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Loren M. Gelberg-Goff

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Loren received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and worked for many years in a variety of health care settings. Loren has been in private practice for the past 20 years working with individuals, families and couples helping them to enhance their lives and relationships. Married for 22 years, and a mother of 2, Loren truly understands what it takes to balance work and family life and deal with the stresses of raising a family in today's world.

Loren's workshops and seminars have been widely presented to Fortune 500 companies in New York and New Jersey, on topics of Stress Management, Parenting, Self-Empowerment, Anger Management, Forgiveness, and Coping with Change as well as other life issue topics.

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10 Steps to Getting & Staying Asleep

Sleeping even in times of Stress

All too often when people get stressed, their sleep gets disrupted. Some people complain that they can't fall asleep, and/or that they wake up one or more times during the night and have trouble falling back to sleep. Another common complaint is that people wake up earlier than they have to and then feel like they are dragging themselves through their days as a result. Maybe you used to be able to take sleep for granted, and now with all the negative and stressful news you're bombarded with on a daily basis, you feel too wound up or worried to sleep. Maybe you never slept well, and the conditions that exist now just exacerbate the problem. Maybe the methods you used to fall asleep in the past no longer work as well as they once did. Whatever your sleep issue is, you can begin to deal with it effectively and maybe even avoid the need for medications. To read the rest of this article, and to listen to the new audio meditation click below:

SLEEP...

10 Steps to Getting & Staying Asleep


    1. No discussion of subjects that cause you stress or worry for 1 hour prior to going to bed...

    2. No discussion of finances in the bedroom, ever, (especially at night) and in times of stress...

    3. Brain dump: Take 15 - 20 minutes prior to going to sleep to write down (almost like a stream of consciousness) whatever worries, stress, or fears you may have...

    4. Choose a soothing activity:....

    5. Keep your room dimly lit before going to sleep...

    6. Listen to a relaxation CD while falling asleep

    7. "Calm & Relaxed"... Should you wake in the middle of the night, focus on a mantra...

    8. Acknowledge the thoughts that disturb or disrupt your sleep, say thank you to yourself, and, if necessary, write them down, and then...

    9. Do deep breathing, while counting --- Inhale to the count of 4, hold for the count of 2 and exhale gently with a sigh through your mouth for the count of 4...

    10. Create an atmosphere in your bedroom that is conducive to relaxation and sleep...

For details and to listen to the audio meditation go to: SLEEP...
You can get a good night's sleep, even in stressful times, by being conscious and aware of what helps this process along. When you don't (or can't) take this restorative and necessary activity for granted, and you become actively engaged in creating your sleeping environment; you'll find that not only will you be able to fall and stay asleep better, but that you will appreciate and be more grateful for the sleep that you do get as well.

I wish you restful, peaceful nights' sleep throughout the week, and beyond.

All the best, Loren

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