There are many different reasons for insomnia, but anxiety is probably one of the most common. When you can't get to sleep or you wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep, and can't stop thinking, worrying and ruminating over things, you're experiencing anxiety. Anxiety also shows up in the body as a tight stomach, racing heart, general feeling of humming or being 'plugged in' to an electrical current that you can't switch off which can all be overwhelming. Lack of sleep can be very wearing and stressful. Try this script to help you relax and customise it for your own situation, as anxiety is usually at the bottom of insomnia. Following the personal peace procedure is really helpful to dissolve anxiety, as anxiety is usually a long term response to unresolved issues. EFT shortcut diagram and procedure.
Even though I can't get to sleep because ... I accept how I feel
Even though I wake up during the night and can't get back to sleep because ... I accept how I feel
Even though not being able to get a good night's sleep makes me feel ... I accept how I feel even though it's hard
Top of the head: I can't sleep
Eyebrow: My thoughts start racing
Side of the eye: And keep me awake
Under the eye: They keep me alert
Under the nose: To any danger
Under chin: And the danger is ...
Collar bone: I just can't stop my mind from turning
Under the arm: And that makes my body feel ...
Top of the head: When something happens during the day
Eyebrow: I can't switch off
Side of the eye: I have fights with people in my head
Under the eye: Wishing I had said something
Under the nose: Or done something
Under the chin: I can't seem to protect myself properly
Collar bone: I'm trying my best
Under the arm: I'm trying too hard
Top of the head: And it's exhausting
Eyebrow: But I don't know another way right now
Side of eye: I feel overwhelmed by all this
Under the eye: It's a never ending cycle
Under the nose: That I can't seem to stop
Under the chin: What if I stop trying?
Collar bone: Stop struggling
Under the arm: That feels ...
Top of the head: I know there are underlying reasons why I feel this way
Eyebrow: And I need to address them
Side of the eye: And that makes me feel ...
Under the eye: There are reasons I can't relax
Under the nose: And I can dissolve those reasons with EFT
Under the chin: And give myself a break
Collar bone: From all this stress
Under the arm: That feels hopeful