Hypnotherapy for 

Panic Attacks 

Panic attacks can be terrifying for the sufferer.

Someone suffering from panic attacks can feel as if they're experiencing a heart attack or they are going to die.

The good news about panic attacks is that in isolation, they are not dangerous. They are merely your body reacting to what it perceives as stress.

Matt Jacobs at London Hypnosis uses powerful hypnotherapy techniques to help stop panic attacks in their tracks. 

Stop panic attacks with hypnotherapy


Break free from panic attacks at London Hypnosis 



Panic attacks are brief episodes of intense anxiety, causing the body to physical sensations of fear. Symptoms can include, shortness of breath, elevated heartbeat, dizziness, muscle tension and shaking.

Panic attacks can happen frequently, unexpectedly and are not usually related to any external threat. Panic attacks can last in duration from anything from a few minutes to half an hour. The aftermath however, the physical and emotional effects of the attack can last for a few hours.

Panic attacks are common with up to 35 per cent of the population population experiencing some kind of a panic attack at some point in their lives.

If panic attacks are not treated, those who experience frequent and/or prolonged panic attacks can be severely disabling. The individual can go on to avoid certain situations for fear of experiencing a panic attack.



Panic attacks happen when the ‘flight-or-fight’ response is triggered but there is no actual danger. An individual may experience a a panic attack in seemingly innocuous situations, such as watching tv or, reading a book or even while asleep.

Some of the factors that can prime the body to inappropriately activate the ‘flight-or-fight’ response include:

Chronic Stress: This can cause the body to produce abnormal levels of stress chemicals such as cortisol and adrenaline.

Acute stress: This can flood the body with the aforementioned chemicals.

Constant hyperventilation or unnatural breathing rhythms: This can disturb the balance of gases as there is not enough carbon dioxide in the blood.

Intense exercise: In certain indivuduals this can cause extreme reactions.

Change of environment such as walking into a hot or claustrophobic room.



No one knows why certain people are susceptible to panic attacks and some are not but it has has been suggested that genetics may play a role with evidence also existing for differences regarding gender and ethnicity in panic disorder. A study published  in the Journal of Neuroscience points, for the first time, to the gene trkC as a factor in susceptibility to the panic disorder. The researchers define the specific mechanism for the formation of fear memories which can drive panic attacks. 

Because panic attacks can strike without warning they can be terrifying for the suffer and trying to tell someone in the throws of a panic attack that they are in no danger can be hard if not impossible. The sufferer is in a “sympathetic nervous state” where they are almost incapable of any rational thought. Only after the panic attack subsides can they begin to make sense of what has happened.

Hypnotherapy can stop your panic attacks 


Matt sees many people at London Hypnosis who suffer from panic attacks. One common theme that sufferers describe is not so much the panic attack itself, but the fear of having a panic attack.


This fear can often go two ways, it either actually fires of a panic attack or the person can begin to withdraw from certain situations and environments they feel with be fear inducing. This then can then lead to the development of certain phobias such as agoraphobia. Panic attacks can thus drive not only the development of the phobia but can maintain it as the individual seeks safety from not going out. This vicious circle of fear and panic both feed each other in a endless loop.

The good news is that hypnotherapy works very well in the treatment of panic attacks. Very simple techniques can either stop an attack happening of reduce the severity of an attack already happening. Prevention of panic attacks occurring in the future reassures the individual and the fear subsides thus breaking cycle of fear and panic.

By teaching self hypnosis for panic attacks and other hypnotherapy techniques Matt Has helped hundreds off people break from panic and he can help you too. Get in touch today.



London Hypnosis panic attack testimonials


Panic attack clients share their experices of how hypnotherapy has helped them

Names have been removed for total anonymity.

West End


My doctor recommended I go see Matt to have hypnotherapy for panic attacks that were ruining my life. My world was gradually shrinking as I didn’t want to go out through fear of having an attack. With Matt’s help I learned to control them and I’ve been panic free for over two years now.



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I started suffering panic attacks after splitting up with my boyfriend. I had never suffered from them before and they were really scary when they happened. I learned self hypnosis from Matt and it was so reassuring to know I could actually control the panic. 






Matt is an awesome hypnotherapist! He helped me stop having panic attacks and everyone should go to see him if they suffer from this. I thought I was going mad before I saw him and genuinely thought I could die when having an attack.







I had an abusive childhood and had suffered from panic attacks for as long as I can remember. I just thought it was part of me and that I had to live like that. I had hypnotherapy with Matt and we worked though my fears and anxieties and now I’m so much better than I was.




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