Hypnotherapy for Insomnia

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Sleep is as essential to our bodies as breathing, drinking, and eating. It is vital for maintaining good physical and mental health. Insomnia can lead to negative health effects on all the main systems of our bodies including the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system, and the digestive system. Using hypnotherapy for insomnia can help you to enjoy regular restful sleep helping you to rediscover your zest for life.

It’s very probable that you are reading this feeling tired, irritable, anxious and afraid and don’t fully understand why or what you need to do to make it better. You may well be worried about what the future holds if you can’t get into a regular healthy sleep pattern. Having helped many people to successfully overcome their insomnia I am only too aware of the mental and physical toll it is currently having on you. My goal is to always make you feel safe and secure and to support you while you make the positive changes necessary to leave your anxiety behind.

What is insomnia?

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Insomnia can be described as the inability to either get to sleep or to stay asleep. If you suffer from insomnia you are not alone. It is estimated that 36% of the UK population struggle to get to sleep on a weekly basis with 1 in 5 having trouble falling or staying asleep every night. If your mind has been racing during the day then you may find it difficult to fall asleep or to enjoy a restful nights sleep. 

Perhaps you can remember a time when you were free from insomnia but now you struggle to escape your racing thoughts. Together we can use online hypnotherapy to calm your mind helping you to enjoy a regular sleeping pattern.

What causes anxiety?

Anxiety is caused by worry or negative thinking. It’s a natural stress response created in our mind, that has evolved with us throughout time. If our early ancestors thought they were under attack their stress response would be triggered. We often refer to this as the fight/ flight mode. Their brains would produce an overload of stress hormones which would increase their breathing and heart rate giving them the best chance of survival. You to can quite quickly release these stress hormones which may mean that you often feel jittery and that you find it difficult to switch off especially when trying to sleep.

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In this day and age it is not often that we fear for our lives but our brains are still able to unconsciously activate our fight/flight mode. The part of the brain which engages this is very simple and can often get things wrong. It can mistake our concerns as major threats and so switches on our fight/ flight mode. You might be worried, for example, about money, relationships, exams, work, your insomnia or your health. Your brain will react the same way as if there was a physical threat so unfortunately your levels of stress hormones increase.

The effect of anxiety on insomnia?

The more anxiety that you create then the harder you will find it to relax. I’m sure that you are aware of the infuriating feeling of wanting to sleep but not being able to even though you have allowed yourself plenty of time. If you have been worrying about things during the day then your stress response has been activated and it stays on alert for quite some time afterwards. Unfortunately, it’s just not possible to just flick an imaginary switch and immediately enter a state of relaxation necessary to achieve a good night’s sleep. You will still have an oversupply of stress hormones. These have been designed to increase your alertness, increasing your heart and breathing rate which will make achieving sleep very difficult.

During your sleep you will cycle through different stages of sleep, these are imaginatively called REM sleep and Non-REM sleep.  If have have spent a lot of time being anxious during your day then it will affect your sleep. During your REM sleep you will re-run the events of your day, however if you have been worrying quite a lot there isn’t enough REM time to process them all so your mind will wake you up. I’m sure that unfortunately you’re familiar with being awake at around 3pm and finding it difficult to go back to sleep.


How hypnotherapy for insomnia can help

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is based on scientific research as to how your brain works. It offers a holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing improvement. Having its basis in neuroscience makes it particularly effective when dealing with anxiety, as the methods used replicate the way your brain works when it’s functioning well.

During our hypnotherapy for insomnia sessions you will be helped to see things from a different perspective, reframing your thoughts to help you gain a much calmer more positive mind set.

We will spend time each session discussing the aspects of your future that you feel you would like to change, with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy we always look forward. You will be encouraged to visualise and discuss what your best hopes are for the future. We then use hypnosis to help you work towards attaining this wonderful picture built up in your mind.

By focusing on the more positive aspects of your life and by helping you to reduce your production of stress hormones, you are able to achieve the right hormonal balance to achieve restful sleep.

You will be provided with my ‘Guided Relaxation’ download to help you fall asleep each night. Many of my clients have noticed a remarkable improvement in their sleep within the first week.

I believe that you have everything that you need within you to gain freedom from your insomnia and you will be provided with all the knowledge and resources necessary to ensure that you can enjoy life long change. I will support you up until the point that you decide that you no longer need my help.  


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Below are a few snippets from some of the many satisfied clients I have worked with. For more reviews please visit my testimonial page.


‘Work is currently quite stressful but I keep listening to the download and the tips that Ian gave me and I’m flying’


‘I have tried all sorts of methods to help with my anxiety but seeing Ian is the only method that has worked for me’


‘Ian is calm and understanding and pushes you to find the answers in you that you know are there’


‘I feel much more in control of my habits. I can see that there was much more to my problems than just eating’


‘My performances have improved since my sessions with Ian. They have enabled me to better deal with on court stress and helped me to develop a more positive mind set’


‘I feel like I’ve had a massive reset’


‘I have waited for nearly a month to write this review because I am so amazed that stopping smoking has been as easy and pain free as it has’


‘Ian somehow took away my self-guilt and self-shame and helped me to achieve my goals’


‘Ian has helped me get back my self-esteem and mojo’


‘I can’t believe the difference that he has made to how I cope with things after just a few sessions’

How do I find out more about hypnotherapy for insomnia?

If you would like to find out more about how we can use hypnotherapy online to help you to live a life free from the debilitating effects of insomnia, then please get in touch using my contact from. I would love to help you make positive change.