Hypnosis for Insomnia

  • Did you know that hypnosis combined with CBT can be a very effective treatment for insomnia?

  • Do you find it difficult to go to sleep because your mind is racing?

  • Do you feel tired all the time and long for a good night’s sleep?

Evidence based treatment for insomnia, either in person (Cork) or online from the comfort of your own home.

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If you are considering hypnosis or even CBT to help you treat insomnia, then have you considered how both approaches combined could be an even more effective treatment? Based in East Cork, I work with clients both in person and online developing an individualised treatment plan to help them beat insomnia once and for all.

Insomnia is exhausting and you are not alone. Insomnia is relatively common, approximately 15% of the general population in Ireland suffer from it. Whether you have always had problems with your sleep or whether it started recently due to stress, insomnia can have a profound and negative effect on your life.

CBT is considered the first line of treatment for insomnia. There is a substantial amount of research to show that CBT is very effective for treating insomnia (Jacobs et al, 2004). There is also some evidence to demonstrate that hypnosis on its own can be effective for treating insomnia and sleep problems (Vickers & Zollman, 1999; Chamine et al, 2018). There is also evidence to suggest that combining CBT and hypnosis is beneficial, particularly for those that have tried other methods unsuccessfully (Schlarb et al, 2018).

I use the Hypno-CBT® approach to insomnia, which is based on an integration of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and hypnosis. CBT-I is the most evidence-based treatment for insomnia, and hypnosis is used to help induce rest (leading to sleep) as well as changing unhelpful associations and habits. We will first uncover what is behind your lack of sleep, and then use a range of techniques to help you get a good night’s rest.

 

Interested in hypnosis in Cork or online? Book a FREE no-obligation 20 minute consultation call.

 

References

  • Chamine, I., Atchley, R., & Oken, B. S. (2018). Hypnosis intervention effects on sleep outcomes: a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 14(2), 271-283.
  • Jacobs, G. D., Pace-Schott, E. F., Stickgold, R., & Otto, M. W. (2004). Cognitive behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy for insomnia: a randomized controlled trial and direct comparison. Archives of internal medicine, 164(17), 1888-1896.
  • Schlarb, A. A., Faber, J., & Hautzinger, M. (2018). cBT-i and hT-i group therapy for adults with insomnia in comparison to those with insomnia and comorbid depression–a pilot study. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment, 14, 2429.
  • Vickers, A., & Zollman, C. (1999). ABC of complementary medicine: hypnosis and relaxation therapies. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 319(7221), 1346.