing something because you were afraid of having a panic attack?

Learn How to Stop Panic Attacks

The good news is that panic attacks can be treated and eliminated from your life. I specialize in using a research and evidence based therapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is has been scientifically proven to be highly effective in treating panic attacks. I will teach you evidence based techniques to stop engaging in the negative and irrational thinking patterns that cause your panic attacks. I will give you the tools you need so that you can be more relaxed and stop having panic attacks. Imagine feeling like you are in control of your life again, that your mind is at ease, and you are free from having panic attacks.

I am lucky to share that I have a high success rate of helping my clients defeat panic attacks. This is because I specialize in anxiety treatment and use a scientific and evidence based approach called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Please contact me to schedule an appointment today to learn the techniques that will eradicate anxiety and panic attacks from your life.

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