Insomnia / Hypnotherapy
Insomnia And Other Sleep Disorders
Quite incredibly, more than 100 different sleeping disorders have been identified. 'Insomnia', which we most of us understand to be the condition of being unable to get to sleep, or sleeping poorly; affects almost everyone at some point in our lives.
When unresolved, this condition can cause immense distress, and can sometimes lead to further physical or psychological problems.
If you are suffering from insomnia, there are a number of factors to check before seeking treatment, as any of the following can lead to a loss of sleep:
Poor sleeping environment such as excessive noise or light
Alcohol or other drugs
Use of certain medications
If you feel that any of these factors might apply to you, it is worthwhile attempting to control environmental and lifestyle factors such as too much light, noise, caffeine or other stimulants, or erratic hours, as often great improvements can be made in this way.
Sleep can also be affected drastically by:
Anxiety or stress
If you are experiencing any of these factors; or feel that you are suffering from a lack of sleep, or perhaps just feel that you simply "can't sleep"; then intervention of some kind is certainly indicated.
There are endless self-help books and articles on the subject, many of which can offer sound, practical advice; but insomnia, once established, can be notoriously difficult to correct by oneself. It can quickly become a habit, and once the sufferer 'learns' to expect the nightly occurrence to continue, then it surely will.
The approach that I use in tackling insomnia; is first to take a look at your history; and then try to identify habits and behavioural traits that might be triggering and maintaining the condition. We can then work out a programme using Hypnotherapy and CBT Therapy to instil new habits and behaviours that will quickly start to lead you back to the desired sleeping pattern.
Most cases of insomnia, particularly those that are stress-related, respond well to hypnosis, and especially well to the enhanced, integrated Hypnowellness approach. Hypnotherapy is very effective in enabling a profound sense relaxation to take place. All too often, you as an insomnia sufferer may have "forgotten" how to truly relax; and when you once again experience this peaceful state it becomes very much easier to build upon this. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques are also used to enable helpful new habits to take place.
Hypnotherapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) sessions are usually for one hour; and regular sessions are recommended. To book a session or to discuss how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy may help with insomnia and sleeping difficulties, do please call me now on my direct line: 0844 736 1438 or just use the "Get In Touch" button below.