Part of hypnotherapy for insomnia is teaching you how to relax. Physical or mental tension can make sleeping difficult for some people. A hypnotherapist may use relaxation techniques, such as progressive muscle relaxation to help reduce tension.
Patterns of sleep disturbances can become embedded in your subconscious. Some people may start to build up expectations of a poor nights sleep and anxiety before trying to sleep. Anything related to the idea of sleeping can become associated with anxiety and negative expectations. Hypnosis for insomnia communicates by suggesting positive changes. These suggestions will aim to break the negative thought patterns causing the problem. Whilst dealing with any anxieties that may have built up around the idea of sleep.
Often your hypnotherapist will teach you self-hypnosis. This can help you to develop a routine, as well as learn how to deal with your triggers causing the problem. Using hypnosis for insomnia at home will help you take the tools you’ve learnt in the session room into your everyday life.