by Ann Beck CBT
Do you struggle to get to sleep no matter how tired you are? Or do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, anxiously watching the clock? Insomnia is a common problem that takes a toll on your energy, mood, and ability to function during the day. Chronic insomnia can contribute to health problems and can also affect your quality of life.
Insomnia may be caused by a disturbance in your sleep environment such as the room is too hot or your neighbor’s dog barks all night long.
Insomnia can also be caused by an imbalance in the body. Some type of physical, mental and/or emotional stress in the body is causing an imbalance which is resulting in sleep issues. In this case insomnia is a symptom of something else. Your body is using this symptom to communicate with you that something is out of balance and needs your attention.
Biofeedback is a tool that can help you identify and then correct this out of balance condition. Biofeedback does not treat symptoms. It is a sophisticated computer program designed to detect and then help correct stress in the body.
Biofeedback scans your body looking for the stress that is the underlying cause of the insomnia similar to how your anti-virus software scans your computer looking for things that should not be there. Based on the scan results, the computer program then calculates corrective frequencies. This information is transmitted to a frequency generator which then generates and transmits the frequencies to your body.
Some people can feel a slight tingling sensation as the frequencies are being administered, others feel nothing. Many people find a biofeedback session to be very relaxing. Some people feel like they have had a massage.
The computer program monitors your body as it is responding to the corrective frequencies. As your body makes changes, the program makes adjustments accordingly and communicates these adjustments to the frequency generator. Therefore at any time during the session, you are receiving the frequencies that are most beneficial for you.
The number of sessions required to completely unwind the stress causing the insomnia depends on many factors and varies from person to person. Some people will need just one session, others will need more. Most people will notice a difference after the first session, even if the issue isn’t completely resolved.
As biofeedback helps you unwind the underlying stress, your body returns to a state of balance. Once your body is back in balance, you are able to fall asleep easily, stay asleep throughout the night and wake up feeling refreshed and more than ready to start your day.
For more information or to schedule an appointment I invite you to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-481-7726.
Ann Beck is a Certified Biofeedback Technician (CBT). She has worked in the natural holistic wellness field for more than fifteen years and truly believes that once obstacles that are preventing wellness are removed, you can heal your body of anything. In addition to biofeedback, she is a reiki master, is trained in transcendental meditation and is a practitioner partner with the national TM organization, has received training in Spiritual Response Therapy, and is a Oneness Blessing Giver.