Hypnosis for Insomnia – Professional Hypnotherapy in Dunedin with Karen Hughes to help with Sleep Problems Face to Face or Live Online

  • Do you drop into bed at night feeling tired, then find yourself tossing and turning and your mind racing into overdrive?
  • Or perhaps you get to sleep easily only to wake up in the wee hours of the morning and cannot get back to sleep again?

Insomnia is characterized by little or poor-quality sleep and feeling unrefreshed.  The symptoms of insomnia include one or more of the following:

*Difficulty falling asleep or early waking

*Frequent waking during the night and trouble getting back to sleep

The Current Pandemic

The current pandemic has certainly changed the we live our everyday lives.

It has affected many of our daily routines, and one of its biggest reported

impacts has been that on sleep – sleep becomes more elusive when we are


Many people are suffering sleep issues for the first time in their lives:

• awake for long periods

• unable to fall asleep at all

• wake up several times during the night

• more intense and emotional dreams

• tired and groggy the next morning

• find it difficult to concentrate or function properly

• feel irritable

But good sleep strategies will help you sleep well and can limit the

negative effects of poor sleep.

Try these FIVE hints for calmer and better sleep.

1 Limit news intake and avoid your mobiles and tablets for at least an

hour before bed

Do something to boost your mood before bed – a humorous television

programme or an uplifting podcast can help you sleep.

2 Have structure to your day

Our brains and bodies love structure. Wake, exercise, eat and sleep at similar times each day.

3 Focus on your breathing

Think about resting rather than sleeping. Follow your breathing by silently

whispering the words ‘in’ and ‘out’ to induce sleep.

4 Learn to relax

Relaxation can switch off the stress response, physically and mentally. Find

something that works for you – mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle

relaxation, deep breathing or a long hot bath.

5. If you can’t sleep – get out of bed

Your bed should not be a battleground. Instead, try to enjoy the sensation of

merely resting.

Hypnosis can help many forms of sleep issues and insomnia.

If you are not sleeping well, and traditional treatments are not working,

hypnosis may be able to help you sleep the way you deserve.

It uses different approaches to induce relaxation, such as focused attention,

symptom control and guided imagery.

And, unlike sleep medications, it has no side effects, so it can be an aid for

those who can’t or don’t want to take sleeping pills.

It can help overcome bedtime restlessness – ease the worry, tension and

anxiety that prevent sleep – and can show the way to the deep, restorative

sleep that we all need.

Whether your sleeplessness has been a long term issue for you, or you are going through a ‘bad patch’ I look forward to working with you to help you achieve a good nights sleep.

Sleep Away Insomnia

Enquire Today

Contact Karen at Hypnotherapy Dunedin on 027 631 6090 or use the Contact Form (top right). 

Karen Hughes Hypnotherapy Dunedin