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Del Morrill, M.S. C.C.H


A Center for Counseling & Hypnosis
Tacoma, Washington, USA
(253) 752-1506

Anxiety & Panic Attacks


 1. I was wondering if hypnosis could help with my anxiety.  I think there is something wrong with me 24 hours a day and I’m just terrified all the time. About a year and a half ago I had my first panic attack.  I’m 33 years old and don’t ever remember being so afraid.  I’ve been put on different medications trying to solve this problem; but have been living in fear of dying every day since.   I can’t seem to let go of all these scary thoughts of death.  sometimes I feel like I’m losing my mind!  I’m tired of feeling like there is no end to this, and its made me afraid to do anything. Can hypnosis help my problem?  How does it work and is it safe, etc.                                                                                                           2.  I am 22 years old and have recently been suffering from panic attacks and fears. I have been told that stress is also playing a huge role in my problems. I also tend to be too emotional and over-react for simple things and I have physical health problems such as palpitations which may be because of this; I am not sure. It is starting to interfere with my daily life and I have trouble doing simple things, including going to places or even school. I was told to see a psychologist and psychiatrist but have not gone as yet. Do you think the psychologist would be able to help me through hypnosis? Can all psychologists do this or is it that only some psychologists do this sort of stuff? Can hynosis lead to the development of mental disorders such as schizophrenia or multi-personality disorder? Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


       It can be very distressing to a person who has generally been able to cope very well in life, suddenly to develop anxiety.  Sometimes, guilt can develop over the fact that there is seemingly no reason for it.  Sometimes these attacks can leave just as quickly as they came.  Sometimes they hang on much longer than is bearable.   Soon the person can become anxious over the potential panic attack itself, and the experiences accompanying them.  The entire body responds as if there were real danger--yet there is none.           

       It is important to find a good hypnotherapist who is qualified to go to the source of problems and help you release them.  Hypnosis and other altered-state methods can be very helpful in subduing and even ridding a person of anxiety, fear and panic. The hypnotist/hypnotherapist uses such tools as regression to the source, releasing the fear “imprints” on the mind, and suggestions that help one deal with what frightens them.  It can uncover the initiating cause of the fear or panic, and help that part of you which is so anxious to understand that there is nothing to fear. 





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