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I know how much information is there about sleep out there, but it doesn't mean that it's helpful for you to actually overcome your sleep problems. This is why I love clarifying things and answering questions about this huge topic of sleep and sleep problems.
Beatrix A Schmidt, Author of The Sleep Deep Method®
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Before I began working with Beatrix, I was in a very low place. I had been suffering with 'Long Covid', and had chronic sinus problems that affected my breathing. I dreaded going to bed, I was up 3 or 4 times every night and I was averaging around 4 to 5 hours of very disturbed sleep per night.
Even before this illness, I hadn't been a great sleeper, sleeping no more than 6 hours per night. When I began work with Beatrix, I immediately felt better, she has a calm and assuring presence that helped put me at ease. However I had so many reservations.
I doubted whether I would actually be able to change, I doubted whether things could really get better, as Beatrix had assured me that they would. But each doubt that I had turned out to be unfounded, and at each stage of the process, change did happen, and I grew more confident.
The key thing that changed was my perception of self. I had myself pegged as a 'light sleeper', whereas today, I think of myself as someone who can sleep well, no matter what is happening externally.
I was surprised by the depth to Beatrix's work, and I particularly enjoyed and benefited from our work exploring personality types. I learned that it is the beliefs I hold about myself (in particular a belief that, no matter what I do, it won't be good enough), that contribute to a general lack of satisfaction with life, and which then impact sleep negatively. In understanding how these beliefs are impacting my life, I have learned to recognise them when they come up and address them there and then.
All of this has meant that, not only do I sleep better at night, I am much more calm and centred throughout my days. I can't thank Beatrix enough for the joy and wellbeing she has brought to my life. Not only am I sleeping better, my husband is too, having taken on some of the learnings also. This truly is a life changing process, and I wholeheartedly recommend it.
Maurice Carlin - Director of Islington Mill
I had struggled with sleep for 5 years, still awake until 3am most nights. In the first session, Beatrix was quickly able to establish the areas I needed to focus on.
Just putting some simple changes in place, within two weeks I managed to get additional sleep. Within 6 weeks I was sleeping every night moving from average 3 hours to 6 hours sleep every night and it has continued to improve.
After 3 months I am still sleeping 6-7 hours most nights.
You definitely have to be prepared to be open and honest in order for Beatrix to really get under the skin of what is causing the sleep issues, but she has also helped me in other parts of my life, particular creating more work/life balance, giving me so much more time for myself.
I would absolutely recommend Beatrix, she's always there to talk to me, understand what was causing my sleep challenge and bring me back on track, always having tools for me to use or refocussing on the ones she had already shared.
Leah Queripel - HR Director
I initially went to Beatrix for insomnia, while I was hesitant not knowing if anything would work, by the second session I had gone from a few hours to get to sleep to about 15 minutes with some simple changes to my lifestyle.
Over the course we went though a set of exercises and assessments that helped me to understand myself and the things in my life that were causing me issues. with a good toolbox of things to do I am now much more proactive and use my time better.
My sleep has improved so much that I now get a good night's sleep every night and it is all thanks to the lessons Beatrix has taught me.
George - AEM Solutions Architect as seen on LinkedIn.com
I worked with Beatrix for several months and my sleep changed from just having one good day of sleep a week (probably from exhaustion) to being able to get good sleep most days of the week.
I am over the moon to have been able to get my sleep on track!
Equally important, Beatrix has helped me to develop tools to deal with my anxiety and I have gained great self-awareness which will help me with whatever challenges I face with my sleep (or life!) again.
Beatrix was very patient, encouraging and non judgmental. This made working with her very comfortable. I also felt that she really cared about me and she adapted her sessions according to my progress. Her service was very bespoke.
I fully recommend her services not just for the sleep but as an investment on your long-term general well-being.
Elena - Director of a fashion startup
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Having tried all manner of treatments and gadgets to help with my sleep I finally managed to get to meet Beatrix Schmidt who kindly took me on as a client.
I found it hard to go to sleep, woke too frequently for too long at night, slept about 5-6 hours on average for about 10 years and was always very tired.
By the end of our work, I was able to fall asleep within 15 minutes and sleeping at least 7,5 hours consistently. I don't quite sleep through without waking but I drift off quickly when I do wake.
Well I am 54! I can now safely say I am sleeping much much better and my energy levels are high. I can handle poor sleep but coupled with very low energy every day was a drudge.
I would highly recommend Beatrix to anyone with sleep issues.
Dermot O'Grady - Managing Director as seen on LinkedIn.com
After a long period of sleep challenges (17 years) where I thought I had tried everything, Harley Street professionals, hypnotherapy, sleep schools, you name it I tried it. By the way, it cost me thousands trying to find an answer to my sleep issues. Then I was recommended to reach out to Beatrix.
Having worked with Beatrix now for over 6 months, I feel compelled to share my experiences. Most importantly the impact that working with Beatrix will bring to your wellbeing and current sleep situation.
Beatrix is more of a professional life coach, she will get to understand you, be aware she will probably understand you more than you do yourself!
She will challenge your way of thinking, create a positive balance in your mindset, whilst assisting you with tools to use when and if you require them with your sleep. It is not easy, but then how easy is your situation with sleep? If like me, it consumed me for over 17 years. There is no quick fix and I still have the challenges from time to time, but I have a tool kit to use and confidence that no one else showed me.
I would have no hesitation to anyone, particularly those professionals that at times, need to reflect, capture where they are at, but actually do something that will help you get your sleep, mind and wellbeing on track.
I can honestly say I really enjoyed working with Beatrix, do not suffer any longer, you have one life, do not waste it with negative thoughts and sleep issues, do something about it.
David Clarke - Managing Director of Eurofins Chemtest Limited as seen on LinkedIn.com
When I started work with Beatrix, I was 51 and hadn’t averaged more than five-and-a-half hours’ sleep a night since my daughter was born. I was stressed out about it because I know poor sleep habits are correlated with ill health.
At times I was scared to drive because I was so tired, I wasn’t confident I’d react quickly enough. It wasn’t that I couldn’t get to sleep: I couldn’t stay asleep. I’d wake up multiple times between 1 and 5 in the morning, toss and turn for an hour, get bored and pick up one of my devices.
I tried melatonin (didn’t work and gave me panic attacks). I tried anti-histamines (didn’t work and linked to Alzheimer’s). I saw my doctor, who prescribed me sleeping pills (didn’t work) and then a very low dose antidepressant that can help with insomnia, but that didn’t really make a difference either. I’d been on those meds for about 2 years when I met Beatrix.
What I liked about working with Beatrix was that I could tell her anything and she didn’t judge me; she just showed how that was affecting my sleep. We had regular sessions to review my sleep diary and figure out cause and effect for my sleep patterns and to come up with practical approaches to changing my habits.
By the end of the first session, I decided not to take any more sleep meds and I’ve been off them ever since. Beatrix spaces the habit changing out over the sessions so it never feels overwhelming.
At this point, I average 7 hours of sleep. That’s what I was getting when I was in my twenties. I don’t have to drag myself through the day. I used to feel as if I was permanently jet-lagged, but the fog in my brain has lifted.
I went to Beatrix to figure out my sleep but the change has been much more profound than that. It’s been a life changer. Forever grateful.
Linda - Vice President, Professional Services Firm
I met Beatrix in 2018 and she improved my sleeping immediately with only minor and personal adjustments to my lifestyle.
I cannot thank her enough in that my whole life is now more balanced. Our sessions have moved onto positive outcomes generally AND my sleep is now nigh on perfect.
I was previously only sleeping a few hours. Thank you Beatrix
Bob - Philanthropist and Chairman as seen on LinkedIn.com