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Sleep Hypnosis


Many people who suffer from insomnia see sleep hypnosis as an essential step in their battle against the long sleepless nights. Despite the critical view of skeptics, sleep hypnotherapy offers relief to those who, for some reason, can’t fall asleep naturally.

There are many reasons why a pleasant night rest cannot be achieved anymore and most of them root within the human psyche: stress, being a workaholic, medication side effects, medical condition symptom, nightmares, traumatic memories, etc.
Sleep hypnosis usually intervenes after the insomniac has tried with no success all the other options: medication, alcohol, relaxing music, various herbs and natural teas and so on. It uses what specialists call sleep neuro-linguistic programming (or sleep NLP), which help the patient relax to the point of falling asleep.

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What people may not understand is that sleep NLP is not the same as hypnosis while asleep. The person under hypnosis is still awake, but in a state of deep relaxation. This helps the hypnotist give suggestions or commands that, if successful, will help the patient overcome insomnia.

So how exactly does sleep hypnosis work?

Similar to what we often see in the movies, but not quite. Using NLP techniques, the hypnotist attempts to chase away those negative feelings that deprive the patient of rest. Depending on the patient’s age and social background, various questions are asked, in order to determine what exactly troubles the subconscious. After this information is revealed, all that’s left to do is to suggest to the patient solutions to his (or her) inner problems.

There are cases when a person comes out of their hypnotic state because his (or her) inner fears are too intense. Dreams hypnosis is then performed, to help the patient to go back to sleep and let the troubling dream continue its course until, with the hypnotist’s suggestions and commands, a positive ending is achieved.
Sleep hypnosis can also be performed individually, but you will need to be confident about your auto-suggestive capabilities. This is where the use of a Hypnosis Script or using Hypnosis CDs may be useful.

To achieve that much needed relaxation state, you can try to put yourself to sleep through self-hypnosis earlier in the day. That way the pressure of the day getting late and still being awake is not going to make you tense. It may help to use some relaxing music as background. Place yourself in a comfortable armchair or on a sofa and avoid the bed. The goal is to manage to fall asleep even in those non-sleep places. Sit comfortably and rest your eyes. Don’t force yourself to keep them closed, but rather let them be. Think of what a pleasant sleep would mean to you. Imagine it in its smallest details. Think of what it would take for you to achieve that and then imagine yourself doing it. Repeat this procedure, while maintaining an optimistic attitude.

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