Saturday, August 9, 2014

It's Not You So Relax!!!

Its not you!

The sleeping issue is not you and there is nothing necessarily wrong with you.

The sleep issue is a behaviour and that means, you can change it. No matter how long you have had it for.

Any issue, challenge - even physical - is behavioural. It happens on the neurological level or the cellular level, or the genetic level and that means it is a behaviour.

You are not your body as much as you are a inhabiter of this amazing 'construct' called The Body. This is a useful way of looking at the problems with sleep.

Why? Well, if I say: "I am an insomniac." I am making the problem about Me. That means I have to somehow change Me and Who I Am in order to 'fix' this problem.

If however I look deeper and notice that the Me is actually making a comment about the 'sleeping issue' and to do that it has to be looking at it from outside or inside. The Me is not the problem. If I change the way I think about this issue to a behaviour rather than a reflection of who I am, I am now able to change it... it is just behaviour.

I could then quite correctly state: "I am not an insomniac. I am 'doing' this thing called insomnia... and I can change that now... what a relief."

Just another way of looking at it.

Thanks
Aaron
Sleep Coach