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Title: Using Hypnosis to Cure Insomnia


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Using Hypnosis to Cure Insomnia
  • Dr. Ruth Lever Kidson

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Causes of Insomnia
  • There is a wide variety of causes (eg anxiety,
    pain, and some medications).
  • Insomnia may also occur for no apparent reason.
  • It may just be a habit the vicious circle of
    anxiety causing insomnia causing anxiety needs
    to be broken.

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The Hypnotic Trance
  • Hypnosis is not actually a form of sleep, but is
    a very similar state.
  • Because of its ability to induce deep relaxation,
    hypnosis can be a very effective treatment for
    insomnia.
  • When a vicious circle needs to be broken,
    hypnosis can produce dramatic results.

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How Hypnosis is Used
  • The relaxation that hypnosis produces helps
    relieve the anxiety associated with the insomnia.
  • Post-hypnotic suggestions may be given to
    diminish the effects of insomnia (exhaustion,
    irritability etc.).
  • Teaching patients self-hypnosis will help them to
    bridge the gap between wakefulness and sleep.

5
Additional Benefits
  • Relief of anxiety
  • Stopping nightmares

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Hypnosis vs. Sleeping Pills
  • Hypnosis is not an instant cure.
  • The patient will need to practise self-hypnosis
    regularly.
  • Hypnosis is perfectly safe to use a second time,
    or even a third, should the patient wake during
    the night.
  • There are no unpleasant after-effects in the
    morning.

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More Information
  • For more information on complementary, orthodox
    and self-help methods of treating insomnia and
    to claim a free downloadable hypnosis mp3 go
    to
  • http//www.HowToSleepSoundly.com
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