Do you go to bed around the time that everyone else is getting up? It might be cold comfort to know that you are among the 20 million Americans who suffer from insomnia. If dark circles, a groggy head and nights spent lying awake have become commonplace for you, a hypnosis insomnia program could bring the respite you desire. No doubt you think you've tried everything to fall asleep, including a nightcap, over-the-counter-sleep aids or even highly addictive prescription sleeping pills. All lead to the same result: You develop a tolerance, your "sleep" is not restful and the following morning, you felt groggy. Hypnotherapy for insomnia can bring safe, effective sleep devoid of side effects.
Many people misguidedly assume that hypnosis is sleep. But effective self-hypnosis insomnia programs will only bring results if you are awake while in a deeply relaxed state. In this state, your unconscious mind is more accepting and open to guidance.
In the most effective programs, post-hypnotic suggestions are given to your unconscious to eliminate tension and create a positive expectation of restful sleep. Hypnotherapy for a sleep disturbance is frequently effective after the initial session because we are inclined to get what we expect, so you will sleep soundly all through the night. After thoroughly relaxing, the next step in self-hypnosis insomnia therapy is understanding what compels you to suffer from a sleep disturbance. Another key part of a hypnosis insomnia course involves implementing small changes to your nightly ritual that will have the most powerful effect on your ability to rapidly fall asleep for sound and restful slumber all night long.
At the crux of an effective NLP insomnia program is Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP. Powerful NLP techniques can be used to "flip" things around in the unconscious mind so that thoughts and experiences that previously sparked stressful feelings will actually bring about relaxation instead. Diminishing stress is paramount for a NLP insomnia treatment to be effective, and NLP visualizations can train the unconscious mind to immediately turn off disturbing thoughts and feelings that create anxiety and stress. These tranquil feelings stay with you all day so that when it is time for bed, you can fall asleep quickly and rest throughout the entire night without disturbance.
In addition to using effective NLP techniques in NLP insomnia programs, Ericksonian Hypnotic Metaphors are also worthwhile. Essentially, a qualified hypnotherapist creates a metaphor, or a parable, that directs your unconscious mind to soothe your thoughts-especially in the evening-to get rid of any expectation about lying awake. To permanently beat a sleep disturbance, discovering how to relax with self-hypnosis is necessary, but it isn't always practical to listen to a CD or watch a DVD.
Learning how to give yourself post-hypnotic suggestions anytime, anywhere to bring about deep relaxation can be accomplished simply. That's right-you can successfully use self-hypnosis insomnia suggestions any time you need them. Self-Hypnosis insomnia programs cannot hurt you in any way. A hypnotherapist cannot make you say or do anything that you do not wish to.
You remain completely in control, and there is no "hypnotized feeling" that you have to work through. In fact, the worst that might possibly happen is that you could fall asleep for 30 minutes or so. That is the point of hypnosis for insomnia in the first place! Hypnotherapy suggestions for insomnia can be directives to the unconscious mind to use pleasant memories and fantasies to trigger relaxation and pleasant dreams. You will feel peaceful at bedtime and have a positive expectation of sound and restful sleep.
And that positive expectation will make you fall asleep promptly, and the dreams will make you sleep soundly and restfully all through the night. Further, NLP programs are highly effective; it has been reported that most people are hypnotizable to a greater or lesser extent. However, people who are in an active state of psychosis or who have less than a 70 IQ typically are not hypnotizable. Most senile people are also difficult or impossible to hypnotize.
Like any move to expand the quality of your life, your motivation is paramount for success. Everyone responds in a different way to each type of hypnosis, so ensure your NLP insomnia program offers several different methods, like NLP and Ericksonian Metaphors, to give you the outcome that you seek. Most NLP insomnia program participants notice their sleep issues are cured by hypnosis, and insomnia simply fades away like a bad dream.
Alan B. Densky, CH has been an active hypnotherapist for 30 years. He's researched sleep disturbances, and created an effective hypnosis insomnia program. Visit the Neuro-VISION hypnotherapy website to enjoy his Free hypnosis videos, and hypnosis article index.