HYPNOTHERAPY FOR INSOMNIA
“The darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.”
There are always occasions when not sleeping well is a perfectly natural event. When we have a job interview or an exam approaching, or when we are full of excitement about leaving for a holiday in the morning, we would all expect to have difficulty switching our thoughts off when we go to bed. However, when this becomes an ongoing nightly reality, and your lack of sleep starts to damage other areas of your life, insomnia can be a real problem.
We all know how it feels to be really tired. That feeling we’ve all had where you can’t wait for your head to hit the pillow so you can sleep. But what happens when you regularly feel that exhausted but just can’t fall asleep? Night after night… As insomnia progresses, it can make you feel completely alone and utterly hopeless. While everyone else is winding down for the night and getting ready for bed, you are worrying about whether this will be yet another night where you can’t sleep. While everyone else is resting and sleeping, you are wide awake, worrying, knowing that each hour you spend awake is another hour less of sleep. Perhaps wondering why it is that you can’t just fall asleep like everyone else… Knowing that tomorrow will be yet another day of feeling so shattered you can barely think, barely communicate, barely function. This exhausting cycle might feel never ending but it can in fact be quickly changed with hypnotherapy.
Do I need hypnotherapy for insomnia?
So many people believe that insomnia and sleep disorders are just things they have to put up with. They cross their fingers and hope for the best. If you frequently struggle with getting to sleep, staying asleep or waking up too early, and if it is having a negative impact on your life, you may well benefit from seeking professional help.
Hypnotherapy is highly effective at reversing the symptoms which insomnia creates, bringing about significant positive changes in mood, concentration levels, interpersonal relationships, your ability to cope with stress, your effectiveness at work, confidence and many more areas of your everyday life.
Can hypnotherapy help overcome insomnia?
Hypnotherapy is known to be very successful in helping people to establish a healthy sleep pattern that lasts. The stress and worry that has been caused by your inability to sleep, has also become the cause of your inability to sleep. Your fear of not sleeping has created very strong but unhelpful pathways in your brain, which make your subconscious mind believe it must repeat this destructive behaviour again and again. At the same time, your lack of sleep will have allowed a very primitive part of your brain to gain control over your thoughts and feelings, increasing your worries and feelings of desperation.
Your body and mind both need to remember how to deeply relax, while the intellectual part of your brain needs to take back control. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is the perfect way to do this. Gentle hypnosis will help your mind to rest and your body unwind, while powerful changes happen within your mind. This will allow you to sleep deeply at night, and awaken the next day feeling refreshed and full of energy.
How can I help you overcome insomnia?
I offer a FREE initial consultation that is the perfect opportunity for us to discuss exactly what is happening with your sleep, and also to explore other areas of your life where stress may have gradually built up without you noticing.
You will also receive a free sleep hypnosis audio, which you can start using that very night. This will begin the process of restoring your natural sleep pattern, so that your mind is receptive and ready for your first session with me.
In the sessions following this, we firstly work together to help you decide on small changes you can make each week, which will reduce the underlying stress in your life. Carefully, I weave your goals into your personalised hypnosis, so you leave each session motivated and set for success. In as few as 10 weeks, this powerful technique can change your sleeping habits forever.
To find out more about how hypnotherapy could help you overcome your sleep problems, call me for a chat or book your free initial consultation now.