If you're looking here, you're probably one of the 10% of the population who is estimated to experience a panic attack in their lifetime.
Is your life shrinking because you're finding it impossible to avoid the people, places and things that make another Panic Attack more likely?
What are your triggers? It's often when trapped and can't escape - on a train, plane or in a car. Restaurants and supermarkets are other common places, where surrounded by many other people and too far from the exit.
Do you spend most of your time focusing on your body, looking for any sign that might suggest you're about to have another attack?
There are many reasons why Panic Attacks begin, some are a response to trauma but often it's initially overwhelming stress and anxiety. The rush of intense emotions and feelings experienced during a Panic Attack are so traumatic that once you've had one, all of your attention becomes focused on avoiding it every happening again. However the fear caused by constantly worrying about avoiding the next one is going to be the most likely cause of the next one.
If you're the kind of person who needs some gentle therapy, help and guidance to cope with Panic Attacks contact me by completing the form below. My treatment rooms are located in Moorgate, London and Godalming, Surrey or you may choose online therapy via Zoom
“I would like to thank you for your help in our hypnotherapy sessions. Having suffered with my phobias since early childhood I am for the first time in my life feeling a lot more confident and feel like I have control of the situations that I very often find myself in on a day to day basis. At one time I would have just gone into “panic mode” but now I have the tools to deal with the situation. I do not have to think before I leave the house about where I am going and what I will encounter whilst there!! I feel much more positive about the way I am able to handle something that has worried me for years.”
AJ Guildford, Surrey
“I went to see Laurie Harvey because I was having panic attacks. I had seen someone about these before but I was still getting them and I was becoming desperate. When I went to see Laurie she was very patient and understanding and I felt completely relaxed with her. She helped me to understand, why I was feeling the way I was and, after a few visits, I realised that I was getting fewer panic attacks and was feeling much happier and more able to cope with everyday things, which I had been struggling with before.”
SL Westminster London