CBT HYPNOTHERAPY FOR INSOMNIA
We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep is essential, but we often neglect it, or despite our best efforts, sleep can elude us. Poor sleep can affect our lives, from our relationships to our work and overall sense of well-being, but hypnotherapy can help.
Insomnia isn't just about not being able to sleep at all. Insomnia can include issues with falling asleep, waking frequently, waking up and struggling to sleep again, or poor quality of sleep through the night. The causes of insomnia vary, with some relating to medical or physical disorders, or perhaps due to stress and worry.
If insomnia is affecting your life, you're in the right place. Hypnotherapy can help you say goodbye to insomnia, and hello to restful sleep in the long-term.
HOW HYPNOTHERAPY CAN HELP INSOMNIA
My CBT hypnotherapy sessions can treat problems with falling asleep, maintaining sleep, and poor sleep quality. I have helped countless clients to improve their sleep on a long-lasting basis using my effective treatment programme that includes:
An initial review to understand your situation
Keeping a sleep journal (to record progress, target areas of work)
Taking care of your sleep hygiene (do you have every chance on your side to sleep well?)
Educating you about your sleep (learn and eliminate ideas about sleep)
Learning to relax (the key to a restful sleep)
Planning your sleep (re-condition your body when to sleep)
Stopping mental ruminations that prevent you from sleeping (cognitive restructuring: mindfulness work and hypnosis to learn to distance yourself from your thoughts)
Hypnotherapy (hypnosis and self-hypnosis training to work with the unconscious to bring about lasting change)
Brief therapy work on possible traumas that cause a state of generalized anxiety
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
“I am a nurse working the night shift three days a week, and no matter how much sleep I tried to get, the more exhausted I was, the more ruminating I did in the night. Desperate, I followed Deborah’s instructions, and now I sleep all night without waking up, I feel ok in the morning, and even when I work at night I have a sleep schedule that works; even better, I don’t ruminate any more, I know how to relax. And then she helped us with our daughter – no more battles to get her to go to bed!”
- Although hypnotherapy is a brief therapy, insomnia is often complex. It is not feasible that a single hypnosis session will fix everything, although progress can be quick.
- Please note that I am unable to help with special sleep disorders such as sleepwalking.