Improving Sleep with Hypnosis

Improving Sleep with Hypnosis


Over the years, I have had many people come to me because of non-biologically based sleep issues.  Some of these issues are related to Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).  Some are related to work; some are related to relationship challenges; some are because of diet.    And others present with no consciously apparent cause.

For those clients who present with a specific issue such as trauma or stress, our work to clear and address these issues is frequently all that is needed to help them once again enjoy life and resolve the challenges that have created the negativity that has been controlling their lives.  In the case of those that are unable to specifically pinpoint a cause or causes, I work with them to clear those less than positive experiences that the subconscious mind is focusing on and which is playing out as a negative loop when they are trying to sleep.

It is the negative loop that needs to be broken in order for the client to move forward and experience success.  Hypnosis, unlike prescription medications, which have significant and often dangerous side-effects, including addiction and abuse, improves feelings of general well-being, peace and calm.  As with many other presenting complaints, clients seeking to deal with sleep deprivation or insomnia, find that hypnosis empowers them to take back control of their lives.  It is this empowerment, along with the immediately recognizable phenomena, that creates a new, positive resource state that the client can use in all aspects of their lives.

The use of hypnosis as a means of resolving a host of issues dates back more than 4000 years to the Egyptians.  There are many documented instances of the presences of sleep chambers or sleep temples that utilized trance states. [i]   The process used by the Egyptians is well documented through hieroglyphics.  Other later civilizations, including the Romans and Chinese, also utilized hypnosis for resolving and treating many maladies or to reach enhanced states of awareness.

One of the more interesting phenomena that I have recently noticed is an uptick in the number of new clients who are seeking help to resolve sleep issues.  The majority of these clients are reporting increased levels of stress resulting from demands at work, in relationships, as well as feeling uneasy about the world around them.  Most of these people are tethered to their computers, tablets and smart-phones, leaving them no ability to shutoff the constant bombardment of information and stimulation.   They report less satisfying or no intimacy with others.  They seek activities that will help them escape, only to discover these don’t work.  Hypnosis, however, provides these people with the tool they seek to finally close off the “noise” of the outside world and get the sleep and relief they are searching for.

While I am able to address a broad range of concerns in my individual or group hypnosis sessions with clients, I also get inquiries from people who want to see what hypnosis feels like without having to come to my office.  Through these recordings, individuals get some of the benefits they are seeking and often provides them with a positive hypnosis experience.  This positive experience with the specially developed recordings, eventually leads many of them to contact me and move forward with a more comprehensive hypnosis session.  If you, or someone you care about, suffers from insomnia or other sleep related issues, and are not yet ready to make an appointment to see me, consider purchasing a no-risk recording to improve your sleep.  This link will take you directly to my secure store-front where you can quickly and easily download your recording and start sleeping better tonight for just $8.99. Buy Now - Sleep Tonight


[i] Chokroverty, S., & Billiard, M. (2015). Sleep medicine: a comprehensive guide to its development, clinical milestones, and advances in treatment. New York: Springer. (Sleep in Ancient Egypt, Tarek Asaad)

High Anxiety . . . College Admission Test Anxiety

High anxiety is not just the title to the 1977 Mel Brooks homage to Alfred Hitchcock, but more accurately describes that “pit in the stomach” feeling that so many people get when having to take those all-important college entrance or promotional exams (SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE).  Sure, you’ve spent hundreds or thousands of dollars taking classes to get you ready.  You’ve spent weeks on practice exams and studying.  But, you can’t shake that uneasy feeling; the test anxiety that gets in the way of you performing your best.  You don’t want to walk out of that test saying . . . “I knew the answers to those questions!”

Studies have repeatedly shown that stress and anxiety are major contributors in our inability to recall important information at critical times.  The stress of achieving a score that makes you the optimal candidate for your new position or college entrance works against both the ability to learn and retain information, as well as the ability to easily recall it.  This is where hypnosis can be most beneficial.

Hypnosis provides you with the ability to reduce or eliminate stress so you are open to receive and effectively process the material you get from those prep classes.  More importantly, hypnosis to eliminate test anxiety provides you with the ability to recall and apply knowledge you have obtained throughout your experience, not just in your preparation classes.  This allows you to perform with confidence and at your best.  Contact me today to schedule your session and learn how to “Marshall the Power of Your Mind.”

With offices conveniently located in Westfield, NJ and Shaftsbury, VT you can finally feel confident. For more information or to schedule your appointment visit – – or email me at: . Convenient weekend and evening sessions available.   Marc Marshall, CH HypnoMarc, LLC