Dear Dr David Kraft
I have been suffering from insomnia for several years now and don’t what to do. It all started when arrived here in the UK having been travelling for three years. I lived in New York for two years working as a teacher and in Washington DC for a further year. When I arrived back home, I developed really bad stomach pains and there was nothing I could do to stop these problems happening. I got cramps and feelings of being bloated all the time, but more so after eating a meal. I couldn’t eat hot curries and I love them so much. I couldn’t drink and I couldn’t sleep at night. I started to think to myself, ‘I have so much work to do and I need my rest so much’. I would lie awake at night, getting more and more tense. I would say to myself, ‘I have three hours to get to sleep and then I have got to get up again.’ Then I would fall asleep just five minutes before the time that I have to get up. It has affected my performance at work and is making me really crazy. My boyfriend complains that I don’t want to have sex with him, too. And when I do want sex, I can’t think about it because I am so tired. I never orgasm anymore because I am so tired. I can only orgasm when I am on my own. I am more ratty at work and my boss often asks me whether I had adequate sleep last night or not.
My colleague, J, at work said that she had problems with her sleeping and said that hypnotherapy was really helpful. She said that the hypnosis was safe and that she was aware of everything that was happening during the process. Can you advise Dr Kraft? I need hypnosis to help me now, but I need to work with a sympathetic hypnotherapist who will understand my problems and help me on my way. Mary
Hypnotherapy is an extremely valuable tool in the treatment of both IBS and sleeping disorders. You might like to look at our paper on the subject on my website which is www.londonhypnotherapyuk.com.
It sounds like you want some reassurance about the procedure. Hypnotherapy is very safe, and the approach that I use here at London Hypnotherapy UK is one that combines support, in the psychotherapy, with the hypnotherapy. I will also teach you self hypnosis which will help you deal with these problems in the future.
If you would like to book a session, please do not hesitate to phone me at 10 Harley Street, The number is 0207 467 8564.
Best of luck, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr David Kraft, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist
Dr David Kraft (PhD) is a member of the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine; he is also a fellow of the society. Dr David Kraft has been researching in the field of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy integration for many years now and has published several articles in both national and international journals. He has published in Contemporary Hypnosis and in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and has written an obituary in the British Medical Journal. Dr Kraft is a full member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH) and is also on the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR). He is also a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). He is currently working as a private psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in central London.