Hypnotherapy for Insomnia. A good night’s sleep is vital for physical and mental well being. It is the time reserved for the body to rest, heal and revitalize itself, ready to face the next day. Not only that, a good, sound sleep ensures that the stress hormones that may have accumulated in your body during the day are processed correctly and neutralized without turning into possible risks for disease and disorders. When one is unable to achieve this basic human need over a sustained period of time, it can be termed as a sleep disorder.
Sleep disorders manifest in many different ways. Some people find it difficult to fall asleep while others wake up frequently during the night. Or they might even worry that they if they are not be able to sleep at all they might have to bear the consequences of being lethargic and unproductive the next day. People with sleep disorders often experience nightmares as well. Sometimes they complain of not being able to experience deep and relaxing enough sleep and are restless throughout night. Hypnotherapy is a non-invasive, non-toxic and effective way to treat all sleep related problems.
There is vast research available that supports the use of hypnosis in sleeping disorders. The British Medical Journal published a clinical review about hypnosis being proven to be effective for treating insomnia. (Vickers & Zollman, ‘Hypnosis and relaxation therapies,’ BMJ 1999; 319: 1346-1349)
There are many different reasons for insomnia :
- Depression or anxiety
- Constant worrying thoughts or fear
- Emotional disturbances, such as guilt, shame, or grief
- Memories of the past
- Broken relationships or difficulties in career or finance
- Habits and addictions
- Unsupportive sleep hygiene
Whatever the cause, Hypnotherapy is a very powerful method to treat insomnia. In fact, a good night’s sleep is very important for any therapeutic intervention to enable a change at a psychological level. Therefore, anytime you are going for hypnotherapy sessions, one of the questions asked would be about your sleeping patterns. And it is always the first one to be addressed in therapy in case a client has insomnia.
How can Hypnotherapy help overcome insomnia?
Hypnosis is a Greek word that means sleep. Under hypnosis a person experiences very deep relaxation on the physical and mental level. You will learn fast effective ways to use self-hypnosis on your own, which will enable you to fall asleep. However it is important to treat the underlying cause of insomnia for a long lasting effect.
In the first session the therapist will identify the triggers that cause insomnia and with powerful suggestions to your subconscious mind will create alternative resources to resolve the situation.