Table of Contents
- Helping You Achieve A Good Nights Sleep…
- The way insomnia works
- Types of insomnia
- What are the symptoms of insomnia?
- How many sessions of hypnosis do you need for sleep?
- Finding hypnotherapy for insomnia near me
Helping You Achieve A Good Nights Sleep…
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Sleep is normally disrupted by inappropriate thought processes. Once these are removed, it is fairly straightforward to re-establish a natural pattern of sleep. Sleep is natural, and insomnia is unnatural, by using hypnotherapy it is very easy to return someone to natural behaviour.
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The way insomnia works
People with insomnia often believe that they are “Insomniacs”; i.e. genetically predisposed to insomnia. Nothing can be further from the truth. Every living organism has a dormant period so sleep is natural, therefore insomnia is unnatural.
Each client is different. However, by using hypnotherapy for Insomnia we can work out what is going on and resolve the issues at a subconscious level, leading you back to a natural sleep pattern.
Krassi Hendry, the insomnia specialist at The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, explains, “Nearly 30% of the population has some form of insomnia. Insomnia is nearly always underpinned by anxiety and this anxiety interrupts the normal sleep pattern. This anxiety is what people with insomnia tend to ruminate about whilst attempting to sleep which is what hypnotherapy for insomnia targets. This rumination generates high levels of anxiety and hence an increased level of alertness within the insomniac and therefore sleep eludes them. Sometimes this anxiety is so low level that the person may not be very aware of it and therefore believes there is no reason for the lack of sleep.“
Types of insomnia
Do you tend to lie awake for more than an hour before you get to sleep?
Can you stay asleep until morning once you finally fall asleep? If so, you have what is often called initial insomnia. This is one of the most common types of insomnia.
Hypnotherapy will help you to develop good sleep hygiene and reduce night-time stress and worry. It will also help you to create a healthy bedtime routine that will be conducive to relaxing when you go to bed.
Do you manage to fall asleep fairly quickly but then wake up in the middle of the night and have trouble falling back to sleep?
If so, you have what is called middle insomnia. This is certainly one of the most frustrating types of insomnia. But you can go back to sleep.
Hypnotherapy for insomnia will focus on giving you the tools to calm your mind and allow you to relax back into sleep. It will also resolve any underlying anxiety issues that may be hindering a natural sleep pattern.
Do you wake up too early in the morning, before you have had your full amount of sleep?
In that case, you have what’s called terminal insomnia (that sounds a lot worse than it is. No, you won’t die from waking up too early, so relax!), also called late insomnia.
Like middle insomnia, the hypnotherapy will focus on giving you the tools to calm your mind and allow you to relax back into sleep.
Do you just have insomnia occasionally?
Does it last a few days and then go away? If so, join the club! This is the most common of all types of insomnia, as just about everyone has it. It is usually nothing to worry about, unless your insomnia is directly related to a certain event or activity you must perform, such as test-taking. In this case, it may prevent you from realising an important life goal, such as passing a professional exam or even graduating from college. By using hypnotherapy we will suggest to your subconscious mind that allowing you to relax and sleep soundly is a more appropriate behaviour.
Have you had your insomnia for several weeks now?
Possibly even months? Does it sometimes get better, only to relapse a few weeks later? Do you have sleepless nights more than once a week? If so, you’re in the right place.. Hypnotherapy is very effective at treating chronic insomnia.
People with insomnia often have a multitude of problems associated with their sleep disorder.
Problems associated with insomnia are:-
- Alcohol abuse
- Health problems
Insomnia often co-exists with other disorders and can be the main factor in the other disorder. For example, someone with depression might have significant sleep disruption. This sleep disruption will cause fatigue which makes it far harder for the person to deal with and resolve their feelings of depression. So achieving a more natural sleep pattern can significantly help with depression. This is true with many anxiety disorders.
What are the symptoms of insomnia?
Symptoms of insomnia can include:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up frequently during the night
- Waking up early in the morning
- Feeling tired or unrefreshed upon waking
- Difficulty concentrating during the day
- Irritability or moodiness
Insomnia can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and certain medications.
Hypnotherapy can help with insomnia by teaching clients how to relax and let go of tension, which can make it easier to fall asleep in the first place. The hypnotherapist will use suggestions to help remove negative thoughts and beliefs about sleep, which can contribute to insomnia.
During hypnotherapy, the hypnotherapist will guide the client into a state of deep relaxation, and then make suggestions aimed at promoting sleep. These suggestions may include visualisation exercises, such as imagining yourself in a peaceful and calm setting, and positive affirmations, such as “I am able to fall asleep easily and wake up feeling refreshed.”
Hypnotherapy can also help to reduce anxiety and stress, which are common causes of insomnia. Some research studies have shown that hypnotherapy can improve sleep quality and reduce the symptoms of insomnia.
How can hypnotherapy for insomnia help?
We will help you return to a more normal pattern of sleep by using hypnotherapy to remove any underlying anxiety issues and help you to get back to a normal sleep routine. Hypnotherapy is extremely effective at teaching you to relax at the appropriate times. So teaching you how to relax before sleep is a significant part of the therapy. Deep relaxation is a precursor to sleep and without it sleep will elude you.
Many patterns of sleep disturbance become embedded in our subconscious mind after many months/years of unsatisfactory sleep. By using hypnotherapy for insomnia, clients will experience fast and effective changes.
Hypnotherapy really can help with insomnia. If used properly it is a very effective weapon against the lack of sleep that affects people’s lives significantly. It’s important to have realistic expectations, hypnotherapy takes time and effort to see improvements. See this article from “The National Library of Medicine” and also from “Stanford Medicine“.
How many sessions of hypnosis do you need for sleep?
In general, we say that approximately 3-5 sessions will be needed for a 6-8 week period.
Finding hypnotherapy for insomnia near me
There are many books available that will tell you how to do self-hypnosis for sleep. There are also websites that offer free hypnosis that puts you to sleep. The fact is that although some people find these helpful, in the main they are just too general and really don’t address the underlying issues that are personal to you.
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