When there are parts of us stopping us from sleeping it can feel annoying, frustrating and pressure can build up, making it even more difficult to get to sleep.
…I’ve been there – frustrated at the restless legs (that’s a Restless saboteur).
… or annoyed at the listening for strange sounds (that’s a Hyper Vigilant saboteur)…
… or the thinking about how affected I’ll be in tomorrow’s tasks if I don’t sleep now (that’s a Controller saboteur).
The saboteurs need love and to be listened to. They are stuck in the past and need reassurance that this situation is different to back then (if it is. If the situation isn’t different then their worries are reasonable).
In this video I share what’s what it’s like to listen to their needs, take action to meet them and the sense of wholeness that comes from being a ‘good enough parent’ to them (and you get a little peek inside my van!):
Leave me a comment below to let me know how you communicate with your parts :o)