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I have a client that attended for chronic insomnia. After two session we have not had a shift. On further probing though she says she experiences sleep paralysis regularly and believes there is an evil presence. So she actually fears going to sleep. People do have hallucinations in sleep paralysis and it’s well known that there is a feeling of evil or darkness. Wondering if anyone has any thoughts on addressing this or perhaps reframing her belief in the presence of an evil spirit.
Hi Libby, sleep paralysis is a normal part of sleep, it’s purpose is to protect against movement particularly violent or sudden movement during dreaming/ nightmares .so try reframing with the knowledge that sleep paralysis is there to protect from harm and whilst it is a disconcerting experience should you awake whilst still in a state of paralysis it is of positive and good intention and is certainly not evil.
Hi Libby (automatic translation) That is my speech in those cases. Reality doesn't exist, it's a construction of your brain from the visual sound signals it converts. Sleep paralysis is a well-known phenomenon, due to dissociation when waking up and that anyone can experience one day. (During a lot of fatigue, for example, poor sleep. Hallucinations that can occur have quite the appearance of reality. Your brain can't even tell the difference between the image you really see and the image it builds itself in this partial sleep state. You are not crazy, and there is nothing diabolical. If it ever happens again, breathe, go to sleep and wait for a full alarm clock, or use an end-of-hypnosis alarm clock. Customers understand, otherwise, it could be the basis of a beautiful hypnosis script to imagine and write.
As a 'sufferer' myself, I can vouch for the feelings of evil or occult presence. Understanding what is happening (as previous replies) is a great help. As one is half awake (and sometimes panicking) during this occurring, I have trained myself to take a deep breath and TOTALLY relax rather than fighting. This way I am taking control and either fall into natural sleep again or wake up.
It may not work for everyone, but maybe suggest this whilst in hypnosis?
Sleep Paralysis upon waking is a phenomenon mostly found in people who sleep on their back (or wake on their back). Adding suggestions about comfortable sleeping positions and suggesting that moving onto their side when they their body wants to awaken has been very helpful to my clients.