Never mind clients who keep falling asleep when hypnotised, what is an effective approach for people that cannot sleep. I have only treated a couple of my clients for sleeping problems where the 'insomnia' itself was the central focus. More common the sleeping issue has been symptomatic of something else and that has taken prioroty in the treatment. But I would appreciate any advice in how to approach a client who's sole problem seems to be sleeplessness. Even looking at that last sentance is making me cringe that if I go down that road I am boxing myself in too early - but you know what I mean, how to treat an insomniac.
I am familiar with the kind of metaphor and direct suggestions I will use and will likely reframe the part responsible for the 'sleeping mechanism' but are there any specific exercises tasks that I can set them that you have found effective. I am thinking there must be some way of double binding or strongly anchoring deep sleep to a pillow or an exercise of the mind.
As ever your suggestions are appreciated.
No sleeping or hypnotised emoticons, shame.