Many of us suffer with Insomnia or a form of sleep disturbance. For many of us this sleep disturbance is a short phase, at a particular time in our lives, but for others it can be a chronic condition. Deprived sleep can make us feel tired, lack lustre, and sometimes unable to face the day, but it is strongly linked with anxiety and depression. So what can you do?
Drugs not the only solution
Often the first thing many of us do when facing long term sleep disturbance is turn to sleeping tablets, particularly for short bouts of insomnia. However, if your insomnia continues for longer periods, then it may be more effective to address the underlying causes of your insomnia. We have to remember that each of us are unique, so what is causing my sleep disturbance, is not necessarily the same cause of yours…
If there underlying psychological reasons behind your insomnia, CBH (Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy) /CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) helps you address these reasons (possibly in combination with medication). Using CBH in this way can also help people move away from medication dependency when dealing with longer bouts of insomnia. In a recent BBC article by Tim Muffet, the use of CBT for treating insomnia is investigated and highlights the call by many experts for the Government to do more – in making CBT and CBH more easily available to people suffering with insomnia.
How to improve your sleep – a master class
Our minds are powerful tools, and as such have massive influences over everything in our lives, including our sleeping patterns. But the mind is complex, and reading an article on addressing insomnia isn’t going to fix your sleeping issues alone. Because of this, there are classes available to help you take control of your insomnia and tackle sleep deprivation.
The College of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CCBH) in London runs all manner of Master Class workshops, helping people deal with a range of issues, from anxiety and depression to sports performance and insomnia.
On May 20th, 2012, CCBH will be holding a one day Master Class in “Improving your Sleep”. In the master class you will discover the main causes of sleep disturbance and how to change your mindset and improve your sleeping experience. There are many factors that influence sleep and this workshop will help you identify them and deal with them. Using CBH you will learn effective techniques and strategies that all help improve sleep patterns.
Improving your sleep supports a healthy lifestyle and helps combat stress – learning how to turn off that inner chatter and still the mind is a valuable skill in our ever changing lives of the 21st century. The master class will teach proven methods that will enable you to relax rest and sleep refreshingly to achieve a greater sense of well being and health.
So if you are suffering with insomnia or some form of sleep disturbance, then we would recommend trying CBT and CBH. This will provide you with the tools to tackle this problem over and over again in the future.
For more information on the CCBH master class “improving your sleep”, please visit http://www.ccbh.org.uk or call 0207 034 7049