Panic attacks are terrifying.
The symptoms can be overwhelming.
No matter how hard you try to think yourself out of it, the attack just seems to get worse.
You feel helpless, trapped and out of control.
It’s a lonely place to be.
Help is at hand.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a clinically proven technique that is actively recommended by NICE, the government health body, as the form of treatment for panic attacks.
CBT can help you overcome your panic attacks, become more resilient and regain control of your life by helping you:
- understand the root cause of your attacks
- understand why the physical symptoms are so acute and uncomfortable
- understand how your thoughts about these symptoms actually make the situation worse
- identify the negative thoughts (conscious and sub-conscious) triggering your panic
- work out if the thoughts are accurate or not (in most cases, they won’t be - you just can’t see it yet!)
- replace negative thoughts with more credible, evidence based, and constructive ones
- learn how to manage symptoms to the point where you don't feel scared of them any more
- learn calming, relaxation and mindfulness techniques
- develop effective coping strategies for times when you might experience symptoms of a panic attack (we’re all human after all)
- understand the role your lifestyle (diet, exercise, sleep, stress etc.) can have on minimising and preventing panic attacks
CBT can also help with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, , Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),Social Anxiety.
Contact us now to find out more about how CBT can help you overcome your panic attacks
Appointments available in Central London, Wimbledon, Epsom, (Surrey) and Arundel (West Sussex).