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Insomnia, Insomnia, Go Away.....

Anxiety is a topic close to our hearts at Natural Minds and it can affect all of us at some points in our lives

Anxiety can be linked to anything in life, it can even be linked to sleep and sleep deprivation

Sleep can be lost due to worry and anxiety and that in turn, can make us all feel at a low ebb.

How many times have you been awake for hours, eyes wide open, thoughts churning over in your mind. Your mind is still awake going over the days thoughts and you just can’t switch off, no matter how hard you try.


Counting sheep doesn't work and it can be so frustrating trying to sleep sometimes

And as the morning approaches the anxiety builds and the thought of another day without sleep stretches out in front of you. It can be really stressful and you can get into a pattern of not sleeping, that becomes a vicious cycle.

This can be a temporary cycle and your sleep pattern will return to normal but what if it takes a while and you need a bit of help getting back into a sleep routine. When does worry and Anxiety become excessive and how can hypnotherapy help?


Relaxation is key in hypnotherapy and relaxation is key to sleeping

It's normal to worry and have anxiety about certain situations that happen in your life, but worry and anxiety can become problematic when it interferes with your daily life. A lack of sleep can be an issue and it can start to affect your mental and physical help. So how exactly can hypnotherapy help?

Hypnotherapy can help with Insomnia by teaching you relaxation techniques to relax before bedtime, which should aid a good night’s sleep.


Hypnotherapy can also give you some really practical techniques.

For example Televisions in bedrooms are not recommended for anyone with sleep problems and we all know how damaging Mobile phones can really upset your sleep patterns. Here are some really good tips for helping you get your sleep routine back on track.

Distraction can be great to focus your thoughts and energy on something else, that isn’t sleep. For example exercise can be really helpful to aid a good night’s sleep. Exercise generates endorphins which can help with happy thoughts, banish those negative thoughts!

Another tip is to talk to your friends. It can help sometimes to talk things through, you may even find that your friends also have problems sleeping and they can offer some tips.


Hypnotherapy can also give you some really practical techniques.

Also try to think about try to think about what is in your control and what is not. Put these things into perspective and let go of anything that is out of your control. Accept that you can’t control everything, you feel a lot happier when you accept this. You may find it helpful to make a list and write this out. . Figuring out what is in your control allows you to do something about it. Identifying what is not in your control can help you to let those things go

Lastly, you have to confront those troublesome thoughts.


Avoidance is a self-defeating behaviour that we all indulge in, but avoidance can actually cause more worry and anxiety.

Confronting those worries and anxieties head-on allows you to analyse those worries and assess whether or not they are something that you need to focus energy on. Once you confront these worries they will seem much smaller in your head and you will wonder why you ever worried about them.

Worry and anxiety are natural; they are part of life, however, sometimes it can get in the way of daily living. Be aware of when your worries becomes excessive, and what you can do to calm those feelings of overwhelming anxiety. Follow these steps to help you live a life with less worry and anxiety and with more restful calming sleep and if you still need help with sleeping, then get in touch. Good luck

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