Management of Panic Attacks through Timeline Therapy Under Hypnosis: A Case Study

    Faryal Sajjad(1), Muhammad Rafiq(2*)

Abstract

Panic attacks are associated with somatic complaints including sweating, shortness of breath, trembling, fear of dying, heart palpitations, etc. In addition to pharmacological treatment, different studies have disclosed that psychological intervention has a noteworthy impact on the management of panic attacks. The current case study was focused to see the effect of Time Line Therapy (TLT) under the Kappasinian model of hypnosis with an associated Circle Technique (CT) for the management of panic attacks. The client was referred by a cardiologist for psychological assessment and management of the panic attacks. After taking a complete history and psychological assessment, the issue was identified and the patient undertook a brief hypnotic session to administer TLT with CT. TimeLine therapy produced a significant positive effect on the symptoms associated with panic attacks under hypnosis and with CT.

Keywords: Panic attacks, hypnosis, circle therapy, timeline therapy, anxiety, panic disorder

(1) Department of Psychology, Lahore School of Professional Studies, The University of Lahore, Lahore.
(2) Department of Psychology, Lahore School of Professional Studies, The University of Lahore, Lahore.
(*) Corresponding Author
Published
2022-01-06
How to Cite
Sajjad, F., & Rafiq, M. (2022). Management of Panic Attacks through Timeline Therapy Under Hypnosis: A Case Study. Pakistan Journal of Medical Research, 60(4), 194-197. Retrieved from https://pjmr.org.pk/index.php/pjmr/article/view/93