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Mindfulness Therapy for Insomnia helps you overcome the over-active thinking that keeps you awake at night
The secret to overcoming insomnia is to transform the way you relate to your thoughts and emotions when in bed. Fighting them doesn’t work and only feeds the problem. Instead we need to develop a friendly and non-reactive relationship with our thoughts. This is what allows intrusive thoughts to subside so you can get to sleep. This is part of the highly effective approach of Mindfulness Therapy for Insomnia.
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Online Mindfulness Therapy for Insomnia via Skype
Get help from a therapist specializing in the application of mindfulness for overcoming insomnia and sleep anxiety
If you would like to learn more about how to overcome insomnia and the reactive thinking that fuels insomnia and sleep anxiety in general, then do please go to my website and learn more about the online mindfulness therapy approach that I teach.
When you feel ready you can simply reach out to me by email and ask any questions you have about online therapy and we can schedule a session at a time that works for you.
I see people worldwide mostly in America which is where I am based, but I also see people in Western Europe and as far away as Japan and Australia.
Many people are developing a particularly interest in taking care of their insomnia themselves by treating it with mindfulness-based techniques rather than medications. Mindfulness teaches you how to basically work with thoughts and emotions more effectively so that they don’t overwhelm you and control you and don’t create the agitation that prevents the natural onset of sleep.
So the sleep response really requires a mind that is free from agitation and stress and anxiety produced by reactive thinking. So in the mindfulness approach we work on changing your relationship to the mind, to those thoughts, so that you don’t increase reactive thinking.
The mindfulness approach to insomnia is very effective. I have a lot of experience with it now and and most people see quite dramatic changes within three to four sessions with me.
So if you’d like to learn more and you’d like to schedule online therapy your insomnia please go to my website and email me. Thank you.
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy. This is a system of work that I’ve developed some years ago now, that is very effective for working with anxiety and depression and also insomnia.
So I offer online therapy for insomnia via Skype. If you’re interested and learning more, please go to my website and contact me and ask any questions you may have about online Mindfulness Therapy for Insomnia. This approach is very effective indeed for most people with insomnia.
Learn how to control habitual reactive thinking
The primary issue is how to control habitual reactive thinking. So the typical scenario is that we are trying to go to sleep but then thoughts appear in the mind quite spontaneously. There may be anxiety-related thoughts, they may be depression-related thoughts or they just may be random thoughts that just seem to appear and crowd into the mind.
This thought activity creates a lot of agitation and that agitation is what really inhibits the onset of the sleep response, which is a natural physiological process in which the mind naturally reduces activity and the body relaxes and then we’re able to go to sleep. When there’s a large amount of thought activity in the mind that simply inhibits that natural sleep response.
So working with thoughts is extremely important. The other thing we need to be aware of is this tendency to develop habitual reactions to thoughts.
So we tend to react with aversion and resistance to these thoughts that are intruding into the mind. This creates another layer of thoughts that feeds the general level of agitation.
So reactivity to thoughts, what we call secondary reactivity, simply reinforces the problem and often we get trapped in self-reinforcing patterns of reactive thinking that simply escalate out of control, and we get what we call sleep anxiety, which is basically the fear that we will never be able to go to sleep, that we are not going to be able to function the next day, that it is going to ruin our life, and so on.
So when we are working with insomnia we look very closely at primary thought reactions and secondary thought reactions. Now in the mindfulness approach we don’t indulge with the thoughts, we don’t engage with them.
We don’t argue with them. We’re not really interested in whether they are rational or irrational thoughts and that is not the primary issue here. The primary issue is what is the nature of our relationship to these thoughts.
So if we are reacting to the thoughts we will create suffering and stress and agitation. But we can change that by learning how to recognize thoughts, to see them clearly, but without reacting and without becoming lost in the stream of thoughts.
So this is developing what we call the Observer status in the mind. This quality of pure conscious awareness that sees thoughts but does not identify with them and does not react to them.
The key to overcoming insomnia is to change your relationship to your thoughts
So the way we cultivate this is by mindfulness meditation, whereby we deliberately meditate on those thoughts. And you can do this in bed whilst you are in the process of going to sleep. You can watch for those thoughts as they arise, and now in the mindfulness method, when we see those thoughts we respond quite differently.
We respond with friendliness, the opposite of aversion and resistance. We actually welcome the thoughts. We might cultivate this internal response of, “I see you. Welcome!” That is a basic mindfulness response to all experiences. That is one that is non-reactive by its nature and that keeps you as the Observer, so that you don’t lose that perspective and become lost in the stream of thoughts.
So we do that while we’re in bed, sleeping. That is a perfectly good time to meditate. We can also do the same approach the next day when we can find time, perhaps in the morning, or before going to sleep, in the afternoon or early evening.
We can deliberately re-access the observer status of mind, just watching whatever thoughts arise.
So really cultivating this identity and that’s a very good place to be in general, where you are the Observer and not the observed, where you are the observer of thoughts and not identified with thoughts.
So if you’d like to learn more about this online Mindfulness Therapy for insomnia please go to my website and then contact me via email. Typically people see substantial changes within three to four sessions of online therapy.
Even after the first session you will go away with very practical ways of working with your thoughts that are going to help you considerably, and this will get stronger and stronger as you practice these methods. The mindfulness response to thoughts.
We don’t try to get rid of thoughts, that is a wrong practice. Instead we change the relationship that we have to those thoughts from one which is agitation-based and reactive, to one that is calm, friendly, open, spacious, non-reactive.
Try moving the thoughts
There are other very interesting approaches in the mindfulness therapy approach that you can apply. One very popular one that works extremely well for most people and that you can try yourself, is to see those thoughts as small objects, like a pebble or a grain of sand, and then in your imagination move them from where you see them in the mind to placing them on the floor beside the bed.
Changing the position of thoughts is very important. Working with the imagery of thoughts is very important because really the stress or the agitation level of those thoughts is not totally to do with the thoughts; it is to do with their imagery.
And in this case there’s not enough space around the thoughts. When they are come clustered and concentrated in the mind space, that creates a chaotic and agitated state. And it is simply because there’s not enough space for those thoughts. So we can deliberately increase the space around the thoughts by moving them and putting them on the floor beside you; make a little pile of thoughts.
This simple strategy creates more space and that leads to less reactivity and less agitation, which then helps the natural onset of the sleep response. And it also increases your true identity as the Observer, because you are the one that’s moving those thoughts.
So you are not lost in the thoughts, you are moving them, interacting with them. So that’s a very practical technique that you can practice in addition to the mindfulness response to thoughts.
Try this for yourself and see how it works. If you need more help with the mindfulness approach to working with insomnia simply set up a Skype Therapy session with me and I’ll help you more. So this is a brief introduction to online Mindfulness Therapy for insomnia.
Online Mindfulness Therapist via Skype for Overcoming Insomnia
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional mindfulness therapist and I offer online therapy for many conditions including insomnia.
If you’d like to talk to an online mindfulness therapist for your insomnia do please contact me and we can schedule a therapy session via Skype in which I will teach you methods of working with insomnia and sleep anxiety based on mindfulness therapy.
Mindfulness is extremely effective for overcoming those processes of reactive thinking that tend to feed insomnia and sleep anxiety. We need to change the way that we relate to thoughts in the mind.
Typically people react with aversion and avoidance: they try to get rid of those thoughts, they tried to avoid them, they try to think of something other than the thoughts that are arising in the mind. But this process of aversion and avoidance simply feeds those patterns of reactive thinking.
We need to change our relationship to the thoughts that arise when trying to go to sleep from one of avoidance and aversion to one of friendliness. This is a key quality of mindfulness. We need to develop a friendly and open and inviting relationship to those thoughts themselves.
So, when we lie in bed trying to go to sleep, instead of developing more and more agitation and struggle, we learn instead to welcome those thoughts that arise. But, we don’t dwell on them, we don’t become captivated by them. We don’t try to argue with those thoughts.
We don’t become involved with them. Instead we see the thoughts as objects or visitors that come into the mind and we treat them instead, like a good host, with friendliness and openness and kindness and respect, but also maintaining our equanimity or maintaining our balance in relationship to those thoughts.
This is critical. So when we learn to develop a friendly and open relationship with thoughts, then we stop creating more agitation and more struggle and this than makes the sleep response much more likely to take effect.
A very common strategy that that I teach, a mindfulness strategy for insomnia, is after greeting the thoughts as they arise, we place them on the floor beside the bed. Literally learning to move them to a different position, moving them from being in our head to being outside of the body and on the floor. And moving them can have a tremendous effect and reducing agitation.
The real issue is that we have too many thoughts and too small a space. This lack of space creates stress and agitation. When you move the thoughts and create more space in this way you actually create a much more relaxed state of mind, and this again facilitates the sleep response.
So, if you like to learn more about how to apply mindfulness for overcoming insomnia and sleep anxiety do please read more on my website and then simply reach out to me by e-mail.
Contact me and schedule a trial Skype Therapy session, in which I will show you how to work with your mind, with your thoughts and with your emotions, using mindfulness to facilitates sleep. Thank you.
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Online Therapist via Skype for Insomnia
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I specialize in online mindfulness therapy, which I offer via Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression and other common psychological problems including OCD, addictions and insomnia.
So online therapy for insomnia is very convenient for most people. It Means you can work on your insomnia from home without having to travel to see a therapist in their office.
Now the mindfulness based approach for working with insomnia is very effective when delivered via Skype. And this is a system that will teach you how to work with those reactive thoughts, those intrusive thoughts that produce sleep anxiety and insomnia.
We have to learn how to work with those thoughts and I’ll teach you how to do this through mindfulness training. That is training to work with those thoughts and neutralize them so they no longer create emotional stress and agitation in the mind. That is the primary outcome we’re looking for.
Thoughts themselves are not the cause of our insomnia. It’s the way that we react to those thoughts, usually with a great deal of resistance and aversion. We are prone to become very reactive to those thoughts and this agitation, this level of agitated reactivity, is what creates insomnia because it prevents the mind settling into a natural state.
So if you’re interested in talking to a mindfulness-based therapist to get help with your insomnia then I encourage you to go to my website and learn more about online Mindfulness Therapy and how it can help you working with anxiety depression and also with your insomnia.
There are many techniques that I teach during the online therapy sessions and they are all designed to free you from that emotional reactivity to intrusive thoughts.
The importance of inner friendliness toward thoughts
One very effective method is called image reprocessing using mindfulness. And this is where we are lying in bed and we learn to recognize those intrusive thoughts. We greet them not with hostility, because that will increase agitation, but we greet them with friendliness.
We greet them rather like visitors that come into our home. So friendliness is a very important feature of mindfulness. It allows you to maintain that state of non-reactivity when you are friendly. You are not cultivating agitation; you’re actually cultivating a relaxation into the relationship with those thoughts.
So friendliness is very important. But the next part is to do with working with the imagery of the thoughts. So when thoughts become stressful and create anxiety in the mind it is usually because there’s not enough space around them. They become crowded in the minds and that crowded environment creates the agitation and stress and chaos that feeds sleep anxiety and insomnia.
Learn how to move thoughts
So a very simple strategy to work with thoughts during sleep, when you’re actually lying in bed trying to go to sleep, is to greet the thoughts and then move them and place them on the floor beside you. So trying to create more space around those thoughts can be very effective for increasing order and decreasing stress. So we simply greet the thoughts and then move them one after the other.
We do not under any circumstances argue with the thoughts or try to justify ourselves in relationship to the thoughts. We do not try to engage with the thoughts in a cognitive manner because that simply creates more thoughts and more chaos and more stress.
So we don’t argue with the thoughts, we don’t try to get rid of the thoughts. Instead we simply work on changing our relationship to the thoughts and then moving the thoughts to create more space.
So if you’d like to learn how to do this in detail with me then please send me an email and let schedule an online therapy session. This mindfulness-based therapy for insomnia is very effective and most people start to see significant changes in their sleep patterns and insomnia within three or four sessions. This is very typical. You can apply these methods that I’m teaching you yourself and that is what makes it so powerful.
So you can develop your mindfulness-based techniques yourself every night and also before sleep as well. You can practice working with thoughts in this way. So if you would like to learn more and get started with mindfulness-based therapy for your insomnia then please contact me. Thank you.
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Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia via Skype
Through mindfulness training you will develop new skills that will help you manage the streams of reactive thoughts that is a central cause of insomnia for most people. The key point is to learn to watch these thoughts as an observer but without reacting to them. Reactivity simply increases the level of activation in the mind and this inhibits the natural sleep onset response.
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional psychotherapist and I specialize in mindfulness therapy. I offer online cognitive behavioral therapy using mindfulness for the treatment of insomnia and sleep anxiety disorder.
The mindfulness approach is very effective indeed for helping you manage those streams of reactive thinking that tend to keep the mind in a state of agitation and prevent the natural onset of sleep. When you’re working with reactive thinking, worrying and rumination and other patterns of habitual reactive thinking it is very important not to fight those thoughts. If you resist the thoughts they simply get stronger and they tend to return.
The mindfulness approach, this particular form of CBT, is very effective because it teaches you how to change your relationship to these thoughts so that you don’t make a problem of them, that you don’t get caught in patterns of reacting to your thoughts. But instead you actually develop a conscious and friendly relationship to the stream of thoughts that often arises during the night and can cause insomnia.
It is rather like learning to sit beside a river. It’s quite a different experience sitting on the bank of the river watching the river than being swept away by the river. And that’s the difference. The river is the same. The thoughts are the same and it’s not actually the thoughts that’s the problem at all. It is the fact that we become identified with our thoughts, and that’s the equivalent of falling into the river and being swept away.
Learning to watch your thoughts without becoming identified with them is a central theme in mindfulness therapy and it’s a central part of the process of overcoming insomnia.
There are many other mindfulness techniques that I teach during these online therapy sessions that will help you manage the reactive thinking. A very simple techniques that you can try yourself and experiment with is to greet the thoughts in a friendly way, that’s central to mindfulness, but then to take those thought and move it and place it on the floor beside you in bed. By changing the position of the thoughts in your mind you can greatly reduce the intensity of the thought and that helps prevent the proliferation of more thoughts.
So when you thought arises and the mind simply creates it and then move it and put it down on the floor beside you and repeat this over and over again. It is quite remarkable how effective this simple mindfulness technique can be. If you find such a technique to be valuable for you do please share your experiences in the comments below this video for others to read.
If you’d like to learn more about mindfulness therapy and the mindfulness CBT approach to working with insomnia, please go to my website and then send me an e-mail when we can schedule a trial Skype therapy session.
Most people see quite dramatic changes once they start applying the mindfulness techniques that I teach. And often it doesn’t take that long. So I expect most of my clients to see significant improvements in the quality of sleep after probably three or four sessions with me.
Once you start applying these practical techniques you’ll see real benefits. So if you’d like to get started with some online mindfulness therapy with me do please go to my website and send me an e-mail and let’s get started.
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Online Mindfulness Meditation Therapy for Insomnia
During these sessions of online mindfulness therapy I will teach you how to break free from reactive anxiety-producing thinking, which of course is the main cause of insomnia for most people – you just can’t turn off the mind’s incessant thinking. Mindfulness therapy is one of the very best systems available for learning how to control reactive thinking. Most people see dramatic improvements in their sleep patterns within 3-4 weeks of practicing the mindfulness techniques that I teach.
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Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional online therapist and specialize in mindfulness therapy for anxiety depression and also for insomnia. I teach mindfulness meditation for insomnia and for dealing with reactive thinking in general.
Mindfulness meditation is extremely effective for working with the reactive contents of mind. It’s not about trying to remove thoughts from the mind, because that simply creates patterns of aversion which actually increases reactivity leading to more agitation.
So during mindfulness meditation we seek to change our relationship to the thoughts and emotional reactions that arise in the mind, that make it difficult to get to sleep.
We practice seeing thoughts the moment that they arise and before we become lost in reactive thinking. This is a skill we can develop through training. This cultivation of mindfulness and conscious awareness is the first part of mindfulness meditation, and it is very much like catching a spark before it sets alight and causes a fire. The real problem with reactive thinking is that it is habitual and operates out of conscious control.
So, re-establishing consciousness is the first essential step for regaining control over those thoughts.
But that’s not enough. We must also respond to the thoughts and emotional reactions with a quality of acceptance and friendliness, which is what makes mindfulness so unique and so powerful, because when you cultivate friendliness you reduce reactivity, and when you reduce the reactivity you decrease agitation in the mind, which facilitates the natural onset of the sleep response.
When we learn to respond to our thoughts with awareness plus this friendliness, then we are practicing mindfulness meditation. This is what leads to real change and this is what can help you overcome the habit of reactive thinking that causes insomnia.
So if you would like to learn more about mindfulness meditation for insomnia, please contact me through my website. We can schedule a session via Skype. In that session I will teach you how to work with reactive thoughts using mindfulness to help you overcome your insomnia.
This approach is very effective and most of my students see big improvements in the quality of their sleep after the first few sessions.
Go to my Contact Page to schedule online therapy via Skype for the treatment of insomnia
Online Treatment for Insomnia using mindfulness
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional online therapist. I live in Boulder, Colorado and I provide online therapy via Skype. I treat a variety of emotional problems, including general anxiety, depression, stress and also PTSD, and addictions, and also I treat insomnia, sleep anxiety disorder.
The method I use is called Mindfulness Therapy. Mindfulness is a very powerful way of working with reactive thoughts and reactive emotions. It allows you to change your relationship to the racing thoughts and anxiety that may arise and prevent you from sleeping.
We change our relationship from one of being reactive and overwhelmed by thinking and emotions to being in a position like an observer, where you are able to see the thoughts, but without becoming reactive to them and without becoming overwhelmed by them.
So, that’s basically what Mindfulness Therapy is about – learning how to be present for your thoughts and emotions without becoming identified with them, and this is why Mindfulness Therapy is so effective for insomnia.
So, if you would like to learn more about online therapy for insomnia, please email me and we can set up a Skype Therapy session and you can see how it would work for you. Thank you!
Mindfulness Therapy provides some of the most effective techniques available to help you overcome the reactive thinking that causes insomnia.
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional online psychotherapist. I provide online therapy via Skype to help people like yourself to work with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, addictions, or any other difficult emotions that you may be encountering, including insomnia and sleep anxiety.
The approach that I teach is called Mindfulness Therapy, which is an extremely effective way of working with difficult emotions and with reactive thinking. Mindfulness Therapy is very effective for insomnia and so I provide online therapy for insomnia using mindfulness techniques.
As you may know, if you are suffering from insomnia, one of the primary problems that you face is reactive thinking. That is, the proliferation of thoughts in a never-ending stream that just keep rolling through the mind and keeping the mind in a state of activation, which prevents the onset of sleep. Learning to work with reactive thinking is a central focus of Mindfulness Therapy.
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