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Panic Disorders

A Panic Disorder can be a very frightening experience and might just seem to happen for no apparent reason, at any time and have a lasting impact.

Commonly, people suffering from a Panic Disorder experience feelings of being totally out of control, perhaps developing a sense that they might pass out, or even believing that they are going to die.

Despite the strength and severity of these feelings it IS possible to learn how to manage this type of problem, and with the right kind of help, to be able to totally overcome them.

Panic Disorders are in fact a kind of “blown out of proportion” version of a normal physiological response to a “trigger”, usually some sort of threat, or perceived threat, to the person.

Whenever we encounter a situation that we believe represents a threat to our safety, the body “prepares itself” to respond to that danger by firstly flushing Adrenalin into the bloodstream just in case we need to get out of the situation quickly.

The actual process that we go through is known as the “Freeze, Flight or Fight” response (previously labelled as “fight or flight” but this is now known to be slightly incorrect).

This response is known as a “Limbic” response and occurs at a subconscious level.

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Thousands of years ago our Ancestors would have found this response very useful in order to survive the dangers that were present, but of course many of those dangers do not exist today (when did you last encounter a Sabre Toothed Tiger?) and so the response is not so helpful any more.

Despite this fact, we are still “hard-wired” to react this way to “danger” whether that danger is REAL or IMAGINED.

How Panic Disorders Affect Our Bodies

What this means is that our bodies still produce this “rush” of Adrenalin which has the following effects on our body chemistry:

  • Our muscles become tense ready to respond
  • Our rate of breathing increases in order to get more oxygen into the bloodstream as a source of energy for the muscles
  • Heart rate increases to pump that blood to the parts where it is needed
  • Non-vital body parts can become “starved” of this blood leaving them feeling “cold” and “pale”
  • The digestive system slows down (saliva glands stop producing saliva) causing a dry mouth
  • Our senses become highly alerted to danger and even the slightest sound can cause a reaction

All of these reactions tell us that “something is wrong” and if there appears to be no obvious reason why our bodies are reacting in this way, (there is no Tiger about to leap on us) then we may become confused or think that something is physically wrong with us – often described as health anxiety.

Psychological Therapy for Panic Disorders

Tranceform Psychology can offer a range of different psychological therapy solutions for panic-related problems which you can read about below.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Panic Disorders

If you’re committed to overcoming your Panic Disorder then we highly recommend following our Advanced Tranceformental CBT programme with Paul which is available as an Online Therapy as well as a self-directed programme.

The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic mental health counselling course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.

Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.

Teach Yourself CBT and Overcome Your Problems for only £149!

Our online CBT course has been designed to teach you the fundamental tools and techniques of clinically proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy without having to see a therapist.

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Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, this self-managed course will teach you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience your mental health problems without having to visit a therapist.

Click Self-Help CBT to find out more.

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Alternative Therapies for Panic Disorders

Although our preferred form of mental health counselling for Panic Disorder is Tranceformental CBT we also offer alternative psychotherapies for those who might prefer a different approach.

These include:

  • Psychodynamic therapy which focuses more on emotional problems and relies on the Therapeutic Relationship to bring about change. Available with Paul.
  • General Counselling which is less structured but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues which is therapeutic in its own right.
  • Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of therapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.
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Free Initial Consultations for Panic Disorders

We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your Panic Disorder prior to commencing any treatment plans.

The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.

At TranceForm Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

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Overcome Your Mental Health difficulties with Our Online CBT Programme - From Only £299!

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective for a range of mental health problems and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.

Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, our advanced CBT course will teach you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience your problems without having to spend a fortune.

The course is available with 2, 5 or 10 sessions of clinical support in-clinic or using Zoom.

Click Tranceformental CBT to find out more.

Also available as a self-directed course that you manage yourself without interacting with a therapist for only £149.

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