The Gentle Mind


You have insomnia if you regularly:

  • Find it hard to sleep.
  • Wake up during the night.
  • Lie awake at night.
  • Wake up early and sleep again.
  • Feel tired after waking up.
  • Find it hard to nap during the day when you're tired.
  • Feel tired and irritable during the day.

Most likely it’s caused by:

  • Stress, anxiety or depression
  • Noise
  • A room that's too hot or cold
  • Uncomfortable beds
  • Alcohol, caffeine, or nicotine
  • Recreational drugs like cocaine or ecstasy
  • Jet lag
  • Shift work

Let’s get you a good night’s rest

Using Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy we’ll work together to see how much sleep you’re really getting. Possibly look at your current keep-a-sleep diary. How long were you actually asleep? How many times did you wake up?

Major causes of insomnia are stress, anxiety, or depression so we’ll practice rapid deep relaxation techniques.

Also with hypnosis and self-hypnosis, we’ll build confidence to relax and feel sleepy.

We’ll look at a daily plan for you:

  • Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day – only going to bed when you feel tired.
  • Relaxing at least one hour before bed – for example, take a bath or read a book. No phones or computer screens.
  • Make sure your bedroom is dark and quiet – use thick curtains, blinds, an eye mask, or earplugs.
  • Exercising regularly during the day.
  • Make sure your mattress, pillows, and covers are comfortable.
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