There are many different things you can do to get back to sleep.
I get how sometimes it just feels like words on a page.
It can’t be real. It won’t work for me.
Because what we really want is to just go to sleep without doing or taking anything.
Because everything feels like an effort.
And it’s not instantaneous like perhaps a sleeping pill might initially be.
It takes time. And sometimes you need a little help.
You have questions.
How does it work exactly?
Am I doing it wrong?
It is so easy to feel impatient or it’s maybe hopeless.
But if you are willing to do the work, then getting back to peaceful sleep naturally is possible.
One way that has been scientifically studied and proven that it helps with sleep is mindfulness. And it wasn’t just one study – there are lots of studies on this.
And like nutrition, there are lots of experts out there giving different ways to do it that may leave you unsure or sceptical or how to begin or wondering if you are even doing it right?
Then maybe your mind will be telling you all kinds of things leading you to perhaps think it is not working at all and sadly give up before you experience any benefit.
So what is mindfulness exactly?
Jon Kabat Zinn, creator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction says “Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally and then sometimes, in the service of self-understanding and wisdom”
And perhaps that leads you ask – how does it work or how do I do it exactly?
It is about learning how to stop “doing” and shift over to “being”.
Jon Kabat Zinn describes it this way: “About learning to make time for yourself, how to slow down, nurture calmness and self-acceptance for yourself, learn to observe what your own mind is up to from moment to moment, how to watch your thoughts and how to let go of them without getting so caught up and driven by them, how to make room for new ways of seeing old problems and for perceiving the interconnectedness of things, these are some of the lessons of mindfulness”.
I think it needs to be experienced to truly grasp as it just might appear to be merely words on the page.
If this sounds like something you would like to experience live, then I invite you to participate in the Sleep & Be Well program that was created in collaboration with Dr. Lucinda Sykes. Lucinda, an authority on mindfulness, has been teaching MBSR – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for over 25 years. It is truly a treat that she will be leading 5 sessions to give you the experience of mindfulness and to start you on your practice. A place to ask your questions and be heard. And most important of all, to start sleeping.
In addition, I will be leading 5 sessions on learning how and what to eat to promote sleep. There is a lot more to it than just eating tart cherries or stopping caffeine. There is much ground work to cover and I have created an e-book that comes with the program that helps you to lay down the foundation to regaining your sleep.
Here is what a recent participant said about the program: “This course targets all the right information regarding nutrition to get you started and sleeping better, but it is information for overall health as well. The mindfulness aspect is really helpful as they actually do it with you. It is really impacting my own mindfulness practice. I have confirmed that I really need this in my life. Thank you! – C.B. Oakville, Ontario”
Want more info or you know this is what you want, click here: SLEEP & BE WELL
Next program date starts Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
This program is designed to help you start getting to sleep naturally.
Afterall, is this not what you want?