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Parents with panic attacks


Parents with panic attacks

People suffer from panic attacks, and it may affect their jobs or social lives.  However, in the case of parents with panic attacks, the consequences can be 10 times worse.  If the attacks are not addressed immediately, the sensations may get worse and start affecting their role as a parent.

A parent with panic attacks may find it difficult to take their children to school, attend class performances, take their children to the park or beach.  They see their children grow up without them, and the feelings of guilt will stay with them for a long time.  Problems may get worse if the child starts showing signs of anxiety, which it has learned from its parents.

As the situation gets worse, and the safety zone gets smaller, the parents’ self esteem diminishes as they see themself failing in their role as a parent.

Parents with panic attacks will, after a medical, either end up on medication or counselling.  However, this rarely helps and the parent will grasp at natural remedies, acupuncture, vitamin tablets, or whatever else they come across on a google search.  As each miracle cure fails, they become more and more demotivated and give up on ever being a “normal” parent again.




However, it doesn’t have to be like this.  I am an ex-sufferer and I understand what has caused your panic attacks, and why you are in this cycle of fear.  I can tell you that there is no miracle cure, or expensive weekend retreat, which will cure you of your anxiety disorder.  Recovery takes time and effort and, because I have been through this myself, I can show you the way.  I have already worked successfully with thousands of clients and my facebook page is one of the largest therapy groups on facebook. (You can visit it here).  I can show you a structured programme to follow, with personal support from myself,  to make sure you get the most benefits.   There are no expensive fees or contracts and, because it’s all online, you don’t even have to leave home to follow the programme.  I am the only panic attack therapist who offers daily personal support for when you are having a bad day.   When I was a sufferer, I only saw my counsellor every couple of weeks.  If I ever hit a bad patch, there was no-one to turn to.  Seeing a counsellor every few weeks, with homework in between sessions, will not work for this kind of disorder.
Here is what I will provide for you, once you make the decision to do whatever is necessary, to get you back on the road to recovery:

*   Full online programme with mp3 recordings.  These are anxiety reducing recordings but also includes one which you can listen to, via headphones, on your way to the school, supermarket etc.  It will help to reduce your anxiety when you do something you normally avoid.
**  We do almost daily, live, webinars to reduce your anxiety and make you mentally stronger.  These are live sessions and will speed your recovery.  It is up to you how many sessions you attend in any week.  You will not require any special equipment or webcams etc.
***  Membership to a closed facebook group where you can chat to others in your own situation.  If you wish, we also have a buddy system if you want to have support from another client.
****I will provide personal support for everyone on this programme.  This can be via email, facebook chat, phone text, webinars; it is up to the client to choose his/her preferred medium of communication.
*****  I want anyone interested to sign up today and get used to learning how to use the log ins etc.  On Monday, the group start working together, with my support, to follow the techniques which will help you start being a “normal” parent again.

So, you are probably wondering how much this is going to cost? My normal rates are £45 or £125 per month, depending on the package you choose.  However, in order to try and help as many parents as possible, this therapy will only cost £35 per month.  There are no contracts and you can cancel at any time.  £35 for the chance to start taking an active role in caring for your children!




So, here is what I want you to do:

*   Sign up today using this linkThe total cost is only £35 per month.  As payments are by credit card / debit card / paypal, your payments are protected.  Read the instructions you will receive in your email box (check your spam filter, if necessry).
**   Make a request to join my closed facebook  group for my clients only.  Here is the link.  I will meet you there and give you further instructions.
***  Congratulate yourself for taking the first step to recovery.  You have joined other parents with panic attacks, and starting a new life.


If you really want to join this programme to help parents with panic attacks, but there is some obstacle stopping you, phone me on 077 8215 8008 or email me on  I may still be able to help.



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Further reading about parents with panic attacks:

  • Mother’s Anxiety | Psychology Today…/201206/mothers-anxiety

    Mother’s Anxiety. How motherhood breeds anxiety . Posted Jun 19, 2012 … What about mom with panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder? Reply to Janet ;

  • Postpartum Panic Attacks: One Mom’s Full-Scale Fear

    Postpartum panic attacks can feel incredibly overwhelming. Here’s one mom’s experience with them–including how and where she found help.

  • Mom in Need of Help with Panic DisorderMamapedia

    Read all 30 responses: “I am 32 married with two children (4 and 9 months). I have suffered from panic attacks and an anxiety disorder for as long as I can remember.

  • My mother has panic attacksNetDoctor

    My mother has panic attacks. My mother has been ill with panic attacks for three months. It all started before she went on holiday in July. She became really ill and …

    Parents with panic attacks



The most important part of an effective panic attack programme

panic attack programme

People regularly ask me what I feel is the most important part of a panic attack programme.
When I was a sufferer, the thing I missed most was regular contact with a therapist. Weekly sessions were ok but, if I hit a bad patch during the week, there was no-one to contact. I also found that I was unable to carry out exercises and exposure sessions, which the therapist had left me to do during the week. I just didn’t have the mental strength to carry them out and failure often left me feeling deflated.
Many panic attack programmes offer a helpline number to call when you have a problem, but I find that this is insufficient for a sufferer in need. When a client calls, he expects to speak to his therapist and not a random person who happens to be on duty that day. Always ensure that you will only be contacting the therapist when you call.

Daily contact by the therapist should also include a webinar which involves meditation or relaxation. Regular sessions will help reduce stress, and make you mentally stronger to face any future challenges. These sessions should also be live, and not a recording. The client needs to know that their therapist is there physically for them, and available should any need arise.
When you are considering investing in a panic attack programme, ensure that the above is offered before you enrol. It will make all the difference to your recovery.

If you have any questions to ask, you are welcome to contact me via my facebook page.


Vincent Benedict DipHyp, DipSPC, CertTH, NLP Pract


Recommended further reading regarding panic attack programmes:

Five questions to ask before hiring a therapist

No 1 panic attack programme for fast results

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

7 Steps to Recovery from Panic Attacks

Recovery from panic attacks

There are 7 steps to recovery from panic attacks.   If you are suffering from panic attacks, there is a good chance that you are jumping from one miracle cure to another, looking for that quick fix. By researching your condition, you are actually making your situation worse; having an anxious mind will cause you to think catastrophically about all the serious things Dr Google has come up with.
Instead, when I treat my clients, I find that the old tried methods still work the best. Forget all the new apps you are persuaded to download, the various multivitamins and expensive retreats. These are just placebo effects and are designed to empty your pockets. Instead, try and follow these 7 suggestions to get you on the right track:

1. Improve your knowledge.
Improve your knowlede about why these attacks are happening to you, but be careful where you do your research or who you listen to. Most therapists are inexperienced with anxiety disorders, and will try and link your attacks to some stressful situation in the past, lack of magnesium in your body or a chemical imbalance in your brain etc etc. Have a look at my website or ask me questions on my facebook page if you want to learn more about what is happening to you.  To learn more about the symptoms, please click here.   The main thing to accept to aid your recovery from panic attacks is that these attacks are harmless and you have had hundreds of them, without any problem.

2, Challenge your thinking.
When you are in this cycle of fear, it is normal to catastrophise about your situation. What if I faint in the supermarket, what if this fast heartbeat is a sign of a heart attack, what if my throat closes and I can’t breathe etc etc. With each of these thoughts, it is a good idea to write them down and ask yourself these questions:

a. What is it I am worried about?
b. What are the chances of it happening?
c. Am I blowing it out of all proportion?
d. Tell yourself “A thought is just a thought and can’t harm me.”

3.   Continue with your life.
When you start having panic attacks, it is important to try and continue with your life, as normally as possible. It is important not to start avoiding places which cause your anxiety to rise. Try and continue going to work, going out shopping, going to the gym. By avoiding places/situations, you are sending a message to your brain that some places are scary and should be avoided.

4. Daily breathing exercises.
Many people who suffer from panic attacks have irregular breathing patterns. People with panic disorder take in about 15 to 18 breaths per minute; someone without an anxiety disorder takes in about 8 to 10 breaths per minute
It is important to practise abdominal breathing 3 or 4 times per day,and not only when you are having an attack. You only need to practise for a minute each time. You can practise whilst watching the tv, travelling in the car etc and no-one needs to know
that you are doing it.
I have developed a technique for breathing called the 3-3-5 and it has been proven over and over again to be effective in reducing the effect of attacks, and giving a feeling of wellbeing for those practising it daily.

5. Follow a healthy lifestyle.
Have a look at what you are eating and drinking. Try and reduce caffeine and replace it with camomile tea. Introduce some exercise into your daily regime; a daily walk is great but, if you find it difficult to leave the house, it is a good idea to follow an exercise video on Youtube.   Daily exercise will also reduce your adrenaline and assist your recovery from panic attacks.

6. Meditation/visualisation/relaxation sessions.
Daily support is the most important thing in the recovery process. By this, I do not mean a telephone number you can ring, and a different person answers each time you ring.
Each day, your therapist should be leading you through sessions designed to make you mentally stronger. You need this mental strength to help you conquer your fear and also to carry out any exposure, when you choose to do so. I carry this out each day with my clients, and the results have been amazing.

7. Find a qualified therapist who specialises in this field.
I have never known anyone to recover by reading a book, or practising a yoga technique they have seen somewhere.   You would not try to learn to drive from a book, so why are you wasting time where your health is concerned?   Ask to see a list of the therapist’s qualifications, before you entrust him with your health.   If he sidetracks your request, look elsewhere.   Therapy is very affordable and you can find how much I charge here.

The above has been written by Vincent Benedict, a professionally trained therapist and considered by many to be the no 1 therapist in the field of anxiety disorders. To learn more about his methods,  you can visit his facebook page by clicking here,
If you are interested in using his online programme, which has been effective for thousands of sufferers, please click here.
If you are interested in hiring him for face-to-face sessions to facilitate your recovery from panic attacks, he is available in UK, and overseas by arrangement. Please email Vincent Benedict at to discuss your needs.

Vincent Benedict DipHyp, DipSPC, CertTH, NLP Pract

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

Decide today to get rid of your panic attack victim mentality

Panic Attack Victim Mentality

Recovery from panic attacks
Panic Attack victim mentality
One of the main reasons why so many people suffer from panic attacks, and continue to do so for many years, is that they fall into a panic attack victim mentality.   They see themselves as being locked in a dark room with this monster, with no way out.   The panic attacks then become a habit, part of their lifestyle, and this then leads to depression and other mental disorders.
It doesn’t have to be this way.  Panic attack victim mentality can be addressed successfully.    What if you changed the way you are thinking, and found a way to have more control over the disorder?   What if you became a person who became so confident that the thought of a panic attack occurring held no fear at all?
The way to do this is by choosing to have a different reaction when an anxious thought surfaces.   Most people don’t realise that our ability to choose the way we react to situations is so powerful that we could eliminate so many things which affect us.   Think about it!   Are you really so helpless that you have decided to remain a victim for the rest of your life?   Think of all the decisions you make each day, like paying the bills, answering the phone etc etc.   If you can make thousands of decisions each day, why do you feel you can’t make the decision to address your panic attacks or anxiety.
You are nowhere as powerless as you may think you are.   Make a decision to address your disorder and your panic attack victim mentality today and, whatever method you choose to follow, remember that you have the inner strength to see it to the end.   You already have the strength, you just need to make the decision to do so, over and over again.
Make that decision and start today to address your panic attacks and your panic attack victim mentality.   Here are things you can do immediately to get you on the right path:
1.   Go to and read all the great free advice to help you reduce your anxiety.
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2.  Add me to your skype ( vincent.benedict449) and let’s discuss your problems.  It’s free and you will feel great afterwards.
3.   If you feel that you are ready to address your panic attacks or anxiety immediately, there is a way which is drug free, and you get free personal support from me.   Click here and read about how easy it is to start today.
It’s up to you.  Panic attack victim mentality or hero?
More reading about panic attack victim mentality:
  • Panic Survivor | Victim, Helped, Mentality, Life, Myself › … › GeneralThe Survival Attitude

    Feb 16, 2011 – Panic Survivor Forums I Gave Up the Victim Mentality 2 Years ago …. Nickmasters : When you take fear out of a panic attack, you can’t have a

  • Urban Dictionary: victim mentality

    Warning: is ready to snap at any moment if either his self-heroics or “victim status” are threatened. “Brandon’s Stoner Panic Mentality (SPM) must’ve kicked in

  • Warning Signs You Might have a Victim Mentality – Kellevision…/warning-signs-you-might-have-a-victimme

    Oct 27, 2008 – Create an Anchor to Reduce Panic and Anxiety Warning Signs You Might have a Victim Mentality …. Find Panic Disorder Treatment In CA

  • When Being HS Hurts – The Captains Lady

    chronic pain, anxiety, hyperactivity, insomnia, panic attacks, or depression as stress are negative thinking, perfectionism, victim mentality, Post Traumatic
***Disclaimer:    Please note that, as with all therapies, results may vary from person to person.

Would you know what to do?

How to help someone having a panic attack

How to Help Someone Having a Panic Attack.   Would you know what to do?

An attack is a terrifying thing.  If one of your friends, co-workers or loved ones experiences a panic attack, remember that you can be in a position to be a great comfort to them, if you just understand that what they are going through is far more intense than you can likely imagine.   All people are different and what works for one person may not work for another.  Follow the advice in the video and, if the sufferer is a friend, have a chat with them and find out what they find comforting.  If the sufferer is not receiving any therapy, ask him to look at this programme.


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Further reading:

how to help someone having a panic attack: 12 steps
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Learn how to help someone having a panic attack with expert anxiety tips in this free mental health video clip. Expert: Ben Brennan Bio: Ben Brennan has … – Online course to help someone eliminate panic attacks and anxiety
*** Disclaimer:   Please note that, as with all therapies, results may vary from client to client.

Not sure if you suffer from this?

What is panic disorder?

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You may be suffering from panic disorder if you:

1.  Experience frequent, unexpected panic attacks that aren’t tied to a specific situation.

2.  Worry a lot about having another panic attack.

3.  Are behaving differently because of the panic attacks, such as avoiding places where you’ve previously panicked.

While a single panic attack may only last a few minutes, the effects of the experience can leave a lasting imprint. If you have panic disorder, the recurrent panic attacks take an emotional toll. The memory of the intense fear and terror that you felt during the attacks can negatively impact your self-confidence and cause serious disruption to your everyday life. Eventually, this leads to the following panic disorder symptoms:

1.  Anticipatory anxiety – Instead of feeling relaxed and normal in between panic attacks, you feel anxious and tense. This anxiety stems from a fear of having future panic attacks. This “fear of fear” is present most of the time, and can be extremely disabling.

2.  Phobic avoidance – You begin to avoid certain situations or environments. This avoidance may be based on the belief that the situation you’re avoiding caused a previous panic attack. Or you may avoid places where escape would be difficult or help would be unavailable if you had a panic attack. Taken to its extreme, phobic avoidance becomes agoraphobia.
If you feel that you have panic disorder, speak to your doctor first to eliminate any physical problems.   The good news is that panic attacks and panic disorder can be treated by a qualified therapist.   Have a look at this link for an effective online programme.

Related reading:

Panic disorder – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurring severe panic attacks. It may also include significant behavioral changes lasting at least a month and …
Panic Attacks Causes, Symptoms, Signs …
Panic attacks may be a symptom of an anxiety disorder. Symptoms and signs include palpitations, shaking and chest pain. Get the facts on causes and medications used …
Panic disorder – NHS Choices
A clinical psychologist describes the symptoms of panic disorder, the treatments available, and what to do if someone you know has a panic attack.
Panic attacks on the increase over Christmas period | This is …
Kent based company has noticed an increase in clients suffering from panic attacks, and the numbers are expected to increase as we approach Christmas.

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




Try relaxation recordings

Panic attack prevention

Panic attack prevention

1.  Don’t wait till you get your first panic attack.  Learn to relax now either
by taking up a hobby or physical activity.
2.  Have a look at your diet.  Are you living on takeaways and junk foods.  Cut down on coffees and drink more water.
3.  Learn to spend at least 15 minutes a day in complete relaxation.
Go to this link, scroll to near bottom of page, and listen to the mp3 recording.   It is a free relaxation recording which you can listen to at any time.   Regular use will help you in your daily life.
4.  If you do have a panic attack, the first step is always to visit the doctor.  Eliminate all other possibilites before visiting a qualified therapist.
4.  Panic attacks are treatable.  Find a therapist who has experience of panic attacks, and start fighting back!   A great place to start is by clicking here.


Suggested reading about panic attacks:

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
panic attacks are periods of intense fear or apprehension that are of sudden onset and of variable duration of minutes to hours. panic attacks usually begin abruptly …
| Health | – Health Information …
If you have an occasional panic attack, no treatment other than explanation and reassurance is usually needed. If you have recurring panic attacks, see…
Panic disorder – NHS Choices
A clinical psychologist describes the symptoms of panic disorder, the treatments available, and what to do if someone you know

has panic attacks.

*** 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 …
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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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