You are bone crushingly tired.
And you are tired of being tired.
You are fed up of just getting by every day, not fully living.
You have had enough of sleep being on your mind all the time.
Sleep deprivation interferes with how much enjoyment you get from your life. It means you cancel plans or don’t bother making them in the first place. You feel like you are on the outside looking in at life. You don’t look forward to holidays because the questions in your mind is…will I be able to sleep?
You don’t recognise the person you see in the mirror.
Life is about getting by…not ambition, not joy, not growth, just getting by.
You are sick of the long lonely nights, frustrated, bored and longing for morning. Willing sleep to happen, but knowing that it won’t.
You feel lonely, frustrated, desperate and different. Your doctor can’t help, your friends and family can’t help, you are on your own. Lost and confused and wondering why on earth the things that are meant to help, don’t seem to make any difference at all.
You have done all the things - no caffeine, no screens before bed, changed your diet, had the warm baths, used the sprays and the pills and the potions and yet you STILL…CAN’T…SLEEP!
You are just about at the end of your tether. You don’t know how much longer you can live like this. You desperately need help but you don’t know where to turn.
But you are not ready to give up. Somewhere deep down, you know there is hope. Something is telling you, now is the time to take action. To do something different. To do whatever it takes to GET YOUR LIFE BACK.
You my friend, need
A TOTAL SLEEP RESET.
Get the sleep you need and everything else will fall into place.
When you get the sleep you need you:
Have a clear mind and can think straight
Have a healthy body
Have more resilience to cope with life
Enjoy getting into bed at night
Look forward to things
Feel good about yourself
Engage in life fully
COME BACK TO LIFE
Sounds great, so WHAT IS A TOTAL SLEEP RESET?
A total sleep reset is literally pressing the RESET button on your sleep. We were all born knowing how to sleep. A human being is designed to sleep, it just went wrong somewhere along the way. We want to restore to factory settings.
Achieving a sleep reset requires a joined up approach to removing all the conditions that allow insomnia to thrive. This must happen in the right order with each step you take building on the last so as to take the power away from insomnia and give it back to you.
This total sleep reset requires 4 components which make up my SAFE model:
Sleep Education - Understand what is happening to you and how we are going to go about fixing it. This is the foundation for you feeling in control and understanding everything else we are going to do.
Adrenalin Reset - Learn how to positively influence your body chemistry and set your body clock so your can achieve natural sleep at the right time of night.
Freeing The Mind - Learn how to deal with the mind that ‘won’t switch off’ and manage the unhelpful thoughts that are allowing your insomnia to thrive (perhaps without you being aware of it).
Ecology Check - Your sleep needs to feel good and fit in with the rest of your life. Sleep in bed with a partner, come off medication or remove sleeping aids.
Just focusing on one or two of these components is not likely to achieve the results you are after. It needs to be all of them and it needs to be in the right order, one step at a time.
You can go through this reset process whether you have had insomnia for 6 months or 20 years. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE.
HOW DOES THE TOTAL SLEEP RESET PROGRAMME WORK?
This is a 6 week programme where you will receive one module per week. This is very intentional so you can absorb and master one step before you move onto the next. Having all the information in one go would not do you any favours.
The programme consists of video lessons each week which are broken down into small, digestible pieces. You will need to spend around 1 hour per week watching the materials in each module. There is an action step to take each week which I guide you through using the audio track.
The key to success in this programme depends on you implementing the action step each week. This is not at all complicated or time consuming. All it requires from you is to be PERSISTENT and CONSISTENT. It is all about practice, practice, practice. We want to retain your body and your mind to sleep well.
Module 1 - Sleep Education
The crucial first step. I want you to understand sleep and insomnia. I want you to understand what sleep is, what is going wrong and what we are going to do about it. Why? Because this puts you in control. No more guessing. No more believing myths and half truths. It is really important to me that you are in the driving seat and you understand why everything else we do in the programme is important. I believe this knowledge is power and even once you have got your sleep back on course, this will serve to protect you in the future.
You will also get your first audio track to use through the week.
Module 2 - Adrenalin Reset Part 1
The focus here is on understanding what needs to happen in the body for us to sleep and how we can support this to happen. We focus on learning how positively influence your body to achieve the state it needs to sleep. No more being pushed around by what happens in the day, no more feeling stuck with anxiety, no more heart racing as you get into bed, no more running on adrenalin.
Your audio track this week teaches you how to manage your body chemistry to be in the optimum state for sleep. Simple, but effective.
Module 3 - Freeing your mind Part 1
Your mind has a massive influence over your sleep. Learn all the ins and outs of how your mind is so influential on insomnia and crucially, learn how to intervene so that you free your mind and it can no longer interfere with your sleep. No more, ‘my mind just doesn’t switch off’, no more insomnia thoughts keeping you trapped in a cycle (you may not even be aware of these causing problems…yet).
Your have 2 audio tracks this week to learn 2 different techniques for freeing your mind and creating the perfect conditions in the mind for sleep.
Module 4 - Adrenalin Reset Part 2
This week we focus on two big elements that we have to get right to prevent insomnia from thriving. First, we look big picture at your life and do a ‘stress audit’. Consider all the things that could be causing stress in your system which then causes an issue for your sleep - you may not even be aware of this stress. Note that the majority of these things are internal and have nothing to do with the length of your ‘to do list’ or how busy your job is. Second, we want to make sure you are creating a strong separation between day and night in order to set your circadian rhythm (the fancy term for your body clock). Be aware this goes far beyond the general ‘no screens before bedtime’ advice.
Your audio track this week teaches you how to create a lovely separation between day and night at a level of your mind that means you barely even have to think about it.
Module 5 - Freeing your mind Part 2
Now it’s time to learn to use your mind as a positive tool to help you sleep and to protect your sleep. The skills learned in this module are essential to making sure you know how to stop a bad night triggering a chain of insomnia. We will also take the really important step of learning to trust your sleep.You will make friends with your sleep again, there is no need for it to feel like the enemy anymore.
Your audio track for this module is a powerhouse technique which, although simple, can transform your confidence to sleep. You will find you can use this technique to help you in all sorts of areas of your life, not just your sleep - a nice little bonus.
Module 6 - Ecology Check
Once you are getting a good nights sleep consistently, its time to take the last steps to make sure it fits in well with your life. We want your sleep to feel good not precarious and we want it to make you happy. So, this week we address how to go about coming off sleeping tablets, how to share a bed and how to remove sleep aids like earplugs and eye masks. We also work on letting insomnia go, releasing its power over you and your life.
Your audio this week is designed to guide you through letting go of insomnia and all of the effects it had on your life. You are now sleeping well and this is a lovely way to celebrate that and remove the burden of sleep deprivation once and for all.
+ + + BONUS CONTENT + + +
Case Studies - Hear the stories of other people who have gone through this process ahead of you. The people are presented in cartoon form to protect confidentiality but all the stories are real. You are not alone, your are not the first to go through this process. You can learn from those who have gone before.
Ask Emma - Any problems as you progress through the programme? Need clarification on something? Not sure how the information fits for you and your circumstances? Just ask me. You can send any questions you have directly to me through a dedicated email address. I answer all questions once a week through a voice recording. Your questions will be added to the vault of questions in each module so that everyone can learn from it and you can learn from other peoples. Of course, there will be nothing to identify you and the specifics of the question can be generalised so you have no worries about confidentiality.
So, the TOTAL SLEEP RESET PROGRAMME INCLUDES:
(this is everything you need to overcome insomnia)
Seem too simple? Here’s the secret - insomnia is simple. It is not complicated or inventive. Insomnia is predictable and it follows patterns. Trust me, I have dealt with a lot of it!
It seems complicated when you are in it - that’s why you need something else to help you. You cannot expect yourself to do this alone.
So, now you have permission.
Permission to get excited about finally taking the upper hand with your insomnia once and for all.
Can you make your sleep a priority for the next 6 weeks? Can you invest in yourself to give yourself this basic human need- a good nights sleep.
Yes? Great. But I NEED SOMETHING FROM YOU.
You have to understand that that I am not magic and this is not a magic wand. There are no quick fixes to natural, reliable, easy sleep.
I need you to commit. To set aside 1 HOUR A WEEK to learn and then to IMPLEMENT what you learn. I promise it is not difficult or complicated or time consuming. I make sure to keep things simple because I know you are tired and you have a life to live.
I only need you to be PERSISTENT and CONSISTENT when you implement my techniques. Your mind and body need to relearn how to sleeping with my guidance you are going to teach them.
Enough blind hoping things will get better.
Enough staying stuck in the same cycle.
It’s time to take action.
I am ready to help you.
Emma Ashford is the founder of “Sleep Seekers’. She is on a mission to eliminate unnecessary insomnia through her ‘Total Sleep Reset’ Programme and through providing education to prevent insomnia developing in the first place.
Emma has worked with hundreds of people in her busy private practice and discovered through experience what works when it comes to overcoming insomnia. She has been able to distil this to create her unique SAFE model which has had an enormous success rate in getting rid of insomnia once and for all. She has appeared in various media for her work and consults for the police and other organisations as part of her work.
Emma has a special combination of empathy and understanding for what you are going through mixed with a direct, no nonsense approach to the issue at hand.
"I feel amazing!! The life I used to have and enjoy, which I thought I’d never have again – somehow with Emma’s help I gained my life back. Enjoying life and everything in my life once again. I just can’t describe the feeling! I can now sleep for at least 12 hours a day if I wanted to, sleep just seems so easy for me now. Emma helped me in ways that taught me to gain control of my own thoughts again"
"I now sleep very well – and do not experience trouble in getting to sleep or being awake for long periods during the night. As a consequence I feel much better in myself and feel that i look much better too"
"I feel transformed. Sleep is longer an issue! I sleep about seven hours a night and wake up refreshed and clear headed. I still wake up occasionally, but this isn’t a problem and I drift back off again (previously impossible)"