We have all had sleepless nights. For many, those sleepless nights turn into days and even weeks. Often times, patients will complain to me about about racing thoughts clear into the evening. Insomnia can be caused my many things, but the most frequent causes are unresolved trauma, stress, and anxiety. Our practice is well suited to handle most of cases of insomnia.
We treat insomnia not as core issue, but as a symptom of something bigger. If insomnia is psychosomatic, meaning it is not due to a medical condition, then treatment can occur through a few methods. First, hypnosis does wonders for a person by teaching them to clear their mind and they can actually relax enough to sleep. I have had numerous patients tell me that after they were hypnotized that they went home and had the most restful night sleep. Ultimately, the goal is for me to teach the person how to hypnotize themselves so the insomnia resolves completely on its own.
For the rare individuals who cannot be hypnotized, I use more standard techniques to identify the source of the insomnia such as an underlying trauma. In most cases, once the trauma is resolved, the anxiety and insomnia go away. Treatment will take a little bit longer, but it is still generally well received.
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