Deirdre O Connor, Sleep Therapist, Yoga Dip, CBT Therapy Cert, Craniosacral Therapist CST-T, CST Paedriatics DTR movement Dip, Adv
My name is Deirdre O’Connor and I am the founder of Deep Sleep Clinic, which uses a therapeutic approach to help people overcome their sleep difficulties. For over 25 years, I have been exploring therapies that are designed to promote health and wellbeing. I offer therapies that integrate body and mind, so you can unlock the root cause of your sleep problems and enjoy the deep, restful sleep that you deserve.
I have been where you are now. A few years ago, I experienced upheaval in my personal life and my sleep suffered. I experienced many restless nights when sleep wouldn’t come. But I drew on my well of therapeutic knowledge and was able to find my way back to sound sleep. This experience inspired me to found Deep Sleep Clinic in 2013, so I could help other people who find it hard to sleep. I hold a number of therapeutic qualifications and have gathered thousands of hours of experience, and I am committed to using these for your benefit, to help you banish sleepless nights forever.
What I Offer
I offer a powerful blend of therapies that bring body and mind together, to help people achieve lasting healing and inner peace. I began as a yoga practitioner, and I still have a deep belief in the power of movement to bring balance and wellbeing into our lives. But my practice has evolved over time, to include somatic, craniosacral and cognitive behavioural therapies.
In recent years, I have been inspired by the somatic therapies of Thomas Hanna, Somatic therapy is based on the belief that we hold our emotions, both negative and positive, in our bodies. I’ve now introduced somatic therapies into my practise release the knots of tension that we all carry inside us. When these knots are released, you will be able to fall asleep, and to stay asleep all night long. Craniosacral therapies. Likewise, craniosacral therapy can help peel away layers of emotional tension, so your sleep will become more satisfying and restful.
I’ve found cognitive behavioural therapy particularly effective in addressing the underlying patterns that lead to insomnia. In our cognitive behavioural therapy sessions, we will look at the habits and thought patterns that are preventing you from going to sleep, or waking you up at night. It could be something as simple as taking the screen out of your bedroom. We will work at replacing these destructive patterns with new ones that will boost the quality of your sleep, and of your life as a whole.