Depression is a common cause of poor sleep.
Are you feeling miserable, overwhelmed, sad, lonely, and finding it hard to do anything?
Maybe you have become withdrawn perhaps trying to find comfort in food and drink or other behaviours. Many people struggle with these feelings and it can be very hard to just get through your day or week, let alone live the life you want. Feelings of depression can be like a layer of grey cloud hanging there – stopping you from seeing the blue sky and the sun, so much that you can almost forget that your life was like before.
How I Can Help You
- Root Cause
Depression will often have a cause and so identifying and resolving it can help transform and lift depression (and the related Insomnia). I can work with you to help you build a new brighter future.
- Perhaps you can pinpoint a specific cause already?
- Or have these feelings just built up over time
- Do you hear your inner voice telling you that you don’t deserve happiness and success?
- Perhaps you are finding it impossible to switch off?
- Or has something happened that should have been a new phase of your life, but instead of happy and excited, it has left you flat and down and exhausted?
- Sleep Diary
I will normally ask you to keep a diary to record how you slept, how long for, the thoughts you are having, what happens when you try to sleep, as well as your routines, what you eat and drink, what you do in the day and in the evening etc. It is also important to record alcohol and any recreational drugs you consume. This will help you identify changes you might want to make.
- Life Coaching
Making changes to routines or your life style can help you combat depression and sleep better. I can help you prioritise, set realistic goals, and support you as you work towards achieving them.
- Sleep Training
I can help you re-train your mind and body to switch off, to focus on relaxing, anticipating at wonderful refreshing night’s sleep as you easily and quickly drift off to asleep and staying relaxed and asleep throughout the night.
- Imagining a Brighter Future
When you are depressed you tend to focus on the past, and the future is a blur. We can begin to create a future timeline that involves you doing things you love, being successful, independent and resourceful. This helps the brain create new ‘memories’.
As little as 10 minutes twice a day can be very beneficial as it will give you a method of progressively becoming more still, more focused, more present and more in charge of both your mind and body. I teach simple, modern forms of meditation – no need to shut out thoughts or sit in uncomfortable positions.
It is advisable to talk to your GP and if you are on medication, to check for possible side effects.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Tackling depression and insomnia is complex and will benefit from a broad approach. I recommend the Transformation Programme (8 sessions) that will cover the range of techniques above. All our sessions will be tailored made to your needs and gives time to work through complex issues and create the changes you want in your life.
However, you are welcome to book a session at a time if you prefer.
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