Panic Attack Specialists, #1 in Vancouver since 1991.
Panic Attacks are one of the Most Curable anxiety disorders.
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A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying.
Panic attacks can be very effectively treated without medication, with lasting benefits.
Panic Attack Symptoms
Panic attacks typically begin suddenly, without warning. They can strike at any time — when you’re driving a car, at the mall, sound asleep or in the middle of a business meeting. You may have occasional panic attacks, or they may occur frequently.
Panic attacks have many variations, but symptoms usually peak within minutes. You may feel fatigued and worn out after a panic attack subsides.
Panic attacks typically include some of these signs or symptoms:
Sense of impending doom or danger
Fear of loss of control or death
Rapid, pounding heart rate
Trembling or shaking
Shortness of breath or tightness in your throat
Dizziness, light-headedness or faintness
Numbness or tingling sensation
Feeling of unreality or detachment
One of the worst things about panic attacks is the intense fear that you’ll have another one.
You may fear having panic attacks so much that you avoid certain situations where they may occur.
“As a family physician in Burnaby B.C., I have been referring patients to Claire Maisonneuve for the past 27 years. The feedback I have received has been remarkable. She gets results and I would strongly recommend Ms Maisonneuve for anyone seeking couples or individual therapy.”
Over 30 years of helping clients make break-throughs in their lives.
The Number One Issue with a Panic Attack!
“It seems to come out of nowhere, a silent hurricane of emotions that can make you believe some crazy things. It can make you worry that you’re having a heart attack when you’re not. It can stop you in your tracks and turn your life inside out while it holds you by the throat. A Panic Attack takes you to the worst-case scenario and tries to keep you there.” Claire Maisonneuve, director Alpine Clinic
Left untreated, panic attacks and panic disorder can affect almost every area of your life. You may be so afraid of having more panic attacks that you live in a constant state of fear, ruining your quality of life.
Complications that panic attacks may cause or be linked to include:
Development of specific phobias, such as fear of driving or leaving your home
Frequent medical care for health concerns and other medical conditions
Avoidance of social situations
Problems at work or school
Depression, anxiety disorders and other psychiatric disorders
Increased risk of suicide or suicidal thoughts
Alcohol or other substance misuse
For some people, panic disorder may include agoraphobia — avoiding places or situations that cause you anxiety because you fear being unable to escape or get help if you have a panic attack. Or you may become reliant on others to be with you in order to leave your home.
Tamara Bell – TV Host doing Neurofeedback for Anxiety 3:50 mins
There’s no sure way to prevent panic attacks or panic disorder. However, these recommendations may help.
Get treatment for panic attacks as soon as possible to help stop them from getting worse or becoming more frequent.
Stick with your treatment plan to help prevent relapses or worsening of panic attack symptoms.
Get regular physical activity, which may play a role in protecting against anxiety.
4 Must Do’s When Panic Attacks 2:36 mins
Take the Next Step
Individual counselling is a process through which you would work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore your feelings, beliefs, or behaviour. The process can help you work through challenging circumstances, identify aspects of your life that you would like to change, resolve difficult relationships with others, set personal goals, or work towards a desired change. …. more
Neurofeedback is a drug free therapeutic approach to overcoming anxiety, stress and other performance inhibiting emotions. It provides immediate results, in fewer and shorter sessions with a greater ease of treatment. It is completely natural, painless, effortless, without any side effects and has lasting benefits for those who prefer an alternative to medication, or who wish to try something in addition to or instead of counselling ….more
SPECIALIZED ANXIETY AND PANIC COUNSELLING
What you need to know is that “anxiety doesn’t just go away” over time. If you don’t attend to it, it starts creeping up in different areas and over time can make your life shrink! The cost of anxiety when left untreated will take its toll:
On your body: tension headaches, G.I. problems.
On your relationships: irritability and increased conflict.
On your family: impatience and on edge with your kids.
On your future: unable to pursue your dreams ….more
“My husband was locked in a pattern of anger and frustration that took a hold of his personality after his head injury. Through the Alpine Clinic and Direct Neurofeedback he has regained his personality back and his relationships have significantly improved with me and his teen daughters. He has improved focus and mental abilities. He is no longer stuck in frustration.” SP
“Doing Direct Neurofeedback has helped me change in profound ways. It’s been a life changing experience. It’s like night and day. I have become a lot more spontaneous, clearer in my feelings, and decisions. I find I am more honest and open with people. I can’t hide my feelings anymore and it feels great. I am much more communicative with people and so much more aware of myself in that process. All of which has allowed me to feel more connected to others.” HW
“Doing the Direct Neurofeedback at the Alpine Clinic has been a game changer for me. It’s given me drive and energy. I am able to focus on the positive, and feel like I am in control. Although negative thoughts may come up, they don’t take over and they don’t become obsessive. I am able to make decisions more clearly and I am accomplishing things. Some weeks I’m so far ahead on my “to do” list, I don’t know what to do!” PS
“I was at a cross roads with my anxiety and could see the impact it was having on everything in my life. I trusted Neurofeedback and the team at Alpine. My life is so different now, yet so what it should be. I no longer have brain fog, and I find myself truly stopping to just enjoy things. I used to have a constant inner dialogue that was pretty negative, and I have no idea where it went but its gone and good riddance!” JJ
You’ll stay away from the things that make you anxious – parties, crowds, public speaking, freeways, bridges, heights, paying bills. Anxious people search for ways out. And that in the long-term can seriously detract from the quality of life that is rightfully yours.
Counselling at the Alpine Clinic can offer you the most profound opportunity to make lasting changes in your life that will result in greater peace and happiness.
“My decision to choose Alpine was probably the important decision that I have ever made in my life and I will always consider Skyelar Napier one of the most influential people in my life. I am so blessed to have this relationship and am so grateful for all that the clinic and the professionals who work there have, and continue to do, to help me make the best of each day.” G. W.
“I felt trapped by my past, was continually bombarded with negative thinking, and was steadily gaining weight. Through the counseling I received from Claire …I was able to accept my past, calm the negative thoughts, and begin to lose weight. Claire offered me practical skills to deal with adverse situations and enabled me to re-take control of my life…. I now feel free from my past and look to the future with confidence.” P.M. Delta
“The professionalism I encountered enabled me to take the leap of faith – and accept that I truly needed my counsellor’s help. The structure and continuity enabled step-by-step progress. The building blocks are solid. The timeline – given the massive result – was short, just months in duration.” L.B. Surrey
“Claire I want to thank you so much. I did not know what to expect when I began work with you, but now know how pivotal it was in moving beyond past events. I can honestly say that I feel myself again and that life has regained it’s spark. You truly are gifted in your work. As you have helped many, thank you for playing this role in my life.” C. C.
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It takes courage to initiate a change in your life – especially one that has been weighing you down for a long time. It is almost as if that which you want to get rid of is a familiar friend. In reality it is your enemy, that undermines and restricts you everyday.
Isn’t it time to finally throw the enemy out and live the rest of your life free?
The expertise we have at the Alpine Counselling Clinic is unsurpassed. The thousands of clients we have helped to make significant changes in their lives over the past 30 years, bears good testament to our professionalism and commitment.
If you are hesitant in any way about taking the next step, call the number below and ask for me personally – so we can talk.