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May 30, 2012
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DON’T SUFFER A DAY LONGER. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO FEEL GREAT.

Silent killer, anxiety, panic, stress, worry affect millions of  men and women all around the world. Almost without a warning your heart race, your stomach feel wierd, dizzy, sweat, feel like dying at times and you don’t know how to stop it.  Many times you want to sleep at night but those racing worrysome thoughts are always in your mind.  You feel like lost control of your life.

I can teach you many self help techniques that can be useful to overcome your panic, anxiety , stress and worries.  You can contact me for more information anytime.  Call me  310-717 3366

 

Apr 16, 2012
ccoylepsyd

Panic Attack Sufferers Pain

Please do not under estimate panic attack sufferers pain.  They are truly in emotional pain, plus not having support from their families,  make them feel embarrased, guilty and shame about their disorder.

Aug 8, 2011
ccoylepsyd

Your Panic symptoms start at least an hour earlier

Some of my clients report that their panic attacks  seem to hit them out-of-the-blue, without warning signs .  Actually nothing starts out -of-the-blue.   You may not notice some of the panic sensations  but they start way earlier than you think.    Recent studies support that panic attack symptoms start at least an hour prior to the actual full bloom panic attack.   One recent study (Muret, 2011)captured  the changes in respiration, heart rate and other bodily functions an hour prior to the panic attack. 

Article Source: Southern Methodist University (2011, July 29). Out-of-the-blue panic attacks aren’t without warning: Body sends signals for hour before)

Mar 11, 2011
ccoylepsyd

Tsunami increases high Anxiety

Unfortunate thing happened today at Japan. There was a major earthquake.  We even in California awaken by the phone call 4:00AM in the morning.  The police department was warning us for the possible tsunami

  There is a natural real threat in the enviroment and we don’t know how it will affects us.  These are the things I can suggest you to do:

1-In order to reduce your anxiety and prepare to be safe, try to get more information about your local area about the anticiated tsunami.   You can call your local police department or listen your local radio/ TV channels.

2-Do not stuck in the worried feelings,  start making plans: Such as  where you want to be and what are the things you want  to carry with you.  How do you  travel to your safe destination before the disaster hits.

Remember if you are an axious person, you may force to  think rationally as much as possible.  Remember there is only a one difference between anxious person and non anxious person:  Anxious person worries and tries to avoid  from the anxiety provoking situation before it happens; non anxious person worries and go forward to solve the problem when it happens, and  keep things under control as much as possible.

“Tokyo (CNN) — The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years unleashed walls of water Friday that swept across rice fields, engulfed towns, dragged houses onto highways and tossed cars and boats like toys, apparently killing hundreds and forcing the evacuations of tens of thousands”.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/11/japan.quake/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

Mar 6, 2011
ccoylepsyd

Uncertainity of the diagnosis causes anxiety and stress

“ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2010) — Have you ever felt uneasy sitting in a doctor’s waiting room or climbed the walls waiting for your test results? That feeling of anxious uncertainty can be more stressful than knowing you have a serious illness, according to a study presented November 29 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

I absolutely agree that uncertainity can cause high anxiety in our lives, especially if  this uncertainty has to do with our health related issues.   Our rational mind eventually kicks in when we know that we have some problem.  We start thinking of a solution.  We try to control the situation,  but if we don’t know what is the problem, that itself is an uncontrollable situation and creates high anxiety.  Therefore, it is  logical to think that uncertainity of the diagnosis can cause  high anxiety and stress.

Mar 2, 2011
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The role of Hypnotherapy in Anxiety Treatment

Sometimes when we are conscious,  modifying emotions that are in the subconscious state is not possible.  It may be we are more defensive when we are awake.  The benefit of hypnotherapy is to allow us the reach our subconscious mind. The person who undergoes hypnotherapy for anxiety is fully aware about his/her whereabouts and can control the situation.  Perhaps this contradicts to the general notion of hypnotherapy wherein the person is expected to be completely unaware about his surroundings or disassociate from the reality. The person undergoing hypnotherapy can opt to leave the therapy session whenever he/she wants.    As a psychologist, I see many of my clients respond  well to combinations of hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to overcome anxiety and panic attacks.

Feb 25, 2011
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How do you experience Panic?

   Once a person has experienced  panic attack, a series of consequences may follow:  The sufferer  is likely to try to avoid situations that either would trigger panic or place themselves in a situation where help might not be available.   This type of feeling can grow like a snow ball in their other aspects of lives.  A person who is experiencing spontaneous panic would most likely feel shortness of breath,  heart palpitations and a feeling of suffocation.  Of course these types of sensations lead to a  fear of being in any situation that would impair their ability to either get help (if they felt they were suffocating) or to get fresh air.  They worry these sensations will end with their death.  In some severe cases they actually think that they are having a heart attack and they end up in the ER. 

One thing I must say:  You don’t die of panic attack.  If you are a panic attack sufferer keep it in your mind that  your many experiences of panic attacks never end up with death.  You are still alive and ticking.  Therefore you have a lot of  evidence that you never die from it, even though you felt like you would.

DR. CIGDEM COYLE, PSY.D – PSY22594

Dr. Coyle is a clinical psychologist whose emphasis is health psychology. She specializes in Mind-Body medicine techniques. She has a broad range of experience in psychotherapy having practiced in Eastern Europe as well as in the United States. She provides therapies to individuals, and couples and families, by using mind-body approach and other techniques.