‘A good laugh and along sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book’. – An Irish Proverb
All human beings need adequate amounts of sleep. Deprivation of sleep can lead to problems including lack of focus and energy levels. According to CDC, more than 35 percent of Americans sleep less than 7 hours every day.
On the other hand, people who sleep better are healthier and happier. From enhanced immune system to improved heart functioning, there are many benefits of getting adequate sleep.
Sleep works to rejuvenate your muscles, that is, it provides them with the required rest. This rejuvenation function is carried out by the sleep hormone called melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that is created in the brain’s pineal gland.
As you sleep, the pineal gland converts serotonin into melatonin and that makes you feel good. When you wake up, serotonin takes over and hence, you feel alert and refreshed.
Hypnosis, a procedure subjected to ridicule in the past, has finally made it into serious scientific circles in the West.
Communicating with the subconscious mind, hypnosis helps inculcate healthy habits and eradicate bad ones.
When it comes to sleep, hypnosis takes a 5-step approach. Let’s take you through each of these steps:
In the pre-relaxation phase, the person is encouraged to relax. He/she is invited to sit in a comfortable position. Concerns are addressed and questions are answered.
This is the phase in which the hypnotherapist takes the person into a trance-like state. The idea is to calm brainwaves down and help the person get detached from surroundings.
At this stage, the goal of the hypnotist is to make the trance deeper. He/she might use certain visualization techniques to do that.
Now that the person’s subconscious mind is more accessible, the hypnotist actually starts suggesting.
He/she works towards changing the belief system regarding sleep. The idea is to instill healthy thought patterns regarding sleep.
Finally, the hypnotherapist brings the person back into the waking state. At this stage, the person is likely to feel refreshed and energized.
After a few repeated sessions like these, the person most often is able to recreate all of these phases and sleep better without help.
Rena Greenberg, a celebrity hypnotherapist, provides hypnosis to help people sleep better. The health and wellness expert has worked with over 200,000 people across 75 medical centers in the United States. Take a look at her wellness shop.
Rena Greenberg has had the privilege over the last 25+ years to work with over 100,000 people in 75 medical centers to help them lose weight without surgery.