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"A year from now you will wish you had started today."  Karen Lamb

EDMONTON ADDICTION HYPNOTHERAPY & EXECUTIVE COACHING
INSOMNIA

Insomnia is a common concern for those struggling with an addiction or problem use. Substances may initially slow the arousal system but eventually interfere with a good nights sleep.

Drinking helps me relax after a hard day and winds me down.

Chronic use of substances do not allow us to wake up feeling revitalized and ready for the day.

The mind/body connection is no longer in question. It is an accepted fact and we need to respect the interplay between our parts. The bottom line is that we are healthier, more effective, creative and productive in our many roles when we are well rested. 

Trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, “jerky” sleep and nightmares can be attributed to stressful events of the day, unresolved issues and overuse of substances. Activating the relaxation response within the body and mind is often a side benefit of this work, but it must be programmed so that it can be activated on cue. This is especially the case for individuals who tend to be analyzers, Type A,  or “thinkers in over-drive.”