Panic Attacks and Hypnotherapy

Is Hypnotherapy an Effective Way to Treat Panic Attacks?

PanicAttack-DivineMindInstituteMany people have been rushed to the Emergency Room thinking they were having a heart attack, but in reality they learned they were experiencing a panic attack…Panic attacks can be so frightening you think you’re having a heart attack. If you have ever experienced this kind of anxiety, you’ll know what I’m talking about, it’s something you don’t ever want to go through again! But most likely, if it’s happened once, it will happen again.

What does a Panic Attack Look Like?

Panic attacks are brought on by different things for different people. They are “fight or flight” responses and are difficult to “come down” from; because it feels threatened, your mind goes into a heightened state of fear, and extreme anxiety can take over and you may experience such symptoms as:

  • Erratic breathing – you feel like you can’t breathe because your chest feels so tight, or you hyperventilate by overbreathing (which actually can make the situation worse.)
  • Anxiety over being in public or enclosed places
  • Feeling like you are losing control
  • Fear of getting stopped in traffic, at a red light or on a bridge
  • Worrisome thoughts that seem to plague you and won’t go away
  • Your heart is racing
  • Feeling sweaty, lightheaded, or dizzy
  • You may feel like you’re choking or unable to swallow
  • You may feel sick to your stomach, nauseous, or have hot flashes

These symptoms can be very intense, in fact, they can be so intense that you may feel detached from your body, your surroundings or your situation. They can last for up to  20 minutes, and some symptoms may remain for as long as 2 hours. The first time you experience a panic attack, it leaves a strong impression on your psyche, generating a new fear, the fear of having another attack – it’s like a loop of anxiety.

Hypnotherapy is Effective in Treating Panic Attacks!

HypnotherapyTreatment-DivineMindInsitituteTreating panic attacks with Hypnotherapy is similar to the way anxiety is treated. By accessing your subconscious mind and through the power of suggestion, hypnotherapy can teach you how to calm your state of mind, reduce your feelings of worry and fear, and help you deal with overwhelming feelings and emotions.

This therapy will be designed for you personally, to fit your needs and situation. Together we will discover what triggers are causing your attacks, why it’s happening and then work toward changing how you respond to those triggers, and how to cope with them in the future.

Let’s get you back to feeling normal, calm and in control again. Isn’t it time you start living your life the way you want to?

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Hypnosis Helps Postpartum Depression

Can Hypnosis Help Postpartum Depression?

PostPartumDepression-DivineMindInstitureOf all the complications from childbirth, in today’s world, Postpartum Depression (PPD) is the most common. It is estimated that between 10% – 20% of women in the United States, after childbirth, are suffering with PPD. What most people don’t realize is that it can affect women either during or after giving birth.

A majority of new moms get the “baby blues” for a few days after childbirth, but PPD lasts longer, is more severe, more serious and can interfere with your daily activities.

The signs and symptoms of PPD can be very serious and should not be ignored:

  • Having feelings of sadness, emptiness, hopelessness, moodiness, irritability, anxiety or restlessness
  • Unusual amounts of crying
  • Eating too much or not eating enough
  • Difficulty making decisions or concentrating
  • Frequently feeling angry or full of rage
  • Doubting yourself, especially doubting that you can care for your baby
  • Unable to bond with your baby
  • Uninterested in things or activities that you normally enjoy
  • Having sleep problems, you may oversleep or you may not be able to sleep when your baby is
  • Thinking about harming your baby, yourself, or both

Some of these symptoms seem like everyday feelings, but when they are in conjunction with other symptoms, are intense, and last too long, you should seek help. As a new mother you should never feel shame, or embarrassment…it’s not your fault, it is not a personal flaw, there are outside factors that can lead to PPD:

  • Mental health issues in your family line
  • Changes in hormones after childbirth
  • Psychological adjustment to motherhood, accompanied by fatigue
  • Changes in relationships
  • Lack of support
  • Outside stresses such as finances, job related issues, illness or death

The Effects of Hypnosis on PPD

HypnosisEffects on PPD-DivineMindInstituteHypnosis is very powerful, because it works directly with the subconscious mind…it essentially changes how your brain interprets feelings and thoughts, and can therefore become a very effective way of treating PPD.

Postpartum Depression affects the emotional part of the brain, overpowering rational thinking. During hypnosis, your subconscious will be allowed to get rid of irrational thinking and once again be allowed to have rational thoughts – replacing negative with positive (called reframing). Hypnosis can help you eliminate the feelings of anxiety, guilt and fear and allows you to be the mother you hoped you’d be.

Don’t let PPD take over this special time of your life…

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Control Anxiety

Who’s in Control, You or Your Anxiety?

Anxiety - Divine Mind InstituteDo you feel like there is something wrong with you, but don’t know what it is?

  • Do certain situations cause you to have
  • Tenseness or restlessness
  • Fear
  • Stomachaches
  • An increased heart rate
  • Sweaty hands
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Headaches
  • Trembling
  • Tenseness
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weakness
  • Uncontrollable worrying

If so, you are part of an increasing number of Americans who struggle with anxiety and want to get control of it.

I’m not talking about the little things that make all of us a bit anxious from time to time…those feelings are natural and come and go throughout our lives. I’m talking about the type of anxiety that can be debilitating and can take over your life.

About Anxiety…

Typically, anxiety is triggered by stress and causes nervousness, worrying, apprehension, and fear. These disorders not only manifest themselves in how we act and feel, but they can cause physical symptoms (like the ones mentioned above) that are very real.

Anxiety affects you through:

  • Your thoughts – obsessing over the “what ifs”, such as “What if I forget….”
  • Your Actions – you look for any excuse to avoid the stressful situation
  • Your Physical Feelings – racing heart beat, nausea, dizziness….

Sadness from PTSD - Divine Mind InstituteWho wants to live like that?

Just think of all the things your anxiety keeps you from accomplishing or enjoying. It limits your potential…It limits your life!

 

Hypnotherapy can help you control your anxiety

Oftentimes medical doctors will advise you to take medication for your anxiety, but this will most likely cause you to feel a bit brain numbed, and not like yourself. Again, who wants to live like this?

Each person is different, whatever is causing your stress and anxiety is unique and personal to you. Hypnosis, NLP and sometimes Age Regression are the perfect tools to overcome your symptoms. Using these powerful tools will help you discover the root cause of your anxiety and you will be enabled to communicate with your subconscious mind, which is where those causes reside.

You will be able to stop worrying about eminent disasters often associated with money, health, work, family or any number of other situations. You can stop having your life dominated by fear and panic.

Isn’t it time you start living your life again?

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Stop Stress

How Can You Stop the Distress of Stress?

Stress-DivineMindInstituteLike most disorders; fear, inability to sleep, being anxious, feeling stress and many others, we all experience them at one time or another. But when one of these disorders becomes a way of life, that’s when it becomes something that can affect us in a more profound way…it can change the quality of our life.

Constant stress is one of those life changing things. As you try to cope with all that life throws at you: deadlines, family needs, time schedules and all the other many demands, it’s no wonder why you feel stressed.

Good Stress – Bad Stress

Stress can be a motivator that helps you accomplish things that need to be done…it’s called performing under pressure. But when stress levels are too high it no longer motivates, but can wear you down. When this happens, you are experiencing stress that can have harmful effects on you, it can cause:

  •  Depression
  • Addictions
  • Illness such as dizziness, nausea, stomach problems
  • Negative outlook on life
  • Forgetfulness
  • Lack of good judgement
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of loneliness and being overwhelmed
  • Lack of sleep
  • Extreme weightloss or weight gain
  • Increase in negative habits such as biting your nails

Extreme levels of stress can impair your performance in all areas of your life and make you feel like you are functioning on overload and out of control.

Hypnotherapy can help you resolve the issues that raise your stress levels.

Hypnosis can help you manage your stress effectively:

  1. RelaxFromStress-DivineMindInstituteBeing in a hypnotic trance is very relaxing, this is a totally opposite feeling of stress. What a great change from the chronic stress you feel every day. Hypnosis can show you how to relax.
  2. Hypnosis can help you make change in your life to reduce the stress you live with.
  3. It can help you overcome negative habits that you either developed or leaned on to help you cope with your stress.

Your mind is in charge….it tells your body how to respond to outside influences. Using hypnotherapy helps put you in charge of how your mind interprets the triggers that would normally cause your stress.

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Misophonia

Can Hypnotherapy Help Misophonia?

Misophonia-Divine Mind Insititute“If I hear that sound again, I’m going to scream!”

“Stop making that noise…it’s driving me crazy!”

There are sounds that each of us prefer not to hear…squeaking chalk on the chalkboard…but Misophonia is a condition that is far beyond that.

Misophonia is kind of a funny word, but it’s definitely not a funny condition! It’s an extreme sensitivity to different noises or sounds, not just a mild irritation.

About the Sounds and Noises:

The sounds don’t have to be loud or grating, they are noises we hear everyday. They are typically noises made by other people, and can be as simple as someone clearing their throat, eating or drinking.

These noises can cause you to become irritable, irate and even sometimes irrational.

People who struggle with it often feel:

  • Anxious
  • Angry
  • Depressed
  • Disgusted
  • Rage
  • Stress
  • Panic

These sounds can cause you to avoid people or situations, and if you’re in a situation and the offending noise begins, you might find yourself trying to escape or worse yet, being offensive to the person causing the sound.

Misophonia Interview on 20/20


In the interview it was mentioned that this condition is probably caused by the way the brain is processing the sounds. What better reason to use hypnotherapy, a treatment that works with your subconscious mind?

During your hypnotherapy session, you will be in a relaxed state, where together we can discover what triggers are causing your reaction to specific sounds.

You need to know you are not imagining things, you are not alone and you’re definitely not going crazy! Misophonia is real, and you can get help.

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