Imagine: getting rest, managing stress, and being kind to yourself…

Are you managing life instead of living it?

If you’re running on empty – from insomnia, stress, shame, or feeling out of whack with your world – you’re managing life instead of living it.

How can you bring yourself to your days when you’re nights don’t give you much rest? And if you’re feeling stress (from life or insomnia), or beating yourself up,  life is a party you weren’t invited to. Let’s start with the nights. Nights when you:

    • Struggle to sleep
    • Count the time until the alarm rings
    • Pull yourself out of bed
    • Hope to calm your tired nerves, and not say anything you’ll regret
    • Wish you had energy to do what you really want…
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However, when you stop battling to sleep and learn to really, deeply rest – when you renew at night and welcome sleep – you move into alignment with the life you want. You have room to be who you are…. What would your world be like then?

Why I offer Restful Insomnia coaching.

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I love to coach people, and see them gain power in their lives.

Power at night so they don’t have to pray, hope, or wait for sleep to descend. Power so they can befriend themselves and the nights to renew. Power to not depend on meds. Power to know their path in life, and have the energy and focus to live it.

I feel blessed (overused word, but appropriate) to share the gifts I’ve been given during insomnia and my days to help others. I love to connect to people’s natural strengths, ways of learning, even hobbies to create customized tools that really make a difference.

However, when you stop battling to sleep and learn to really, deeply rest – when you renew at night and welcome sleep – you move into alignment with the life you want. You have room to be who you are…. What would your world be like then?

Restful Insomnia coaching teaches you new perspectives and an abundance of techniques that work when your body, mind, and emotions keep you awake.

This allows you to change the hell and stress of insomnia to the grace of renewal. And to open your pathway to sleep.

Who will benefit from insomnia coaching?

People who can benefit are those who:

  • Have important dreams they have a yearning to get to, but they’ve just been too exhausted to do more than sleepwalk through life.
  • Feel like the life they are currently living is not in alignment with who they truly want to be, and they are worried, and sleepless, because their chance to really live seems to be slipping away.
  • Struggle with insomnia and sleeplessness, and really want to feel alive and renewed again.
  • Are stressed out by the state of the world, want to contribute and do good, but the stress is creating exhaustion and insomnia, which makes it impossible to have the energy to make a difference.

Sleep is the cat’s pajamas, and…

Sleep, sleep, sleep! It’s the cat’s pajamas (1920s slang for awesome).

But the act of chasing sleep keeps you stressed and actually discourages sleep from coming to visit.

Instead, when you know how to deeply rest, you soothe insomnia stress. You  start to renew, just like you want. And you welcome sleep to boot.

You may have already experienced deep rest, even for a few minutes… that state of deep relaxation. Maybe you noticed how you let go of logic, worry, or the quest for sleep. Or was it the path to falling asleep?

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The value of rest is not just anecdotal. Science supports that deep rest, just by itself:

  • Decreases difficult moods, stress in the body and emotions, and pain.
  • Increases sleep hormones, energy, and concentration… and happiness!
  • Tunes your brainwaves and body to the embrace of sleep.

You have power to get out of the insomnia trap (praying and hoping that sleep will come). You can create the night you crave to give you energy and focus for the things that give meaning to your days.

My sleep is much better from the work I did with you.

“Shifting my focus from sleep to rest was somewhat of a game changer, and I’ve been recommending you to my patients in need.”

David Lerner

What you’ll get from insomnia coaching:

Everyone has their own version of insomnia – each sleepless night can have its own struggles. That’s where insomnia coaching comes in.

Through our work together, you’ll have an in-depth assessment of your sleep strengths and struggles. You will learn, get feedback on, and practice a wide array of techniques – personalized to you. And practice how to move into rest as well.

That means any time you’re sleepless, you can identify the obstacles getting in your way.  Could be a mind that doesn’t stop, anxiety over insomnia or bigger things, irritation at body aches, loneliness, and more.

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You’ll be able to draw on a tool you’ve practiced to let it go. And if that doesn’t quite work, you have at your fingertips a variety of others to shift into rest.

Change your relationship to insomnia and what’s underneath…

…so even when you have it, it’s a manageable problem. You’ll have more energy during the day, feel more aligned with your life, and you’ll be helping yourself sleep as well.

We’ll also look at if there’s something underneath that fuels your insomnia. That might be stress about family or relationships, work blues, anxiety, or just feeling out of alignment with the world.

Actually, we do much more than just looking at it: We unravel the core concerns or triggers, shift perspectives, and create new paths to where you really want to be. Which of course, helps you rest into your life and nights.

You have the gift, maybe hidden away just now, to create nights and days that fulfill. Let’s start coaching so you can build your renewing nights and meaningful life today.

What happens with coaching?

In the coaching program we’ll work together for 10 one-hour sessions, weekly or a schedule that works for you. We’ll talk by phone or video (or in-person in Seattle) – whatever you’d like the best.

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In the first session, we’ll understand more about who you are:

I’m curious about what makes you you – and we start with your nights when you can’t sleep:

  • Your insomnia history
  • Sleep habits
  • What you’ve tried to help
  • Where your mind and emotions go when you’re awake

And curious about your days:

  • Your dreams vs. reality of your life
  • What stresses you out and what makes you happy
  • What’s your learning style? What hobbies do you like?
  • If you could create a utopia, what would be in it?

All of that helps us define where we focus, how to personalize your tools, and define the best paths for you to reach deep rest and your dreams.

During the remainder of the coaching sessions, we’ll delve into your relationship with sleep, environment, body, mind, emotions, a bigger picture, and how you align with your world.

At the end of our nine sessions, you’ll understand the keys to transform your insomnia. That’s enough for some people, but others want to keep working with me, to deepen their practice of rest, uncover and dismantle obstacles that may still arise, and to continue fine-tuning their alignment with goals and dreams.

At the beginning of each session, we’ll check in on how you’re doing and the Restful Insomnia tools you tried. We’ll then explore the next pathway, what it’s like for you now, and new perspectives to embrace.

In each session, we’ll customize your techniques and practice resting with them, so you can feel it in yourself. You’ll choose one or two tools to take into the following week.

(By the way, a few have asked me if Restful Insomnia is hypnosis – it’s not, but I’ll be glad to explore that with you. Also, while I make use of meditation and mindfulness, the tools go beyond that as well.)

Between sessions, I’m always available for email questions, comments, and to help you hone a skill that may need a few tweaks.

After the nine sessions, we’ll evaluate how you’re doing with insomnia and your life. We’ll both have a much better idea of what’s needed, and see what will help you move forward. We can continue our coaching agreement for life-alignment, for you to learn more tools, have time to integrate them with my feedback, help your partner understand how to help you rest, or deal with other issues related to your insomnia or life.

I also coordinate with therapists and other practitioners, so Restful Insomnia is integrated into your personal healing process.

It gives me immense joy to share what I know, to help people transform their suffering, and to replenish their body, minds, and souls.

Who am I and how do I know how to help you?

What do you want in an insomnia coach? Someone who:

  • Understands exhaustion and insomnia: I went through an extended bout of chronic insomnia (and while still have it occasionally, it’s not a problem). As I developed the Restful Insomnia program, I’ve worked with sleep doctors and written my book, Restful Insomnia.
  • Has a method that works: Restful Insomnia has helped thousands of people get a new framework on how to rest into themselves. I developed it using skills in visualization, hypnosis, meditation, yoga, Reiki, and more. These myriad tools can powerfully soothe difficult nights, help you get alignment to yourself, and welcome sleep.
Sondra Kornblatt
  • Knows how to coach: I graduated the Coaches Training Institute, one of the few programs certified by the International Coach Federation, the largest worldwide resource for coaching and coaches. My bachelor’s degree is in community affairs, focused on counseling. I am certified as a sleep coach, in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), and in hypnosis. And I’ve done many other personal development studies and communication training.
  • Is curious, kind, and funny: Insomnia and exhaustion – they are hell on wheels. I’m curious what it’s like for you, and what you’re going through. And while I’m much more straightforward on my website, a little humor about life’s difficulties goes a long way. Laughter is a momentary change of perspective and a big stress reducer! So you can make the changes you desire.

Why sleep and stress coaching helps.

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If you’re like most people, you’ve been around the block with stress and sleep. What have you tried? Magnesium, eating turkey for tryptophan, restricting your sleep habits, exercise, wine, sleeping pills? Some of these remedies might have worked for a night or two, or didn’t work at all, or gave you weird dreams or zoned-out days.

Despite all you’ve tried, you still feel agitated when you can’t sleep, and maybe dread the thought of going to bed.

That’s where insomnia coaching helps. Instead of reading a million books or websites, instead of trying the latest idea in hopes of a good night, we focus on what keeps you from rest. What stressors keep you awake the most? Then we’ll customize techniques based on your stressors, strengths, and learning style. That gives you a toolbox of techniques to manage what comes up that keeps you awake, so instead you rest and sleep.

What it Costs

Our coaching sessions give you nights of rest and energy for meaningful days. Our work goes beyond the nights to positively impacts your relationships, work, parenting, self care, and being your authentic self.

The sessions cost $125/ per session, or $1125 in total. I prefer payment beforehand (but we can also talk about payment plans). If you decide to not complete the 9 sessions, I will refund the amount you paid less the sessions used and $250 cancellation deposit. I also offer payment plans and reduced cost for a few clients who can’t afford my usual fee.

Our 9 one-hour sessions cover:

    • In-depth insomnia assessment
    • Exploration of pathways and beliefs that get in the way of rest and sleep
    • Several tools for each of the 7 Pathways to Rest, personalized for your own way of learning and life priorities.
    • Support as you implement and deepen your relationship to rest and sleep
    • Practice of restful techniques, to experience deep rest
    • Coaching to change life difficulties that make rest harder to come by.
    • Greater alignment with the life you desire

If you find that coaching isn’t the right avenue for you after the first session, I offer a refund on the remaining portion.

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What you’ll come away with: room for you

Recover your personal power to manage insomnia and your life in new ways.

Consider the freedom you’ll have when you can replenish your nights, without being at the mercy of fickle sleep… welcome  and encourage the sleep without chasing it away… have energy the next day for your daily life… and reach beyond to create meaning and alignment in your days.

You’ll come away from coaching with practical, personalized tools, so you can:

  • Change your relationship with sleep and rest
  • Create a rest-supportive environment
  • Release into your body’s desire to let go
  • Calm your chattering mind
  • Get space and grace around emotions
  • Lessen loneliness by connecting with something bigger and practicing compassion
  • Align with who you really are – to have meaningful days

Beyond that, you’ll have something much deeper.

You’ll have a way through suffering and powerlessness, a way through anxiety and even non-stop thoughts. You’ll have ways to connect with your deeper self… to care for who you are underneath, your sense of presence, and to deeply rest during the night. Which carries into changing your days.

When you know how to care for yourself in the struggle of insomnia, you’ll have more capability to to care for yourself when life’s struggles arise during the day, to use some of the same tools to relax into the moment, and to see its beauty.

This ability – to create restful nights and more sleep, to renew, to tap into who you really are – it’s a gift to yourself, your family, and your life. A larger life, one that has room for who you really want to be.

Is coaching right for you? Let’s talk!

Are you ready to transform your insomnia? Hurray, I’d love to work with you.
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Are you not be sure yet if this is a good fit? Also hurray. It’s still can be very useful to set up a time to talk. No cost, no pressure, just a chance to figure out what is right for you, and learn a little bit about your unique insomnia obstacles as well.

And if you’re still not ready to talk, sign up for the free e-book and Restful Insomnia newsletter to stay connected to a new perspective on your life.

It gives me deep joy to help people stop the daily, incessant suffering from sleepless nights. I hope you’re interested in seeing how Restful Insomnia will change yours.

Wishing you restful nights,


After 10+ years of struggle, I can finally rest.

I am so lucky to have found Sondra and her Restful Insomnia program because after 10+ years of struggling with insomnia, I can finally rest.

Elizabeth R. Kriston
Speech-Language Pathologist