Sleep Hygiene

Sleep is a crucial part of good mental health. Everyone needs different amounts of sleep, however a common recommendation is 7-9 hours. Not getting enough sleep can increase anxiety and low mood over time, and can often result in irritability, poor concentration and poor judgement. Not getting enough quality sleep? Check out the ideas below for some simple ways to improve your sleep.

Sleep Story - Belle Isle en Mer (helps you switch off your overactive mind to aid sleep). Do not listen whilst driving or operating machinery.

Recommended Reading

  • Freedom from Addiction by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell
  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Dr Gabor Maté
  • Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions by Russell Brand
  • The Little Book of Big Change by Amy Johnson
  • How to Master Anxiety by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell
  • Embracing Uncertainty by Susan Jeffers
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
  • A Short Course in Happiness after Loss (and other dark, difficult times) by Maria Sirois
  • On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • On Grief and Grieving by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Youll get over it – the rage of bereavement by Virginia Ironside
  • The year of magical thinking by Joan Didion
  • Why not me by Barbara Want
  • The empty bed by Susan Wallbank
  • When bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner
  • Grief Works by Julia Samuel
  • Option B by Sheryl Sandberg
  • When bad things happen in Good bikinis by Helen Bailey
  • Seven Choices: Finding Daylight After Loss Shatters Your World Paperback by Elizabeth Harper Neeld
  • The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith by John W. James  Russell Friedman
  • Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends (about Divorce) by Dr Bruce Fisher and Dr Robert Alberti
  • No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce or Death by Louise Hay
  • Matthew tell me about heaven by Suzanne Ward.
  • Mindfulness & the Journey of Bereavement: Restoring Hope after a Death by Peter Bridgewater
  • Life After You by Lucie Brownlee
  • The grief survival guide by Jeff Brazier
  • Cry Heart, But Never Break by Glenn Ringtved and Charlotte Pardi
  • The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
  • Michael Rosen's Sad Book by Michael Rosen's
  • Dying to be me by Anita Moorjani
  • Love, Medicine and Miracles by Bernie Siegel
  • Coping – A Practical Guide for People with Life-Challenging Diseases and their Caregivers by Rubin Battino
  • The Cancer Survivor’s Companion: Practical ways to cope with your feelings after cancer by Lucy Atkins  and Dr Frances Goodhart
  • Why Hypnobirthing Matters by Katrina Berry
  • Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • Secrets of Confident Childbirth by Janay Alexander, Jackie Fletcher and Vanessa Turner
  • The Gentle Birth Method by Dr. Gowri Motha
  • Stand and Deliver!: And Other Brilliant Ways to Give Birth by Emma Mahony
  • Mindful Hypnobirthing: Hypnosis and mindfulness techniques for a calm and confident birth by Sophie Fletcher
  • Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth by Grantly Dick-Read,
  • Men, Love and Birth by Mark Harris
  • The Bloke’s Guide To Pregnancy by Jon Smith
  • hey Warrior by Kate Young
  • Grow by Trevor Silvester
  • Parenting from the Heart: A Guide to the Essence of Parenting from the Inside-Out by Jack Pransky
  • Scripts and Strategies in hypnotherapy with children by Lynda Hudson
  • Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette’s, Anxiety, and More!: The one stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals Paperback
    by M.D. Martin L. Kutscher
  • Get out of my life … but first take me and Alex into town by Tony Wolf and Suzanne Franks
  • Harry the Hypno-potamus: Metaphorical Tales for the Treatment of Children 1 and 2 by Linda Thomson
  • Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child by Dharmachari Nagaraja
  • Nightlights and More Nightlights: Stories for You to Read to Your Child – To Encourage Calm, Confidence and Creativity by David Fontana
  • 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens: Using Metaphors in Therapy by George W. Burns
  • Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy with Children by Olness & Gardner (out of print)
  • Any of the Relax kids range of books and CDs
  • The Strong Sensitive Boy by Ted Zeff
  • The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aaron
  • Ollie and his superpowers by Alison Knowles
  • Hold on to your kids by Dr Gabor Mate
  • Blame my Brain by Nicola Morgan
  • Beyond behaviours by Mona Delahooke
  • A volcano in my tummy by Pudney Whitehouse

Contented Dementia by Oliver James

  • Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real
  • Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison by Dorothy Rowe
  • Lifting the Lid on Depression by Chris Scott, Tomas Woodbridge
  • How to lift depression …Fast by Joe Griffin, Ivan Tyrrell
  • Healing without Freud or Prozac by David Servan-Schreiber
  • Churchill’s Black Dog by Anthony Storr
  • When Living Hurts by Michael Yapko
  • Lost connections by Johann Hari
  • Adult Children of Alcoholic Parents by Janet Woititz
  • Stop Walking on Eggshells by Mason and Kreger
  • The making of them by Nick Duffell
  • Adult children of emotionally Immature parents by Lindsay C. Gibson
  • Family constellations by Joy Manne and Bert Hellinger
  • Bulimics on Bulimia by Stavrou and Kingsley
  • Skills based caring for a loved one with an eating disorder by Janet Treasure
  • The Confidence to be Yourself:How to Boost your Self Esteem by Brian Roet
  • I Heart Me: The Science of Self-Love by Dr David Hamilton
  • Authentic Happiness by Martin E. P. Seligman
  • Loving what is by Byron Katie
  • Love 2.0 by Barbara Frederickson,
  • Emotional Agility by Susan David,
  • Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck.
  • Fight by Hazel Gale.
  • Change Your Life In Seven Days by Paul McKenna
  • Please Understand Me II by David Keirsey
  • Notes From a Friend by Anthony Robbins
  • Feel Happy by Michael Neill
  • When you are falling, Dive by Mark Matousek
  • What should I do with my life by Po Bronson
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
  • Self-Compassion by Kirsten Neff
  • Being Happy: A handbook to greater confidence and security by Andrew Matthews
  • Shift Happens by Robert Holden
  • Home Coming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child by John Bradshaw
  • The Mindful self-compassion workbooks by Kristin Neff

Understanding Hypnosis by Brian Roet

  • I Can Make You Sleep by Paul McKenna
  • Say Goodnight to Insomnia by Gregg Jacobs
  • Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems by Colin Espie
  • Why we sleep by Matthew Walker
  • Teach your child how to think by Edward De Bono
  • Creative, Successful, Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories by Mollie King and Margaret Rooke
  • Dyslexia is My Superpower by Margaret Rooke
  • The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Brightest People Can’t Read and How They Can Learn by Ronald D. Davis
  • The Bigger Picture Book of Amazing Dyslexics and the Jobs They Do by Kate Power
  • The Anxiety Workbook for Supporting Teens Who Learn Differently by Clare Ward and James Galpin
  • Scattered Minds The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder by Gabor Mate
  • Avoiding Anxiety in Autistic Children by Dr Luke Beardon
  • Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Autism by Jane Johnson
  • Living with PTSD on the Autism Spectrum by Lisa Morgan and Mary Donahue
  • Study smarter by Suzanne Fergus
  • Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds by Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees
  • Metaphoria: Metaphor and Guided Metaphor for Psychotherapy and Healing by Rubin Battino
  • Metaphors in Mind: Transformation Through Symbolic Modelling by James Derek Lawley and Penny Lee Tompkins
  • The Magic of Metaphor by Nick Owen
  • Mind Changing Short Stories and Metaphors by John Smale
  • Metaphors We Live by by George Lakoff
  • How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body by David Hamilton
  • Quantum Healing by Deepak Chopra
  • Ageless Body, Timeless Mind by Deepak Chopra
  • Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
  • It’s the thought that counts by David Hamilton
  • My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Mirroring People by Marco Iacoboni
  • The tell-tale brain - unlocking the mystery of human nature by V.S. Ramachandran
  • The Rough Guide to the Brain by Barry Gibb
  • Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
  • The Meme Machine (Popular Science) by Susan Blackmore
  • NLP in 21 days by Harry Alder
  • Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown
  • Adult – Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by David Veale
  • Brain Lock by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
  • The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: The Truth About OCD by David Adam
  • Children – What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck by Dawn Huebner
  • Healing Back Pain by John Sarno
  • Effortless Pain Relief by Ingrid Bacci
  • How to Liberate Yourself from Pain by Dr Grahame Brown
  • Pain: The Science of Suffering by Patrick Wall
  • Full catastrophe living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss
  • Through Time into Healing by Brian Weiss
  • Miracles happen by Brian Weiss
  • Journey of Souls by Michael Newton
  • Destiny of Souls by Michael Newton
  • Memories of the Afterlife by Michael Newton
  • Healing the Eternal Soul By Andy Tomlinson
  • Lovebirds by Trevor Silvester
  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  • Non Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
  • Quiet, the Secret Power of Introverts by Susan Cain
  • The Relationship Handbook: A Simple Guide to Satisfying Relationshipsby Dr. George Pransky Ph.D
  • Solutions: Practical and Effective Antidotes for Sexual and Relationship Problems by Leslie Cameron-Bandler
  • How Can I Ever Trust You Again by Andrew G Marshall
  • My Secret Garden: Women’s Sexual Fantasies by Nancy Friday
  • Forbidden Flowers by Nancy Friday
  • Men in Love by Nancy Friday
  • Quit Smoking Today by Paul McKenna
  • The Easy Way to stop Smoking by Allen Carr
  • Stop caretaking the borderline or narcissist by Margalis Fjelstad
  • Stop walking on eggshells by Paul T. Mason
  • Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection by Deb A Dana
  • Beyond Behaviours: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioural Challenges by Mona Delahooke
  • Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve by Stanley Rosenberg
  • Toxic Childhood Stress: The Legacy of Early Trauma and How to Heal by Nadine Burke Harris
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma by Bessel Van der Kolk