Insomnia and sleep problems tend to start in isolation but can soon develop into bad habits. If you think you won’t be able to sleep, it’s almost certain that you won’t. Hypnotherapy can help you to develop new expectations and make insomnia a thing of the past.
If you try not to think of an orange bus, you’ll probably think of one. If you try to get an irritating song out of your head, you’ll probably struggle. And, of course, if you have to try to fall asleep, you’re probably already suffering from insomnia. Let’s face it, you aren’t supposed to try to fall asleep, you’re supposed to just do it.
How can hypnosis help with sleeplessness?
First you learn to relax physically; with practice this is very quick and very simple. Secondly, you learn to relax mentally. This can be frustratingly difficult if you’re in “counting sheep” mode but learning self-hypnosis will soon make it very easy indeed. You will learn to be a falling asleep expert. In fact, many people come to see a hypnotherapist for something they believe to be completely unrelated and are amazed that their sleep improves as a consequence of dealing with the other thing.