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    Can't sleep at night?

    Sleeping is the brain's way of recharging the body and mind and while we REM, we process the stress of our day

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Are you getting enough?

Ideal sleeping times are:

0-3yrs - 16hrs

3-18yrs - 10hrs

19-65yrs - 8hrs

Over 65yrs - 6hrs

Good Sleep is Crucial

Sleep is a biological necessity critical to your quality of life. It affects everything from your productivity to your health to your mood. While most of us assume that sleep hours cut into our productive hours, we are actually more productive with sufficient sleep!

We spend a third of our lives asleep, and while we are sleeping, our brain is subconsiously actively processing our stress, so it is crucial we get enough sleep.


4 Stages of Sleep

Stage 1 - Just drifting down nicely, in that very light state that can cause us to jump if disturbed.

Stage 2 - Body is in preparation for Deep Sleep, heart rate decreases, and body temperature drops.

Stage 3 - Delta, in deep sleep. Most restful stage.

Stage 4 - Theta, also known as REM.  This is the Dreaming state - Deep sleep, where our brain is processing stress.

Why can't you sleep?

Some reasons are:

Stress and Anxiety


Brain over stimulation


Change in circumstances

Temperature Changes

Hormonal Imbalances

Over Tiredness

Insomnia is Damaging

The consequences of a poor night's sleep on a daily basis are higher stress levels, poor decision making, difficulty concentrating and irrational behaviour.

Sleep deprivation can also have seriously negative long term health consequences. Insomnia impacts the immune system.

Research suggests that sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, increased risk of stroke, diabetes and depression.

How does Hypnotherapy help?

Hypnosis is the Greek word for 'Sleep', therefore hypnotherapy is a powerful and very useful tool to get your sleeping under control again. 

Book your 90 minute Initial Consultation, where we explain how sleep and lack of sleep effect the brain, and can create your 'Sleep Well' programme using an audio at night, to enable your sleeping patterns to normalise again. 

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you take control again.  Book your Initial Consultation, and we can tailor your individual 'Sleep Well' programme for you.

Your Hypnotherapy programme is tailored specifically for you to help you identify the goal or purpose, and supports your progress in a way that is gentle and subtle.  

Your action steps become apparent along the way that are achievable to your own suitability and pace.  The actual sessions on the couch are designed to get your mind in a positive trance state, where you learn how to relax at a deep level.  

During this trance-like relaxation, your brain is working at least 70 times as hard for you accessing your own internal resources and abilities within you that will be useful for you to move along the path of your purpose in a measured and disciplined way.  

Your focus will improve as well as your confidence.

Trance is of course a natural state that our brain finds itself in approximately every 6-7 mins.  The brain needs to be in this state often to be able to process events and experiences that are happening around us on every sensory level.  The brain is like a sophisticated computer processor that responds and reacts through what is being coded into it, and then performs the operations and tasks that are necessary to function.

When we go into trance on the hypnotherapy couch, this experience called REM and is very much similar to a deep relaxation, where, your body feels comfortably heavy, but your mind feels comfortably light.  you begin to notice a detachment from the everyday thoughts and it's almost like the drifty, floaty feeling you have just before you wake up in the morning, where you are not quite awake, but not quite asleep.

This state is hugely beneficial, as your brain is at it's optimum resting point, but also at it's optimum productivity.  So, all suggestions that are positive and solution focused will be taken on board and given an action plan by you when you return to your daily tasks.



Dipti puts her own hypnosis skills to the test at the dentist and has ROOT CANAL SURGERY using self-hypnosis with NO ANAESTHETIC or PAIN RELIEF!!   

What happens in the Sessions?

The 90 min Initial Consultation lasts approximately an hour and a half.  

In this session, this will be your opportunity to tell us how you would like hypnotherapy to help you, and we will be able to give you a thorough explanation of how the brain works and you will leave the session with a good understanding of how we work, and how hypnotherapy helps and whether you think that it is something that you feel you can benefit from.  

If you decide it is for you, then we can tailor the sessions to suit you, and you will be given the Sleep Deeply audio which you will be asked to listen to it every night to support your sessions.  

Usually, we will see you for eight consecutive weeks to build momentum for the changes to start taking place and then we can discuss the route depending on how you feel your progress is developing.  

You are ALWAYS in control.

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"My only regret is that I did not come and see Dipti much, much sooner!"


"I feel like I have been given an off switch. I go to bed, shut my eyes and then wake up in the morning! It is brilliant."


"The CD is amazing, I just switch it on, do the relaxation exercise and before I know it, it is already the morning."


"I feel refreshed again. Now that I can sleep, life is so much better. I feel clear and very calm, which is the real me!"


About us

Dipti Tait

Dipti, author of Good Grief, owns and manages The Cotswold Practice in Stroud, she began her career in TV Post Production, working for the BBC in London. She gave up this glamorous world to become a mother and raise her two boys. She then made some substantially significant life changes to embark on a much more fulfilling and rewarding career in various Holistic Therapies and now Clinical Hypnotherapy at The Cotswold Practice in Stroud. Dipti also lectures and holds workshops around the UK. Dipti regularly makes appearances on TV and Radio (BBC and ITV) talking about the benefits of Hypnotherapy..

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Initial Consultation in Stroud (1hr 30mins) - £150
Couch Sessions in Stroud (1hr ) - £150
Bespoke Hypnosis Audio Session (3hrs) - £295
Smoking Cessation (2.5hrs) - £250 (£50 deposit required on booking)

You are able to pay by card at the practice in Stroud.

Got Questions? well we've got answers...

 What is the hypnotherapy process?

 Will you turn me into a chicken?

 How many sessions will I need?

 Why choose The Cotswold Practice

 What can hypnotherapy help with?

 What is trance?