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Make 2018 special – Great offer from Panicattacktherapist

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Great offer open till 7 January 2018.


New Year is a great time for planning the year ahead.  Think of what you planned to do last year, but failed because you kept putting things off.   Make it different this year!

Last year, 2017, my clients achieved amazing results which, at one time, they would have found daunting.  Results like flying on a plane, going shopping, visiting the dentist, driving, and the list goes on.  The only thing my clients did, which was different from other sufferers, was to make a decision and hire an experienced therapist like me.

Most sufferers procrastinate about getting help, or try the easy route by buying books/cds etc.  They find out the hard way that these kinds of “programmes” don’t work; what works is a structured programme supported by a qualified therapist.

Yesterday, I did a Facebook Live session and discussed 7 qualities you need to make your New Year’s resolution have a good chance of success.  Many people have asked me to write them down, so here they are.  (To see the whole recording, please go to my facebook page.)

1.  Plan big.
2.  Write it down.  Be specific.
3.  Pick a start date and work out a schedule.
4.  Keep progress details and discuss them with whoever is supporting you.
5.  Share your goals with your family and friends.  Become accountable.
6.  Accept failure.  It is part of progress.
7.  Plan a reward for yourself.

If you suffer from panic attacks/anxiety and want to address your issues in 2018, I am available to help you.  Enrol as a client on the link below, and I will give you the option of a one to one skype session to discuss your New Year resolution, and how to achieve it.  FREE!

If you enrol, this is what you will receive:

1.  Full online programme and all mp3 recordings. As it is online, it is ideal if you are housebound or limited with your time.
2.  Live online group sessions every week, to speed up your recovery.  If you are unable to attend these optional sessions, we have lots of recordings you can listen to.
3.  A closed facebook group for all my clients where you can offer yourselves mutual support and motivation.
4.  Support from myself via email, messenger, texting or through the closed facebook group.  I don’t have secretaries etc to provide support.  If you contact me, I will give you personal support.
5.  An option to have a one to one skype session to discuss your particur issues and an action plan for next year.  If you feel uncomfortable doing a skype session, then we can discuss other options.

Want to know what is in the programme?   Here are the contents:

Day 1 – Introduction to the programme.
Why do you have panic attacks?
Symptoms of a panic attack.
What should I do?
Will this work for me?
Instructions to stop accommodating your anxiety.
Breathing exercises.
Two mp3 recordings to reduce negative thoughts and stress.

Day 3 –  Panic Attack symptoms are good for you?
What not to do.
Easy technique to give you a boost when you are feeling down.

Day 5 –  Diverting your mind.
Starting your Day technique.
mp3 recording to imagine yourself without anxiety.

Day 8 – “So What!” technique.
Panic Attack Roller Coaster technique.
Ride the Wave technique (all the way from Kathmandu!).
mp3 recording to Eliminate Panic Attacks 

Day 11 – Check your diet

Day 20 – Reminders to make sure you are doing it correctly.
mp3 recording to eliminate any negativity.

Day 22 –   Ring of Confidence technique so that you can feel confident, motivated and strong whenever you want.
Two mp3 recordings to give you confidence and motivation whenever you need it..

 Day 25 – Repetitive Thoughts / Intrusive thoughts.
Recording of technique for you to follow to eliminate these thoughts.

Day 28 – Kick Agoraphobia out (beat agoraphobia by putting the Moment of Recoil on its head!)

Day 31 – Fear of Driving

I suppose you want to know the final cost?  How much would you expect to pay for the full programme, live webinar sessions, live personal support, and an optional skype session with Vincent Benedict?

The total cost of my programme is normally £45 per month, and another £45 if you want a one to one skype session (one hour), giving a total of £90 for the first month.   However, I want 2018 to be special for you and I want you raving about all your great achievements.  Therefore, I am going to offer you the full programme, support and an optional one to one skype session for the ridiculous price of £35 per month.  This offer is only open till midnight on 7 Jan 2018, UK time.


Click here for an awesome 2018, for only £35 per month (cancel at any time).

Depersonalization or Derealization

depersonalisation or derealisation

What is Depersonalization or Derealization?

Most people have experienced at least one episode of depersonalization or derealization in their lifetime.   These episodes sometimes only last a few seconds, but can last longer if the sensations are intense.   In most cases, the experience is associated with anxiety, depression or fatigue.

With depersonalization, people liken it to an out of body experience, where they feel disassociated with what is happening around them.

With derealization, people describe it as experiencing a dreamlike state.   I tend to think of it like an astronaut floating outside his spaceship, connected by a rope.

Both these states are disturbing to the person experiencing them, due to thoughts of losing grip on reality, losing control, or going crazy.   However, like any other anxiety sensations, they are harmless.

Who suffers from this?

Although, like panic attacks, this can happen to anyone, the highest risk of suffering from depersonalization or derealization is to those who:

1.   Abuse illegal drugs.
2.   Suffer from depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, and dissociative disorders.
3.   Have suffered from an intense panic attack, which may have lasted longer than normal.
4.   Episodes of depersonalization are also common following the use of drugs, notably marijuana or ecstacy.


depersonalisation and derealisation

depersonalisation and derealisation


There is no specific medication which has been approved for the treatment of depersonalization or derealization.   Normally, doctors will prescribe drugs which are usually used for the treatment of anxiety or depression, such as benzodiazepines or SSRIs.   Other medications may be used depending on which country you are in.

Therapy without medication

Depersonalization or derealization has nothing to do with losing control and is best thought of as another panic sensation.   These sensations are all different ways of experiencing the same reaction…fear!

1.   The first thing to do is to accept that it is a sensation, which can’t harm you.   Acknowledge its existence and accept the sensations.   Do not try and fight them.   This will only make the depersonalization or derealization more intense and last longer.
2.   Try and focus on what is happening round you.   Like the astronaut floating in space, try and pull on the rope and get back into the spaceship.
3.   Actively become involved in what is happening around you.   Force yourself to talk to people round you, sing along to some music etc.

Once you start to relax and calm down, the sensations will start to disappear.   Remember, this has happened to you before and has never harmed you.   It is just an inconvenience like a cold.   Don’t dwell on all the possible mental illnesses you could be suffering from.   This is your creative brain looking for possible dangers.

Not feeling connected to your surroundings is solely due to the anxiety in your system, and it is reinforced by your negative thinking.   If you are looking for a structured programme to help you deal with your depersonalization or derealization, then click on this link.   The techniques in this programme have been very successful in reducing anxiety, and you will receive personal support for myself.   Please also join my facebook page and meet others who are beating anxiety.

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Related reading about depersonalization or derealization:

How to Stop Feeling Depersonalized | eHow
How to Stop Anxiety and Panic … Depersonalization disorder … Two of the symptoms of panic attacks are derealization and depersonalization, …
Depersonalization disorder – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Depersonalization disorder (DPD) is a mental disorder in which the sufferer is affected by persistent or recurrent feelings of depersonalization and/or derealization.

*** Disclaimer:   Please note that, as with all therapies, results may vary from person to person.


Check the list to see if you have these symptoms

Panic Attacks Symptoms


Panic attacks symptoms can be very frightening and distressing. Symptoms tend to occur very suddenly, without warning and often for no apparent reason.

As well as overwhelming feelings of anxiety, the following panic attacks symptoms can also take place:

  • a sensation that your heart is beating irregularly (palpitations)
  • sweating
  • trembling
  • hot flushes
  • chills
  • shortness of breath
  • a choking sensation
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • feeling faint
  • numbness, or pins and needles
  • dry mouth
  • a need to go to the toilet
  • ringing in your ears
  • a feeling of dread, or a fear of dying
  • a churning stomach
  • a tingling sensation in fingers
  • shivering
  • shaking

Panic attacks symptoms can also have unpleasant physical affects, and they can also be accompanied by thoughts of fear and terror. For this reason, people with panic disorder start to fear the next attack, which creates a cycle of living in ‘fear of fear’ and adds to the sense of panic.

Sometimes, panic attacks symptoms can be so intense they can make you feel like you are having a heart attack.

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However, it is important to be aware that panic attacks symptoms such as a racing heartbeat, or shortness of breath, will not result in you having a heart attack. Also, although a panic attack can often be frightening, it will not cause you any physical harm. People who have had panic disorder for some time usually learn to recognise this ‘heart attack sensation’, and become more aware of how to control their symptoms.

Panic Attacks symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes, with most attacks lasting for between 5 and 20 minutes. Some panic attacks have been reported to have lasted up to an hour. However, it is likely that the reason for this is due to one attack occurring straight after another, or high levels of anxiety being felt after the first attack.

Recurrent panic attacks

People with panic disorder have panic attacks on a recurring basis. Some people have panic attacks once or twice a month, while others have attacks several times a week.

People with panic disorder also tend to have ongoing and constant feelings of worry and anxiety. The panic attacks that are associated with panic disorder can be very unpredictable. If you have panic disorder, you may feel stressed and worried about when your next attack will be.


Panic Attacks symptoms can feel so intense and out of your control that you may feel detached from the situation, your body and your surroundings. It can almost feel as if you are an observer, making the situation seem very unreal.

This sense of detachment is known as depersonalisation. Being detached from the situation does not provide any relief, or make a panic attack less frightening. Instead, it often makes the experience more confusing and disorientating.
The above was taken from

If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, speak to a doctor first to eliminate any possible physical conditions.  If you cleared by the doctor, have a look at our programme to relieve your symptoms.

Suggested reading:

  1. Panic disorder – Symptoms – NHS Choices

    by NHS Choices – 2012
    The symptoms of a panic attack can be very frightening and distressing. Symptoms tend to occur very suddenly, without warning and often for no apparent.

  2. Understanding panic attacks: Symptoms and treatment…panic/…/panicattacksymptoms-tre…

    Panic attacks are common — and frightening. Learn more about panic disorder, symptoms and treatments.

  3. How to control panic attacks | Mail Online…/How-control-panicattacks.htm…

    Jun 9, 2012 – It can reduce panic attacks through control of the earliest symptoms, or make them disappear instantly, depending on the severity. Unlike other


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*** Disclaimer:   Please note that, as with all therapies, results may vary from client to client.

Increase in stress expected

Panic Attacks over Christmas

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Panic Attacks over Christmas

Panic attacks over Christmas are very common.  Your heart starts to pound and your breathing is shallower and difficult. You are finding it hard to focus and your palms are sweating. You are suffering from a panic attack.

Kent based company has noticed an increase in clients suffering from panic attacks, and the numbers are expected to increase as panic attacks over Christmas normally increase. Christmas time is a stressful time and people find it hard to cope, especially if finances are an issue.

“There is no doubt that panic attacks are on the increase.” says hypnotherapist, Vincent Benedict. “Anxiety problems have been around for some time but it is now getting overwhelming. Increase in workplace stress, people work longer hours and expectations from them are too high. People have forgotten how to relax properly and turn to quick fix cures like drinking alcohol, which can make panic attacks worse.”

In many cases, people don’t realise that they are suffering from stress until they have a panic attack out of the blue. It is like a warning signal from the body that you are under too much pressure. Women are also more likely to suffer. Some experts believe that this is so because women have a more stressful role in life. Others believe that female numbers are high because they are more likely to ask for help.   Panic attacks are treatable and you should seek help as soon as possible.

Related reading for Panic Attacks over Christmas:

Panic attacks on the increase over Christmas period | This is …
Your heart starts to pound and your breathing is shallower and difficult. You are finding it hard to focus and your palms are sweating. You are suffering from a panic …
How to Enjoy the Christmas Season Without Panic Attacks …
To minimize your panic attacks over Christmas spending: *Make a Christmas budget and STICK to it. *Shop at discount stores as much as possible *Get creative and …
Coping With Panic Attacks During The Christmas Season
Coping With Panic Attacks During The Christmas Season. Coping with panic attacks during the Christmas … to normal and lessen that feeling of giddiness that comes with over …
*** Disclaimer:   Please note that, as with all therapies, results may vary from client to client.
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