The BrightLife Center for The Rapid Relief of Chronic Insomnia
BASED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, The BrightLife Center for The Rapid Relief of Chronic Insomia specializes in rapid, permanent, 100% drug-free eradication of insomnia and related problems. On average, just 3 to 4 three-hour Accelerated Personal Breakthrough Coaching sessions over the course of about a week as part of our 90-Day Accelerated Personal Breakthrough Coaching program are required to help you achieve substantial or complete relief from your challenge with chronic insomnia.
What Is Insomnia?*
Insomnia is characterized by an inability to sleep and/or to remain asleep for a reasonable or desirable period of time. Most believe that insomnia is itself a sleep disorder, when in fact it is not. Rather, it is a symptom, as insomniacs typically complain of being unable to close their eyes or "rest their mind" for more than a few minutes at a time.
Common causes of insomnia include fear, stress, anxiety, medications, herbs and caffeine. An overactive mind or physical pain may also be the cause of the problem. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
approximately 60 million Americans each year suffer from insomnia. Insomnia tends to increase with age and affects about 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men. Whatever the case, it is important to identify the underlying cause of the insomnia if it is to be successfully resolved as a chronic limiting issue in a person's life.
There are three different classes of insomnia. Insomnia may be classified as transient, acute (short-term), or chronic.
Although not the case for everyone†, our clients most often create challenges in their ability to fall asleep easily by virtue of what they are doing to inhibit the development of the normal sleep cycle. In other words, sleep is truly a natural act, and under most circumstances could be expected to occur easily and naturally.
If one is experiencing chronic problems engaging what is unquestionably a most natural act, then short of any physiological explanations for what could be happening, the only remaining possible source of such a problem would be what the person is doing to prevent himself from engaging in this most natural behavior. In other words, one has to literally stop him- or herself from falling asleep naturally in order to have a problem falling asleep naturally.
Most of our clients manage to successfully stop themselves from sleeping by creating an undue amount of stress and anxiety resulting from their fears about what will happen if they can't fall asleep.
You see, in order to fall asleep, one must first achieve a certain minimum degree of physiological relaxation; they must activate what is known as their parasympathetic nervous system. Parasympathetic nervous system arousal (also known as the relaxation response) is an undeniable prerequisite to being able to fall asleep.
Yet, this is the exact opposite of what happens when one worries obsessively about not being able to fall asleep.
You see, the act of worrying so intently about what may happen if one cannot fall asleep activates the exact opposite of the desired state something called sympathetic nervous system arousal, otherwise known as fight or flight. Such a state of intense anxiety, by definition, makes it impossible to relax enough to be able to fall asleep.
Just What Is The "BrightLife Method" — And How Can You Be So Sure Your Program Will Work For Me?
As Board-Certified Life Skills coaches (and not a traditional medical treatment facility, per se), you should know that we do not attempt to "treat" or otherwise cure sleep problems that appear to be the direct result of physical challenges including organic physiological (structural) abnormalities, physical injuries, chronic physical pain, etc.
However, we do assist clients very effectively to overcome insomniatic conditions that appear to be virtually entirely the result of self-imposed mental blocks, such as chronic worry, stress, anxiety, and even (in some cases) unresolved psychological trauma resulting from one or more specific traumatic events occurring earlier in life.
How are we so successful in helping to alleviate even years of chronic insomnia?
Understand that if the problem is not the result of physical, tangible (i.e. structural) abnormalities or other such physiological imitations, then there really is only one other possible source of the problem and that is what the person is doing subconsciously to create the problem. That is to say, such a person is creating their own block to sleep by virtue of how they are using their mental and physical resources to stop themselves from successfully entering parasympathetic nervous system arousal.
How do we know this? It's simple logic.
Consider that virtually everyone has fallen asleep as a result of entirely natural processes at least once in their lifetime probably many hundreds or even thousands of times, however long ago that may have been for any given individual.
Well, if the person was ever able to fall asleep easily, naturally and comfortably even once then that person's brain knows how to fall asleep easily, naturally and comfortably. It has the resources to be able to do it anytime. It's simply a matter of interrupting the person's habitual behavior of blocking themselves off from those resources that is the key to clearing up the problem in relatively quick and simple fashion.
Check out this powerful (unsoliticited!) testimonial, received by email this past April:
In other words, we know our clients' challenge with insomnia is not a question of inherent ability to fall asleep or not instead, it's a question of how the person has been chronically stopping him- or herself from accessing that very natural ability. Our job is merely to help put our clients back in touch with those resources that we know they must have inside themselves, right now.
Depending on our client's unique needs, we can accomplish this in any number of very creative ways. Our personal empowerment coaching toolset is impressive in breadth and scope, and may include hypnosis, direct behavioral intervention, or even outright disruption of a person's mental “recipe” for creating their age-old anxiety-related response. The result of these interventions is typically a refreshing rediscovery of what's possible for a given individual.
However we manage the process with a particular client, the bottom line is that when a person realizes that they are, in fact, able to access the resources that do allow them to be able to fall asleep comfortably at will they cease worrying so much about "What if I can't fall asleep?" When this happens, the energy that has been driving the chronic cycle of sleeplessness dissipates, and the client soon discovers a new-found sense of freedom, comfort, and peaceful, restful sleep.
†It is also true that some clients experience serious, chronic insomnia sometime for many years as a result of one or more psychologically traumatic incidents that occurred in their past that now cause the subconscious mind to block the client's ability to fall asleep. Such clients tend to report the experience of suddenly being "pulled awake" just at the moment they were about to fall asleep. In such a case, our clients invariably benefit from the opportunity to resolve the heretofore unresolved trauma at the unconscious level using hypnosis, perhaps in conjunction with behavioral exercises as well.
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