I regularly receive enquiries regarding insomnia and many people find that hypnotherapy is a very successful route to overcoming this problem.
When working with my clients, one of my first questions to them, would be about their quality of sleep. Sleep is the foundation of good health and being able to live our lives in a productive and fulfilling way.
People who have previously experienced good patterns of sleep might find insomnia is brought on by life changing events: bereavement, divorce, house moves, stress at work, financial problems.
For some it could be an uneasy feeling that things need to change in their lives. Those prone to anxiety might feel they have never really slept well.
For others insomnia may be brought on by physcial change i.e menopause or the onset of illness, injury or pain.
Some people will fall asleep easily and suddenly awake at a regular time in the small hours. This may be triggered by dehydration or anxiety.
It is often found that once a person has a period of unsettled sleep that becomes their expectation. They go to bed with the fear or anticipation of not sleeping or waking in the night and not being able to return to sleep. The more they try the harder it becomes. 'The Law of Reversed Effect'.
I teach all my clients how to relax. Help them look forward to relaxing. Finding a place of complete physical mental and emotional relaxation so they can really let go. I teach my clients self hypnosis, - a powerful tool to enhance your life and your sleep.
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