If you’re looking for a treatment for insomnia, you probably find that you’re getting into bed near the time that you think everyone else is waking up? But think again. It may be comforting to learn that you are among the 20 million Americans who suffer from insomnia. If a groggy head, dark circles and hours spent lying awake have become commonplace for you, a hypnosis insomnia program could bring the reprieve you long for.
No doubt you feel you have tried everything to fall asleep, including alcohol (which only helps for a little while, but once you wake up, you’re awake for a long while!), over-the-counter-sleep aids or even highly addictive insomnia drugs. But you’re finding that they all lead to the same end:
- You acquire a tolerance,
- your “sleep” is not restful and,
- the next morning, you feel groggy.
That’s why you’ll be happy to know that hypnosis insomnia therapy can bring safe, effective sleep without side effects.
Many people erroneously trust that hypnosis is sleep. But effective self-hypnosis insomnia programs will only bring results if you are awake but in a deep state of relaxation. In this state, your unconscious is more open and accepting to guidance. In the most effective programs, post-hypnotic suggestions are given to your unconscious to reduce anxiety and create a positive expectation of restful sleep. NLP for insomnia is frequently effective after the initial session because we tend to get what we expect, so you will sleep soundly all night long.
After thoroughly relaxing, the next step in self-hypnosis insomnia therapy is to understand what induces you to suffer from this sleep disturbance. Another vital component of hypnosis for insomnia entails reviewing small changes to your nightly ritual that will have the greatest effect on your ability to quickly fall asleep fast for sound and restful slumber all night long.
At the center of an effective hypnotherapy insomnia program is Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP. Powerful NLP techniques can be used to “flip” things around in the unconscious so that thoughts and experiences that previously triggered stressful feelings will actually cause relaxation instead.
Relieving feelings of stress is vital for a hypnotherapy insomnia treatment to work, and hypnotherapy visualizations can instruct the unconscious to automatically turn off distressing feelings and thoughts that create stress and anxiety. These serene feelings stay with you through the day so that when it is bedtime, you can fall asleep quickly and rest throughout the entire night without disturbance.
In addition to using effective NLP techniques in hypnotherapy insomnia programs, Ericksonian Hypnotic Metaphors are also worthwhile. Essentially, a qualified hypnotist creates a metaphor, or a parable, that directs your unconscious to soothe your thoughts-especially at bedtime-to eliminate any expectation about staying awake.
To permanently beat insomnia, learning to relax with self-hypnosis is essential, but it isn’t always feasible to listen to a CD or watch a DVD. Learning how to give yourself post-hypnotic suggestions anytime, anywhere to trigger deep relaxation can be accomplished effortless. That’s right-you can successfully use self-hypnosis insomnia suggestions any time you need them.
Self-Hypnosis insomnia programs can’t hurt you in any way. A hypnotist can’t make you say or do anything that you do not want to. Usually when you see that done at functions, the participants are willing, have been hired to perform, or are just plain goof-offs! But here, you remain completely in control, and there is no “hypnotized feeling” that you have to overcome. In fact, the worst that could possibly happen is that you might fall asleep for 30 minutes or so during the session, but that’s the goal of hypnosis for insomnia in the first place!
Hypnotherapy suggestions for sleep disturbances can be directives to the unconscious mind to draw on pleasant memories and fantasies to generate pleasant dreams and relaxation. You will feel peaceful at bedtime and have a positive expectation of sound and restful sleep. And that positive expectation will make you fall asleep promptly, and the dreams will make you sleep soundly and restfully all through the night.
Additionally, hypnotherapy programs are highly effective; it has been reported that most people are hypnotizable to a greater or lesser extent. However, those with less than a 70 IQ or those who are in an active state of psychosis generally are not hypnotizable. Most senile people are also hard or impossible to hypnotize. Like any move to enhance the quality of your life, your motivation is paramount for success.
Everyone responds uniquely to each type of hypnosis, so be sure your hypnotherapy insomnia program offers several different methods, like NLP and Ericksonian Metaphors, to bring you the outcome that you want. Most hypnotherapy insomnia program participants find their sleep issues are cured by hypnosis, and insomnia simply fades away like a bad dream.
Alan B. Densky, CH has been a practicing hypnotist for thirty yrs. He’s done extensive research on sleep disturbances, and developed an effective hypnosis insomnia program. Visit his Neuro-VISION hypnosis site to take advantage of his Free hypnosis videos, and hypnosis article index.