People need sleep; in fact most of us need 6-8 hours of sleep every single night in order to function properly. Every once in a while, we can lose a night’s sleep but it can take time to recover from it, but long term lack of sleep is just not so easy to get over.
Trouble sleeping affects the sleep of millions worldwide. Probably the most unsettling part of the issue for most people is the fact that there is nothing in particular blocking them from having a good sleep. You might be trouble free, you have no disruptions, you feel nice and toasty and you feel calm but for some mysterious reason you cannot sleep. A hypnotic approach for lack of sleep may help you get some necessary sleep.
Exactly what is insomnia?
Insomnia is essentially failing to get enough or any sleep when we have ample opportunity to do so.
You may be experiencing trouble sleeping if: day to day life is difficult as you are tired, your mood is down and you find it tough to pay attention, you are experiencing disrupted or restless sleep, you are getting up early in the morning or you battle to get to sleep or sleep at all.
There are almost always very simple reasons for lack of sleep. Both tension and panic are common reasons for this issue. These problems present themselves in our conscious and subconscious so this means we have both components of our mind fighting against us each time we try to sleep.
Consciously, many people will have endured an unsettled mind when trying to sleep occasionally, where the problems of the day continue to buzz and spin around in your mind showing no indication of leaving. Lots of us can struggle to get to sleep now and then when we have a lot on.
Suffered on a long term basis, stress and anxiety can show up in unusual ways within the mind. Some sufferers begin losing sleep when they undergo anxiety attacks in the night without identifying what is happening to them. In some instances panic and anxiety is absorbed by the mind without us realizing it, until we encounter insomnia type symptoms in the future.
Once we become conscious that we are having trouble sleeping, we can every now and then start a vicious cycle because we dread going to sleep. When we don’t know how to fix these factors we can feel helpless, isolated and desperate.
Although well known mind clearing methods can help (such as writing problems on a notepad before bed etc) they are only taking on the conscious part of the mind. What this means is the largest portion of mind – the subconscious mind is not dealt with and so the symptoms may continue despite your best efforts.
A hypnotic approach for insomnia might help you discover the underlying issues causing you this problem and enable you to solve and tackle them long term. Hypnotherapy empowers you, allowing you accessibility to the most powerful part of your mind, addressing the problems within and ultimately reprogramming it to work with you, as opposed to against you.
I have been practising hypnotherapy for over 20 years, fully qualified, a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy. My main approach is hypnotherapy, I also use counselling psychotherapy and NLP techniques.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person