Insomnia? Ever thought of hypnotherapy?
Insomnia is something that can affect us at any age, whether it’s struggling to get to sleep at night, waking in the middle of the night, having broken, restless sleep or waking ridiculously early in the morning. It’s something most people can relate to at some point in their life. For some people lying awake at night worrying is a norm. The danger is that once the worries are over the mind could get conditioned to switching on the moment they go to bed. For some there may be underlying stressors that our subconscious mind brings to the fore once we are asleep, for others it may just be that we feel there is a lot to do some wake up early to deal with it.
Hypnosis for insomnia
So how can hypnosis for insomnia work?
Well, we can reduce any stress or anxiety that may be associated with going to bed. Some insomniacs will begin to get anxious about the thought of going to bed. With hypnosis for insomnia we can help people to overcome this anxiety, coupled with some very useful techniques for helping you get to sleep this can be of great use.
Mindfulness for insomnia
Some years ago I was in a situation where my wife was expecting our child which was an exciting and scary time in equal measures. My father was both suffering from dementia and in the process of dying and to top it all as chairman of the supporters trust for my local football club I was in the spotlight in relation to a disagreement of the then chairman of the club itself. There was an awful lot of politics involved including some rather nasty letters being posted through my door and some less than flattering comments being made about myself in the local press. As you can imagine it was a very stressful time….. I was laying awake at 3.00 a.m. with thoughts racing through my mind when I decided to practice some of the mindfulness techniques I had learnt whilst training as a mindfulness practitioner. – It’s fair to say I wasn’t the best subject, I just lay there thinking that I couldn’t do it! I suddenly realised that I was giving myself a hypnotic command / suggestion so I stopped and began to work on self hypnosis. Every time a thought came into my mind, be it good bad or indifferent i imagined that I could wrap it up in a paper bag and throw it away. Suddenly I realised that I could control these random thoughts and make them go away ………. it was a revelation and such was the relief that I fell asleep in minutes after – bliss!! Anyone can do this with a little practice – try it. If you’d like to know more of course you could always give me a call 😉