Sleepless Nights Endless Worries
35% of adults have Sleepless Nights and Endless Worries in today’s world. Ridding your life of Insomnia is the topic of today’s blog. For most of my 60 years of life, I have had trouble sleeping. Sometimes I would be exhausted, fall asleep immediately, then wake up two hours later with an adrenaline rush. Most people over 50 have to urinate 2-5 times a night. If you have trouble getting back to sleep, this is also Insomnia. Alas, there is a way to relieve yourself of this nasty habit. And insomnia is just that, a habit and no more.
Sleepless Nights, Endless Worries
The Good Body, a national survey of adults with sleep problems, among other issues reports that sleep statistics in North America are a shocking cost to Health and Society.
Without sleep your body can’t heal. More importantly, your mind can’t rest and revive for the next day of tumult or joy.
From my perspective, I’ll tell you why.
Sleep is a gift from God. Sleepless nights and anxiety are the barrier between you and peace. Discover a way to overcome this problem now.
Sleepless Nights, Endless Worries
As a Practitioner of Hypnotherapy
First of all, even if you meditate, meditation is not sleep. Meditation is restful, but it’s not sleep. There is a vast difference in sleep and in meditation. The difference is this: with sleep the cognitive, thinking brain rests; with meditation, the cognitive thinking brain stays awake enough for the human ego to experience the bliss of meditation.
The first steps to dealing with and healing yourself of insomnia exist within positioning your body before sleep. Begin in a reclined position, on your back, but not prone. I use an electric recliner that can help me gauge and keep your position that is most comfortable.
Next, position your body so that your hands, arms, and legs are all not touching other parts of your body. When your hands, for example, touch your body, they create a kind of circuit that causes you to feel your heart beat. Our objective in this exercise is to relax the physical body so much so that we can no longer feel the body beneath us. Our goal is to only experience thought at this point. But, even thought can keep your awake. We must deal with thought next.
The eyes dictate the motion of the brain. If the eyes are not at rest, neither will the mind. We have all seen people in an active, almost awakened dream state. Their eyes lids flutter and eye balls move from left to right, some may even have emotion or speak. This is a perfect example of watching the powerful brain patterns expressing in the eyes.
What I recommend is, first, staring without blinking for almost sixty seconds at a point on the ceiling. When you finally close your eyes, avert them upward. Keep them still in their sockets, gently and slowing releasing the pressure from the back of the eyes.
A resting pocket exists for the eyes at the base of the eye sockets, when you are sleeping. Your job is to discover this while awake. When you think you have felt your eyes settling into this position, test yourself. Try to open your eyes without the intent to look at something. Just see if you can open your eyelids. If your eyelids resist and you see mostly black, you are successful. If your eyes pop open and you see what’s in front of you, try again. You’ll get it.
The next step is controlling the body and breath. Remember, first the eyes, and while continuing to look up or keeping the energy of your attention upward, begin to control your breathing: 6 counts in, 6 counts out, with no space between the breaths for a period of about 3 minutes, which is 20 breaths.
When you finish the breathing, take one more step. Move your foot just a bit. Then try to see if you can make your foot completely limp. Mentally going through your body and make certain that all of your body is limp and feeling as if it’s sinking into your chair or bed, like as in quicksand.
When this is done, the objective is simple, stop the conscious control of your body completely by watching it, as if you are watching yourself breath and remain motionless from a point on the ceiling. Resist all attempts at controlling your breath. Your body will breath on its own volition, which it does all day and night while you are not conscious of it.
If and when a thought flows through your mind, by all means, don’t feast on it. Let it drifts by. I like the metaphor of imagining you are in a Japanese garden, standing in the center of a bridge over a koi pond. If you stand there watching the fish, the fish may poke their little heads up, out f the water; but if you don’t feed them, they will swim away from you, as will your thoughts. If you feed the fish, they will stay as long as your feed them. Those fish are your thoughts.
I guarantee you if you are feeding your thoughts, then your eyes are no longer at rest either. This part of insomnia is probably the most difficult part of the process to master. Remember it’s a practice. If you need help, reach out to a hypnotist.
I imagine that I have a closed suitcase by my chair or bed. If a thought comes to my brain that seems important, I open the suitcase and drop the thought into the suitcase. Close the suitcase in your mind after you insert the thought, guaranteeing yourself: “I can manage this thought and will deal with whatever it is, after I give myself the gift of rest, and only then.
Reminder: This entire process is a practice. It has taken me a while to get to the point of getting to sleep in less than 3 minutes. If I awake in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, I try to stay in the fantasy (fantasy is sleeping… it does not use your cognitive brain, it uses your creative brain, which will allow you to sleep. There is a big difference between trying to decide your work schedule and fantasizing you are flying over a vast body of water.) Then, I return to the bed and easily direct my attention upward, my eyes resting, and fall back to sleep easily.
Your life is a miracle. The fact that anything exists here is divine. When you recognize this, you will not be hampered by any struggle around you, including sleepless nights and insomnia. You’ll be compassionate, loving, and experience all the power of the One Infinite Love with a restful mind. .
The purpose of this blog is to realize that the stories in the brain are impulses from Spirit to help us heal, if we are willing to take the time to understand our own pain. Most of us want to avoid it. But, if you are tired of reliving your stories over and over again, try learning to become the observer of your mind. Restore and Renew Your Mind.
GIVE IT A TRY.
With 31 years of experience and a new, great office in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Hypnosis on Las Olas creates a clear path to health and prosperity for many people in South Florida. I will help put you on the road to peace of mind and keep you there, so that you may rewrite your prosperous story daily and learn the True Meaning of Healing: “Your New Story, Your New Life.”
When Healing Flows like Living Water through your being, you’ll notice you feel led and connected, sleep better, your mind stays affixed on positive things, and you’ll even want to cook better, healthier food to protect your body. Are you looking for help with anxiety or are you bored at home.
Try this yoga practice below on YouTube I made just for this purpose or give me a call for a 10 minute consultation. I’d love to work through your stress at this time with you.
The process is so simple, it doesn’t make sense that it could result in such a vast change in mind. You could do some seated yoga. I actually made 3 different yoga videos on YouTube you could go to now and enjoy how great you’ll feel if you spend just a little time getting your body free of stress. But, I can’t do it for you. This article about it can make you do it. You must be a self-started at home, as well as work. Set your mind to a clear schedule of things to do. This would be a brilliant time to learn a new language or clean out the closets.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT PEACE OF MIND
We give away our peace of mind every time we react emotionally to inevitable change. Peace is yours to keep, not give away. So, if you are not experiencing peace, it’s up to you to share why you are anxious with yourself by carrying on a self dialogue. Yes, that’s right. Question yourself. Work it out together with all the parts of your mind (the good, bad, and the ugly). These are the times when we will be closest to our loved ones and also have a great deal of alone time. Use it to your spiritual and physical advantage.
Some friendly reminders about Peace:
- You are made in the image and by the grace of Peace.
- Peace doesn’t comprehend pandemonium.
- Peace of mind is gentle.
- Peace does not judge you or others.
- Peace promotes calm and love.
Peace Helps You Keep Your Retrospect in Check
We just have to stop believing them!” (Change your unhealthy thought process to a positive connection with Hypnotherapy.) Don’t avoid the Ripple!
You will always find all the coaching, compassion, and peace of mind you need at Hypnosis on Las Olas with 31 years of experience. You can find what we do? and How we do it here… Getting Older with Grace
The Physiology of Hypnotherapy:
By going into a subconscious, light sleep or trance, a hypnotists helps find the pathways connecting your outside stimulus to your negative thoughts (food, smoking, anxiety). The work begins in the frontal cortex of your brain!
Disconnect the root cause (stress, relationship problems, no quality ME time) at the foot of the pathway (the place where our response to triggers happens) and build a healthy, new pathway to positive outcomes in your life—a new story for tomorrow.
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I’d love to help you find peace, regain control over your life, and build a bridge to a positive future.
How 5 Simple Words Can Change Your Life, by Bo Sebastian, Hypnosis on Las Olas, owner for 32 years.
Clinical Hypnosis has been known to help these 145 problems:
145 Ways Hypnotherapy Might Help You…
- Age Regression
- Assist Healing
- Attitude Adjustment
- Career Success
- Change Habits
- Panic Attacks
- Stage Fright
- Stressful days
- Study Habits
- Weight Loss
- Writers Block and much more
- For the full list go to: here