Enjoy 30 minutes of Hypnotic Relaxation and Stress Release
Give yourself the gift of an oasis of calm during your busy day.
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So often we get caught up in the busyness of life and keep running around until our energy levels are low and we feel stressed, tense and pressured.
Take control of your stress by putting yourself first for a change. Remember, the calmer and more focused we are, the more positive energy we have, the better we can care for those around us without becoming drained.
You owe it to yourself to to take just 30 minutes out of your day to practice self-care. Whether that’s doing some enjoyable exercise, reading, listening to music or a relaxation session like this one. Go on – you’re worth it!
Enjoy a Restful and Refreshing Night's Sleep
When we’re stressed, anxious or over-tired, it’s often difficult to drift off to sleep at night.
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But we need a good night’s sleep to recharge our batteries of life – mentally, physically and emotionally.
Here are some ideas for developing a good bedtime routine. This helps your mind to have a predictable set of steps to transition from waking state to sleeping state. The more often you practice your bedtime routine the more quickly it becomes a habit, one which your mind will respond to by letting you drift off to sleep peacefully and quickly.
There are a few reasons repeating the same quiet routine at night can help:
– It can calm an overactive mind.
– Any thinking or planning you need to do can be done in this quiet time – and stop ruminating from keeping you awake.
– By repeating a regular pattern, you condition your body and mind to realise that it’s time to go to sleep.
– Many activities people do in the evening can be overstimulating. So a bedtime routine helps you avoid doing those things and relax instead.
Here are some ideas for your bedtime routine, which need take no more than 15-20 minutes.
- Turn off electronic devices at the beginning of your routine. Turn off TV, turn off or leave your phone out of the room
- Make sure your room is as distraction free as you can make it.
- Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual. A relaxing, routine activity right before bedtime, conducted away from bright lights, helps separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety. This can help you to fall asleep, get sound and deep sleep or remain asleep.
- If having a bedtime drink, make it hot milk or calming chamomile tea. Avoid caffeine or alcohol.
If you have trouble sleeping, avoid naps, especially in the afternoon.
- Listen to a hypnosis session and/or do a few rounds of mindful Energy Tapping saying “Release, relax and let go” on each point.
- If you like reading before sleep, read a book which is gentle and calming, avoid anything tense or violent.
- Yoga stretches done slowly and mindfully just before getting into bed are very calming.
Keep a notebook and pencil beside your bed to jot down any stray thoughts about things you have to do tomorrow, or anything else that’s on your mind, so your mind can switch off and release the need to remember them.
Since 2006, Helen has been helping clients to release whatever is holding them back in life so that they can enjoy living life to the full. Helen utilises hypnotherapy, CBT, mindfulness and EFT and is a member of the European Association of Professional Hypnotherapists.