Severe cases of insomnia can be very prevalent in this high-tech, fast-paced, stress-inducing era. If you find it hard to get a good night’s sleep, a vast array of factors may be coming into play. These could take a toll on your health in the long run.
Many solutions to the problem of sleep deprivation exist, such as switching off your phones before bedtime and even drinking concoctions that allegedly instigate drowsiness. However, there is an alternative solution that is effective but less talked about; hypnotherapy.
How can hypnosis help with tackling insomnia?
The inability to go to sleep or to stay asleep is considered a pervasive clinical problem, and there are two main classifications of sleep disorders (namely primary and secondary). In primary sleep disorders, an autonomous function in the central nervous system is involved and can be quite complicated to solve.
However, secondary sleep disorders often result from other psychological factors, such as depression, pain, anxiety or lifestyle changes (to name a few). These factors are often triggered by external issues, which could be treated through hypnotherapeutic techniques, leading to progressive relaxation and ego-strengthening.
Hypnotherapy can be described as a carefully designed combination of aspects including relaxation, and suggestion. By quieting your mind and achieving a hypnotic state, you are more open to suggestibility and receptive to modifying messages on behaviour.
In a lot of ways, hypnosis is quite similar to the experience of losing track of time while daydreaming or watching a movie. You may not be hallucinating, but you have actively stopped attending to the physical reality of life. Instead, you are now focused on an internal reality that resides deep within your psyche.
This is when you can tap into underlying psychological issues, redirecting your attention away from feelings of anxiety or depression and replacing them with thoughts that promote relaxation, positivity and reassurance.
The idea is that some chronic insomnia symptoms are actually learned and they gradually become part of your regular behaviour. Bad bedtime habits and poor sleep hygiene may often be associated with instances of temporary insomnia, which can eventually lead to habitual sleep beliefs and behaviours that get worse over time if left unchecked.
Hypnosis can help break this chain and modify beliefs that have been unconsciously incorporated into your daily life. In fact, hypnotherapy has the ability to permanently rewire the web of negative belief patterns in your brain.
How can it be done?
Self-hypnosis is a possibility and can be fairly simple, but you need to learn a few of the basic techniques and use resources or consult a professional before proceeding.
You could also work with an experienced hypnotherapist to deal with insomnia symptoms. A proper professional should have the ability to guide you through the entire process and advise you based on your gradual progress. A combination of solutions may be effective in helping to reduce sleeping disorders.
Insomnia therapies like cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) include a range of therapies (including hypnosis), used to address the problem through more than one aspect.
Hypnotherapy has been used in the treatment of a variety of psychological ailments. Look forward to overall wellbeing and physical improvement. Insomnia doesn’t have to be a lifetime problem. With knowledge and guidance, hypnosis could help you curb any underlying issues that may have you tossing and turning at night.
Ajit Ludher is dedicated to helping you use the Power of Your Subconscious to lift you from where you are to where you want to be in all aspects of your life.
A Specialist in Advanced Medical & Clinical Neurohypnotherapy, he is involved in Professional Counseling for Mental Health, Marital & Family Issues, Trauma/Crisis and is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (UK, US, AUS & MAL). He is also a Consultant for Global Doctors Specialist Hospitals & KPJ Group.
Ajit Ludher can be reached byphone at +60123967174
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