Hypnotherapy is an easy way to pay attention to your own internal resources using a state of focused awareness. Anyone who enjoys watching tv, used a bedtime story to help a child get to sleep, or experienced the zone state during running, has experienced a trance state similar to the techniques used in Hypnosis. (I use the terms Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, and trance interchangeably.)
Hypnosis can be a powerful tool for stress relief, helping the mind to quiet. It can help you cultivate peaceful inner awareness so you can relax more easily and get to sleep.
You can find out more about the different issues Hypnosis can address, how to maximize its benefits, as well as misconceptions about Hypnosis.
What Should I Expect
Hypnosis for sleep sessions are personalized for each person’s specific needs. Five clients could have the same issue, such as insomnia or sleep issues, and each person will have different ways they experience the problem.
I’ll show you Self-Hypnosis techniques tailored to your individual needs, so you can get to sleep and get back to sleep more easily. Many clients like to take the Self-Hypnosis tools and create their own Sleep Hypnosis for Insomnia Protocol (more on this below) to help them get to sleep. There are so many ways you can do this.
How Many Sessions Does It Take
While everyone changes differently, 4-6 sessions are average. As with any healing work, acute issues often balance more quickly than chronic issues, so keep this in mind if you’re been struggling with insomnia for a long time.
While Hypnosis doesn’t wear off, secondary gain can be a factor. Secondary gain is when a problem (behavior, mindset, or habit) actually offers a positive result.
For example, smoking may help you relax, or insomnia may offer creative quiet time at night while everyone else is sleeping. The secondary gain may be something that you aren’t aware of consciously. In these situations, a client will book a refresher session or sessions to reinforce the positive changes they made, address additional triggers that may have come up related to the original problem, and/or find new ways to fulfill the positive intention related to the secondary gain.
Sleep Hypnosis for Insomnia Protocol
Not only does Hypnosis help you relax, shifting your mind and body into parasympathetic / rest-and-digest mode (vs. sympathetic / fight-or-flight mode), but you’ll learn a valuable Hypnosis for sleep protocol as part of your sessions.
Hypnosis for sleeping is about active ways for you to feel more in control of your thoughts and how you feel in your body. I’ll make suggestions to your unconscious mind about how you want to change related to sleep. Because everyone is different, the protocol will be personalized to your learning style, triggers or specific issues related to sleep, and the outcomes that you’re looking for.
This Hypnosis for sleep protocol has interchangeable parts, and you’ll be able to mix and match and create the perfect protocol customized just for you. Specifically, you’ll learn:
- How to use Hypnosis for sleep and anxiety surrounding the fear of not getting to sleep or being able to stay asleep
- How to work with the neuroplasticity of the brain, and retrain your brain and body to overcome insomnia and sleep better
- 5 Self Hypnosis for sleep techniques to help you get to sleep easily (as well as deal with stress throughout the day)
- A Self-Hypnosis technique that may just provide you with magical dreams all night long (this is a client favorite!)
A Self-Hypnosis Technique For Getting to Sleep
Try This: The Movie Technique
The Movie Technique is a favorite. I can teach you how to do this more thoroughly during your session, but here’s a sample of one of the Self Hypnosis for sleep techniques.
This works with your mirror neurons: when you watch yourself in a movie, the brain acts as though you’re actually doing it. (Most pro-athletes use Hypnosis and techniques like this for peak performance.)
- Pick a focal point and soften your gaze.
- Count down from 10 to 1, opening and closing your eyes with each count, and feeling a wave of relaxation each time.
- Imagine sitting in a movie theater watching a short movie of yourself on the screen, having made some positive change or achieved a goal (like sleeping soundly) you’ve been working towards.
- Float into the movie and try it on.
- Do this once or twice a day and notice what happens.
I’ve been suffering from insomnia for the past 6 months due to anxiety and recent life stress. My mind raced at night, keeping me from falling and staying asleep. Deborah taught me several easy methods to relax my mind and let go of my anxiety/fear of not being able to sleep on my own. After the session, I felt so much better going to sleep: my mind didn’t race, and instead I felt sleepy and much more relaxed than I have in a while. –Y.E.
I feel so much better since our last session, it’s amazing how fast you can see results! I didn’t need to take anything to help me sleep last night (that’s a first for as long as I can remember) and the techniques were so helpful and easy to use. I did wake up once to go to the bathroom, but didn’t toss and turn like I usually do, and was able to fall back asleep easily. I actually feel rested and relaxed today, which is quite a miracle. Thank you! –J.L.
Purchased a session for my daughter in the hope it might help her with her sleep issues. The results dramatically exceeded our expectations – after only one session my daughter reported improved quality of sleep and to my surprise a path to repair a long-term dysfunctional relationship with a close family member that most likely was a factor in her sleep issues.
My daughter has since purchased additional sessions on her own to continue her progress she describes as LIFE CHANGING. She experience more immediate benefits in one session with Deborah than 15 years of sporadic sessions with psychologists, analysts, and counselors. Congratulations to Deborah for providing a path to help people like my daughter take control over their quality of life. –H.R.