Good sleep is essential to healthy functioning. Insomnia or Insufficient sleep takes a toll on your energy as well as your emotional and physical stamina needed to get through the day. It is a product of and a cause of stress. Tossing and turning, clock watching or falling asleep only to wake up after a little while and lie despairing all night can make life very difficult.
People often think they need to 'try' harder to get to sleep, but for anyone who suffers regularly with a poor nights rest they know that this simply doesn't work.
You may be a clock watcher, lying awake, knowing you have a full day ahead you need to be fit for and as each hour slips away from you thinking those increasingly desperate thoughts like 'Oh no, it's 2am I've been in bed since 11 and still can't sleep. What can I do? I'm going to be worn out tomorrow.'
You may be the kind of person who when they get into bed starts overthinking, analysing the day that's been or the day to come, replaying conversations and the 'what ifs,' one thought hardly begun before being surpassed by another and another. And as time passes increasingly thinking along the lines of 'I can't sleep and now I'm completely miserable on top of everything else!'
Perhaps you watch TV or check your social media, sew or knit or catch up on emails or homework, and your bed becomes associated with activity rather than rest.
So how can hypnotherapy help with insomnia
To begin with your sleep problem needs to be evaluated by your doctor to ensure there are no medical problems causing the disturbance, such as sleep apnea, chronic depression, chemical dependency, current medication etc.
When this all checks out hypnotherapy can help reprogram that mind. Your unconscious mind has a memory of good sleep and we can reactivate that experience. We will use hypnotherapy to create positive suggestions that will repattern your mental activity so that your mind is calm and peaceful before you go to sleep. When it's time to rest your mind and body will feel at ease and allow you to gently drift off. We will examine your environment and physical state so that you are in the best possible position to enjoy wonderful rest. I will also provide therapy tracks to practise with at home thus helping you achieve your well deserved quality sleep.