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In the case of a panic attack, this feeling is accompanied by a least four of the 13 following symptoms that develop abruptly and can reach a peak within 10 minutes.
- Heart palpitations, pounding heart or increased heart rate
- Trembling or shaking
- Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
- Feeling of choking
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Nausea or abdominal distress
- Dizziness, unsteadiness, light-headiness or fainting
- De-realization or de-personalization
- Fear of losing control or going crazy
- Fear of dying
- Paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensation usually in face or hands)
- Chills or hot flashes
For many, the first panic attack can be particularly frightening because the onset of physiological symptoms closely mimics symptoms of a life-threatening medical condition.
Often, the individual having an attack will rush to a hospital seeking medical assistance, convinced they are having a heart attack, stroke, a neurological disorder, respiratory problems or gastrointestinal condition.
Some even fear they are dying or going crazy. On an average, a person suffering from panic attacks will see as many as 10 different doctors and undergo many extensive tests trying to determine what’s wrong with them.
Many believe the attacks indicate an undiagnosed illness, even after test results come back negative. Some even change their behavioural patterns by avoiding places where a previous attack happened in the hopes of preventing another one from occurring.
There are three basic types of a panic attack:
- The cued or “situationally bound” panic attack that always occurs in a specific situation where the person is usually most fearful. This can include high places, crowds, driving on a highway or over a long bridge. In turn, such situations become associated with a panic attack and later easily trigger another occurrence.
- Panic attacks can also occur unexpectedly and outside the realm of a particular situation. In this scenario, the attack is identified as uncued. Its random sudden occurrence can be particularly overwhelming, often leading the person to question their sanity.
- The third category of panic attacks is a hybrid of the cued and uncued case scenarios. It is referred to as the situationally predisposed attack where the individual only occasionally experiences a repeat attack in a particular place or situation.
- In extreme cases, panic attacks if left untreated can lead to their debilitating phobias, including social and specific phobias. It’s imperative to seek treatment early before the condition adversely affects behaviour and quality of life.
Women who undergo hypnosis just before breast-cancer surgery need less anesthetic and experience lower levels of pain and other side effects after the operation, a study has found.
The U.S. study also found that patients who had a hypnosis session with a psychologist an hour before surgery spent less time in the operating room, resulting in significant cost savings, mainly because of reduced operating time.
"Breast-cancer patients are a population in need," said Guy Montgomery, a clinical psychologist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and lead author of the study, in an interview from New York. "They're going through a lot both from a psychological perspective as well as a physical perspective from the surgery itself. ...
"Our patients at discharge had less pain intensity, less pain unpleasantness, less nausea, less fatigue, less discomfort, and they were less emotionally upset about the whole experience," Dr. Montgomery said of those who were hypnotized.
The pattern and speed of the L.E.D.'s pulsations and the beat of the binaural tones are controlled by a palm-sized programmable module. Prices of most units range from $100 to $400.
While practitioners tend to agree that computer-generated lights and sounds can help people feel better, they do not fully understand why. They theorize that the lights and sounds influence the brain's four waveform states. Beta waves, in the 13-40 Hertz range, signal an alert mind; Alpha (8-12 Hertz) indicates a relaxed state; Theta (3-7 Hertz) suggest serenity; and Delta (0-5 Hertz) indicates sleep.
Curious to see if I cold sample some of the benefits the technology promises, I donned the glasses and plugged into a PHOTOSONIX Inner Pulse machine for three 20-minute sessions.
I liked the kaleidoscopic light show but quickly lost interest in the binaural audio. I fixed that by connecting a personal stereo player through the module's audio-in connector and listening to Brahms instead of beeps. The most noticeable result was that I slipped into a pleasant semi-consciousness and had to keep from falling asleep.
I was not overcome by a sense of increased creativity or problem-solving skills but I concluded that the machine could at least help me meditate more effectively because the flashing lights provided a focal point.
Dr. Budri Rickhi, a psychiatrist and association professor of medicine at the University of Calgary, affirmed that idea.
"These machines help stop your mind from wandering during meditation." Dr. Rickhi said of the light-stim machines. "We know that if you can stay focused during meditation your brain wave patterns will change. If these machines can accelerate, or help, someone to alter those patterns, that could be the relaxation mechanism.'
Whatever that mechanism, Robert Stinson, 35, says that light stim also helped him overcome a career-limiting shyness, including a fear of public speaking. Mr. Stinson, a salesman who lives in San Antonio, reinforces the machine's effect by mixing his own voice recordings in with the tones. "While I'm relaxing, my mind is open to suggestion," he said. "So, for example, I'll set a goal for the number of customer contacts I will make each day. When I do that, I find that i reach those goals."
The simplicity of sound and light machines may help people to relax where more traditional techniques fail.
"Light stim is passive; you need not do anything more than to relax and let the machines do the work," said Ruth Olmstead, 41, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Ms. Olmstead, a light-stim software developer and advocate, says that light stimulus raises the brain's phosphate levels, increases the brain's metabolism and helps build new neural pathways, a process called entraining.
Jim Radican, 50, initially bought a machine to overcome dyslexia. "I tried it as an experiment," Mr. Radican said. "It worked. Then I went on to use it as part of an overall program for well-being." Lately, he and his wife, Patricia, who are both flight attendants for United Airlines, have been using the machines for stress reduction.
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PROMISES ARE MADE TO BE KEPT
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Another year rings in and more resolutions are made. This time last year it may have been the same- vowing to eat right, exercise more and to get more rest. If you are already a Positive Changes client then you are already on the right track for keeping your resolutions. If you aren’t yet, take a moment to think about what has held you back from accomplishing your goals. Willpower? Temptation? Distraction? Negativity? Stress? Whatever the excuse is, it is in the past. It’s a new year and it’s time for new beginnings.
Sticking with your hypnosis program creates positive thoughts and in result 2012 will be different, starting with healthier choices. Truly focus on the promises that you make to yourself and remember that you made them because you want to do it!
FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH
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Keeping your heart strong and healthy is vital. Becoming more active and improving your diet can make a tremendous difference. More exercise and less stress help reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels and boost metabolism--all of which can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease. If you are under stress, your blood pressure goes up, you may overeat, you may exercise less, and you may be more likely to smoke. By following these simple tips, your heart will thank you.
Listen to a self-hypnosis process in the morning before you get out of bed. It's simple to set your alarm 15 or 20 minutes early, then click on your iPod and let yourself doze while the positive suggestions flow through your subconscious. You will awaken feeling refreshed and energetic…ready to take on whatever your day has to offer.
Listen to self-help and motivational books on tape during your commute. Drivers who do this say that the drive goes faster, they feel calmer when arriving at work, and they feel good about how well they are managing stress.
If you prefer to listen to music, avoid rock music—it's proven to raise stress levels. A better choice for managing stress is light jazz or classical which produce alpha and theta brainwave frequencies. These are the brain waves associated with creativity, inventiveness, and stress relief. Plus, classical music has been proven to lower blood pressure.
Listen to a self-hypnosis process as soon as you get home in the evening. That 20-minute catnap can create miracles in your life you will be more relaxed throughout your evening and will be much less likely to overeat, and your family will probably enjoy your company more.
Success Story - Greg Buckey
I'm Greg Buckey from Dublin, Ohio. I am an executive who has lost 47 pounds and 5 inches thanks to my program at Positive Changes Hypnosis. In the first week of my program I lost 3 pounds and by the end of the first month lost a total of 15 pounds! I hit my weight loss goal in 6 short months, and then, to my surprise I continued to lose weight! I lost 7 more pounds exceeding my original goal! So far I've lost a total of 54 pounds and I feel awesome!
Before Positive Changes, I was so embarrassed of how I looked. I would avoid the camera and anyone wanting to take pictures of me. When I did get in a group picture, I would hide in the back (or thought I was hiding) because I was so embarrassed and frustrated with my weight. I never looked at pictures of myself. I felt so uncomfortably large that it was difficult to walk. When I was younger I looked at myself completely differently and was happy with who was looking back at me in the mirror. As time passed I avoided mirrors unless I was getting ready for the day and had to watch myself shave.
Before I decided to come to Positive Changes I was overweight for years. I quit smoking in 1983 and my weight gain started. I reached my breaking point a couple of years ago( when my weight gain started); causing me health issues. I was borderline anemic and always felt like I couldn't get enough oxygen. Just walking caused me shortness of breath and I felt like everyone could hear me coming because of all the huffing and puffing.
* By following our program, our clients lost more than 4 lbs. on average in their first 3 weeks. Results from a study commissioned by Positive Changes and performed by researchers at The Ohio State University.
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