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How to Stop Panic Attacks Forever? Effective Ways to Stop a Panic Attack 

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Panic attacks can be incredibly distressing and debilitating, making it difficult for individuals to carry on with their daily lives. These sudden episodes of intense fear or discomfort can be accompanied by a range of physical symptoms such as sweating, chest pain, trembling, shortness of breath, and more. Panic attacks can be triggered by a variety of factors, including stressful life events, a traumatic experience, or generalized anxiety disorder.

In this article, we will explore effective ways to stop a panic attack and how to manage anxiety and panic. We will also discuss various treatment options available for those who experience panic attacks or anxiety disorders.

Understanding Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, and Triggers

Common Symptoms:

Panic attacks can be characterized by sudden and intense feelings of fear or discomfort that come on quickly and often without warning. Common symptoms of a panic attack include heart palpitations (pounding heart), sweating, chest pain, trembling and shortness of breath. Panic attacks can occur once or twice in an individual’s lifetime or be a recurring problem if not being resolved.


Panic attacks can have various causes, but they often result from the body’s natural fight-or-flight response to stress. Stressful life events and traumatic experiences can also impact the nervous system, leading to an increased risk of panic attacks. When an individual experiences a traumatic event, the brain can become “wired” to associate certain triggers with danger. For example, a person who has been in a car accident may experience panic attacks while driving. The body’s natural response to stress can also be intensified by unresolved childhood trauma, domestic violence, or other traumatic experiences.


Triggers for panic attacks can be different for each individual and may include specific situations, objects, or people related to their previous experience.

How to Stop a Panic Attack: Tips and Effective Ways for Immediate Relief

When experiencing a panic attack, it is important to remember that the feelings will pass and that you are not in danger. There are several techniques that individuals can use to manage their symptoms and prevent a panic attack from escalating. Here are a few tips:

  • Deep breathing & breathing technique: Take slow, deep breaths, focusing on the inhale and exhale. This can help slow down the body’s response to stress and promote relaxation. When feeling overwhelmed, take deep breaths and exhale slowly. This can help regulate breathing and reduce physical sensations of anxiety. One effective breathing technique is the 4-7-8 breathing method, which involves inhaling for 4 seconds, holding for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds. By doing this, it helps you to manage your emotions and also this technique can help calm the nervous system and reduce feelings of anxiety.
  • Muscle relaxation technique: Starting with your toes, tense and then relax one muscle at a time, working your way up your body. This can help release physical tension and reduce feelings of anxiety.
  • Mindfulness: Practice being in the present moment and focusing on your senses. This can help ground you and reduce racing thoughts.
  • Self Havening: Self-Havening is a technique that involves touching specific areas of the body (face, arms, or palms) or while engaging in positive self-talk to reduce the intensity of emotions and traumatic memories. During a panic attack, self-havening can be used to help calm the nervous system and reduce the intensity of physical symptoms. By using this technique, individuals can learn to manage their panic attacks and anxiety symptoms on their own.

3 Keys to Stop a Panic Attack

1. Activate the parasympathetic nervous system

The key to stopping a panic attack is activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps regulate bodily functions and calms the body. By managing symptoms, such as deep breathing and muscle relaxation, and trying to focus on positive thoughts and surroundings, individuals can gain control over their panic attack and prevent it from escalating.

2. Manage your symptoms

Symptoms of a panic attack can be overwhelming, but you can manage them by focusing on your breathing, challenging unhelpful thoughts, and grounding yourself in the present moment.

3. Identify Your Triggers

Identifying the triggers that lead to your panic attacks can help you avoid or manage situations that may cause an attack. Keeping a journal of your panic attacks and the situations or events leading up to them can help you identify patterns and potential triggers. Once you identify your triggers, you can work on coping strategies to help prevent or manage future panic attacks.

Panic Attack & Anxiety Disorder Treatment Options

Individuals can learn coping strategies to manage their symptoms, but it’s also important to address the underlying causes of panic attacks from seeking the help of a mental health professional, so that you can stop panic attack forever. There are several effective treatments that can help manage panic and anxiety.


Hypnotherapy is a very effective option that can help individuals manage panic attacks by accessing the subconscious mind and promoting relaxation. During the hypnotic state, the therapist can help the individual explore and address any underlying psychological or emotional issues that may be contributing to their panic attacks at the subconscious level. By addressing the root causes of their panic attacks, individuals can experience long-term relief and a greater sense of well-being.

Through hypnotherapy, individuals can gain insights into their thoughts and behaviors and learn to reframe negative thought patterns that may be triggering their panic attacks. They can also learn techniques for managing stress and anxiety. 

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that can help individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns that contribute to anxiety and panic. CBT can teach individuals how to replace negative thoughts with more positive and realistic ones. 


Havening is a psycho-sensory therapy that can help individuals who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety disorders by treating the root cause of their symptoms. Havening involves a combination of touch and visualization techniques that work to reduce the intensity of traumatic memories and emotions stored in the brain.

Havening is based on the concept of neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to change and adapt over time. By stimulating specific areas of the brain through touch and visualization, Havening can effectively change the way an individual’s brain processes and responds to traumatic memories and emotions.

For individuals with panic attacks and anxiety disorders, Havening can be particularly effective in treating the root cause of their symptoms. These conditions are often caused by underlying traumatic experiences or events, and by addressing and processing these experiences through Havening, individuals can effectively reduce the intensity of their symptoms.

Conclusion: Stopping Panic Attacks Forever

In conclusion, panic attacks can be a challenging and frightening experience, but there are multiple type of hypnosis which have the effective way to stop them. With the right tools and support, it’s possible to stop panic attacks forever. 

If you experience panic attacks frequently or they interfere with your daily life, seeking help from a mental health professional can provide you with effective treatment options and support. Book a FREE Strategy Call with us now and learn more how we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Panic attacks can be cured permanently when the underlying problems are resolved and the nervous system is calm and regulated. Therapy and medication can help treat the symptoms of panic attacks, but a more comprehensive approach that addresses the root cause of the anxiety is necessary for long-term relief. By addressing the underlying issues and learning coping mechanisms, individuals can overcome panic attacks and regain control of their lives. 

There are several proven ways to stop a panic attack.

  1. Self Havening: Self Havening is a technique that involves self-touch to stimulate sensory receptors and calm the nervous system.
  2. Grounding techniques and mindfulness: This can include techniques such as using the senses to identify and describe objects around you, focusing on tactile sensations, or repeating a calming phrase to yourself; and slowing down the breathing by taking slow, deep breaths can help calm the body and mind. Help you focus on the present moment and ease symptoms.


  3. Challenging and reframing negative thoughts: This can help interrupt the cycle of anxious thoughts that contribute to panic attacks. This can involve questioning and changing irrational or catastrophic thoughts that often accompany panic attacks. 

If you find the above techniques are not working for you, Hypnotherapy can help identify and address underlying issues contributing to panic attacks and provide effective relief from panic attacks.

Panic attacks often arise from a sense of imminent danger or threat, with symptoms such as heart palpitations, sweating, and a feeling of impending doom. They can occur in response to a trigger or seemingly out of the blue. They are sudden and intense periods of fear and physical symptoms that come on quickly and unexpectedly.

Anxiety attacks, on the other hand, are typically characterized by a sense of worry or fear about a specific situation or future event, with symptoms such as trembling, restlessness, and difficulty concentrating. Anxiety attacks, on the other hand, are more gradual and long-lasting, with symptoms developing over time. 

Both conditions can be treated with therapy and self-care techniques.  

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