Kinesiology for Sleep.
The importance of sleep for health and happiness.
Sleep is a basic human necessity. The quality of your sleep affects everything in your daily life. Poor quality sleep and deprivation can prevent you from reaching your full potential.
What is sleep?
Sleep is controlled by the release of melatonin from the pineal gland.
Sleep consists of two main states. Rapid eye movement (REM) and slow-wave (SW). We experience these waves five to six times a night for about 90 minutes.
REM is the most active stage of sleep, named after the way our eyes move under our eyelids when we sleep. During REM, our dreams are vivid, abundant and easy to remember. The dreams that occur during this stage may help us prepare for the trials and tribulations of daily life. These dreams help us to create survival strategies. This is the stage of sleep where you can enter into a lucid dreaming state, giving you a chance to interact with your psyche.
Slow Wave sleep, is a deep sleep that is hard to wake up from. This is our restorative sleep, and it also burns fat. Whilst in this form of sleep your dreams are fragmented and vague.
It’s important to get a proper nights rest for a number of reasons. The quality of your sleep can effect your
- immune system
- energy levels
- cognitive ability
- psychological health
- physical strength & performance
Sleep deprivation is a major problem in society and a precurser to many illnesses. Sleep deprivation can be caused by:
- noisy neighbourhoods
- lack of exposure to daylight
- use of stimulants
- drug use
- hormonal imbalances
- poor diet
- stress and anxiety
You can improve our quality of your sleep with a few simple changes. These include
- diet and supplementation
- yoga practices
- breathing techniques
- anxiety management strategies
- environmental changes.
- therapy such as Kinesiology or Acupressure
- establishing a proper bed-time routine.
Kinesiology can help you improve your sleep and dreams.
Kinesiology is a therapy that can help improve your sleep. It does this by resolving the stress that causes problems. Kinesiology is a holistic therapy. This means that we cover the physical, nutritional, emotional, energetic and spiritual elements of sleep.
Through muscle testing, kinesiology can determine where imbalances lie and reset the energetic system.
When you sleep well you have good dream recall. Dreams give you the opportunity to unlock the secrets of your psyche. Through Dream work we can also help you understand your dreams.
Kristen is a qualified Kinesiologist, Coach, Counsellor an Yoga teacher. She has been helping people with their physical, emotional and spiritual journeys for over 12 years.
Kristen specialises in working with the mind-body-energy connection and the subconscious mind. She works with the energy-body as an interface between the physical and the mind.
By bringing together kinesiology, conscious coaching, counselling, dreamwork, yoga and chinese medicine Kristen can help you to balance your energy to achieve a fulfilling, successful, happier life.
Kristen’s passion is helping you to achieve inner peace, purpose and clarity by discovering your own unique truth and working towards your highest potential.
Kristen practices in Camberwell, Victoria.