You can undoubtedly remember an important dream that you had many years ago and that still feels meaningful to you today. And you can probably also recall how drained you felt after waking up from a nightmare.
Hypnotism can be an effective tool for helping you to shape your sleep experience, especially if you want to:
- get rid of nightmares
- experience more vivid and enjoyable dreams
- or experience a more peaceful sleep with some dreams.
Let’s look at these possibilities:
From musician and singer Paul McCartney and artist Salvador Dali to pioneering chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, dreams have been a source of inspiration and imagination for artists, designers, poets, and even scientists for centuries.
Experiments in using dream hypnosis go back over 100 years and take two forms: (1) guided visualization-type experiences while in hypnosis and (2) dreaming and experiencing “post-hypnotic suggestions” given earlier (sometimes days earlier) while in hypnosis.
Generally, the first type of hypnotic experience is used in training for experiencing more vivid and pleasant dreams, rather than as an end in itself. So, in a dream hypnosis session, we can also use “post-hypnotic suggestions” to shape your nighttime dreaming (e.g., to dream of walking along a beach at sunset or mountain climbing in Tibet).
Vivid dreaming can be an excellent way to help you tap into your creativity and can be an enjoyable and memorable experience.
To help you cultivate your dream life, we’ll discuss your situation and will use hypnosis, guided imagery, and post-hypnotic suggestions. I will also teach you self-hypnosis for dreaming. And I will create a personalized recording for you that you can play every night before going to sleep.
Unfortunately, we can sometimes experience nightmares. Distressing and sometimes exhausting, these can be caused by mental and physical stress, a lack of sleep, medications, and even late-night snacking.
Important Note: If you suffer from night terrors or believe that the nightmares you’ve been experiencing may have been caused by trauma, or are a result of PTSD, you should consult a psychotherapist, therapist, or other mental health professional. Do not let PTSD, trauma, or psychological issues go untreated.
However, if you’ve been experiencing some nightmares and believe that they are due to the normal pressures and challenges of life, hypnosis may be a good option for you. We will work on helping you to let go of stress, focus on the positive, and let go of nightmares (replacing them with restful sleep or more pleasant dreams).
While the majority of hypnotism for sleep focuses on helping people overcome restlessness, we can work on sleep and dreams together. Perhaps you want to get a deeper, more rejuvenating sleep but also want to experience dreaming to a greater or lesser degree.
In your session, we can work on the whole function of sleep: getting rid of tension, relaxation, getting uninterrupted sleep, and dreaming.
Hypnosis is a very relaxing experience and can feel similar to dreaming.
To schedule your session for better sleep and dreams, click below.
Certified Hypnotist, NGH (USA).
I’m a hypnotist, certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, USA. I have over two decades of experience in various mindfulness practices and am the author of two books on personal growth. I work with clients on a range of issues to help them improve their personal and professional lives.
“I truly believe I will look back to my session with Angel Millar as the moment my life changed for the better.”—J. Ferguson, USA.
“Working with Angel was great. I wasn’t sure what to expect for my first experience with hypnosis, but was immediately at ease and comfortable. Angel is a great listener and a calming presence.”—Stephanie Chuang.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect but he walks you through it and makes you feel super comfortable, asking what’s going on in your life, and gets some background information before he really plunges into the hypnosis itself. Overall, it’s just a really positive experience. It just feels really good. It feels really enlightening. It feels like you have a kick-start into the new chapter of your life. And I think that’s kinda what I was looking for.”—Amanda Maiorano.
Disclaimer: Hypnotism is not a form of health care, mental health therapy or counseling, or psychotherapy. Nor is it a substitute for medical treatments or medications. I am not a medical doctor or mental health practitioner and I do not, and cannot, diagnose, prescribe, treat, cure, or heal any physical, mental, or emotional illness (including sexual issues).
As such, I will withhold hypnotic services if a client’s behavior, appearance, or statements would lead a reasonable person to believe that the client should be evaluated by a licensed healthcare professional. Consult a qualified medical or mental health specialist if you suspect that you may have a physical or mental health issue and whenever otherwise appropriate.
Results of any hypnosis session may vary from person to person.