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 

Student Presentation: “Just wanted to let you know about my presentation…I actually can’t believe how well it really went, it was like a dream and ever since I have been on cloud 9! After the second consultation I carried on doing the cd everyday and didn’t have any thoughts that ‘I couldn’t do it’. On the morning of the presentation I felt calm, relaxed and was almost looking forward to it! I did mine second in the class and as soon as I stood up my nerves remained basically non-existent! I really enjoyed it in the end. It lasted 25 minutes and not once during it did I feel nervous! Most amazingly my voice was strong and confident throughout and did not shake once! Everyone congratulated me on my presentation and how confident I was…they even said how strong and confident my voice sounded! I can’t believe how perfectly it went. Thank you so much for all of your help and support… the effect that the hypnotherapy had on me was amazing and truly life-changing.” Emma Brown, Student (3 sessions)