Sleep Problems

Sleep problems can include trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or receiving adequate sleep. 

How can you control sleep?

Sleep is involuntary. 

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 sleep problem occurring (e.g., no caffeine or alcohol) may work or using direct hypnosis suggestion to override the response, or pattern interupt techniques.

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.

Hypnosis and CBT for sleep problems

Hypnotherapy and CBT help to resolve and correct the true cause of your sleep problem - 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 

DENTAL PHOBIA: “All through my life (from 4 years old – I am now 75) I had an unreasonable but very real feeling of the fear of dentists. I used to shake and perspire; wet palms and a wet shirt were the orders of the day. Sleepless nights prior to the visits were quite usual. I saw Nicola and the fear subsided and now I am in the middle of dental treatment which is involving extractions and implants. It is a great therapy that Nicola offers and what is important…it works. I only wish I had had the opportunity to experience it sooner; it would have saved me years of unhappiness and apprehension. It is now wonderful... I have no more fear of the needles and all the contraptions that dentists use and I can talk and write about it!! What a relief not to have that black, fearful cloud hanging around.” Brian J