“Twenty-five years in, and I’m still passionate about this work. And the thing I’m most passionate about is helping people get a good night’s sleep. In fact, it’s my specialty. There is a science to sleep, and I have written a book on it.”
Daniel R. Bernstein, Director, Blue Phoenix Wellness.
Insomnia often makes an unwanted appearance in my patients’ health issues. If standard medicine can’t repair wonky sleep–and we do spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping–we’ll chalk that up to the eternal mystery that is the human brain. Certainly, my own lengthy search for answers amid old and new medicine is a drop in the ocean of human understanding. And yet, the good news is that solutions abound. More important, they are inside each and every one of us, just waiting to be accessed.
Most patients receive Acupuncture; some prefer Trance work, hormonal rebalancing, or a combination of all three. Then, once the repair process is in full swing, patients often continue to do “maintenance” on their own. I’ve outlined how that works in my book, Rewired for Sleep: The 28-Day Insomnia Repair Program. What is the beautiful bottom line in all this? Insomnia, CAN be repaired naturally. Your journey awaits.
Somnus Sleep Clinic at Blue Phoenix Wellness
If you are having problems sleeping due to anxiety, stress or for another reason, your nervous system may be stuck in what’s often called, “fight or flight mode”. Given all the stressors in our lives, it’s almost more surprising when people tell me they’re okay. If you’re experiencing unwanted side effects of stress–including insomnia– we’ll help you sleep again, naturally and on your own
At the Blue Phoenix Wellness/Somnus Sleep Clinic, our goal is to help you sleep without resorting to drugs or uncomfortable “sleep studies”. The methods we use are safe, and have proven to be successful far longer than synthesized drugs, the sole intent of which is to knock you out. We use acupuncture, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and hormonal rebalancing. We also find that addressing secondary issues as well as the sleep disorder is highly beneficial. One or more of the following is usually present with insomnia. Imagine no longer having to deal with:
- Pain: Neck, shoulder, back, leg—any pain that impedes a person’s sleep or wakes them up is fair game.
- Anxiety: Many people with insomnia also have anxiety. Acupuncture, herbs, and NLP all diminish it.
- Depression: Whether chronic or situational, depression is treatable using natural methods.
- Digestive Issues: Success with GERD, Acid Reflux, IBS, constipation and diarrhea.
- Stress: This under-treated modality can ignite heart problems; depression, and a great deal more.
However your insomnia shows up, don’t despair. As we repair one issue, others fall away as well, and you’ll be sleeping normally sooner than later. Curious about the book, Rewired for Sleep? Explore it here.
Hypnosis (and more)
Introducing virtual treatments via FaceTime, Skype or Phone
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic and the drastic effects it has had in New York City, I am now taking bookings for virtual sessions using various modalities including hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and other methods for creating rapid change.
This enables me to provide you with support and treatment for your insomnia (and many other issues) in the comfort of your own home. This has two terrific advantages:
- You don’t have to be in NYC
- You don’t have to travel home after your treatment.
For those cases where acupuncture would normally be required, we will move through an acupuncture treatment together over a live video call utilizing the power of acupressure. We will cater the rest of the session to your needs which could include an herbal prescription, qi gong exercises, deep breathing, meditation, nutritional guidance, or simply connecting in a supportive conversation.
A range of Virtual Treatments are now available:
Self-Help: Rewiring yourself for better sleep
Every case of insomnia is as unique as the person who suffers from it and so, inevitably, repairing your insomnia requires a process of exploration to discover a personal solution. (Actually, it could be argued, and Chinese medicine certainly works on the principle, that finding a cure for any ailment of body or mind, requires the participation of the patient.)
If you are plagued with insomnia, whether the condition is chronic or situational, you’re not alone. Some 60 million people in the US suffer with sleep disorders, and the standard solution, habit-forming pills, is no solution whatsoever.
If you’re sick of being tired, the tools to help you are within reach–in fact, they’re inside you. It’s just a case of accessing and learning to have confidence in your own doctor within.
Rewired for Sleep Online and in Print
Over the years that I have worked with patients struggling to get a good night’s rest, I have created a library of guided meditations, audio trance inductions and exercises to help patients learn to control their sleep. The techniques you will learn in Rewired for Sleep are built upon the sleep repair and enhancement wisdom of wise healers of both ancient and modern traditions from across the world.
The Rewired for Sleep program has been refined through my own practitioner experience over 25 years in NYC, the “nerve-center of America” in more ways than one, the city that famously never sleeps. For decades, my healing techniques have been helping impatient, stressed-out, living-it-large, medication-dependent, frequently traumatised and wide-awake New Yorkers switch off their mind chatter and find deep and peaceful sleep night after night.
And now, finally, I have brought all these resources together and published my book Rewired for Sleep: The 28-Day Insomnia Repair Program. To complement the book and make the process of repairing your insomnia easy and enjoyable, I have built a companion website at rewiredforsleep.com to help you to find your own way to a solution with a structured, online 28-Day program that gently guides you towards life-changing new habits, self-care skills and insights so that you can make insomnia a thing of the past.
We've got news!
Dan Bernstein’s new book Rewired for Sleep is now available in paperback and Kindle versions. The book is accompanied by a brand new website packed with free information and resources and when you buy the book you also receive an entry key to an entire library of premium sleep-friendly digital meditations, trance inductions and exercises to help you repair your insomnia and get your stress levels under control.