Thom Bush Clinical Hypnotherapist
I've been in practice in Singapore for 14 years, although I'm originally from the UK, where I gained my Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. In total, I have been in private practice for 21 years and currently have over 22,800 client hours of clinical experience. I am also a US Certifed Hypnotherapist, a Certified Anxiety Specialist, and an EFT (emotional freedom techniques) Level 3 Practitioner.
Today I use the combination of my training, skills and experience to treat a wide range of life-limiting issues and you can view many of those conditions here. However, my speciality is treating conditions such as Anxiety and Stress disorders, as well as the many forms of Depression. in some sense the fight or flight response, aka the stress response pervades much of our everyday experience of life and it most certainly intensifies any other mental, emotional or psychological conditions we may have. Therefore, it is essential that this aspect of therapy is fully explored if only to see how it may be limiting any progress that could be made without it or at least in a lessened state!
The Benefits of Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis, A Sound Historical Base
The physical benefits of hypnosis include:
increased mental acuity
increased immune response
improved levels of calmness
an enhanced homeostatic state
Other benefits include:
increased parasympathetic response
increased nervous system function
improved respiration, through training
maintaining a balanced metabolic/homeostatic state
Other Treatments With Hypnotherapy
Alcohol and Drugs
Alcohol or drugs literally alter brain function, initially, they create certain feelings of pleasure, they can also, relieve the apparent tragedy or mundaneness of life too. Suddenly, life begins to feel joyful, fun and our inhibitions are lifted. We no longer care what others think or say but . . . sadly, it cannot last and eventually we come crashing back to reality. Experienced too often it develops into a problem! - want to know more? go here
Clients who seek treatment for an anger issue are surprised to learn, that for the most part, anger is a secondary emotion, in that another emotion comes first, maybe frustration; then anger follows? Hypnotherapy helps people understand the complexity of anger and how to experience it effectively; after all, it is a natural emotion. Want to know more about anger? then click here.
Are you suffering from low self-confidence or low self-esteem? Then I'm guessing you're here because you want to change that? If so, you're in the right place; Trans4mational Therapy will help you discover the solution! Hypnotherapy helps you become confident, feel good about yourself and discover how much you can achieve and really begin to enjoy life! want to know more? go here
Hypnotherapy can and often does help people suffering from these life-threatening conditions. One of the most common problems for people with Anorexia, is, that often, they don't feel that they have a problem. Many people, some just like you, like to feel in control of their eating habits and weight. To a certain extent, therein lays the problem; control - want to know more? go here
Emotions, experientially, cover a very large part of our everyday lives, simply because emotions are the outcome of the brain's interpretation of life's experiences. It's when they are influenced by other, similar or unrelated, matters, that they turn into a disorder often with a comorbid condition, say anxiety, then we have an emotional issue!. Want to know more about anger? then click here.
Fear of Flying
Do you experience debilitating anxiety every time you fly?
Then hypnotherapy can help you overcome this terrifying fear. But it might surprise you to know, that in most cases of aviophobia, it has little or nothing to do with flying, per se! That's crazy, you may say, well with 21 years of experience, I can prove it! Want to know more about anger? then click here.e
Emotions of Divorce
Divorce often takes a huge toll on our lives and our emotions, even more so if there are children to consider! What often started off as a fairy tale affair or a dream come true can turn a corner so quickly. Love can turn to hatred and revenge for a hurt done can tear us apart.
Hypnotherapy can help you reign in the excess of emotions and hopefully learn to approach things in a more meaningful way. Reconciliation, if that is a desire, is better achieved through a more stable emotional state. If you want to make a meaningful attempt to reconcile or establish an amenable end to a relationship, then hypnotherapy can likely help!
If you want to know more? go here
Help For Insomnia
Insomnia can be a sleep-related problem but it can also be a symptom of something else going on in our life, e.g. depression, mood swings, anxiety or too much stress and some!
Experimentally, I have found it is the latter, that is, there is too much going on in our lives. This may be a gradual and unnoticed change in behaviour or lifestyle. Or a rapid onset as a result of challenging or traumatic events.
Whatever the cause, Insomnia is very often highly responsive to therapeutic treatments, especially hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Want to know more about hypnotherapy for insomnia? then click here.
ME and CFS
ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) or CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), are one in the same condition, often referred to as ME/CFS. However, some say they are not the same condition because there is a subtle difference?
However, what all professionals seem to agree on, is the cause of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is largely unknown and with no easy medical cure. However, these conditions, rather inexplicably, and often, respond well to hypnosis! That is not by any means implying that it is a quick fix as they have varying effects on energy levels and immune function and these take time to recover. Want to know more about using Hypnotherapy for ME/CFS? then click here.
Pain is a valuable and necessary function of life but not necessarily a welcome one?
All pain comes from signals running to and from the brain, to the affected area and this communication can be interrupted or halted unconsciously, e.g. as a result of shock, battlefield or any serious wound etc. It can also be consciously interrupted by invoking our subconscious processing, (hypnosis). Want to know more about managing pain? then click here.
Phobias and Fears
A Phobia can be considered an extreme or terrifying form of fear. Its symptoms can result from the reality or a mere thought about the phobic object, e.g. spiders. needles or water etc. can invoke the most intense emotional response; leaving its victim almost paralysed (freezing is part of the fear response). One of the most perplexing anomalies about phobias is that the sufferer often, in fact almost always, knows it's either an irrational response to a perceived danger that is not real or at least not in the way they believe!
Fortunately, hypnotherapy is effective in eliminating phobias and one of the most beneficial side effects is that things that were unavailable because of the phobia, now become available! Want to know more about hypnotherapy for phobias? then click here.
Hypnotherapy to stop smoking is one of the most effective ways to achieve this seemingly gargantuan task! Mostly, the difficulty in stopping is nothing to do with addiction, it's to do with having an empowering reason to stop. That's why so many women stop smoking and drinking when they get pregnant.
However, that is common sense, which, as we all know, is anything but common. The reason so many people smoke has to do with non-conscious sense and that falls nicely into the realm of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
So, I guess you'd like to know why you aren't able to quit? Then the answer to that question may be about to surprise you? Learn more about hypnotherapy to stop smoking here.