SOLUTION FOCUSED HYPNOTHERAPY
CAROLINE PARSONS BSC (HONS) PSYCH (OPEN)., BSC PHARMACY (HONS)., MBPSS., DSFH., HPD.,
CHS DIP. MED. HYP., AFSFH., CNHC REGISTERED
THE BEST OF YOU IS YET TO COME
SLEEP – Putting Insomnia to Bed
Sleep is something everybody needs. It plays a vital role in both our physical and mental health.
Sleeping problems are a common issue that brings many clients to my practice – difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep long enough to feel refreshed the next day. I have seen over the years, not just as a solution focused hypnotherapist but also in my previous profession as a community pharmacist, the detrimental effect that difficulties in sleeping can have on mental and physical wellbeing. Lack of sleep can make us feel exhausted, lacking in motivation and feel more easily overwhelmed. It makes such a difference to sleep well and wake up in the morning feeling refreshed, clear headed and ready for the day ahead. This has made me passionate about helping people with their sleeping problems so that they can enjoy their life to the full.
I am co-author of the book “The Art of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy” and I am the author of the chapter “Putting Insomnia to Bed” within that book.
Sleeping problems are often linked to anxiety, stress and/or unhealthy habits. During our sessions I will be asking you questions that will help you to change your unhelpful negative thinking patterns, break unhelpful habits and find solutions to whatever issues are on your mind and preventing you from sleeping.
During the hypnosis part of the session, I will guide your mind to a calm, relaxed place where your subconscious mind can process what we have been talking about and plan the best way forward for you and your route to success.
Good sleep hygiene is particularly important and so you will receive my FREE Good Sleep Guide which I have written, put together from reputable NHS resources and my 28 years of experience as a community pharmacist.
Relaxation is a key component, and we will work on building a ‘toolbox’ of relaxation techniques that work for you. You will receive a FREE relaxation download to help you with this process.
"I worked with Caroline over a number of sessions to help with chronic insomnia. Due to the distance I live from Caroline’s office, we decided to conduct the sessions using teleconferencing. From my perspective this worked really well, as I was able to be in a very relaxed and familiar environment, aiding with the effectiveness of the hypnosis. Solution based hypnotherapy offers a very pragmatic approach to dealing with life’s challenges. Although I was wary of feeling that I would be out of control (an image not helped by what is depicted on television and so on) I did not need to be concerned.
Caroline, has a lovely manner, and really listens to what is happening with her clients. At the start of each session we would have a discussion about what practical steps can be taken to help with the sleep issues I was having and then the hypnosis would support these steps. There is no magic wand, but it puts the emphasis on the solution and not the problem. I always felt very relaxed and calm after one of Caroline’s sessions – an added bonus that I had not anticipated!” HF (Tavistock)
“I went to Caroline with an issue with sleep and anxiety. I found her positive approach suited me perfectly and that her sessions helped me invaluably. She is knowledgeable and understands the complex issues clients have. I would recommend her to anyone with issues with self esteem, anxiety, sleep problems or depression” KH (Plymouth)