The days are growing longer and many of us are really enjoying the benefits of lighter evenings and beautiful mornings. How can we also enjoy the benefits of a long, blissful night's sleep and wake up feeling refreshed, happy and ready for the day? Many people find themselves struggling to settle down for a decent night’s sleep, or find it difficult to sleep as various troubles or to-do lists start to go through their minds, waking up in the middle of the night or too early in the morning.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be enormously helpful. Sleep is such a central part of our effective functioning and the process we use is designed to help ease insomnia and help all of our clients to have a more restful night’s sleep.
All of us have a metaphorical 'stress bucket' that can get a bit full. The more stress we experience the bigger the load we carry, which can have a negative impact on our emotional wellbeing and our ability to sleep properly.
During a period of your sleep, your brain enters a specific state of Rapid Eye Movement, often referred to as REM. In very simple terms, this state often allows us to empty our stress buckets. However if there is too much in your bucket, you may find yourself waking up and being unable to go back to sleep. It's like the mind is saying - "Sorry pal, I've tried to deal with this, but you're going to have to wake up and carry on yourself."
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy aims to help us empty our stress buckets. Fortunately it's not the events, or the people in our lives which end up in the bucket - it's our thought patterns surrounding those events. This is good news, because that's what we can control, and change. Hypnotherapy works by gently encouraging more positive thinking, reducing the stress levels people may be experiencing in response to work, life or relationships.
Each session includes a period of hypnosis which encourages Rapid Eye Movement to occur – a natural replication of REM without having to go to sleep - allowing the ‘stress bucket’ to empty itself. This in turn, over a period of time, encourages the process to happen by itself, and allows sleep patterns to improve. We use audio relaxation sessions too which can be enormous helpful. People can let them play as they go to sleep, helping them to relax, let go of tension and enter a blissful sleep, without any effort at all. Click here to sign up for a free download.