Consistently disrupted sleep, or insomnia, is often caused by stress and anxiety, and can impact both your mind and body, causing changes in mood, irritability, and lack of motivation and energy. Symptoms of insomnia include: finding it hard to go to sleep, waking up often through the night, waking up early and being unable to go back to sleep, and struggling to nap during the day despite feeling tired. More info here
Therapies that help
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Sleeping is a subconscious process. This means Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be very effective in addressing sleep problems as it works directly with the subconscious mind. Your hypnotherapist will help you learn how to use hypnosis to reduce any anxiety and stress that is disrupting your sleep, and prepare your mind for productive sleep. Your Solution Focused Hypnotherapist can also help you to build positive associations and reframe your thoughts and behaviours around sleeping so that you can start enjoying a good night’s sleep.
Counselling can help you to recognise areas in your life that are impacting your sleep by causing you to feel stressed and anxious. Your counsellor can support you to find ways to effectively manage stress, release anxiety and relax your body and mind so that you can start sleeping better.
Acupuncture can help with insomnia by stimulating areas of the brain that have been shown to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, promoting relaxation and deactivating the analytical brain, which is responsible for anxiety and insomnia. Acupuncture can be safely combined with some conventional medical treatments for insomnia such as benzodiazepines, to help reduce their side effects and enhance their beneficial effects.