Understanding ourselves better
Me and My sleep ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
We recognise that there has been some impact on our sleep patterns as a result of everything which has been happening recently. It may be that even before the pandemic, sleep was an issue for you.
We created this workbook on sleep as a tool for self-reflection. This does not replace professional advice. There may be reasons why at the moment, it would not be helpful for you, e.g., if you are experiencing trauma or your disturbed sleep is due to a health condition or medication. If other things are happening in your life that needs the support of trained counsellors or other health professionals, please seek their advice before using this tool. It is for self-reflection and general self-care only.
The workbook is broken into several sections. We know it will not cover every scenario that people may face; however, we hope it creates curiosity and an understanding of why our sleep may be disturbed and some ideas that may help overcome this.
The contents are as follow:
- Tips for using the workbook
- Communicating how you feel or what you are thinking
- Communicating with ourselves
- How are you sleeping just now?
- Visualising our sleep goal has been achieved
- Your sleep goals
- Journaling for better sleep
- Why sleep matters
- Dreaming and levels of consciousness
- What gets in the road of a decent sleep?
- What can help improve my sleep?
- Understanding internal and external stressors
- Worry and existential angst
- What if's
- We can all perceive the world differently
- How our mood affects sleep
- Clearer thinking
- Our inner voice and affirmations
- Life challenges and sleep
- Chronic pain
- Grief and loss
- Moving home
- The importance of releasing tears
- Not feeling loved
- Struggling to maintain boundaries
- Getting more energy
- Tips for a better night's sleep
- Useful links and contacts
We hope you find something of interest.