Hollywood star Keira Knightley had hypnotherapy in 2008 to help her overcome panic attacks and PTSD.
Keira Knightley is famous for films like Bend Like Beckham, Pride & Prejudice and Star Wars.
But behind the Hollywood lifestyle is a woman who has struggled with mental health from the age of 22.
Keira had a mental breakdown in 2007 and was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
She believes the pressure of living in the spotlight contributed to the mental breakdown.
Keira said the paparazzi were determined to see her break down.
“It was big money to get pictures of women falling apart”, Keira said on The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Awards Chatter” podcast.
Keira Knightley had hypnotherapy to help her stand on the red carpet at the 2008 BAFTAs and not have a panic attack.
She said, “hypnotherapy worked because I did stand there and I didn’t have a panic attack.”
So what is hypnotherapy and how can it help with panic attacks?
What is hypnotherapy?
The Power of Hypnosis
Hypnotherapy uses the power of hypnosis to help you make positive changes and live a happier life. In a state of heightened awareness, you open your mind to new ways of thinking and see your life from a new brighter perspective.
Hypnotherapy is optimistic and liberating because it is forward-looking and solution-focused.
Unlike other types of psychological therapy, you will not spend your time focusing on your problem.
Instead, you will focus your subconscious mind and attention on how you want to live your life.
Most of us like to stay in our comfort zone and we tend to avoid change if we can help it.
We are creatures of habit and find it hard to change the habits of a lifetime.
Deep-rooted behaviours and habits are controlled by your subconscious mind which helps to keep you safe and protect you from danger.
Hypnosis allows you to make changes on a subconscious level.
You explore your subconscious thoughts in hypnosis and change those unwanted behaviours and habits.
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If you would like to find out how hypnotherapy can work for you, and see how it can help you get more out of life and be happy, please get in touch for a free consultation.
Hypnotherapy sessions are available online or in my Beckenham Clinic.