Hello, world. My name is Maša and I am an insomniac in recovery. (Hi, Maša...) I am also a sleep coach. Even as I write this, I get a strong whiff of imposter syndrome. Who am I to guide people on their road towards consistent restful sleep when I myself still occasionally suffer from it? It's a troll, this thought. And after acknowledging it, I escort it out of the building, that is - my mind. Being an insomniac, or having a tendency for my anxieties to exhibit as sleepless nights, is PRECISELY the reason I am well-equipped to serve those that suffer from sleep disturbances. My skin, the insides of my head, my gut and every cell of me knows exactly what it's like to frequently have nights riddled with tossing and turning, resulting in a zombie-like state the next day. I know the despair, the annoyance of melatonin pills that just don't cut it, and what it's like to taste the oncoming slumber, feel the eyelids heavy, only to have yourself woken up again by the slightest sound or pesky thought.
I navigate the terrain well. And I have travelled all the suggested mainstream paths towards a healthier sleep. And my conclusion - there are no healthy quick fixes. No magical pills, magnetic pillows, weighted blankets or gadgets of your choice that you use one day, even one week, and are miraculously cured. It requires taking a good, long look at our lives, our habits, our beliefs. Seeing which ones are roadblocks towards a calm, stable nervous system - which is essentially the foundation of quality, deep sleep. And figuring out a practice to do daily in order to rewire our brains and make it easier to fall and stay asleep.
And cue the sleep coach...this work is exactly what I am here for. I am a certified Embodied Facilitator, trained to guide people through psychological explorations of their habits and behaviours using the body and movement as the main source of wisdom.
So. If you struggle with sleep, stay tuned on Restfulsleep.eu for offers of coaching sessions, group events, useful tips and much more to guide you on a sustainable path to quality sleep.