Insomnia Relaxation Hypnosis Script
Insomnia is the most reported psychological symptom in the UK.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approximately sixty-four million Americans suffer from insomnia on a regular basis each year. Insomnia occurs almost one-and-a-half times more often in women than men. A National Sleep Foundation poll in 2002 showed that fifty-eight percent of adults in the U.S. experienced symptoms of insomnia more than once a week.
Insomnia describes a persistent difficulty falling or staying asleep despite the opportunity. Insomniacs depict the feeling as not being able to rest their mind or close their eyes for more than a few minutes consecutively. Incidences of insomnia are usually followed by a day or more of daytime 'hang over.' The next day fatigue can cause impaired thinking and decision making at the least and wide mood disorders at the very worst.
Those who suffer from insomnia regularly report daytime fatigue. Daytime 'sleepiness' is reported in only about only about twenty-five percent of respondents. A significant impairment in personal, social, and occupational functioning is a consequence of insomnia. Persistent insomnia can even delay the rate at which the body repairs itself recovering after acute illnesses.
Other long term effects of insomnia can be sleepiness, muscle fatigue, dizziness, hallucinations, and mental fatigue. The most likely cause of insomnia is day-to-day life problems like fear, stress, anxiety, emotional or mental problems, trouble at work, financial complications, or an unsatisfactory sex life. The idea that the need for sleep decreases as people age is a common misperception. The ability to sleep for long periods seems to diminish as people get older while the need for sleep remains consistent.
Like most 'partially understood' issues attributed to the subconscious, hypnosis has been found effective for relaxing with insomnia. Hypnotic World offers a clear and direct insomnia hypnosis script. This script combines proven techniques such as relaxation, metaphoric storytelling, ideomotor signalling, and visualization to recalibrate your client's ability to sleep peacefully.
The first element of this hypnosis script for insomnia engages visualization to help clients conjure up a safe and comfortable emotional climate. One of the benefits of the hypnotic state is emotional detachment. The multi-sensory visualization in this insomnia hypnosis script engages many streams of sensory input simultaneously fully engaging the client in the process. Using visual, auditory, and kineasthetic cues clients establish a 'safe place' retreat within.
This script then engages the subconscious in metaphoric storytelling. Metaphors are useful for sneaking otherwise alarming or controversial ideas or concepts into the subconscious in a non-threatening manner. Trance allows communication directly with the subconscious opening access to all the memories, information, and experience stored there. This disarms the conscious filters that would otherwise interpret or influence the nature of the incoming information.
This insomnia hypnosis script combines metaphor with indirect suggestions. Indirect and permissive suggestions are more effective. Indirect suggestions enhance rather than challenge the patient's need for control. The creative nature of the metaphor in this insomnia hypnosis script stimulates subconscious insight. The metaphor reframes the situation to the client's subconscious in acceptable format. This inspires cooperation rather than resistance, which in turn leads to solutions rather than further repression and lack of sleep.
The most important element of this script helps clients 'practise' the art of falling asleep under hypnosis. Visualizing practicing falling asleep gives clients the 'virtual' experience of successfully dropping off to sleep without all the tossing, turning, and sighing.
This combination of powerful techniques has the potential to relax with insomnia quickly and efficiently. While any one of these approaches might do the job this script intertwines a number of hypnotic skills and approaches to offer your clients the greatest potential benefit.
Please note: this session is intended for relaxation purposes only. It is not a medical or therapeutic device and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition or disease.
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