Insomniacs nearly always have one thing in common - a busy head.
Not just any old busy head, but a busy head that they believe cannot be silenced.
Yesterday one of my clients cried when her head went silent. Like me, she had never remembered experiencing it, and she almost didn't know what to do with it.
Insomniacs have stress around them and it's stress they believe they 'just have to live with' or 'can do nothing about' because it may be from life trauma, things that have happened that they just can't let go of, or it's from people around them.
They are prone to thinking quickly, can be incredibly decisive and forthright and can take a long time to get to sleep, waking in the wee small hours to toss and turn, again with a busy head.
They can be workaholics. Because they think faster and move faster, people pile work on them - and they get it done. This leads to brownie points and a sense of achievement that encourages them to take on more work.
This leads to more stress and busyness.
They also worry a lot about people who don't cope well and can see all kinds of plans and strategies that are perfectly obvious to them, but would be near impossible for the non-coper to take on board. This leads to further worry.
The kind of insomniacs I am discussing are prone to soldiering on without taking too much notice of their own needs. They have given up on trying to sleep and instead come to terms with the fact that they seem to run on a hidden reserve of energy that just keeps them going, but also sort of separates them from life.
They may have 'tried everything' but they haven't tried me.
I stop mind chatter in a couple of moments.
Determining where it actually comes from is important and divining what it is there for is crucial.
'Insomniacs' are great receivers and are often hearing their guides while believing it's themselves talking. Their gift is also their curse, because without the skill to direct it - it just runs their lives and runs them down.
Some have had past lives where they had to 'keep the night watch' so people could be safe.
They also always have worry energy embedded in their pillows.
*And if your child isn't sleeping - instead of buying into the common complaint that parents have - look out for my other sleep series blogs - they will be posted over the next few days - and ask me for information.
For a clearing and defining session to discern what it actually is that is blocking sleep - because I promise you - it's not actually you, no matter what you are currently taking responsibility for - text me on 021 726 276.