This is the story of a little boy who was raised by loving and caring parents who provided a good home and the best schools and colleges for him. When he became older and moved away from the security of his home he started to develop problems sleeping at night.
What do you mean when you say “I had a good sound sleep last night”?
Or, “I never slept a wink last night”.
Or, “If only I could get at least one good night’s sleep”.
Or, “I dread going to bed because I know I am going to be awake most of the night”.
Or, “As soon as I close my eyes – the nightmares start”.
Do you drift off to sleep quite easily only to wake up again within an hour or less and spend the remainder of the night waking at regular intervals to check what time it is on the clock?
Do you have difficulty drifting off to sleep and as the hours tick away, you are still wide awake and are worrying how you are going to survive a long day at work tomorrow and then come home and have responsibility for chores and children.
Do you have an unknown sense of fear especially around bedtime?
Do you have any fears associated with being in bed or going to bed or being asleep?
Did you feel safe and secure in your bed when you were a child?
Do you ever feel fearful of actually going to sleep and maybe never waking up again?
Could this fear have started in childhood when a sibling, friend or family member went to bed and did not wake up again?
Did a catastrophic or traumatic event occur in the family or in the neighbourhood whilst you were a child asleep in your bed?
Are you fearful that if you go to sleep, a similar or an even worse event may happen, which may endanger you or your family?.
What does time mean to you?
Time to work, time to eat, time to play, time to relax, time to have fun may not trigger any level of anxiety or fear.
However when the time for bed has arrived or is mentioned does this trigger a level of anxiety or fear?
Do you distract yourself from thinking about bedtime as the time for bed approaches and gets closer?
Maybe you will have one last smoke, one last cup of tea, maybe watch another program on TV?
Do you try to make yourself extra tired before you get to that dreaded bed?
Eventually, you are there in your bed warm and tucked up, but sleep then evades you.
Do you resist succumbing to this sleep in case something happens and you will be out of control, or feel unsafe, or perhaps you might get hurt?
Do you associate certain sounds with these times and have childhood memories of particular sounds around bedtime?
When you were a child did your parents sing you a bedtime lullaby or tell you a lovely bedtime story in a calm and relaxing tone of voice? Did they play nice relaxing and calm music to help you sleep?
What kind of sounds woke you up at night? Were they sounds of raised voices, doors banging, car horns blowing?
A child hears sounds but may not be able to differentiate between what are real live sounds and what sounds may be coming from a film on television. Your conscious mind may make logic of these fears and tell you this event will never happen again, but the subconscious may say it happened before – so of course it will happen again.
No amount of persuasion will stop this eternal chatterbox going around and around in your head. Deep chakra clearing and balancing may help to decrease the intensity of this fear and sound therapy may help relax the mind and restore peace and harmony, allowing body mind and spirit to achieve a good night’s sleep..
A boy’s story.
This is the story of a little boy who was raised by loving and caring parents who provided a good home and the best schools and colleges for him. When he became older and moved away from the security of his home he started to develop problems sleeping at night. This fear of sleeping intensified after he was attacked while sleeping in his bed in the living quarters attached to his boarding college. He was not seriously injured physically but emotionally he was traumatised.
Following this event he developed a fear of the dark and a fear of going to bed. He felt the intensity of his fear was not totally related to this recent attack but he could not find any other reason for the level of fear he was experiencing, As time progressed he became terrified and experienced panic attacks when he thought of going to bed. When he actually did get to bed the panic attacks became overwhelming. He was afraid to close his eyes or to actually fall asleep.
He availed of many substances and therapies to help him overcome his fear and help him to sleep, but nothing seemed to have any major affect. One day during deep chakra clearing and balancing therapy he suddenly had a flash-back to when he was a small child in his cot. He believed his parents were in the room next to him. He could hear sounds of screaming, and shouting and also the sounds of doors banging, and ongoing sounds of gunshots.
Following this therapy session he approached his parents who he thought might be able to throw some light on his experiences. Initially they had no idea what he was talking about, and they knew it certainly wasn’t them who had caused these sounds and noises.
After a period of time and reflecting on the story their son had relayed they found a possible answer to what may have caused the disturbing noises.
Nearly every night after they had tucked in their son safely and securely in his cot, they would both sit down in their sitting room, pour themselves a glass of wine and they would then watch some spine chilling horror movies on TV until their bedtime around 11pm.
What they now realised was that their son’s cot was on the other side of the wall to where the television was situated. This little boy’s mother had only partial hearing in one ear so the TV volume was always much louder when she was watching it. This man had now some insight into where his fearful and erratic sleep patterns may have originated.
A combination of deep chakra clearing to decrease the intensity of his fear and introducing some sound healing frequencies and harmonic sounds prior to his bedtime and then playing ongoing harmonious sounds throughout the night may help his brain replace fearful sounds with sounds of peace and harmony. This man slowly made progress in his sleep patterns. This man is now an adult healing and dealing with the memories of the child and the fear experienced both as a child and as an adult.