Hypnotherapy & Self-Help Tips for Insomnia
For years many of my clients have experienced freedom from insomnia using hypnotherapy along with a several yoga poses and self-hypnosis. Qigong contemplation, Bach flower remedies, and hydrotherapy also work well in helping the restless mind let go into deep sleep. For many people plagued with insomnia they either have a difficult time going to sleep or staying asleep once something awakens them. It can be debilitating and depressing not getting enough sleep.
*Hypnotherapy – an effective aid for insomnia
The hectic pace of life with all of its demands and stresses has contributed to insomnia. When we spend hours on the cell phone, seeing television, on the computer and commuting we are straining the nervous system. This creates undue stress on our sympathetic nervous system that can cause sympathetic dominance. Our parasympathetic nervous system, which helps us to relax, repair and regenerate our body, has a difficult time with all this stimulation. This contributes to the difficulty of calming down and getting to sleep and staying asleep.
The light to deep sense of relaxation in a hypnosis session helps strengthen the parasympathetic nervous system. In addition, suggestions in the subconscious mind are given to help deal with life’s challenges and stress’s and to help us drift into a deep slumber. Before the session, I write down exactly the suggestions that you want to put in your subconscious. I have had many clients who, after 3-7 sessions of hypnotherapy and my self-help relaxation program, no longer have insomnia. Results do vary depending on the degree of past or present stress or trauma that may be contributing to the insomnia.
Sessions can take place in one of my offices in Santa Rosa, Petaluma or San Rafael, CA or online Skype or by phone. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For insomnia, I usually combine Hypnotherapy with:
“1) Self-Hypnosis: It usually takes me only 1-2 sessions to teach you how to guide yourself into a relaxing trance-like state. For many people this does wonders.
“2) Alpha breathing (see my blog and youtube on my website) this will shows you how to breathe 10-50% deeper and change your brainwaves from beta (insomnia) to alpha (relaxed) to theta (asleep). A beta brain wave can result from your mind churning over the unresolved situations and feeling from your day. Once you drift into an alpha and theta brain wave state, by using Alpha Breathing you’re asleep.
“3) Soak your feet in a basin of hot water with Epsom salts- from acupuncture’s wisdom. The hot mineral water helps dissolve stress and pain while relaxing you.
For more info go to my website and click on: Hypnosis & Ten Self-Help Tips for Insomnia
Robert Labensart, CHT, CMT (#1692), RYT
Disclaimer: None of these therapeutic approaches treat or cure any health condition nor substitute for the need of professional medical intervention. Testimonies are anectodal only and do not represent what you may experience. Results vary. Check with your medical provider first before using these approaches.