Hypnotherapy for Insomnia

Hypnotherapy for insomnia

The most common insomnia treatment is drug therapy. However, there is one safer and more natural way: hypnotherapy for insomnia.

Insomnia not only causes exhaustion but it can lead to a host of other ailments as the body is deprived of the rest needed to repair itself. Deliberate deprivation of sleep has long been used as a form of torture. So really, long term chronic insomnia feels like the same thing, torture, with all the attendant physical and mental consequences.

Sleep deprivation can be caused initially by a stressful or traumatic event or long term stress, by medication (insomnia can be a side effect), changed work shifts, illness, pain, menopause, and light sleeping due to a new baby.

The most common treatment is drug therapy. People take a “sleeping pill” which knocks them out. The problem with this is twofold. Firstly, drugs do not induce a natural, healthy sleep during which the body is able to function normally. Secondly, there can be harmful side effects.

The safest, most effective and natural insomnia treatment is hypnosis. Hypnotherapy for insomnia can be done by a therapist or by self hypnosis. Hypnosis involves getting into a relaxed state in which the brainwaves have slowed to the alpha level and then giving the mind suggestions.

When the brain is in the alpha state, the mind is particularly susceptible to suggestion. The conscious mind is by-passed and the suggestions are planted directly into the subconscious mind.

In other words, hypnosis can reprogram the mind, alter beliefs, expectations and subjective experiences.

Hypnotherapy for insomnia works on two levels, relaxation and suggestion.

Sometimes the process of relaxing the mind and body is enough to help a person enter into a natural sleep. One way of doing it, is listening to a self-hypnosis CD at night in bed. The idea is to fall asleep and not wake up at the end of the session.

True hypnosis requires that the patient stays awake in a relaxed state so that the subconscious mind can actually receive the messages. However, since natural sleep is the goal for an insomniac, falling asleep during a self-hypnosis CD is actually ideal.

Hypnosis works over a longer period during which the person has a number of sessions (or listens to a self-hypnosis CD daily). During these sessions suggestions are given directly to the subconscious in order to reprogram thoughts and behaviors to help the person get back into the pattern of normal sleep.

Studies have been done which found that hypnosis is the most effective type of insomnia treatment. Without adequate, good quality sleep, physical and mental health will ultimately break down. Hypnosis offers a healing strategy without side effects.


Higher Choice Hypnosis in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Anat Weinstein C.Ht., Higher Choice Hypnosis,
12101 Menaul Blvd. NE
Suite C
Albuquerque, NM, 87112
Phone 505-823-6508