How To Use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy To Overcome Panic Attacks

How To Use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy To Overcome Panic Attacks

Last Updated on March 12, 2024 by admin

There is no one-size fits all approach when it comes to treating panic attacks and anxiety disorders. The cornerstone of effective therapy, regardless of whether you’re following cognitive or behavioural treatments for these mental health conditions, should be individually tailored towards your needs after an in depth study on symptoms as well as the time frame during which they occur-this way you feel comfortable with what’s being offered!

Cognitive behaviour therapy, or CBT, is one of the most effective psychological approaches to treating panic disorders. Studies have shown it’s more successful than medication in long-term outcomes, with people remaining calm six months after treatment stopped compared to those who were on meds only for their symptoms but not for an entire year like some doctors prescribe them too. These benefits continued until patients quit taking all prescribed anti-“anxiety” drugs, which can lead to unpleasant side effects.

It can be a long and difficult journey, but the benefits of being free of panic attacks are more than worth it. The work required from both therapist and patient alike should not go unnoticed when considering all that these individuals have given up for their treatments–even if sometimes they require sacrifices.

Imagine being at a party where you feel unsafe. It’s crowded. There are people around you who seem suspicious-looking or just never really go away from their phones. It makes for an uncomfortable environment overall, and you don’t want to be trapped in this room with them any longer!

It helps people who experience panic attacks regain control of their lives. One major fear for those suffering from these episodes is that they have lost the ability to do so, often due in part to believing it themselves and feeling like there’s no way back as a result. This form of trauma therapy  focuses on changing your thoughts through gradually exposing yourself more so you can become desensitised to what happens during an attack.

Desensitisation is the process of getting used to the idea. To start, you may do something as simple and digestible for your brain as dressing in preparation or simply opening up one’s front door on an ordinary day, which will lead to feeling more at ease with going out socially without worrying about what others think because they won’t know any better!

The journey towards desensitisation could take some time, but it’ll definitely be worth all those small steps taken along the way-until finally reaching the confidently anticipated parties just knowing that there are no limitations anymore.

Panic is a terrible feeling. But you can control it by using the strategies that are taught in this program and not allowing yourself to get overwhelmed with fear or worry about what might happen next!

Many therapists agree that 10–12 sessions are sufficient for most people to be able to manage their problems on their own. After the first five or six, improvement can often be seen and they feel confident in regaining control over life situations that cause them not only physical discomfort but also mental stress as it becomes easier with time to predict what will happen next when you’re suffering from panic attacks.

This final step of the treatment process involves teaching management techniques, so there is no chance at all that terrifying feelings will arise again.This way, we’ve armed ourselves against any future problems! Panic attacks can be incredibly frightening and debilitating. If you’re struggling with panic attacks, you may feel like there’s no way out. But trauma therapy in Toronto can help you overcome your panic attacks and regain control of your life.


If you are struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic experience, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Different therapies can make all the difference in your life. Healing Wings Family Therapy Services has experienced therapists who can help you get through this difficult time. Contact them today to schedule an appointment and start on the road to healing.

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Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson is a certified health coach and a fitness enthusiast. She is dedicated to helping people improve their overall health and well-being by adopting healthy habits and making positive lifestyle changes. With over 7 years of experience in the field, Emma has written extensively on a wide range of health topics, including nutrition, fitness, stress management, and holistic health. Her mission is to empower and inspire others to take charge of their health and transform their lives. In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking, practicing yoga, and experimenting with healthy recipes in the kitchen.