Sleeping Problems - Hypnotherapy to help sleep


the inability to get off to, or stay asleep can be distressing. Tossing and turning or just not getting enough of the restful sleep we need to be healthy and alert can leave us feeling exhausted and wondering how we'll get through the day.

Sleep is increasingly linked to many aspects of overall health and well-being, and it seems that more and more of us are finding it hard to get a good night’s sleep. Stress, busy lives, use of computers in the evening, light from e-readers, phones in the bedroom, all seem to add to the problem.

It has been found that people suffering from severe insomnia have a poor quality of life similar to those with chronic health problems, such as heart disease. It can affect dietary choices, which in itself can affect health and sleep patterns. You may find it hard to concentrate, have memory disturbance, irritability, find yourself making more mistakes at work and school, and it can also have a very negative impact on relationships.

An Australian study reported that 17 hours of sleep deprivation causes impaired performance levels comparable to those found in people having blood alcohol levels indicating intoxication.

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that is increasingly accepted as helpful for lack of sleep. A key component of therapy is helping in the process of restoring sleep patterns back to as normal a level as possible.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern, research-based combination of hypnosis and psychotherapy techniques, which promotes relaxation and helps clients to make beneficial lifestyle changes needed in the management of insomnia. We know that too much pressure can lead to stress and a range of physical and mental health problems, including the inability to sleep.

Sleep and well-being are inter-related and affect the way you think, feel and behave, impacting every area of your life at any age. Hypnotherapy offers powerful techniques and strategies to enable you to deal with issues that can result in, or be as a result of, sleep and rest deprivation. It can help you to think and behave in a more positive way that has many health benefits, including an ability to “switch off” and rest at night. By encouraging clients to think and express themselves positively, we can help to improve their responses to life’s stressors and enable them to sufficiently relax and sleep. It’s a really very effective form of therapy for insomnia, it’s relaxing and people enjoy it too!

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