You have insomnia if you regularly:

  • find it hard to sleep
  • wake up during the night
  • lie awake at night
  • wake up early and sleep again
  • feel tired after waking up
  • find it hard to nap during the day when you're tired
  • feel tired and irritable
    can’t concentrate during the day because you're tired.

Most likely it’s caused by:

  • stress, anxiety or depression
  • noise
  • a room that's too hot or cold
  • uncomfortable beds
  • alcohol, caffeine or nicotine
  • recreational drugs like cocaine or ecstasy
  • jet lag
  • shift work

Let’s get you a good night’s rest.

Using Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy we’ll work together to see how much sleep you’re really getting. Possibly look at your current keep a sleep diary. How long were you actually asleep? How many times did you wake up?

Major causes of insomnia are stress, anxiety or depression so we’ll practice rapid deep relaxation techniques.

Also with hypnosis and self-hypnosis we’ll build confidence to relax and feel sleepy.

We’ll look at a daily plan for you:

  • Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day – only going to bed when you feel tired
  • Relaxing at least 1 hour before bed – for example, take a bath or read a book. NO PHONES OR COMPUTER SCREENS.
  • Making sure your bedroom is dark and quiet – use thick curtains, blinds, an eye mask or ear plugs
  • Exercising regularly during the day
  • Making sure your mattress, pillows and covers are comfortable
The Gentle Mind
You are what you tell yourself
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Why 'THE GENTLE MIND'?

When we’re not ourselves we burn ourselves out. Physically and mentally. I want to help you be kind to yourself. Be a better version of yourself. In effect have a relaxed and gentle mind.