Reviews and Testimonials about Panic Attacks
Reviews from people who have overcome Panic Attacks using Fast Track Hypnosis

Over the years my waiting room walls have gathered quite a lot of reviews from past clients telling of how my Fast Track Hypnosis has helped them. Many people coming through my door for the first time will say to me

" I bet you haven't heard of my problem before".

Then I would point to a letter of someone with a similar problem.
All the testimonials on this page are genuine and from clients who have successfully overcame panic attacks using my   Hypnosis system.

Please note, all the original letters , reviews and emails are held at my Belfast office

Below is a small selection of reviews of how Hypnosis has helped these people to deal with their panic attacks.

" For the past six years I have been living a life of panic. I have been unable to sit in a room with the doors closed tight or in the back of a two door car because I felt I could not breathe.
It has been impossible for me to go into shops if I could not see the way to get out again. Travelling on public transport has been totally impossible until I decided to have a consultation with you, Alan.

After I had four sessions with you and can now say I have got my life back! Sitting in a room with the door closed tight is no longer a problem and travelling on public transport is a delight, and this is all down to you, Alan

Many many thanks for giving me my life back............... Stephanie......"

“Hi Alan
I was recommended to you by a friend during a period in my life when because of an acrimonious separation I had lost interest in life, my friends and work. I was feeling so much stress and panic that I could not sleep. I was therefore not a nice person to be around.
Although I was initially sceptical , I felt so much better after my first session that I came back to you for the other 3 sessions over a six week period. In between sessions I listened to your Cds daily.
I had been depressed for six months before I met you and in six weeks you made me a new man.
I will never forget what you did for me and would recommend to others finding themselves in a similar position to mine…..David…..”

“ Before I came to Alan in Spain I was almost at my wits end having experienced the worst panic attacks of my life. Even after the the first session and playing the CD Alan gave me brought considerable relief.
I continued to practice the deep breathing in between sessions and at the end of 4 sessions I am a different man person – much more relaxed and feeling in control. Many thanks alan for all your help – it is much appreciated……Des……”

“Dear Alan
Just a note to let you know that my beautiful daughter arrived without too much trouble or anxiety this summer. Very many thanks for all your help – the Cds were invaluable….N….”

" I have suffered with panic attacks for a few years now but in September 09 for some reason I seemed to have very severe attacks which almost left me unable to leave my home.
As a last resort I came to see Alan. I say last resort because I got very little help from my G. P.
Coming to see Alan was the best decision I've ever made. I came for 4 sessions and continued with the self hypnosis.
I can't believe the difference its made to my life.
I am a lot more calmer, that horrible anxious feeling has gone also , and I have become a lot more confident . It is now January 2010 and I've been fine. Family and friends couldn't believe the change in me .
I would definitely recommend hypnosis - it has changed my life!
Thank you so much Alan, Andrea ..............".

"I decided to have a go at Hypnotherapy after a friend said she thought it was what I needed to do, I was sceptical and kept saying yes yes sometime. My friend knows me better than I thought. She had been to see Alan and it had been a big help for her. Having suffered a nervous breakdown I was left with the dreadful anxiety, panic attacks and fears I won't go into as I feel they are personal to me. After 4 sessions I can now say two and a half years later that I have experienced only one night with a partial panic attack waking me out of my sleep and I could take control of it. I will always be much more vulnerable, not the strong person I thought I was, but I do now have a much better quality of life and don't live in fear. When I went for my second appointment, I remember saying to Alan I was worrying that I wasn't worrying, he said and I paraphrase, it's hard to get rid of an old friend. Lynn.............."

"I want to thank you for your help in my recovery from panic attacks and other problems. I feel really well now and the fear I had about leaving the house no longer exists."

To Alan, for your kindness I can't begin to thank you enough. I can't believe it has just been TWO WEEKS since I first came to see you. The transformation in me within that time has been unbelievable. Steadily I have become more like my old self. In fact I am even better! I feel a greater sense of calm at work, the fear has subsided and that's how it will stay. I look forward to my baby as a blessing. You have restored my hope and given me a new zest for life. Fast Track Hypnosis is a truly remarkable experience, one which I will happily share with others. Take care K.

Alan, you can do wonderful things for a body! All the face pains have GONE. I'm doing a great job at work and coping with the stress. Anxieties, their gone as well. School has shut for a week and HERE I AM IN TENERIFE! Many Thanks Noelle.

Hi Alan, It's the honeymooner here! Well I got here and it's all thanks to you - 2 flights later. I'm having a ball - no panic attacks - no insecurity, etc. a big THANKS again. Take care Katherine.

Dear Alan, As you can see by the post card I got here with no Panic attacks!. Thanks a lot..... Noleen.

Dear Alan, Just a short note to thank you for your help. As a teacher facing so many demands in a seemingly hopeless situation, I came to ask for help in coping with many difficulties. Now that I have ended my sessions with you I can see things in a different light. What seemed to be an impossible task now seems to be manageable and within my scope. There is still a great deal to be done, but I feel that I can now tackle the tasks much more confidently. Above all you taught me how to relax, "relax" was a word to which I had almost totally forgotten the meaning of. Thanks again Paul.

Dear Alan, I want to thank you for your help in my recovery from panic attacks and other problems. I feel really well now and the fear I had about leaving the house to go shopping etc, no longer exists. I can now go to the supermarket and into town. I can also travel on public transport as well as go for a meal out. I can now get to these places which I could never do before I saw you. I Play the CD's you gave me from time to time, although I don't really need to. I went to a farewell party at my place of work, alone, just before Christmas, and thoroughly enjoyed it, and felt really at ease and confident. Thank you once again and I hope this letter will help others as it has helped me, to overcome their problems. Yours Sincerely Francis"

"Just a wee note to tell you that I am still at school full time and intend to stay! I have got lots of good friends now also. I never really feel really anxious in class any more other than 1 or 2 wee moments. So basically everything is going ok. Have a lovely Christmas and I hope the year brings bright new beginnings! From Catherine"

"Dear Alan, what a life changing experience I have had. As you know I suffered from panic attacks and agoraphobia for seven years. I had accepted I would have to live with this for the rest of my life as I had tried numerous remedies but all to no avail. I dreaded waking up every morning, as I never knew what the day would bring. By chance I saw your advert in the local paper and thought that I would give your clinic a try, as I had nothing to lose. It was the best decision I ever made. My experience of hypnosis is one of the most wonderful relaxing times I have ever had. I was a bit sceptical at first, as I didn't know what to expect, but you were able to put me at ease (that was a job in itself!) I would like to thank you for your time and patience and also always being at the end of a phone for me. After all the sessions I am a more confidant, relaxed person. I do not experience fear of stepping out of the door and the panic attacks have stopped. Life has now a new meaning and I grow stronger each day. Auto Hypnosis, something, which filled me with dread to try to learn it, has now become an automatic reaction, which I can accomplish within two seconds. Thank you Alan for giving me my life back. Without your help I would never have accomplished this transformation. Stella"

"Dear Alan, how are you? I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful work you have done in helping me to overcome my fear of having a panic attack in public. Since having Hypnotherapy I have stopped feeling anxious, and I am now enjoying life again and doing all the things that I have been avoiding for 18 months. I have even conquered my fear of flying due to my new relaxed outlook, and I am going on holiday this August- my first flight in 15 years. I still listen to your excellent CD once a week and drifting off to that tropical island, with the warm sand between my toes. Thank you so much Sharon O"

"Dear Alan, just a few lines to thank you so much for all your help, I remember the first night I went down to you. When we arrived I told my husband to go in and that I would follow on. The walk from the car to your front door was like miles. For the past 5 years I nor my family, have known what a normal life has felt like. Somewhere down the road I got lost and now thanks to you I have got back on the right track. It all started with a flu that I took after the sudden death of my uncle. I dearly loved him and still do , and the shock of that brought on the flu. During the following year my doctor said I had taken a strain of the M.E. virus. I went from someone who loved life, never sat for a minute, always the life and soul of the party to a frightened, lost, lonely suicidal shell. I lost all confidence and I could do nothing around our home. Our children had to leave all their after school groups and I wanted no one near me or in our house and my weight ballooned- I was desperate.

For 5 years my husband and I tried our best to struggle through and then I met you, Alan. With you nothing was or is a problem.

During my sessions with you I faced up to the problem that I had never properly said good bye to my uncle. I had never accepted that he had died and with your help and full support I was able to let him go. I went back to you after that session and I let you believe (or so I thought) that that was me settled. But one Friday night I got a call from you, just to see how I was coping and I don't know how but you seemed to sense that I was still in turmoil and for 30 minutes you talked to me and made me face up to what had really bothered me from childhood. I won't write it all down but you know the details, and for the first time in years I felt relief. At last someone to talk to and let me talk. Words can never convey my thanks to you, during the weeks that followed you were there day and night. You took the tears and the joy, the anger and rage. I always knew that I had your full support.

Life is now so different. I can go where I want to , I can sleep, I have no more panic attacks, I am enjoying life to the full. I have just enjoyed 2 weeks in the sun and I have lost 2 stone and 5 pounds. In the words of my brother, after 5 years he has got his sister back. Alan, thanks is not enough to say, but I am so thankful that I took that walk from the car to your door. Best wishes Caroline"

"Dear Alan, I am writing to thank you for helping me with my panic attacks. As you know Alan, I suffered these for two and a half years following my mothers death and they made my life hell. And now I've got my life back. I no longer take them and it's all thanks to you. Alan, you did what no doctors could do and for this I will always be grateful. And for others who suffer panic attacks never ever give up. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Forever grateful, Margaret.

"Alan, As you know before I saw you I couldn't go up to the observation floor in the Victoria Centre in Belfast. Now I've just returned from the 70th floor observation floor in New York!!!( Rockefeller Centre). I could not have done this without you !!!. Thank you Alan - great to feel normal. Hillary D.

"Dear Alan Gilchrist, I thought I would write so that you could put this on your wall to help others. Therefore this will probably more of a storytelling affair rather than a thank you. I began to have trouble going out into social areas and this was beginning to cause real havoc on my life so I went to the doctor and then on to some therapists. None of these treatments worked and I was apprehensive about your treatment. After the first session I felt nothing and still I can feel nothing under hypnosis yet it obviously had a significant change. I am getting better ever day, driving on motorways, going to school etc. I do not know how this happened but I am very thankful.

I am still having some panic attacks but they are mainly to do with this cute girl so I think that is pretty natural. I still have to work on that confidence thing. I will advise anybody reading this that it seams to work. I can give no explanation, except that you should have confidence in it. Even when things seem to begin to fail again never give up hope as you just have to believe; very corny but true. I will let Alan explain the rest. Thanks from me and my friends and I also hope I never have to see you again. Ross.... Sorry, it took so long. Busy being normal!"