Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Free Seminar in Lyttelton

I have a free seminar booked for the 14th May at the Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton.

I will be talking about strategies for getting to sleep and back to sleep at night and also tools and strategies for creating more of what you want in life.

This is a free seminar with a Koha for refreshments.

If you want to know any more about the seminar contact me any time.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Are your driving and 'living' drunk?

It seems to be a fact - proven by science, that if we are not getting enough sleep, we are literally becoming drunk. "After 17 hours of being awake, your cognitive and motor skills resemble those of someone who is intoxicated." New Scientist The Collection - Issue One

If you are awake for longer than 18 hours, your level of intoxication is outside the legal limits to drive. This, if you think about it, is a very interesting scenario. How many of us are running at full speed throughout the day and not finding it easy to get the 7-9 hours sleep required? 

In another study is has been found that 2 weeks of less than 7 hours sleep each night will leave us drunk. As drunk as someone with 10 - 20 mg.s of alcohol in their system. Wow!

In the US once again - no shortage of research funding there - 30% of workers get less than 6 hours sleep a night. Mmmm makes you wonder.

In the US 100,000 accidents happen a year related to fatigue.

Think of times when you have not had enough sleep and what has happened to your ability to think 'straight', it's not a good look. 

It may be time to consider either taking power naps during the day or getting to bed a little earlier at night, say 10 pm. Kick the 'media' out of the bedroom, switch all that stuff off and get is to bed to RELAX, REST, and notice what happens. 

More to come.

Rest well


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What do you Believe about your Sleep? What if you didn't?

Its is no surprise anymore that our beliefs influence our lives. Look at the international issues at present and historically. Most of the issues we face are fueled by a difference in belief be it political, religious, environmental or personal, beliefs tend to set us on a specific and often inflexible path that excludes those with different beliefs, or at least allows for little flexibility with regards to 'conflicting' beliefs.

Why is this important? On a personal scale, the way we think and the beliefs we hold about any aspect of our lives will mean that that part of our life will be influenced by those beliefs. Sleep is influenced by our beliefs.

Example: if I believe that tonight is going to be a difficult one for sleep, then the 'state' of mind and body, the bits that will be doing the sleep, will respond do and act upon that belief. It is almost like: the belief we have generates the environment required for that belief to unfold.

Dr Bruce Lipton in his book 'Biology of Belief' discusses this influence that our beliefs have at length, to the point where it has been demonstrated that the thoughts and beliefs we have can actually influence the way our DNA are activated and how our cells are motivated.

On a day to day level, think about times when you have believed that the meeting, party or event you are going to attend is going to be uncomfortable, annoying or just plain dull. Remember what happened to your body when you started to believe that. Remember what happened to your energy levels and levels of motivation when you believed the worse.

Now think of the opposite: a time when you know or at least believe that you are going to have a good time. Notice what happens to you energy and level of motivation.

These physical changes are based on your belief of the upcoming event. The event hasn't happened yet and you are already 'creating' a physical response.

Now think about sleep.
What do you believe about tonights sleep? How do you visualise how that is going to go? Are you basing your beliefs on what happened last night and the night before?
What happens to your energy and motivation, your expectations and feelings when you hold this belief?

Now what if you decided to believe something different like, 'Well, what if I just got into bed and lay there resting?' or 'I wonder what it will be like to just wake up in the morning feeling good?' or 'I wonder how I can just relax and allow myself to rest and dream a little so that I wake in the morning feeling refreshed?'

I want you to notice that in actually fact, you don't need to believe anything. The truth is, you don't need to believe anything at all to wake up in the morning feeling great. What if you just got into bed and noticed your body resting without putting any heavy duty expectations and beliefs on it. Just Rest.

That would suggest to your mind and body that it can just relax now and let nature do its thing... you know... rest.

Rest Well

May Workshop

Better Sleep Sooner 3 Week Workshop

Starts 8th May. (Limited to 20 participants)

Can’t get to sleep or back to sleep at night? 
Waking up in the early hours 
and wondering why?
Feeling anxious about sleep?

Want to wake up feeling refreshed?

If any of these questions push your buttons
then the BetterSleepSooner workshop is for you.
  • Where: Helios Integrative Medical Centre, 275 Fifield Terrace, Opawa
  • Dates: Thursday 8th, 15th & 22th May
  • Time: 7pm - 9pm
  • Cost: $135 ($45/evening workshop)
  • Payment: 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The BetterSleepSooner Workshop begins 10th April

Learn the simple, powerful tools and strategies for taking control of your sleep at the BetterSleepSooner workshop starting 10th April.

It is going to be fun and very useful, not only for sleep, for daily living as well.

  • Where: Helios Integrative Medical Centre, 275 Fifield Terrace, Opawa
  • Dates: Thursday 10th, 17th & 24th April
  • Time: 7pm - 9pm
  • Cost: $135 ($45/evening workshop)
Contact Aaron today to book your place. (spaces are limited)
021 167 5150 or email
or visit facebook to attend event

Rest well