Mindfulness for Insomnia: A Four-Week Guided Program to Relax your Body, Calm Your Mind and Get the Sleep You Need by Catherine Polan Orzech and William H. Moorcroft
Book Review: 4 out of 5 star rating
This is a four-week program to help those who suffer from insomnia. Insomnia can be such a vicious cycle – the less you sleep, the more anxious and stressed you become about not sleeping and therefore the less you sleep. Mindfulness can help break that cycle. I personally have been battling insomnia for many years and since I’ve started being more mindful during my days, my nights have been much better.
This is a daily program with a different meditation practice each week. Unfortunately, although the book gave the website where the recorded meditation practice could be downloaded, the page given was not correct and I could not find the recorded practice. I was at a disadvantage being able to only read the meditation practice each day and not listening to a recording as I meditated and I’ll be unable to review that portion of the program. The meditation practices that I read each week were mostly standard practices.
The program used in this book is called GMATI – Guided Mindfulness with Acceptance Treatment for Insomnia. The book is written in easy-to-understand language. Any practice that helps to calm the mind and focus on the present would be helpful in improving your sleep and this one is a well-written source. It will help you understand why you don’t sleep and how to work with your mind and your body to help overcome that unwanted thought process.
This book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review.