Hypnosis is not sleep, but it can help you do it
I always enjoy when people call who have trouble sleeping. Lack of quality sleep can have a devastating effect in our lives, causing everything from moodiness, irritability and poor mental performance to a breakdown of our immune system and premature death. Not to be overly dramatic, but I can not emphasize enough that sleep is very important to all of us.
The National Institute of Health estimates that 85% of people in the U.S. have either chronic or intermittent sleep problems. That’s an unbelievable statistic and when you also consider that only a small percentage of those people actively seek help, it becomes quite staggering.
The reason I enjoy getting calls from people who want to sleep better is that I know I can help them. Many of you know that hypnosis is not sleep, however it is the gateway to sleep. We go through a natural state of hypnosis, called the hypnogogic state, on our way to natural sleep. Unless we get to that state, sleep is not possible.
I often explain that state to my clients as being the point when your “busy mind” shuts off and you are not fully awake, but not asleep. Sleep naturally comes very quickly from there.
Normally, that state comes by natural circumstance, depending on how tired we are and what we have on our minds at the time. Often we can either go right to sleep, because we are exhausted, or lie awake and toss and turn most of the night. We become the victims of our circumstance and come to accept the outcome, whether it be good or bad.
I teach my clients Self-Hypnosis, which enables them to enter that hypnotic state of mind easily and quickly. From there, it’s just a short step to a deep natural sleep. It takes less than a minute and works every time. You are in control of where, when and for how long you sleep. Regardless of your current issues, regardless of your current worries or fears and regardless of the setting, you decide when you want to sleep and do it.
Even though I’ve had great success with clients who have come to me for Sleep Improvement, there were still some questions and doubts, especially from the medical community concerning the true quality of sleep that can be attained from the hypnotic state of mind.
In March of 2011, I went to Gnaden Huetten Hospital in Lehighton, PA, part of the Blue Mountain Health System and worked with Dr. Ahamed Karim, a leading neurologist there, and we evaluated several subjects on the Electroencephalogram (EEG) in order to determine exactly what states were being achieved with hypnosis. Dr. Karim confirmed in his findings that I was able to suggest, and the patient was able to attain, true sleep. Brain waves don’t lie and the Doctor was quite surprised and enlightened.
I’ve posted the Hypnosis Sleep EEG Results here for you to review.
So, the message I’m trying to get across is something my mother told me many times as a child, “You need a good night’s sleep”. She was so right and it applies to all of us. Our world moves faster than ever before and often we underestimate and undervalue the importance of that good night’s sleep. We often turn to prescription drugs or alcohol to help us. It’s not needed when we possess the ability to do it on our own.
You might know of someone who has been in the military who can sleep anywhere and anytime. That is the result of Behavioral Modification training. In Boot Camp, they run recruits to the point of exhaustion and break old habits and create a new one of being able to sleep anywhere, anytime. It’s essential for combat, which doesn’t work an 8 hour day. This process takes weeks and even years to set and develop. With Hypnosis, this can be accomplished in as little as one session.
You need not suffer with difficulty sleeping, it’s more important than you think. Good, quality sleep makes everything in our life go better, physically and mentally. It’s not a chore, but a time for our mind and body to rest and rejuvenate. We should embrace it and recognize it’s importance in our lives.
Joseph Nunan CH,CI is an internationally known, fully Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Hypnosis Instructor and member of the Teaching Faculty of The National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest, largest and most respected hypnotism accrediting organization in the world. Chester County Hypnosis operates according to the National Guild of Hypnotists’ Code of Ethics and Professionalism, and we consistently provide our clients the very best services, to help them easily accomplish and even surpass all of their desired goals. Our primary purpose is to enable our clients to quickly and easily make all the changes they want and need.
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