Hypnotherapy, effective for life's most challenging conditions!
Principally hypnosis achieves greater states of emotional balance and wellness, that then lead to a higher sense of being!
Thus the purpose, or at least a purpose, of hypnotherapy, is in how it can add value to one's life. When you do that, you can potentially add value to almost all the people that you engage with. There is something resplendently beautiful about being in the presence of calm, centred and loving people and therein lays the rub because what is love?
From a therapeutic perspective, I see love as a neurochemical experience that allows pleasant feelings to pervade the whole of one's awareness? In life, there are certain experiences that profoundly affect and influence the awareness of the presence of this neurochemical phenomena. For example, opioid/mind-altering drugs, alcohol, cigarettes (to a lesser extent), sex and of course, romantic love. These substances and experiences all bring about, unnecessarily, exaggerated and heightened feelings of pleasure, essentially, the brain is having an induced euphoric chemical experience! And when it does so, it is likely in the presence of brain chemicals, like dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, oxytocin, vasopressin etc. In essence, the brain experiences a cocktail akin to a neurochemical Nirvana. The more pleasantly this is perceived, the more likely it is that it will create memories that seek repetition; an addiction is born! However, on a scale of necessity, this is way too much love! Survival dictates that we are seekers by nature, we seek food and water to survive individually and sex for the survival of our species. But the emotional experience we all, crave, is the experience we have come to know as love! However, the love we need most is none of the above things I mentioned, it is far more basic than that, so what is it?
Well before I explain, let me first ask you, what is love, how would you know it, have you ever felt it? These may seem like silly questions, everyone knows what love is, right? Actually, let's check this out because every client I have ever asked these next questions, they all say zero! At school, how many hours were dedicated to teaching about love? How many hours did your parents spend explaining what love is? If you went on to higher education, even in the medical field, how many hours were spent explaining what love is? So, how did you do, did you get more than zero? Weird right, the most empowering emotion that you will need to have a truly fulfilling life and nobody taught you what it is!
Alright, so, if we don't really know what love is, what do people seek in the absence of love? It's a derivation of, calm, peace, balance and tranquillity. People seek this through mind emptying things like meditation, prayer, yoga, nature, isolation, and, of course, hypnosis! So, in the absence of love, we seek inner peace, calmness etc. and in the presence of those experiences, we discover love! But the name 'love' is somewhat of a misnomer, surely this can't be love? Well for sure, it's not the love that you are used to but from an existential perspective, that is exactly what it is. Love is the epitome of growth, progression, wellness and continuity and in some sense, natural selection. While in this resplendent state, we're anatomically in Nirvana, this is the stuff of growth (cell growth), this is what keeps us well. Life is a process of cell growth and division (mitosis) and cell death (apoptosis), one healthy cell produces another healthy cell. However, this starts to go badly wrong when we are under prolonged periods of stress and it gets worse if the stress is enduring.
The system that regulates the brain's life response mechanisms, is the autonomic nervous system, which is divided into two parts, sympathetic (SNS) and parasympathetic (PNS). The sympathetic nervous system initiates the stress response, fight or flight and the parasympathetic, initiates the relaxation response. The PNS actually does a lot more than help us relax, it's involved much of our body's everyday functions, including sex! However, it also plays an important role in helping the brain function and, specifically, in ways that actually make us become well.
So, it is no surprise that the ancient's discovered, that the secret to life, lays in its calmness. However, we also have to remember that we are part of an animal kingdom and part of that involves evolved behaviours. In that sense, we are both predator and prey and in order to survive, we have to adapt. Enter the sympathetic nervous system, fight or flight! In dangerous situations, we have two choices, fight or flee and the sympathetic response allows us to fulfil those objectives with extra strength and speed! But we have moved on a long way since our animal, tribal past, although we are still very tribal in nature. We still possess the ability to inflict untold harm and cruelty on others and, unfortunately, ourselves! It is the latter trait that has led to the rise of too much stress in our lives and a result of that, comes at great cost to our happiness. This comes in the form of life-limiting conditions that we know as, anxiety, stress, depression, which lead to a loss of self-esteem, self-worth and self-respect. In the presence of these life-limiting conditions, comes the absence of everything that makes life worth living, especially the chemical correlates of love!
This is why I decided to focus on these pervasive conditions, because of the effect they have on the quality of our lives? Because prior to becoming a hypnotherapist, I walked along the very same pathway of self-destructing habits and behaviours myself! I did experience other types of therapy along the way but hypnotherapy seemed to be the most effective. Whether it was hypnotherapy alone or a collective effect, I don't really know but following my hypnotherapy treatment, life got better! So, I've had some first-hand experience of how anxiety, stress and depression can blight your life. It was because of my own therapeutic journey that I developed a passion to help others learn how to transform their lives. Hypnotherapy helps clients live a more productive and purposeful life and with a better sense of inner calm and peace. Trans4mational Therapy is the end result of many years of study and practice. That makes my hypnotherapy services in Singapore and beyond, the perfect choice to get your life on track and keep it there!
So, if you are considering some form of therapy, it may be helpful to know, that from a therapeutic perspective, life is viewed as a work in progress. In part because, with all the advances in technology, social media, better research, more concern and understanding about our health, mental health problems are rising exponentially. Equally surprising, is that it's seemingly a bigger problem in the most developed and better-informed societies throughout the world, especially here! So, we may ask ourselves, what is the solution, is there a solution? Truth be told, we don't know but it doesn't look like we'll be rolling back the clock anytime soon or ditching our favourite devices? Fortunately, we don't have to contemplate such extremes, we just need to learn how to better use our brain. It is the most powerful device in the universe, with the organisational prowess that Artificial Intelligence is predicated on! And hypnotherapy is the user manual!
In my Hypnotherapy practice, I aim to make you mindful of the importance of your life and its relationship with the world around you. Of course, the world would be a better place if there were more compassion, love and caring towards each other. Perhaps, an excellent way to make this happen is if we each take personal responsibility for doing our part? Imagine the collective force of like-minded people and how that could ripple around the world? But before we fix the world we need to start with our own self. Real-life happiness is not the absence of anxiety etc. but rather it is the presence of harmony, balance and inner peace. Once we achieve that, then we can move to the world outside of the self, e.g. your family, friends, society, country. In essence, you become a value-adding citizen of the world you live in; and create real value to your own experience of life in the process!
To that end, I have been providing a cure for anxiety, stress and depressive related conditions for many years now. Trans4mational Therapy, provides effective and real solutions to real-life issues for real people; so why not YOU?
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Thom Bush DHP, CH, EFT, Cert Anxiety Management, Cert PLR (past life regression)
I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and have been studying human psychology and behaviour for almost 22 years and the field of personal development since 1982. I have a particular fascination with the human brain and mind and how together, they create the experience we call life! This fascination plays an integral part in my therapeutic approach in the treatment of depression, stress and anxiety-related disorders. Because one way or another, the brain and mind, as a unit, are the expression of life itself, be it a good one or not! Ultimately it is our desire to manage these neural processes, that make these conditions so responsive to a therapeutic treatment. And once beyond that horizon, it is also what helps us experience joy and success!
I have been in private practice as a clinical hypnotherapist for over 20 years, 13 in Singapore, and currently have over 19,400 hours of client therapy experience. My work as a therapist in the UK led me to specialise in anxiety and stress-related disorders and this has become the focus of my work here in Singapore.
Life is a process of trial, error and experimentation, what we think of as failures are as much a part of the process as are the successes. They give us the essential element of life we call experience. Therapy then becomes the pivotal link between these strange bedfellows (failure and success), that ultimately leads us to a process of effective life management! It's not about changing the past; just finding a more holistic and useful way to express it? The ultimate goal is becoming mindful, living in the moment, creating a better memory of now, helps to have better memories of today, tomorrow! For sure the rest of your life is in front of you but from a perspective of awareness, today is all you ever have. Towards the success of that aim, my goal is to help you do just that; and in the process, to embrace each day as it unfolds!
Trauma & cumulative trauma
PTSD (post & pre-traumatic stress disorder)
Stress and related issues
OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Low confidence, self-esteem etc.
Professional Memberships, Training & Qualifications
APHP (Association of Professional Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy) more
NRPC (National Register for Psychotherapists & Counselors) more
AMMET (Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques) more
Thom Bush DHP CH MAPHP MNRPC MAAMET
Ericksonian Hypnosis My first qualification in Hypnosis, earned from the NLP ACADEMY UK in 2000
Diploma Hypnotherapy-Psychotherapy UK, a 500 Hour Diploma earned from Centre Training International School of Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy 2003 - 2004 (Now the Awaken School)
Certified Hypnotherapist USA Awarded by the National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest & largest Hypnotherapy Organization in the USA. Earned 2006
Certified Anxiety Specialist UK A Certificate in Anxiety Management awarded by the UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts; earned 2008
Certified Regression Therapist UK A Certificate in Past Life Regression awarded by the UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts; earned 2008
EFT Practitioner EFTTA UK Level 3 A Practitioners Certificate, Level 3, earned from the EFT Training Academy UK earned in 2006
Effective Therapy allows a client to function normally, whilst still experiencing the turbulence that so often encompasses everyday life.
Trans4mational Therapy is a style of therapy that I have developed over the last several years. Since no single therapy suits all clients, I found a mixed approach more effective, in allowing clients to integrate the experience of therapy into their lives.
My Philosophy: It is our innate ability as humans to ride life's ebb and flow and is what, ultimately, makes it so fascinating. It is, without a doubt, the adversity of life that allows us to grow, physically, mentally and spiritually, and, reach our higher potential. However, the ability to learn effectively from the adversity of life can be quite a complex and difficult challenge!
My philosophical beliefs and life principles are the fundamental building blocks that guide me through life’s challenges, therefore, they strongly underpin my training as a therapist. These beliefs and principles are:
· Empathy and Compassion
· Fairness (to all, including oneself)
· Kindness to all living things (without detriment to my own safety)
· Care and concern for our planet, for we must pass it on to the next generation
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