A panic attack is the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes and includes at least four of the following symptoms:
• Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
• Trembling or shaking
• Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
During hypnosis a mini panic attack can be induced and calmed in order to show that with the right suggestions to the subconscious mind they can be significantly reduced or managed.