Updated: Mar 11
You may have heard the saying “start as you mean to go on,” but the way many of us start our days is with a yawn, a groan, and a sleepy snooze on our alarms, aching for just ten more minutes in bed. This is to say nothing of the anxiety and tossing and turning many experience before sleep. I used to be terrible in the mornings; I’d often oversleep and then be frantically rushing to get to the office on time. Shamefully, I’d also act grouchy to those I loved out of complete frustration at myself. And then, many years ago, I decided that beginning each day by feeling sluggish, sleepy and reluctant, followed by a wave of panic and stress at being late, really wasn’t working for me as a habit and decided I would change it.
You see, your sleep and wake cycles are actually very amenable to change. When we are little children, most of us woke up feeling bright and refreshed, and then when we’re adolescents, our circadian rhythms temporarily shifted, causing us to want to stay up later and sleep in longer. And then, in adulthood, we typically experienced new sleeping patterns again, depending on our daily routine. Remember that people have a siesta in some hot countries in the middle of the day and stay up later at night, whereas in other cultures, people go to bed shortly after it turns dark. And when we travel to a different time zone, we learn to get up and fall asleep at new times. This is to say, it’s entirely possible to change your habits and adopt a new way of being. Sweet dreams xx
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My name is Laura McGregor and I’m a Clinical Hypnotherapist at Nourish Victory. I see so many clients, friends and family not sleeping or coping well and it’s my greatest intention that you will enjoy this session designed to help you fall into a deep sleep and wake with increased energy. Your brain is able to learn when it’s time to wake up and when it’s time to sleep. The habit of feeling groggy and sleepy in the mornings, and feeling reluctant to start the day, is just that; a habit. And it’s a habit that this session is going to help you change. We all know people who wake up feeling bright and chirpy each morning, and what would it be like to give yourself that gift of starting your day well?
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If your intention is to fall into a deep and sound sleep please be sure your alarm clock is set. Go ahead and place yourself in a comfortable position. Adjust your body so that you’re lying, with your legs and feet uncrossed and slightly apart, hands resting loosely in your lap.
And If I have your permission to guide you into a calm and relaxing state then just begin by taking some deep, comfortable breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
And of course, as always you have the power to Accept or Reject suggestions as you hear them. You can practice this in everyday life when you hear something on television or during regular everyday conversations. And of course, you have the power to accept or reject any suggestions that you hear tonight. Please use these two powerful gifts as often as possible. Doubling down on things that resonate with your values and integrity by internally thinking “I accept that suggestion” and quickly rejecting anything that doesn’t “I reject that suggestion”.
And as you begin to relax I’ll bring your awareness to any sounds, just everyday sounds around your house, people or dogs in the background, perhaps cars passing by in the neighbourhood and these sounds do not bother or disturb you, as a matter of fact, they help you relax even more comfortably. And of course, at any time should you need to awaken, you can do so quickly and effortlessly.
And Those moments before you actually drift off to sleep - as your mind wanders and images can flow in and out of your mind - your mind is preparing for rest - to enter the dream world where anything and everything that you desire is possible.
As you prepare to dream your subconscious mind is busy sorting out any problems you've had throughout the day. So I’d like you to imagine bundling up any worries - any cares - and uploading them all to a safe space in the universe. Use your powerful imagination to notice a beautiful box that is a sacred healing space for your concerns. Notice what colour your box is? Perhaps it’s a treasure chest or a safe, or perhaps an elegantly wrapped shoebox. Regardless go ahead and rest your concerns in your special box. Watch as these worries and cares get locked safely away.
And now it’s time to find a home for these concerns in the universe. You can imagine a giant inbox in the sky where you can magically make your box appear and fit perfectly. Or perhaps you’d like to become perfectly weightless and carry your box to the closest star, zooming up, up, up, up all the way up effortlessly carrying your box and dropping it off, then finding yourself instantly safely back tucked up in bed.
And you can now trust that if you ever need to access these again you will have even more clarity and feel even more supported to deal with them.
if you haven’t yet closed those eyes
you can do that right now
and just take in a very slow
hold it for a moment
and then slowly breathe all the way out
like a wonderfully relaxing sigh of comfort
and I’d just like you to get a sense in your mind
of what your bedroom is like last thing at night
and it may be that you’re actually listening to this in your bedroom right now or it may be that you’re listening to it somewhere else
but through those closed eyelids
I’d like you to imagine looking around your bedroom
to be noticing a few things that you might see
last thing at night
just before you turn off the light and drift off to sleep
what objects and items of furniture are around you
just do a mental scan of your bedroom
left to right
right to left
what’s above you?
what’s below you?
And then once you turn the light off in that room
and settle down for sleep
head resting on the pillow
snug beneath the covers
does that room turn into total darkness?
or can you still make out dim shapes
of where the door is
or where a chair is?
as your breathing gradually slows down into the beginning stages of sleep
and as your mind gradually begins to wander/’ through thoughts of the day that’s been and perhaps thoughts of tomorrow
and as the muscles of that body begin to relax now the muscles of the fingers
and the arms
a comfortable sleepy heaviness
and the toes
the feet and the legs
a comfortable sleepy heaviness
the muscles of the face
the scalp muscles
no need to make any effort at all
the muscles in the pelvis
all parts of you
experiencing a comfortable
you can begin to find yourself
each and every night
mining for gold and treasures
in the day that’s just been
perusing your memories of the day that’s just past
for jewels and sparkling diamonds of real value
really looking for the moments in that day that’s just gone by of pleasure
a delicious meal
and what three moments from today
glow the brightest right now in your mind?
as real jewels to appreciate
as real gold
to take the time to honour
and to carry with you into the dreams ahead
one thing you enjoyed from today
and then a third thing
And as the mental images
the feelings from those pleasant moments
wash through you
and carry you deeper
into the beginnings of a pleasant sleep
you can also begin mining for the gold and jewels of possibility in the day to come
the potential glimmering diamonds that await you tomorrow and some of those might be a surprise
something wonderful you weren’t expecting
some might be things you’re already looking forward to tomorrow and pinpoint three of them in particular
“Ah that’ll be nice
and that’ll be something really good will it not? and I’m definitely looking forward to that”
find one thing tomorrow
that glows with enjoyment and value