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Having trouble sleeping?

  • PUBLISHED TUE 17:03, 31 DEC 2019
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  • UPDATED TUE 17:31, 31 DEC 2019
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Hypnotherapy may be an effective treatment for your insomnia.

For people with insomnia, hypnosis may help to allow both the body and mind to relax and let go of the anxiety that can be created and magnified by not getting enough sleep.

Hypnosis may also increase the amount of time that you spend in slow-wave sleep (deep sleep) by as much as 80 percent. That’s key because deep sleep is important for memory and healing and enables us to wake up feeling restored.

Unlike what you may have seen in cartoons, hypnosis doesn’t happen by watching a swinging pocket watch. It’s usually done by listening to verbal cues from a trained hypnotherapist that draw you into a trance-like state that could be compared to being so engrossed in a good book that you tune out your surroundings. For example, a session geared toward helping you sleep more deeply would likely involve a soft, soothing voice using words like "relax," "deep," "easily," and "let go." Afterwards, or even while listening, you might drift off to sleep. While some people describe being hypnotized as feeling extremely relaxed, actually during hypnosis, although the conscious mind is relaxed, the subconscious mind is focused on the suggestions being delivered by the therapist.

Hypnotherapy may work better on certain people because some people are more readily drawn into a relaxed state than others. But we believe that almost everyone can be helped. Part of the therapy process for insomnia also includes treatment which addresses anxiety, so you get two for the price of one there!

Interested in trying it? People who use hypnosis to help solve sleep problems usually see results within just a few sessions, so you don’t have to make a big commitment. Hypnotherapy isn’t a stand-alone treatment for sleep disorders, but rather another tool to try -- and it’s often practiced by doctors, nurses, and psychotherapists.

We take online bookings at all hours so why not book yourself in for a preliminary appointment now, with either a male (Ran Davies) or female therapist (Tracy Bond) for just £10.

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After you’ve chosen a date and time for your booking we will forward directions to the therapy room (in Alsager) so please double-check your email address on the booking page.



If you think you might prefer some one-to-one help with any issues you might be facing, the best place to find a qualified, reputable therapist is on the BACP website here:

Or, if you're close enough to Alsager you might like to click here to make a booking with me.


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