You may have seen in the news recently how important sleep is to your wellbeing. In fact, last year there was an article in The London Evening Standard saying that a healthy amount of sleep is better for your well-being than a 50% increase in disposable income  a healthy amount of sleep is better for your wellbeing than a 50% increase in disposable income.

But what if you’re not sleeping? You lie awake at night worrying about your workload and how you’re going to get through it; or perhaps you just don’t get on with the people in your office; or maybe you’re wondering whether you should leave but the fear is you might not easily get another job that pays as well/is so close to home…   {i’m sure you have your own version of the good stuff about the job}   I think we can all agree that stress and problems at work are not the formula for a good night’s sleep! In fact, stress at work can lead to a variety of health problems.

How much stress is there in your office? Some people’s automatic response would be “a lot”. What does “a lot” mean? Maybe the business you work for is going through a difficult time – staff are under pressure to meet higher targets due to budget cuts and redundancies. Or perhaps your boss is struggling to recruit staff due to the dramatic fall in net migration which looks as if it will continue to get worse? Lots of businesses report that Brexit has had an impact on sales and employees say they are left trying to meet unobtainable targets.

Whatever the business issue it’s clear that these types of circumstances create massive stress. you feel there are unachievable expectations placed on you or you’re deeply worried about your security, it’s entirely natural that you default into fear mode.

If this is you, you’re probably living on 24 hour cortisol and adrenaline. Which means that the creative, trusting, sharing and caring part of your brain closes down. You feel under permanent threat and you start to behave differently. You’ve probably read hundreds of times about how your body produces adrenaline and cortisol when you’re in danger, when you have to run for your life from the sabre toothed tiger.

Stress at work produces the same hormones! High levels of cortisol can affect your sleep; you may feel unusually tense and uptight or you might have panic attacks which have no rhyme or reason.   Your feelings of fear and panic then shape your reality – you see things through your “fear glasses” and you interpret situations very differently from normal.

Some people have been carrying stress and insomnia  from  childhood into their adult lives.  I worked with Kerry using RTT , here’s what she said:

Marian, I want to thank you for the session we had around my sleeping issues. 

As you know, I cannot remember when I have ever slept well, even as a child I regularly woke, one or twice during the night, however as I have got older, my ability to fall back to sleep after has got less and, consequently, I have felt completely fatigued and it was at this point I turned to you.

I must admit I was sceptical, I had heard that you had had some amazing results, however I was unbelievably surprised when after only one session I was already sleeping better.  The most amazing thing is from the initial improvement, my sleeping patterns have continued to change.  I am less likely to wake, and once away I find it considerably easier to drift back off to sleep, I’m more rested, I have more energy, and far more patience!!

As a result of the hypnosis, when we got to what seemed to be the root of the problem, I have also found a number of additional benefits in my attitude, mindset and general demeanour. I’d like to say a big thank you to you Marian, so THANK YOU

Please contact me if sleep and stress are a challenge for you. 

We could have a conversation to explore what is going on – No cost, No obligation, Just a conversation! 

020 8542 7907