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Eliminate Panic from Your Life

by Shana Rosenthal, CCH 


Pains in the chest and shortness of breath are common symptoms of panic or anxiety attacks. These physical responses are distressing for most people, as they could be a sign of something more serious. Anxiety attacks can have countless causes, and sometimes they are not obvious. Research shows that difficult situations or stressful life circumstances can increase stress levels and bring on these symptoms 

Regretfully, people can suffer panic attacks suddenly and for no apparent reason. Everyone has a natural fight or flight response that activates the release of stress chemicals to the brain when found in conditions where danger is sensed. This response occurs in the same way––whether the threat is just a thought or a reality. 

Not only can the anxiety attack itself be distressing, it can also place constraints on how people function in their everyday routines. The unpredictability of when and where the next one will occur causes them to live in fear of an attack which is often is the cause of its onset––a vicious cycle that many can relate to. 

Maybe you find yourself avoiding going to certain locations that you fear might bring about a panic attack. Perhaps you avoid doing particular activities or evading specific situations. Possibly you feel ill-equipped to deal with stressful situations in fear of bringing on the dreaded symptoms of anxiety. 

If left untreated, these symptoms escalate, and people often become isolated. A loss of confidence and self-esteem is common for those who suffer the attacks which can lead to further stress and anxiety. A panic attack can be extremely frightening to anyone experiencing it––not to mention, upsetting for the other people around them as well. One in 10 people will endure a panic disorder in their lifetime. Having a panic attack on a regular basis naturally increases the belief that another one will occur soon, causing constant feelings of fear. 

Medical professionals can prescribe medication to assist with anxiety and stress. This helps with the signs and symptoms, but not the cause. Hypnosis is found to help calm and control the actual issues driving the cause by helping the subconscious mind to reframe thinking which results in behavioral changes that reduce the effects and, in some cases, remove them entirely. 

Shana Rosenthal, an experienced Certified Consulting Hypnotist at Four Pillars in Lakewood Ranch, explains, "Hypnosis trains the subconscious mind to respond more appropriately to circumstances that in the past might have caused stress, tension, worry and panic. During only a small number of sessions, my clients are taught powerful techniques and tools that will stay with them for life to instill a deep inner confidence that allows them to remain calm and confident in situations that would have otherwise caused them severe panic and stress. I just love watching my clients transform in such a short period of time. 

Hypnosis is an option for people who would benefit from individual supportive sessions. Hypnosis is even more effective when combined with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping) which helps the mind to think clearly, calmly and logically, alleviating feelings of fear and panic. Out of the shadow of continuous worry and fear, people can gain the confidence to lead fulfilling lives without constraints. The subconscious is amazingly powerful, and modifications made at this level are often long-lasting. 

Join Rosenthal at Four Pillars on October 5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., for her powerful workshop Eliminate Panic from Your Life,” during which she will share: 

  • Powerful tools and strategies to help overcome panic 

  • Effective methods for recognizing triggers and stopping them 

  • Helpful information on how to deal with panic and numerous ways to achieve peace and calmness 


The cost to attend this workshop is $15. To register, call 941-373-3955. Shana Rosenthal is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Neuro Linguistic Practitioner, Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and is Stress Management Certified and runs her clinic at Four Pillars, guiding her clients to make profound improvements in their lives. She teaches powerful tools that enable the recipient to overcome their issues, enabling self-empowerment, control and ultimately relief. Four Pillars is located at 8209 Natures Way, Suite 221, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, email or visit 






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