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anxietyhell Thu 25-Feb-16 21:51:16

Has anyone ever had hypnotherapy to help ease panic attacks/ agoraphobia? I would like to know about your experiences good and bad.

AliceScarlett Sun 28-Feb-16 08:29:13

There is no evidence base, you're better off with CBT or another talking therapy.

fuddle Sun 28-Feb-16 10:06:17

Hypnotherapy is brilliant. Go with an open mind. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It takes a few sessions but it is excellent.

anxietyhell Sun 28-Feb-16 10:36:22

I'm currently being assessed again for cbt but have had it in the past and haven't found it useful so I suppose I'm clutching at straws in the hope that something could help me. X

AliceScarlett Sun 28-Feb-16 11:09:44

mindfulness? Headspace is a good app.

anxietyhell Sun 28-Feb-16 11:33:52

I'll download it, thank you. X

MagpieCursedTea Sun 28-Feb-16 12:00:59

I've just started using headspace after a friend of mine raved about how much it helped him. Worth giving it a go!
As for hypnotherapy, I've not tried it myself and whilst I know some people who have found it helpful I would urge you to be cautious about choosing your therapist. I know someone who "trained" as a hypnotherapist. Her training was all online and she had to do a couple multiple choice tests at the end to get her certificate. She then opened a practice and started treating the general public. Obviously there will be other therapists who will have had more thorough training but do be careful!

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