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Insomnia and sleep therapy

     Although sleep is an innate restorative mechanism driven by a fundamental necessity, your sleeping pattern is a learned behaviour.

No one would like to be unable to fall asleep when he's tired and no one ever forgets how to fall asleep or to sleep. Yet, primed by problems with falling or staying asleep, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder.

You are aware of your sleep self-sabotaging emotional pattern. Yet, you know how difficult and frustrating it can be when your life seems to be controlled by overwhelming emotions you are trying to overcome and the fact of understanding your emotions doesn’t seem to trigger any behaviour or life changes. Often, insomnia is nothing but a learned bad habit acquired in the process of coping with your negative thoughts driven by your negative feelings.

As insomnia is rather a symptom associated with underlying emotional or medical conditions than a disease in itself, the philosophy of my insomnia therapy approach is that treating the underlying emotional roots is the key in breaking the vicious circle of insomnia. So you will break the vicious circle of insomnia, cure your insomnia and regain your restful restorative sleep.

The parasympathetic nervous system, which is in charge of your sleeping, restorative and healing mechanism, works in synergy with the sympathetic nervous system which speeds up your physiological functions when you are facing situations of intense fear, anxiety or stress, regardless whether they are induced by some real or just imagined dangers. Somatic hypnotherapy can reverse the effects of the imaginary induced fight-or-flight response and restores your natural sleeping pattern, by effectively removing the associated emotional causes.

My therapeutic approach is focused on emotions  and is based on the physiological and neurological models of behavioural response rather than on the cognitive models. From this biological perspective, emotions are at the heart of life's regulatory processes of all living creatures, regardless of whether we are talking about emotions that are genetically determined or those that are somehow the result of a cognitive process. When they occur, emotions cause a change in the state of both the mind and the body. Therefore, you can control your emotions only to the extent that you can change the state of your body that caused or has been caused by that emotion, or the way you feel it.

According to this biological approach, decisionmaking in your daily life is much more about emotion-driven habits, desires and rewards than about rational choices. Yet, life looks like a succession of logical and rational decisions for as long as strong emotions won't get involved. For as long as your good emotions are driving your life on the path of happiness, you'll assume this is the expected result of your rational choices.

What has the potential to fulfill or to haunt your life is the emotional reading of your memories and not the factual memories themselves. Therefore, unlike conventional hypnotherapy approaches that focus on adding a fresh layer of positive emotions on  top of your lasting fears and traumas, the somatic hypnotherapy is all about releasing the past by rearranging the emotional reading of the past traumatic experiences and so it is connecting to the present and building towards a new future. With my approach, you won't undergo a passive script therapy; instead you’ll be in charge and in control of your healing.

Somatic hypnotherapy won’t overwrite or change your thoughts or your pattern of thinking, but can help you to think, feel and live the way you want, by effectively helping you to clear whatever negative emotion that keeps you from not thinking, feeling or living the way you want.*

My insomnia treatments are intended to help you identify and safely release the emotional issues that won’t allow you to fall easily into a deep and restorative sleep, or those that, once you are asleep, might disrupt your sleep.*

Whatever the reasons of your insomnia are, don't allow them to cripple your life.

The "No Cure - No Pay" principle applies to all my therapies.

Contact me and book your appointment today! Let this be the most exciting experience of your life, and I will be happy to help you on your journey.

Disclaimer: The above content is intended for general informational purposes and does not constitute any psychological or other medical professional advice. I don't diagnose conditions, nor do I interfere with any treatments given by your medical professional.

*The results may vary from person to person.

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