HYPNOTHERAPY FOR SLEEP

I am currently offering my clients the choice of in-person or on-line sessions.

While most people prefer face-to-face sessions, hypnotherapy can be effectively provided via Zoom if you would prefer this mode of delivery.

If you are uncertain of how to proceed I also offer a free 30 minute online session so that you can chat with me about your individual needs, you can book this by ringing 0427 639 778

Either way, I look forward to connecting with you to help you make the changes you need to make. 

The word hypnosis comes from the Greek word ‘hypnos’ which means sleep. An inability to sleep naturally and peacefully is a common problem.

 

You may have trouble getting to sleep, you may wake up half way through the sleep cycle or you may wake up to early and have trouble getting back to sleep.

Usually it's your thoughts going round and round in your head that causes you to be awake and you are unable to stop the process.

 

But the more you try to go to sleep the more wide awake you become. Hypnosis is an excellent way to stop this process and allow sleep to take over naturally. It is also useful with sleep walking, snoring, nightmares and bed wetting

 

Insomnia and loss of energy are the most common symptoms of people who suffer from depression, effecting 80% – 90% of these people. Sleep apnoea, restless leg syndrome, medical conditions, pregnancy, menopause, medication, substance abuse, environmental factors, habits and lifestyle may also affect your sleep.

 

Symptoms of insomnia may include:

  • Daytime sleepiness

  • Frustration or worry about your sleep

  • Problems with attention, concentration or memory (cognitive impairment)

  • Extreme mood changes or irritability

  • Lack of energy or motivation

  • Poor performance at school or work

  • Tension headaches or stomach aches

 

I will identify your current problem or problems and design a solution-focused program to change your negative thinking. This is intended to be played at night to quiet the rumination process and let sleep take over naturally. I'll help you compartmentalise the waking state and sleep. Create a different time and place to analyse your life, lying in bed while waiting to sleep is definitely the wrong time and place to do this. 

 

General insomnia information:

  • People today sleep 20% less than they did 100 years ago.

  • More than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia.

  • One in three people suffer from some form of insomnia during their lifetime.

  • Between 40% and 60% of people over the age of 60 suffer from insomnia.

  • Women are up to twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men.

  • Approximately 35% of insomniacs have a family history of insomnia.

  • 90% of people who suffer from depression also experience insomnia.

  • People who suffer from sleep deprivation are 27% more likely to become overweight or obsess. There is also a link between weight gain and sleep apnoea.

  • The Institute of Medicine estimates that hundreds of billions of dollars are spent annually on medical costs that are directly related to sleep disorders.

  • According to the US Surgeon General, insomnia costs the U.S. Government more than $15 billion per year in health care costs.

  • Statistics also show that US industry loses about $150 billion each year because of sleep deprived workers. 

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