Sleeping soundly is a distant dream in itself. You worry about even going to bed and lying awake again. You go to bed tired, yet wired. You restlessly toss and turn - racing thoughts making it impossible to settle down. You are hyper-alert, aware of even the slightest sounds. You can’t get comfortable.
Recent events, guilt, worry, anger, disappointments, losses, stresses are constantly on your mind.
When you finally fall asleep you wake up repeatedly - fed up to the teeth. You are aware of having worried even whilst you were asleep. Now you worry about waking up your partner/spouse as well.
In the morning, you wake up far too early. You feel groggy
- as if you have not slept at all, worried about how to cope
following day. You are grumpy, unable to focus, miserable and
exhausted. Everything feels too much, you notice only more
problems, yet you can't focus to solve them.
You are reluctant to even go home at the end of the day, knowing there will be just as many demands as at work. You fall asleep in front of the TV, with your partner/spouse complaining about the lack of attention.
I have condensed, in one 28-page Sleep Guide for the Tired and Wired, over 3 years worth of knowledge and experience of helping people to sleep soundly throughout the night during stressful and/or distressing times in their life, ensuring they wake up relaxed and refreshed.
Right at the start of my counselling career, over 22 years ago, I realised how much lack of sleep prevented my clients dealing effectively with the difficult times. I realised the detrimental impact of their insomnia on their relationship. However, I was trained to deal with relationship problems, nothing else.
Then one day a normally very capable, fun-loving, resourceful woman came to see me for relationship problems. The cause? Her total inability to get a decent night sleep after she had gone through several traumatic life events. She had turned into a miserable ogre and was quite unlike her 'normal self'. Her doctor had prescribed antidepressants and sleep medication. She refused to take them. I realised that I just had to do more to help.
From then on, I started educating myself about sleep, sleep deprivation, the most likely causes and the most simple, effective and safe solutions. I attended workshops, read expert newsletters, spoke to doctors, looked at the research and started informing my clients. However, unfortunately results were inconsistent.
Then I stumbled on a new school of psychology with THE most exciting approach to counselling. FINALLY I learned what to do with sleepless souls. 3 Years later I qualified and had a 'bag full of tools’ to help people on the edge of a breakdown and/or during distressing times. Most importantly I knew how to help people SLEEP BETTER.
Over the last 3 years in particular I have seen results improve
significantly. I have learned to ask the right questions to
get to the root of the problems. Counselling helps, but the
right information on what stops you sleeping well and what can
make it a great deal worse is available right here, right now.
Fine-tune your relationship and lift your spirits!