All You Need To Know About Treating Panic Attacks with Hypnotherapy

It’s a beautiful day, the sun is out, and you’re enjoying a casual stroll in the park with the wet grass grazing the soles of your feet and the wind blowing in your hair, when all of a sudden and intense fear takes over you, weighing down on your heart, making it hard for you to breathe.

This is what a panic attack is. It’s characterized by sudden periods of intense fear where an individual experiences palpitations, shaking, sweating, shortness of breath, and an overwhelming fear or feeling of impending doom.

Panic attacks are a common occurrence among individuals who have a panic disorder and according to statistics; approximately 6 million adults in the United States have it. The cure for this onset of sudden fear is found through counseling and guidance from a medical expert, but when they get out of hand, hypnotherapy can help. 

Let’s find out how.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a method of treatment that uses hypnosis as a psychological healing process. It helps an individual enter an altered state of mind, also referred to as trance state, to help them become focused, relaxed, and open to positive suggestions. 

A hypnotherapist guides the client to an altered state, relaxing the critical faculty (analytical mind) to bring their attention toward behaviors or habits that they’d like to change. Offering words of encouragement and ensuring the clients’ selective thinking is maintained throughout the process, is a primary component of this psychological treatment. 

From treating stress, weight problems, grief, addiction, sleep disorders, and grief, there are a plethora of health issues and concerns that hypnotherapy can treat. 

How does hypnotherapy help treat panic attacks?

Scientific studies and research show that hypnotherapy can go a long way in relieving symptoms of panic disorders such as anxiety, stress, and fear. A client(s) can be guided to the underlying causes behind panic attacks, and can also be introduced to new coping mechanisms to deal with it through hypnotherapy.

The process of treating panic attacks with hypnotherapy involves putting the patient in a hypnoidal state, and making them aware of the physical sensations, cognitive processes, as well as emotions they undergo during a panic attack—for instance, chest pain and palpitations. 

The hypnotherapist will then introduce coping techniques such as guiding an individual to focus on their breathing to calm their nerves during a panic attack. 

One of the primary reasons why hypnotherapy is so effective in the treatment of panic attacks is because it propels an individual into a state where their self-awareness becomes heightened—allowing them to get in touch with their feelings. It also encourages the client to bring their defense mechanisms down, which makes it easier for them to address the underlying causes of the stress and anxiety.


If you or your loved ones are having trouble dealing with panic attacks and don’t want it to disrupt your day-to-day functions, get in touch with a certified clinical hypnotherapist who can help you out.

At Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples, we have the most professional and well trained hypnotherapists. We are ready to help you, with proven therapeutic methods to treat a wide range of problems including panic attacks. We also specialize in anxiety treatment, insomnia treatments, and sleep disorder therapy. Get in touch to book an appointment with us in Naples, FL today! 

Written by

Peter Williams CHt. CHI