Anxiety disorders are on the rise, should you be concerned?
The quality of life is determined by how it feels and if you are experiencing a lot of anxiety, life probably doesn't feel too good right now? Having worked in Singapore, as an anxiety specialist for over 12 years now, I brought with me all the training and experience I learned in the UK. Before coming here, I attained a specialist Certificate in Anxiety Management at the prestigious UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts, run by Shaun Brookehouse and Fiona Biddle (legends in the field). However, as a former sufferer of debilitating anxiety and panic attacks, I also have an idea of what it feels like at your end! So, the combination of both empirical and practical experience makes me your obvious choice! And to make that choice even easier, I provide a free 1-hour consultation, where you get to meet me, discuss your issue and try hypnosis.
Anxiety comes in many forms, GAD (generalised anxiety), panic attacks, social anxiety, separation anxiety etc. and they can make life hell; so what can you do? Fortunately, anxiety disorders respond well to treatment and very often without the need for medication. Although sometimes the combination of both psychotherapy, hypnotherapy etc. and medication is very effective. That is important for people on medication because many anxiety medications cannot just be stopped, so that means you can add a talk therapy, e.g. psychotherapy or hypnotherapy at any time without concern. And that is useful to know because Doctors are not usually keen to commence tapering your treatment until they see an improvement in your condition.
So, take heart, no matter where you are on your anxiety journey, help is available and psychotherapy and/or hypnotherapy can offer you some excellent prospects for a return to a more normal life!
Thom Bush, Clinical Hypnotherapist, has been in private practice now for 19 years,12 in Singapore, and during that time, he has helped thousands of clients live better lives. He specialises is in treating life-limiting conditions, such as, anxiety, stress and depression and does so because living a life without the burden of unnecessary and unwarranted anxiety, stress or depression is a necessity for happiness.
These conditions make it difficult to live life normally, they make it troublesome and problematic. Thom helps you understand the causes and development of your anxiety and then provides you with practical and scientific solutions. He also has an exceptional record of helping clients get back to a normal life. So, if you or someone you love is suffering from too much anxiety, stress or depression, why not call Thom today? +65 9186 3575 or make an appointment for free 1-hour consultation, no strings attached. You have absolutely nothing to lose, except your problem!
To see if you are suffering from an anxiety issue, it's time to ask yourself some very important questions, is anxiety:
Affecting the quality of your life?
Preventing you from making friends?
Damaging your relationships?
Limiting or stalling career progression?
Preventing you from eating in public?
Trapping you in your own home?
Making it hard to trust others?
If you answered yes to any or all questions, then it's time to take action; don't let Anxiety take the life you deserve and want!
It is important to know that anxiety is not always the bad guy.
In fact, some of it is actually a good thing, it helps us to instinctively evaluate situations that may prove to be harmful or dangerous. But when anxiety is excessive or rampant it begins to affect the way we live our lives, probably making it harder to feel the joys of life. Chronic anxiety is a disorder of the brain and mental processes it assiduously and progressively begins to limit the quality and effectiveness of our life; instead of being protective, it becomes destructive! It prevents us from doing things that may be beneficial to us or just makes living and enjoying life difficult; if not seemingly impossible! For example, social anxiety may prevent us from meeting new friends, or the partner of our dreams. It can impair our career advancement, it can make us lonely and often sad people! General anxiety makes us fearful of most situations; even when we logically know it is not rational to feel this way. Panic disorder can literally make us feel like we are having a heart attack; that's aside from the overwhelming feeling of doom that abounds.
But it really doesn't have to be this way because we can easily discover new effective ways to understand our anxiety and then conquer it. Through cognitive restructuring we begin to self-determine our emotional states, life then becomes more meaningful. But what do I mean, determine our emotional states? The brain has several structures or regions involved in the fear or defensive mechanisms, these essentially aim to keep us safe and do so without our conscious intervention, they essentially dictate how we experience life. Amongst these brain regions are two small structures (one in each hemisphere) called the amygdala, when you experience anxiety or fear, you can guarantee the amygdalae are hard at work. However, contrary to popular belief, e.g. "I am the way I am", we can actually learn to react differently to anxiety, we can learn its signals, become aware of our thought processes and eventually take alternative steps, create better outcomes and live a better life; we really can!
How you may ask? Well, there are many ways and mine, I believe, is one of the better ones. The essence of it is the way in which it observes, understands and re-consolidates the way emotional memories express themselves. And, having been a former sufferer of debilitating anxiety I have developed a method that is easy to understand and implement. Now I am not specifically saying it is always easy to do, but it can be, what I am saying, is, that if you follow the programme, do the exercises (not physical, although I would recommend some form of physical activity) it will bring results; without a doubt. Added to this, is the work we will do in hypnosis. Hypnosis will allow you to make progress at the subconscious level; the place where your negative and anxiety-provoking thoughts come from! So why not give it a try?
To learn more about my Anxiety Freedom Programme, you can call or email me (see below). Alternatively, you can make an appointment online for a free Consultation and discuss the matter in more depth. The Consultation is completely free and without obligation and you are free to choose what to do at the end of it!
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