One of the best uses for hypnosis is by helping a person overcome insomnia and sleep better. Even the root word of hypnosis is ‘hypno’, which is greek for sleep. While hypnosis is not a state of sleep itself, it does give you access to a deep learning part of the mind where you can quickly change unconscious behaviors.
Instead of tossing and turning night after night, you will install triggers in your mind to start the sleep process. That way you are able to fall asleep quickly. The unconscious mind will also learn the best way to relax deeply, that way you can fall asleep and stay asleep.
Why you are losing sleep
Insomnia and sleeplessness is often times a learned behavior. You can learn it through a traumatic event. Maybe your house was broken into at night years ago and now your body jsut won’t relax and sleep deeply.
A common learning event I see a couple having kids. New parents have their sleep schedule thrown out of wack when a new baby arrives. This temporary sleeplessness can move from a short term problem into a long term problem.
Many parents come to me having suffered from insomnia for years even though now their kids are teenagers. They unconscious mind just keep repeating that pattern of poor sleep.
Another common learning event can be a stressful job, an anxiety producing school schedule, or even troubles in a relationship. All of these things (and more) can cause insomnia.
Your mind just won’t shut off
The number one complaint I hear is, “I can’t fall asleep because my mind just won’t shut off at night.” If this is you, you aren’t alone. Managing the ‘monkey mind’ that jumps from topic to topic is an entire subject unto itself. In your first hypnosis session you will learn tools to better manage you mind and to give you the foundation to quiet it down.
These are tools that you can master over time. That way even after you are no longer receiving hypnosis session, you can keep getting better and sleeping deeper.
Depending on your unique personality, I may give you a post hypnotic trigger you can use in order to gently lull your body and mind into a state of sleep. This is just one aspect that you can use to sleep deeper, but many people find it to be a key method to falling asleep fast.
Once your mind starts to learn this new pattern of sleep, it will begin to repeat it automatically. That means that you will be getting better sleep night after night.
What if I’m on sleep medications?
Many clients see me and they have been prescribed various medications to help with sleep. These can be a powerful ally to help you get rest, but sometimes the side effects (grogginess, anesia,sleep walking etc…) can be very frustrating.
When we begin hypnosis sessions together, you can talk with your doctor about the best strategy to deal with your sleep medication. It is important NOT to discontinue medication use unless approved by your doctor. I have worked with clients and their doctors to reduce and eventually eliminate sleep medication from their life. This can be done in a safe way so you can fall sleep naturally.
How to know if hypnosis is right for you
The only way to truly know if hypnosis will benefit you is by having a hypnosis session. Everyone responds differently to hypnosis. However there are three common factors among my clients that get the best success:
- They are motivated to get better
- They are open to trying new things
- They don’t expect magic
The first two are self explanatory, but I want to dive into the last commonality. Hypnosis is not magic, despite what movies and TV will have you believe.
However, sometimes the results of hypnosis can seem magical.
it’s not uncommon for someone to come to me with a problem they have been struggling with for years or decades, and after a few hypnosis sessions that issue has all but dissolved completely. Issues like insomnia, anxiety, ruination on past trauma, phobias, teeth grinding etc…
You can take a peek at my testimonials page if you want to hear from real people.
If you are reading this page I bet you have trouble sleeping. I want you to know that hope is realistic. You don’t have to suffer through bad sleep for the rest of your life.
Give me a call. If you have any questions I’ll do my best to answer them. If phone’s aren’t your thing, then send me a quick e-mail using my contact page.
Or if you are ready to book an appointment right now, just go fill out my client intake form and I will e-mail you back with some appointment times I’m available. That way you can get started solving your sleep problem and getting the rest you deserve.