Hypnotherapy for insomnia

Most of us, from time to time, have trouble getting to sleep. It could be we’re excited or nervous about an upcoming event, or we’ve just spent a bit too long looking at a screen. Insomnia is different.

The NHS believes around one third of people will experience episodes of insomnia or regularly have trouble with their sleep.

There are many different forms of insomnia, but they’re most often broken down into temporary insomnia, a short-term condition prompted by a change in behaviour, and persistent or chronic insomnia.

It can be caused by a range of physical and mental health issues, and as a fully qualified Solution Focused hypnotherapist, I know it can be much longer-lasting and debilitating.

But when does the odd sleepless night become something more serious? Let’s take a closer look.

How much sleep is enough?

Although everyone is different, the NHS recommends adults get seven to nine hours’ sleep per night. Children need between nine and 13 for a good night’s sleep.

The importance of good sleep hygiene

There are several things you can do to improve your chances of having better sleep and not have to cope with sleep issues such as insomnia.

First and foremost, try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. Ensure you relax at least one hour before sleeping, either by having a bath or reading a book.

Turn your bedroom into a dark and quiet place: use curtains, blinds, an eye mask or ear plugs if you have to, and make sure your mattress, pillows and covers are comfortable.

Taking exercise regularly during the day can also help you sleep at night and prevent insomnia.

Symptoms of sleep problems and insomnia

When you think of insomnia, you probably picture someone laying in bed, wide awake and staring at the ceiling instead of getting a good night’s sleep.

Of course that happens, but sleep problems caused by insomnia can be more disruptive than that. This list of symptoms reveals just how draining insomnia can be:

  • struggling to fall asleep
  • waking several times during the night
  • lying awake at night
  • waking up early and can’t go back to sleep
  • feeling tired after waking up
  • finding it hard to nap during the day even when tired
  • feeling tired and irritable during the day
  • finding it hard to concentrate during the day because you’re tired


Common causes of sleep issues and insomnia

There can be many reasons why some of us are not able to fall asleep naturally or have difficulty staying asleep. Sleep disturbances leading to insomnia can include:

  • stress, anxiety or depression
  • noise
  • a room that is too hot or cold
  • an uncomfortable bed
  • alcohol, caffeine or nicotine
  • recreational drugs like cocaine or ecstasy
  • shift work 
  • jet lag

Many people turn to their doctor for sleep medication or head to the chemist looking for sleeping pills in their desperation to reduce their anxiety and overcome their sleeping problems.

But there is another way, one that’s safe, drug-free and with results that can last a lifetime.

Hypnosis for insomnia is a proven, effective treatment for a range of physical and mental health issues, from chronic pain and anxiety to drug or alcohol addiction.

For anyone trying to cope with endless sleepless nights or struggling to wake every morning from disrupted sleeping patterns, hypnotherapy for insomnia, delivered by a qualified hypnotherapist could be just what they need.

How successful is hypnotherapy for insomnia?

Very! I have helped so many clients dealing with stress and anxiety, and depression who were also grappling with insomnia or other sleep problems associated with their conditions.

A hypnotherapy session at both my London and Cambridge clinics uses guided meditation to enable patients to deal with any ‘unfinished business’ in their life that was causing them to lose sleep.

Hypnotherapy is non-invasive, and empowers people to take their mental health and well-being into their own hands.

It’s a therapy that can help anyone having difficulty with sleeping disorders, whether they are a symptom of another life issue or not, to overcome insomnia and establish healthy sleep patterns.

Could Solution Focused Hypnotherapy help me fall asleep?

As a Solution Focused hypnotherapist, I use hypnosis sessions to identify the root causes of a condition affecting someone’s life, always working on the mind’s subconscious level.

Patients struggling with insomnia are placed in a trance during a hypnotherapy session. It’s a very safe, natural state of relaxation that’s a little bit like daydreaming.

While they are in that calm frame of mind, I use hypnosis to focus on thoughts and suggestions that will bring about positive change and help patients overcome health conditions, including insomnia.

Does hypnotherapy work with chronic insomnia?

Because my Solution Focused Hypnotherapy sessions target the underlying issue preventing patients from regularly getting a great night’s sleep, the answer to this question is a definite yes.

Hypnotherapy for insomnia helps you to relax, initially during each session at my London and Cambridge clinics but also at home, as sleep hypnosis enables you to achieve satisfying, deep sleep.

During insomnia hypnotherapy sessions with me, we will work toward unpicking the patterns and behaviours surrounding your sleeping issues that have been embedded in your subconscious mind, potentially for years.

As a clinical hypnotherapist, I will help you create new, positive behaviours, freeing you from negative thoughts and feelings. In some cases, hypnotherapy for insomnia and hypnosis for sleep has ended years of suffering.

You will also learn self-hypnosis therapy and relaxation techniques that can treat insomnia, creating better sleeping habits that will allow you to relax, stay calm, fall and stay asleep naturally.

Even better: insomnia hypnotherapy means that when you wake in the morning, you will be feeling refreshed and ready to get on with your life, without the anxiety, stress and worry caused by insomnia.

Successful case studies

I use hypnotherapy to solve a range of issues, and many of my patients are grappling with sleep disorders as a symptom of a wider health problem.

I helped one client who had been suffering from insomnia for more than 20 years and was resigned to accepting it as a permanent way of living. However, after just eight sessions with me, their sleep quality “vastly improved”. They said the sessions “had a very positive impact on my mental attitude and wellbeing”.

Another patient said their sleep improved after sessions with me helped them break out of a “negative and frustrated mindset”. As the hypnotherapy treatment progressed, they became more relaxed and their outlook was more “focused on the positives”.

They did not get frustrated or angry at things that previously would have prompted that response, adding: “my sleep has improved and in general I feel much happier”.

Struggling with poor sleep or insomnia? Hypnotherapy can help

Hypnotherapy for insomnia can bring an end to your suffering by safely and calmly addressing the anxiety, worry, or other suffering that is being aggravated by not getting enough sleep.

As with other conditions, hypnosis for insomnia sessions can bring about meaningful, lasting change to all aspects of your life – not least helping you improve your sleep.

It all starts with a free Zoom call, during which I’ll find out what you hope to achieve with hypnotherapy for insomnia and how many sessions you could need.

If you decide to go ahead with the therapy, my Solution Focused hypnotherapy approach means you’ll get results fast. Imagine going from struggling with insomnia to nights of unbroken sleep!

Contact me and let’s get you a good night’s sleep

Are you ready to access your unconscious mind, end those negative behaviours and allow hypnosis for sleep to help you overcome your insomnia or any other health problem? Fantastic!

You can find me every Thursday at Salus Wellness Clinics Norman House in Cambridge Place, Cambridge, on Fridays at Coach House Health Care in Trumpington, and from Wednesday 5 April at Integrity Centre Moorgate in London.

To check my availability for hypnotherapy sessions and book your free initial consultation, visit my free consultation diary or email me at sevarin@lifeflowhypnotherapy.co.uk.

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