Relax-the-Mind Sleep Therapy Treatment Steps

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Prior to the first appointment

Relax-the-Mind Sleep Therapy treatment begins with an assessment of your particular sleep problem. The assessment is done by use of scientifically validated questionnaires and a clinical interview, which together help me get a good idea of what your sleep problem is like.

The questionnaires are sent to you via email, so that you can fill them out, and bring them along to your first appointment

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The first appointment

Your first appointment for Relax-the-Mind Sleep Therapy treatment is primarily for information gathering, to assess the nature and severity of your individual sleep problem. This is done by means of a clinical interview and with the use of a set of questionnaires that are specific to sleep disorders. We will also assess other issues that you perhaps are facing in your life; how they may be contributing to, if not causing, your sleep problem, so that they can also be addressed – to the degree that this is necessary, and that you choose to.

The purpose of the assessment is to determine, first of all if Relax-the-Mind Sleep Therapy treatment is likely to be the right treatment option for you, and if not, to refer you onto another treatment. While Relax-the-Mind Sleep Therapy treatment is a highly effective approach to resolving insomnia and most common sleep problems, there are nevertheless some sleep disorders that Relax-the-Mind Sleep Therapy is not intended for, like Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, or Narcolepsy and similar neurological disorders.

The assessment also helps me determine which parts of the Relax-the-Mind Sleep Therapy treatment program to put more, or less, emphasis on in your sessions.

Once we have a better idea of what your sleep problems are like, and have determined that Relax-the-Mind Sleep Therapy treatment can be expected to be of benefit, we will get started with the first exercises of the treatment, so that you can begin to “see the light at the end of the tunnel” as soon as possible.

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Subsequent appointments

Relax-the-Mind Sleep Therapy integrates elements which have been scientifically researched and proven effective for overcoming sleep problems; psychotherapy, sleep hygiene, stimulus control, behavioural interventions, cognitive therapy, physical and mental relaxation techniques, and non-trance elements from hypnotherapy.

As part of Relax-the-Mind Sleep Therapy treatment we will discuss your lifestyle and sleep routines, and how you can improve those in ways that will promote healthy sleep. This also includes specifics on how you can incorporate various practical exercises into your day and into your sleep routine – brief exercises which you will learn experientially as part of the treatment;

– exercises for relaxing the body

– exercises for relaxing the mind (not only around sleep time)

– exercises for directing the mind toward restful sleep

Each step of the treatment builds upon the previous one, so that in the end you have a complete set of exercises that you will be able to use anytime that your sleep is not satisfactory, to help you maintain healthy sleep for good.

It is recommended that Relax-the-Mind Sleep Therapy treatment sessions are conducted on a weekly, or fortnightly basis. The number of sessions required is different from person to person, but on average, most people complete the program, and get the results that they desire, in three or four sessions.

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Follow-up appointment

Once you have completed the Relax-the-Mind Sleep Therapy program, and after some time has passed and you have had a chance to go through a few of the normal ups and downs of life, it is recommended that you have a Follow-up appointment.

The Follow-up appointment provides an opportunity to fine-tune your use of the practical exercises that you have learned, and also to consider other personal issues that may have contributed to the sleep problems occurring in the first place.

To find out more, and to make an appointment, don’t delay, contact me today!

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