Insomnia and Sleep Therapy
Sleep is essential to good psychological and physical health. If you have difficulty falling asleep, wake up multiple times at night or experience tiredness during the day even after long periods of sleep then sleep therapy will prove highly beneficial for you.
Insomnia and other sleep-related issues can be caused by or symptomatic of other serious issues, such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders. That is why we take an integrated approach, blending scientifically-proven therapies to develop the most effective solution for you.
Our approach to sleep therapy
We identify environmental and behavioural factors which may affect your sleep quality. Through sleep therapy, we explore distorted thinking patterns which contribute to the surrounding anxieties exacerbating the problem. We teach you the skills and techniques to adjust your routines, thoughts and behaviours so that you can achieve a better night’s sleep.
An insomnia and sleep therapy case study
Jennifer had always had problems sleeping. The situation worsened as she got older, with serious implications for her health and her performance at work
Hypnotherapy was recommended in her case and, during hypnosis, she accessed a very distressing early memory of being permanently separated from her twin brother at bedtime.
After just three sessions, Jennifer was able to fall asleep much more easily by using a series of visualisations to re-programme these negative thoughts.
After having trouble sleeping and experiencing anxiety and stress at work, I tried herbal remedies, yoga and meditation, none of which helped. I then decided to try hypnotherapy.
During the 2-hour session Richard was patient and reassuring and before being hypnotised Richard spent around 45 minutes determining what was causing my sleep problems. I found it very constructive the way in which Richard made me aware of the route of my anxiety and have since been able to prevent situations inducing stress and anxiety which in turn has helped me sleep. Before my session with Richard I was having many sleepless nights but now this has been completely resolved.
The hypnosis was a very pleasant experience and I left the session with a strong sense of wellbeing. I had not expected such amazing results in one session. My stress levels and lack of sleep was having a profound effect on my life and now the problem has been resolved I feel like a new person.
I am really grateful to Richard for his help and support and would recommend him to anyone who is having similar problems.