Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy for Insomnia in Central London

Evidence suggests that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is effective for treating insomnia when compared to medication, and its effects are more durable than those of medications (Matthew D. Mitchell et al., BMC Fam Pract - 2012). It is recommended as a first-line treatment for insomnia by the NHS.

Insomnia varies from short-term acute episodes to long-term chronic cases, often accompanied by obsessive rumination about sleep and its quality. The cause of insomnia is excess muscular tension and excessive worry and anxiety over the amount of sleep we are getting. Typically, clients with insomnia suffer more from worry and 'cognitive distortions' than from a lack of sleep.

Treatment for Insomnia

The combination of CBT, Hypnotherapy, and deep relaxation procedures has been proven to be beneficial for insomnia.

Insomnia therapy treatment will help you understand and address the factors maintaining your sleep problem.

The treatment can involve:

  • Keeping a diary to monitor your sleep patterns.
  • Learning rapid deep relaxation techniques and tension release breathing to reduce stress, anxiety, and muscular tension.
  • Identifying and challenging unhelpful and negative thinking patterns related to sleep.
  • Learning hypnosis and self-hypnosis to practice positive thinking and behaviours around sleep, building confidence in falling asleep naturally and easily.
  • Learning coping strategies to minimise frustration or anxiety arising from the inability to sleep.
  • Establishing healthy sleep hygiene habits and avoiding stimulants in the evening.
  • Learning mindfulness to calm your mind and reduce interfering thoughts.

The treatment plan is tailored to suit each client's individual requirements. Additional elements may be introduced for those with more chronic issues.

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Please feel free to reach out to request a free, no-obligation conversation on how CBT, Hypnotherapy, and advanced relaxation techniques could help you treat insomnia.

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