Hypnotherapy can help with insomnia. It is not a panacea; however, many clients do feel it has helped their lives. It can take quite a while for the urge to "make myself go to sleep" wears off.
We all have periods where we find it difficult to sleep, or we keep waking. In some people, this situation can become chronic. The sufferer devotes more and more of his or her time to trying to ensure that they won't have a sleepless night. It can grow to dominate their entire lives - and the lives of those around them.
I have to add a disclaimer here because, unfortunately, it doesn't always help. Please don't expect a miracle cure.
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Whilst the medical profession state, rightly, that eventually the brain will shut down sufficient to get some sleep, this is little comfort to someone who has hardly slept more that two or three hours each night for the last fortnight!
I use a two-pronged approach for Insomnia: Self-Hypnosis and Hypnoanalysis: Dealing with traumatic memories and "clearing out the rubbish" that can clutter people's minds.
Everyone can learn to hypnotise themselves very quickly and easily. Hypnosis is the state of mind we go into when we're daydreaming, so we all do it without thinking every day. Whilst in hypnosis, it's much easier to relax, and to switch off from the stresses and strains of daily life.
As I've explained elsewhere in this website, we all store up events in our short term memories (Repressed Memories). These are things that
happened that we didn't like; perhaps they frightened us, or hurt us; they can be things that we are ashamed of.
The trouble is that these events don't get processed. They get stuck! Over the years we can build up hundreds of these unprocessed memories leading to Insomnia.
As we begin the process of falling sleep, the Unconscious starts to wake up and get busy. It spends much of the night processing events from the Short-Term into the Long Term Memory.
As it prepares for sleep, it begins to look through the Short-Term Memory to see what's to be processed. It comes across these old events and, naturally, it gets disturbed. It appreciated memories by "feeling" them. This leads to Insomnia Fife Hypnotherapy.
What we experience is mass of flickering thoughts and emotions. Because we aren't completely asleep yet, the Conscious Mind is still thinking (in words). We start to ask ourselves: "Why can't I just stop thinking?" or "Why can't I just go to sleep?", whilst at the same time we are aware of lots of other thoughts thrashing about. The result is - we can't sleep and develop Insomnia.
My approach to Insomnia Fife Hypnotherapy and sleep problems is to help you deal with these events using Hypnoanalysis: using various techniques to help you to finally deal with these memories.
There are many problems associated with bad sleeping.
David Stocks SQHP, RSM
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