Cognitive hypnotherapy for insomnia

Banish the bed time blues: how hypnotherapy for insomnia can help you

Coming from a family of insomniacs, I know how debilitating lack of sleep can be. The frustration of tossing and turning through the night when you are already exhausted can sometimes be too much to bear.  Whether its difficulty in dropping off in the first place or going back to sleep in the early hours, Cognitive Hypnotherapy for insomnia can help you reach a point when you can enjoy an easy, natural sleeping pattern. I have had clients who have reported a dramatic improvement in their sleep after listening to my MP3 recordings, even when they have come to see me about something unrelated.

Emotional and physical factors

There are numerous causes for insomnia, which is why most of us will experience at some point during our lifetime.

An example of a common emotional cause for insomnia is Anxiety. This can be worrying about all the tasks you need to do the next day or a difficult situation in your work or family life. A particularly common cause of anxiety when suffering from insomnia is the fear that you will not be able to get to sleep and the repercussions this will have on the following day. You can become trapped in a cycle of looking at the alarm clock, realising another hour has passed and that you have still not dropped off, which only increases your worry even more.

Physical discomfort can also play a role in your inability to sleep; whether it’s IBS or chronic pain. Not only can the physical pain cause difficulty in sleeping, but the stress and worry arising from that pain can exacerbate the problem further.

Using the flexibility of the Cognitive Hypnotherapy model, we can address the underlying emotional causes of your insomnia, which can lead to vast improvements in your quality of your sleep. I will teach you self-hypnosis techniques which you can use at night time to relax your mind or alleviate physical discomfort if relevant. You can have your very own ‘toolkit’ of resources, including your own personalised MP3 recording, allowing you to drift off more easily.

We will also address any environmental issues which could be impacting on your ability to sleep such as the set-up of your bedroom or the use of electronic devices which have been shown to have a powerful impact on our ability to have a good night’s sleep.

If you are suffering from insomnia and are ready to make a change in your sleeping patterns for the better, why not contact me for your free initial consultation  and see how hypnotherapy for insomnia can help you.

Have a look here for more information about insomnia and how it can arise.