Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person has trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or receiving adequate sleep. 

How can you control insomnia?

Insomnia is involuntary. It’s something you have no control over. 

Sleeping should be natural, easy and effortless. And yet for you, it isn’t. Why? The more you try to think about sleeping, the more you try to force it, the worse the problem seems to get because for some reason your subconscious doesn’t want you to sleep.

To overcome this sometimes avoiding certain “triggers” to prevent the insomnia occurring (e.g., no caffeine or alcohol) may work or using direct hypnosis suggestion to override the response.

If it is more persistent then there may be an underlying cause that needs to be addressed with psychotherapy (CBT). If there is no longer any cause, there can be no effect.

Hypnotherapy and CBT for insomnia

Hypnotherapy and CBT help to resolve and correct the true cause of your insomnia - along with any expectation that you won’t be able to sleep.

"Having struggled with chronic sleep problems for many years, as a result of unsociable and erratic work patterns, I consulted Nicola on the advice of a colleague, who had had similar issues. By following the methods she gave me, which were clearly and very precisely set out, the problem completely alleviated itself within days. I was soon to realise that the other issues I had were probably sleep-deficit related and so, because of her treatment, could cease to be the major ones I perceived them being. I'm also convinced that the rest that I'm getting is somewhat due to the comfort of knowing that I have a empathetic professional to consult when necessary." Adrian S 

EXAM CONFIDENCE: "I thought you'd like to know that the exam went swimmingly yesterday! The session with you not only kept me calm before the exam but on the day itself no butterflies at all. The ability to remain calm facing the prospect of the exam made my revision much more efficient and focused as my mind was able to take on board and retain the information."
Heather B (1 session)