Wake up to insomnia

Shut-eye.  Land of nod.  Forty winks.  We know we need it, but try as we might 20 to 30 per cent of us Aussies are still staring at the damn alarm clock at 1am, 2am and 3am.

Being unable to get the sleep of our dreams is a chronic problem for many – to the extent that it interferes with normal activity…


Australian Women’s Health & Fitness magazine
April 2009

Brenda Doherty

Three decades ago, Doherty found herself battling sleeplessness while working as a carer for terminally ill people suffering from motor neurone disease.  Initially viewing the relaxation techniques she was shown as ‘rather queer’, she became fascinated by what she terms “our inner world” – which is, of course, what sleep is all about”…


Virgin Blue Voyeur in-flight magazine
February 2009

How to clock in for sweet dreams

New parents are on the top of the list, shift workers are up high and so are people who are stressed.

These are the main sufferers of sleep deprivation or broken sleep, but SleepEasy counsellor Brenda Doherty says that with a bit of peace of mind, a good night’s sleep is possible…


The Newcastle Herald

Nod of approval

Like many shift workers, Michael has trouble sleeping. Four years of alternating day and night shifts have left him with head splitting migraines and insomnia.

“I can go for days without sleep” he says. “I lie in bed with my eyes closed but i’m not even close to sleep”.

His story draws sympathetic nods from 14 people sitting in a warm windowless room in central Sydney…


Sydney Morning Herald ‘Spectrum’

Sleep to the Rescue

Of all the things we do on a regular basis sleeping is one of the most extraordinary and possibly the least appreciated, we take sleep for granted – that is until we begin to have difficulties.

There is no doubt that if you sleep better your health will improve – physically, mentally and emotionally.  Sleep is one of the best medicines we can have – and it’s free…


Foot Prints Reflexology magazine
December 2003

Getting a good night's sleep

Having trouble nodding off or staying asleep?  Here’s how to achieve a deep and replenishing sleep.

Hanna was having trouble sleeping.  She’d drift off to sleep but would wake in the night, around 3am, unable to switch off her busy mind.  It took her up to three hours to doze off again, and when she woke in the morning, she’d feel tired and edgy….


Australian Family Circle
July 2003

Sleep easy secrets

Getting a good night’s sleep is often all the in mind, says sleep educator and stress management consultant Brenda Rae Doherty.

The good news is, if you’re one of the many who can’t get a good night’s sleep. Ms Doherty can teach you how to in her SleepEasy Workshops.

“The workshops bring desperately longed-for-rest to new parents, housewives, retired, corporate people and students” Ms Doherty Says…


St George Leader ‘Health Beauty and fitness’

Sleep easy and put your mind at rest

Getting a good night’s sleep has become a major preoccupation for many people in the fast-paced world of the 21st century.

Sleep Educator and stress-management consultant Brenda Rae Doherty says achieving that aim is usually a case of mind over matter.”Most poor sleepers can’t let go of their day” she says. …


Canberra Sunday Times

Snooze news is good

Dreaming of a good night’s sleep?  ANGIE KELLY reports on a new course that is so successful, students nod off in the classroom.

To those who don’t get enough, sleep becomes an obsession, a longed’for commodity which consumes their all-too-frequent waking hours.

Among those who typically have trouble either getting to sleep in the first place or waking in the wee hours are the stressed, the sick…


The Sun Herald