Panic Disorder: Information, tips and help in Berlin & online

Treatment of Panic Disorders with Hypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing™ in Berlin

Help with panic disorders


Rapid heartbeat, sweating, and feelings of suffocation are typical symptoms of panic disorder. Those affected are overcome by intense fear. Many are convinced that a threatening physical cause is triggering the symptoms and become scared to deth. 

Learn how hypnotherapy with Hypnobalancing™ can help people with panic attacks and panic disorder. What is the link between anxiety and panic attacks?

What is panic disorder?


The fear of suffering another panic attack, which seems uncontrollable, leads to a strong fear of expectation. People with panic disorder, therefore, focus their attention on physical cues that they watch anxiously. This focus ensures that even minor cues resonate and are perceived more and more intensely.

The initial cues can have very different causes. Affected individuals feel so threatened by them that this reinforcement takes on a life of its own. Frequently, there are strong physiological sensations such as palpitations, shortness of breath or dizziness, a feeling of tightness in the chest, hyperventilation, heart palpitations, and trembling. Psychological symptoms range from feelings of derealization or depersonalization, anxious thoughts, and fear of death.

Panic patients without agoraphobia often do not initially feel they suffer from anxiety, except for of panic attacks. They think it is a physical problem and seek help from medical professionals. But even extensive examinations rarely bring reassurance, or only for a short time. Some people think they will get some relief by being diagnosed with panic disorder.

The repetitive occurrence of a panic attack brings people face to face with existential questions and fears. Things previously taken for granted change, fundamental trust is lost. The exaggerated caution changes perception, thinking, and behavior. This leads to an extreme need for security. Affected persons are risk-averse and increasingly avoid situations that they were previously able to cope with. A wide variety of protective measures are taken to guard against every conceivable risk, every trigger of a panic attack. However, this leads to further consolidation of fears.

Panic patients often experience panic attacks while sleeping. As a result, some develop a fear of falling asleep, and some delay sleep as much as possible.

Panic disorder, in which fears lead to further panic attacks, is another type of anxiety disorder. The duration of panic attacks is several minutes, but can also last longer. Only when they occur more frequently (several times a month) and a fear of anxiety sets in that interferes with everyday life, we speak about a panic disorder.






Comorbidity of panic disorder and agoraphobia is very common, as panic attacks are often viewed as the precipitating cause for agoraphobia to develop. From this perspective, it is unnecessary to speak of true comorbidity, because the panic disorder with agoraphobia can be considered one disease entity. The comorbidity of panic disorder with agoraphobia is often reported. There is also a high degree of comorbidity with other anxiety disorders, such as social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.



Help with panic disorder


Hypnotherapy addresses the root causes, quickly, gently, and sustainably. The use of Hypnobalancing™ promotes helpful states that increase self-confidence and security.

Many proven interventions are intensified through hypnosis. Beneficial states can be experienced through trance and previously unused resources are activated. The more control is relinquished, the more inner security is experienced. But this is only possible to a limited extent with conscious will.

Through 6-phase Hypnobalancing™ hypnotherapy, underlying conflicts can be resolved. In trance, the causes can be identified and by releasing unconscious conflicts of the past, perception, thinking, and acting in the present are changed.

Limiting mental conditioning can be dissolved in trance and new beneficial thought patterns can be encouraged. You focus more and more on the solution rather than the problem. This change in focus alone often improves the situation. And easy-to-learn techniques further expand personal influence.

Especially the deep trance of Deep Hypnobalancing™ has a positive effect on the self-organizing abilities of body and mind. Patients more often report feeling tidier and at ease overall.

The number of sessions required varies as much as clients’ personalities and experiences. On average, 6 to 12 sessions are required for this treatment. Usually, this can be estimated by the patients themselves after the third session.



Many people don’t know that their disorder is real and highly responsive to treatment. Some are afraid or embarrassed to tell anyone, including their doctors and loved ones, about what they experience for fear of being considered a hypochondriac. Instead, they suffer in silence, distancing themselves from friends, family, and others who could be helpful or supportive.


Hypnotherapy with Hypnobalancing and a combination of analytical hypnotherapy and suggestion therapy can be used to help. 6 Phase Hypnobalancing is used for the more deep-rooted problems, it aims to find and remove the underlying original cause. The number of sessions that are needed will depend on the severity of the problem and how quickly you respond to hypnotherapy.

Duration of therapy


The first therapy session usually has a duration of 90 minutes, follow-up sessions can also be 60 minutes long. The number of sessions required is as diverse as the personalities and experiences of the clients. The treatment of a panic disorder requires an average of 6 to 12 sessions. This can usually be assessed by the patients after the second session.

Some clients travel from further afield to Berlin. To make it easy for them it is possible to reserve 2 sessions on one day and also on the following days. It is in a telephone interview to clarify whether this is a recommended option. Any source of additional pressure should be considered in the interest of therapeutic success.


Your therapist


For about two decades, I am specialized in the field of fears and anxiety disorders. I spend about 20 hours a week helping people to free themselves from their limitations and thereby gain a better quality of life. If you want to know how it all started and what you should know about me, please read my profile. And yes, therapy is a very personal matter: Because it is a very intensive collaboration, I reveal some details about myself. So you can get a first impression of me. Trust is important and that is why I focus on transparency.

The sessions are conducted either in German or English.

What does hypnotherapy cost?


Here are some organizational details. Please read them before the appointment reservation. People often ask, "How much does hypnotherapy cost?" What is meant by this are the presumed total costs, which result from the fee and the duration of the psychotherapy with hypnotherapy.




Fee for psychotherapy


The fee per session hour of psychotherapy (60 minutes) for appointments from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00:

The fees for psychotherapy are exempt from VAT according to § 4 No. 14 a) UStG.

The first session usually lasts 90 minutes. Outside the mentioned business hours (Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.) I add a 35 % surcharge. The minimum duration of a session is 60 minutes, billing beyond that in 30-minute units. The minimum duration of a session is 60 minutes, billing beyond that in 30-minute units.

The fees do not include travel, accommodation, and allowance costs, which will be charged to the client. For traveling on my behalf: The costs for the journey will be charged according to time and effort. Within Berlin, at least an hourly fee is charged. Relevant is the individual agreement.

Postponement of meetings: For hourly fees A. and B. sessions that last up to 120 minutes can be once rescheduled up to 72 hours in advance (only weekdays count Monday till Friday, no holidays), longer sessions, or more than 120 minutes within 7 days at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, they will be charged in full.

You can't come to my practice? Switch to a session with video or use your telephone.

Method of payment: The fee must always be paid in full by bank transfer 7 days before the session. I will send you details by mail so that you are well-informed.

Right of rescission: If registration by consumers for an event is made by telephone, letter, e-mail, or online form, the provisions of the Distance Selling Act shall apply. If the intended start of the event at the time of registration is within the withdrawal period according to the Fernabsatzgesetz (Distance Selling Act), the registration is considered a request to start the service within the withdrawal period. You have the right to revoke a service order/date without giving reasons. This is possible within 14 days of the order by telephone and in writing.



Cost coverage by health insurance companies and other insurers


Usually, the fee is not paid by national health insurance companies. Please contact your insurance company to find out about their policy details. Please discuss this with your insurer in advance. You will receive an invoice from me with classification according to ICD-10. Should applications etc. be necessary, we can do this together during the meetings.




Therapy duration


The first therapy session lasts 90 minutes, subsequent sessions can also be 60 minutes long. The number of sessions required is as varied as the personalities and situations of the clients. For anxiety disorders, I usually see clients for 3 to 8 sessions. Frequently, this question can be estimated by the clients themselves after the second session. I will then also give you an estimation based on previous experience.

Appointment booking


Please read the important information before making an appointment with me, including the contraindications for psychotherapy with hypnotherapy. I have answered frequently asked questions for you. For the success of your therapy, this information is of crucial importance. If this attracts you, then you can find out about booking your appointment here. The better you are informed, the faster we can focus on you and your wishes.

To make an appointment, you can preferably contact me by e-mail ( or by using the contact form (privacy policy) as well as by phone 01577 704 53 56 or 030 - 864 213 69. You will then receive a confirmation of your reservation by e-mail. In this reply, you will find the details for the first session. This usually happens within 24 hours. If you do not receive a reply, it could be because an email has ended up in the spam filter. In such a case, please call me.

There are only a few practice hours available, and they want to be used well. The fee for individual session hours is therefore always to be paid in full by bank transfer, with payment received at least 7 days before the session.

Why at least 7 days in advance? I would like to do it differently, but this is the best practice. Appointments that have not been confirmed with payment received seven days in advance are noticeably more likely to be canceled. And the repeated callbacks take up a lot of time. Because of this, I'm currently faced with the decision of whether and how to either significantly adjust fees to absorb this or to consistently organize in a way that is fair to all parties. Because of this, I am also offering options in terms of shifting appointments with the fees.

There is a maximum of 20 hours a week available for psychotherapy, and any canceled appointment means patients are unable to benefit from psychotherapy help. I understand that it would be more convenient for you otherwise, but this solution is the fairest for all involved.

You can use real-time bank transfer (costs 25 Ct. at Sparkasse Berlin, for example) for time-sensitive appointments, and the transfer takes a few minutes, or we can make an appointment with appropriate advance preparation. If this is not an option for you, please let me know immediately so that I can assign your appointment. Otherwise, I appreciate your understanding and look forward to intensive cooperation.

You are not in Berlin or prefer an alternative instead of coming to me?


You are not in Berlin or do not want or cannot come to the practice for other reasons? Then it is worth reading the following information about the options:


a. Travel to Berlin


For clients traveling to Berlin, there is the possibility, if booked in advance, to hold 2 sessions on the same day. It should be discussed in advance by telephone whether this is a recommendable option, as it requires appropriate prerequisites. Any sources of additional pressure should be avoided in the interest of the therapeutic success.

Here you will find further information when considering to travel to me in Berlin.



b. Online sessions


At times a personal meeting is not possible. In such cases, a telephone session or a session with video support via the Internet is an alternative or supplement. I have been using this setting for many years, and many clients have achieved excellent results with it. These experiences make it easy to achieve very intensive sessions in this way as well. You are more flexible and can also use my support very promptly. There are currently reduced fees for such sessions.

You are also on the safe side regarding the coronavirus. By the way, this is also an option if you should be unexpectedly unable to attend a session personally.​

Preparation for the first session


With the confirmation of your appointment, you will receive recommendations on how to prepare for your first session with me. With your appointment confirmation, you will receive recommendations on how to prepare for your first session with me. You will also get an overview of what to consider regarding the Coronavirus during in-office appointments and how to prepare best for online sessions.​




The first session: Step by step 


The optimal prerequisites are set right at the beginning. In the first meeting, we create the basis for intensive cooperation. Step by step:




1. Preparation


The first session is generally 90 minutes so that there is enough time for an in-depth preliminary discussion, in which we can clarify questions. Then we begin with a detailed dialogue, with the anamnesis, in order to adapt the therapeutic plan individually to your personal needs. For this purpose, we define your goals and motives and discuss the steps.




2. First intervention


As soon as you are ready for it, we get to work. You set the pace. In the second part of the session, we figure out the easiest way to get you into a comfortable, relaxed hypnotic state. You will experience an introductory trance. This enables access to your unconscious and permits initial suggestions. How far we proceed with this in the first session will be determined by your reactions. Finally, I gently lead you out of the trance.




3. Evaluation, options, and outlook


Following the first trance, I will respond to your questions, and we will discuss how to proceed with your hypnotherapy. In most cases, you will receive recommendations you can apply to complement and enhance the work we do together, even beyond the sessions. It is crucial that you not only feel better in the session, but also have an improvement in your everyday life. The more effectively we work together, the sooner I make myself superfluous as your therapist. That's it!




When appropriate, I will teach you self-hypnosis to complement the hypnosis sessions. Self-hypnosis is a tool to control unconscious processes and thus mental states by yourself.

After you enjoyed positive trance experiences with my support, you can learn self-hypnosis very quickly. This helps you to progress self-determined. It accelerates the process, deepens, and consolidates what has been achieved in the therapy sessions. Your autonomy is thus fostered. A good therapist makes himself superfluous as soon as possible. Self-hypnosis is an excellent method of self-help that can be used beyond the actual issue.

Just ask me personally.


Let's talk. Please read the privacy policy. If you are interested, you can contact me for questions and appointments via this contact form or by e-mail (, phone 030/86421369, and mobile phone 01577/7045356. The best time to contact me by telephone is Monday to Thursday between 9.00 am and 6.00 pm. During sessions, there is an answering machine. Leave a message and your phone number in Germany, and I'll call you back as soon as possible. Make sure I understand what you are asking for.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions, such as fees, on the home page. There are also lots of articles and details about me (profile) to help you get an idea of who I am. This will also make it easier for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you and your problem.




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Be sure to read the following notice


Before contacting me, please read the detailed information about fees, booking, contraindications to hypnotherapy and answers to other frequently asked questions (FAQ).

These pages are intended to provide information for those interested in psychotherapy using hypnotherapy. It is not intended to replace psychotherapy or personal consultation, examination or diagnosis by a licensed medical practitioner. I am not a medical doctor. I specialize in helping people with anxiety and anxiety disorders. The profession of a hypnotherapist (official license to practice psychotherapy according to the HPG) is fundamentally different from that of a medical doctor. Medical diagnoses are not made, nor are promises of healing made or medication prescribed. Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical or psychiatric intervention where this is required.

If you have any questions about psychotherapy with hypnosis, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to inform you.




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Published: March 1, 2008
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 15, 2023
Translation: May 8, 2009
AN: #3431

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