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    ✓ Client

      I recently enrolled in Martins course and I’m looking for suggestions in using drop anchor while dealing with unpleasant wakefulness.

      I’m on week 2 and started to implement Sleep restriction where I can barley keep my eyes opened but once I enter my bed I am wide awake and can’t sleep! Any suggestions would help

      Can anyone please share!


      Martin Reed
      ★ Admin

        Most members here aren’t clients (or graduates!) so they may not be familiar with the dropping anchor technique I discuss with some clients.

        Dropping anchor can be a helpful way to keep us anchored in the present moment when difficult thoughts and feelings threaten to sweep us away. The technique can also be a helpful way to keep us a bit more present/bring us back to the present, and help us redirect and refocus our attention on wherever we are and whatever we might be doing.

        If you need any further help with this, please feel free to contact me directly!

        The content of this post is provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, disorder, or medical condition. It should never replace any advice given to you by your physician or any other licensed healthcare provider. Insomnia Coach LLC offers coaching services only and does not provide therapy, counseling, medical advice, or medical treatment. All content is provided “as is” and without warranties, either express or implied.

        ✘ Not a client

          I have found dropping anchor to be extremely effective. I don’t know if Martin uses the same approach as ACT, but that’s what I’ve used to great effect. To see how it works, look for The Happiness Trap – there are free resources that go with the book, and one of them is a group of recordings on dropping anchor.

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