Monthly Archives: April 2020

Fixing Sleep Issues with the Power of Hypnosis

Fixing sleep issues

The current pandemic has certainly changed the way we live our everyday lives.

It has affected many of our daily routines, and one of its biggest reported impacts has been that on sleep – sleep becomes more elusive when we are anxious.

Many people are suffering from sleep issues for the first time in their lives:

  • Lying awake for long periods.
  • Being unable to fall asleep at all.
  • Waking several times during the night & finding it difficult to get back to sleep.
  • More intense and emotional dreams.
  • Feeling tired and groggy the next morning.
  • Finding it difficult to concentrate or function properly
  • Feeling irritable.

But good sleep stratagems will help you sleep well and can limit the negative effects of poor sleep.

Try these FIVE hints for calmer and better sleep.

1.     Limit news intake and avoid your mobiles and tablets for at least an hour before bed.

Do something to boost your mood before bed – a humorous television programme or an uplifting podcast can help you sleep.

2.     Have structure to your day.

Our brains and bodies love structure. Wake, exercise, eat and sleep at similar times each day.

3.     Focus on your breathing.

Think about resting rather than sleeping. Follow your breathing by silently whispering the words ‘in’ and ‘out’ to induce sleep.

4.     Learn to relax

Relaxation can switch off the stress response, physically and mentally. Find something that works for you – mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing or a long hot bath.

5.     If you can’t sleep – get out of bed.

Your bed should not be a battleground. Instead, try to enjoy the sensation of merely resting.

Hypnosis can help many forms of sleep issues and insomnia.

If you are not sleeping well, and traditional treatments are not working, hypnosis may be able to help you sleep the way you deserve.

It uses different approaches to induce relaxation, such as focused attention, symptom control and guided imagery.

And, unlike sleep medications, it has no side effects, so it can be an aid for those who can’t or don’t want to take sleeping pills.

It can help overcome bedtime restlessness – ease the worry, tension and anxiety that prevent sleep – and can show the way to the deep, restorative sleep that we all need.

To get started, download this complimentary hypnosis recording.

And take the first steps on the road to better sleep!

And for further information on how Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy could help you, contact Mike on: / or call 07446 005472

Click here to listen to the free download

How to Keep Your Relationships Healthy

The coronavirus outbreak is leading to big changes in the way we live our everyday lives.

Our relationships are hugely important to us just at a time when they are being placed under the most intense pressure.

Relationships are not built on the expectation that you’ll be spending all day, every day with that person.

If you are both working from home, with nowhere to go in the evenings, there is a chance you may experience some friction.

Perhaps it’s happening already?

This is perfectly normal, particularly given the increased stress we are all under right now.

But, as we could be in this predicament for a while yet, it is worth taking some steps to ensure we get through this period with our relationships intact.

We may even come out the other side stronger!

Give these strategies a go:

1.     Create the love with your differences

Write a list of the positive differences between you. This can help you begin to appreciate each other once again.

2.     No criticisms/No put downs

When niggles arise between you, or one is criticising the other, say something silly. Your partner will be so taken aback, it will throw them, and may even make them laugh. But, most importantly, it will interrupt and break any tension.

3. Cuddle Time

Find time in the day, just for this, with no further expectation.

4.   Allow the Dreams 

Encourage your partner to fulfil their dreams and ask them to allow you to achieve yours, too. When you both feel free, you will both be happy.

5.  Discuss Rather Than Argue  

Turn irritating comments into humour – see the situation as a cartoon so that you can laugh at it.

6. Learn to Listen

Make a conscious effort to really listen to what your partner has to say and acknowledge that you have heard them.

7. Love What Is Actually Real

Don’t set up your partner to fail by having expectations of them which are too high.

How Hypnotherapy for Relationships Works

Hypnosis can be used to change thinking patterns, behaviours, and outcomes. Relationship hypnosis deals with the relationship you have with your partner.

Relationship hypnosis can help you:

•        Deal with negative emotions.
•        Have much improved communications with the people around you.
•        Recapture those feelings of love and romance.
•        Build stronger relationships towards a brighter future.

You too can shift the dynamics of your relationship right now.

To help you further, download this complimentary hypnosis recording.

And for further information on how Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy could help you, contact Mike on /

07446 005472

Enjoy a better relationship!

Click here to listen to the free download

Healthier relationships


How Mike from Mind Being You & Hypnotherapy can help you to deal with Coronavirus uncertainties

As the Coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, and daily stress and anxiety levels rise to new heights, I’m reaching out to you to offer a free download on my website which has been written specifically to help people deal with the daily uncertainties they are facing about the virus.

Studies have shown that facing uncertainty is often scarier than facing physical pain.
The human brain over millennia has developed an aversion to uncertainty. It is a carry-over from our inherent “fight-or-flight” reaction to threat. In our constant quest for certainty in our lives, we are wired to “catastrophise” – to view a given situation as worse than it actually is.

And this leads to worry, which in turn leads to anxiety.
For many of us who have never experienced events that have an enormous impact on everyday lives, these are unprecedented times.
Some people may already suffer with low-level anxiety and have found their symptoms have ramped up recently; others might be feeling new physical and psychological strains for the first time.

The lack of answers to questions raised by the current uncertainty – “What will happen?”, “What is in the future for us?”, “What if my livelihood is threatened?” – can lead to frustration, anger and aggression.
And awareness is the key. It is our superpower.

Feelings of uncertainty can be mitigated by the following:
• Be conscious of the “worry story” you tell yourself – and try to distance yourself from it.
• Focus on your breathing – take long, slow breaths.
• Recognise the need to rise above “fight-or-flight”.
• Accept the uncertainty – and allow yourself to stop the struggle against it.

I’ve spent years helping people to cope with and reduce their anxiety.
The techniques I teach my clients, whatever the trigger for their condition, can also be applied successfully in this current pandemic. I’d encourage anyone who is feeling stressed or anxious, whether they are directly affected by Coronavirus or are just generally worried about it, to download my session and see if it helps.”

The 18-minute English-language audio recording can be accessed from any computer or device, and simply requires the listener to be settled in a safe, quiet space, where they can fully engage with the words I’m speaking. Even just taking 15-20 minutes out of your day to focus on yourself, rather than the latest virus news update, can help you regain a sense of balance and focus. It’s all about relaxing your mind, deflecting the negative thoughts, and replacing them with calm, positive ones.

I would advise you to schedule a ‘worry window’, so you can better manage any negative thoughts and feelings by containing them in a predetermined time slot, and free up the rest of your day by banishing intrusive thoughts.

To some degree it’s natural to worry, and we all do it – it’s how our brain handles problems or potential problems.

But it stops being useful if we become stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts about things that are out of our control.
We should instead focus on those things within our control, and how we choose to respond to them.”

One such way people have been trying to exercise control and diminish their worries is by the unhelpful practice of ‘panic-buying’ goods, such as hand sanitiser and toilet roll.
One of the drivers of this behaviour is down to an overload of the ‘fight-or-flight’ response that’s hardwired into our DNA and is being further fuelled by images of empty shelves in the media, and on social media.

It’s an exaggeration of a natural reaction – we think we’re fighting for our survival. Suddenly, certain items take on much greater significance than usual and just possessing them seems to calm our fears, that is until the next bout of fear takes hold about a different ‘essential’ item.

This pandemic has many repercussions beyond the actual virus. One is the potential impact on mental health and wellbeing as people try to manage an increasingly stressful situation.

And if Mike can help ease that stress in just a small way, he believes it’s worthwhile trying.

Click here to listen to the free download

Mike Holland is a professional, fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist registered with the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).
He is also a fully qualified & registered Mindfulness Teacher and teaches Mindfulness Meditation in 1-1 and group sessions and during the current coronavirus crisis, is providing all of his services online through Zoom and Skype sessions, so all people need is a decent internet connection and a device such as a smartphone, laptop iPad to access them.

He is currently supporting the NHS frontline staff by acting as a Check in & Chat volunteer and is on duty every day to talk to people suffering from the stresses and anxiety that isolation can bring.

Through his work, Mike has helped to improve the lives of hundreds and hundreds of people and is ready to help you to beat the uncertainty that this situation is causing many people.

For more information on this and the other services Mike offers, please contact him on or text/call him on 07446 005472.