Have you ever laid in bed feeling absolutely exhausted, yet you can’t fall sleep? Tuning into physical sensations in the body is one of the most effective ways to fall asleep faster. In this session you will focus on the sensation of breathing in order to re-direct your thoughts and allow your mind to drift off to sleep.
2. Ease Evening Anxiety
In this session you will learn how to manage evening anxiety and worry. A 'letting go' mindfulness exercise will help you get some valuable distance from your worries by observing your thoughts rather than reacting to them. By simply noticing what is occurring in your mental flow and allowing your thoughts to arise and pass, you'll ease your anxiety and be able to drift into a deep, restorative sleep.
3. Progressive Relaxation Exercise
Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that enables you to effectively relax your mind and body through systematically tensing and relaxing muscle groups. During this exercise Dr. Catherine will ask you to tense each muscle group in turn for about five seconds, before releasing. You can do this exercise at any point during the day, but it’s a great one to do in bed, especially if you are aware you are feeling a little tense and struggling to relax.
4. Calm A Busy Mind
Your state of mind at bedtime has a major influence on achieving a good night’s rest. When you feel relaxed, it’s much easier to drift off than when you feel preoccupied with worry. An effective way to stop worry in its tracks is through visualization or guided imagery. In this session, Dr. Catherine will guide you through this technique and enable you to switch your mind into 'sleep mode'.
5. Mountain Summit Sleep Story
Summit the peak of a majestic mountain in this soothing sleep story. Not only will the mediative tones of Natasha's voice lull you to sleep, this story will also help inspire a sense of opportunity and success.
6. The Light Within Sleep Story
This sleep story features a sensory visualization filled with positive and uplifting ideas to guide you into a restful night's sleep. Each of Natasha's stories provide as an aide to help you naturally fall asleep each night.
7. Ocean Journey Sleep Story
Experience the stress-reducing power of a well-crafted story. In this session you will float away on an ocean journey through calm waters while enjoying the soft tickle of sun on your skin.
8. Celebrate Your Achievements
The most important part of achieving your goals is taking time to experience a sense of fulfillment. In this session, Alister will discuss the significance of celebrating our wins and rewarding our efforts. He will guide you through a meditation and self reflection writing task to consolidate key learnings.
9. Focus on the Positives
All too often in life we get caught in the trap of self-sabotage. We belittle ourselves and forget to recognize our strengths. When we focus is on negative parts of our self, our energy levels drop. In this exercise, you will become aware of any patterns of negative self-talk you have, whilst creating new belief systems and positive patterns. As you start to re-focus on positive elements of yourself and life, you will become more confident in your ability to reach your goals.
10. Manage Stressful Relationships
The relationships we have with other people can be a major source of stress in daily life. In this session Dr. Catherine will guide you through an exercise on how we can establish healthier boundaries with people who cause us stress and limit the way in which these interactions contribute to our stress levels. The exercise will be mainly focusing on your personal relationships as opposed to your professional ones.