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Sleepless in the City

Sleepless in the City

By Jordan Martin
Dealing with the issues that keep us awake at night! Meditation and Guided Relaxation techniques that facilitate a restful night of sleep and encourage stress relief for busy minds.

Each episode addresses one issue and varies in length and style; The content is created by J P Martin and based on years of practise, and training in various modalities - offering an integrated approach.

A monthly podcast Sept 2019-September 2020. Twelve Episodes available.

Disclaimer: Do not listen to this whilst driving, when caring for others, or when operating machinery.
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Visualise the future you want and sleep peacefully
We all seem to fear for our future - and whilst we cannot truly know what is around the corner, we can certainly give our own lives a good shot - How!? By balancing the inaction of visualisation or imagining, and combining this with the action of making it all happen during our waking moments. You are bound to sleep better once you visualise your future happening in a present and calm state. This episode carries you through a simple visualisation technique that is easy to follow and implement into your life before bedtime until you transform your future into the here and now. INCLUDES: Voice, To find out more about me: www.jordanmartin.biz (Ensure you are listening to this episode in a safe and comfortable environment. Do not listen to this podcast whilst driving, when caring for others, or when operating machinery).
11:55
August 31, 2020
Forget Regrets and Sleep Peacefully
Ever look back and think 'Oh Sh*t' I shouldn't have treated myself like that?' Well... these are all those life experiences that as long as we learn from can work out okay - if we let ourselves move forward that is!  Don't spend hours worrying about something that cannot be changed, get some sleep and allow your subconscious to deliver a solution in the morning. This episode carries you through a simple alignment breathing technique that will zone you out into a lovely slumber, leaving your worries to work themselves out. INCLUDES: Voice, To find out more about me: www.jordanmartin.biz (Ensure you are listening to this episode in a safe and comfortable environment. Do not listen to this podcast whilst driving, when caring for others, or when operating machinery).
09:58
July 28, 2020
Sleep Away the FEAR OF DEATH
Fear of death or dying is very common, especially in western societies ... and this is most likely because of the uncertainty associated with dying. This practice is based on yoga nidra - and the main focus is to bring comfort around you and your body, your breath and the space surrounding your physical body. The aim is to practice this simple meditation regularly, so during times of illness when you practice this body scan, you are so familiar with it that it acts as a self comforting tool, reducing stress and fear. INCLUDES: Voice, To find out more about me: www.jordanmartin.biz (Ensure you are listening to this episode in a safe and comfortable environment. Do not listen to this podcast whilst driving, when caring for others, or when operating machinery).
12:08
June 5, 2020
Fall Asleep feeling JUST RIGHT to the story of Goldilocks
When we question the flow of life, we are somehow believing things are not necessarily the way they are supposed to be ... This adaptation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is great for adults and children alike because it reminds us that things are 'just right' as they are happening. This episode includes the use of counting, and you have an option of sleeping, or listening until the very end for a few minutes if you wish to wake  out of the guided relaxation. INCLUDES: Voice,  To find out more about me: www.jordanmartin.biz (Ensure you are listening to this episode in a safe and comfortable environment. Do not listen to this podcast whilst driving, when caring for others, or when operating machinery).
18:01
May 7, 2020
REDUCE FEAR AND PANIC and sleep well
Fear and panic do not assist a healthy night of sleep. At a time of much uncertainty and concern, we need to be as healthy as possible and sleep is a vital part of this equation. This episode includes the victorious breath - Ujjayi breathing technique creates a warm vibrational sensation that encourages a sense of togetherness - it calms, and reduces fear and panic so that you can enjoy and benefit from a lovely night of sleep. INCLUDES: Voice, To find out more about me: www.jordanmartin.biz (Ensure you are listening to this episode in a safe and comfortable environment. Do not listen to this podcast whilst driving, when caring for others, or when operating machinery).
10:52
April 8, 2020
RELAX into a Restful NIght's Sleep
'I just can't relax!' Is this something you tell yourself at the point you are trying to get to sleep at night? Maybe you reaffirm this in your mind throughout the day too. This is a short and effective guided practice that can have you feeling relaxed in a matter of minutes - working on reinforcing the opposite to the rather unhelpful belief "I just can't relax!' Enjoy your relaxing sleep.  INCLUDES: Voice,  To find out more about me: www.jordanmartin.biz (Ensure you are listening to this episode in a safe and comfortable environment. Do not listen to this podcast whilst driving, when caring for others, or when operating machinery).
07:20
March 9, 2020
LOVE ME DO ... And Sleep!
'Love' ... a term that can be confusing. A term that can create awkward feeling. L O V E is something we all need in our lives in order to feel a sense of balance and belonging. This love needs to start from within us individually. This episode focuses on the loving of one's self, and the balance between giving love and accepting love. Sleep is easy with love. This short episode combines the use of awareness, affirmations and concentration on simple breath work. Oh and lots of love from myself to you. INCLUDES: Voice, To find out more about me: www.jordanmartin.biz (Ensure you are listening to this episode in a safe and comfortable environment. Do not listen to this podcast whilst driving, when caring for others, or when operating machinery).
09:40
February 8, 2020
SLEEP YOUR WAY TO ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS
We put so much pressure on ourselves to complete tasks and achieve goals and to reach resolutions - that somewhere amongst all that target-setting is a big messy lot of stuff that gets in the way of our sleep. When in actuality, sleep is vital to the achieving process. This episode focuses on achieving one goal - concentrating on creating calm around you setting out to get what it is you want to achieve. The breathing technique is simple and visualisation is also used in this relaxing, meditative practice.  INCLUDES: Voice, To find out more about me: www.jordanmartin.biz (Ensure you are listening to this episode in a safe and comfortable environment. Do not listen to this podcast whilst driving, when caring for others, or when operating machinery).
15:30
January 10, 2020
NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS
'Lonely' ... the word alone can be confronting. The feeling of loneliness can bring our mood down or it can cause us to indulge in unhealthy behaviours ... all things that affect our sleep. This practice moves us from confronting to comforting - ensuring that you have a sense of togetherness within so that you can experience a calm and lovely sleep ... and move on in your life with understanding that you can dissolve your lonely thinking and feelings. This short episode introduces the victorious breath - Ujjayi breathing technique creates a warm vibrational sensation that encourages a sense of togetherness - it calms, and generates an internal cuddle. INCLUDES: Voice, To find out more about me: www.jordanmartin.biz (Ensure you are listening to this episode in a safe and comfortable environment. Do not listen to this podcast whilst driving, when caring for others, or when operating machinery).
13:48
December 12, 2019
BOX THAT PROBLEMATIC CONVERSATION
No more worrying over words that have been exchanged... No more playing the same sorry conversation over in your mind ... because you want to ensure a good night of peaceful sleep right? Yep!  Sleep is vital to our daily functioning and overall wellbeing ... This episode of Sleepless in the City deals with a single conversation that maybe causing you sleepless nights or trouble reaching a relaxed state. You have the option to listen to this practice at any point of the day if you have a thirty-minute window (just wake up with the instructions towards the ned of the episode) or you can listen to the entire recording to assist you falling into a lovely sleep. INCLUDES: Voice, Metronome To find out more about me: www.jordanmartin.biz (Ensure you are listening to this episode in a safe and comfortable environment. Do not listen to this podcast whilst driving, when caring for others, or when operating machinery).
32:31
November 12, 2019
FIND PEACE WITH SLEEP
Welcome to Sleepless in the City, a monthly podcast that focuses on dissolving and resolving the issues that keep us awake at night. Episode 1: Acknowledgment is the first step to having a calmer sleep: realising that we can often feel concerned about sleep - 'How and when I fall to sleep', and 'why I am not falling to sleep?' Or 'what if I don't fall asleep?' 'How long will I sleep for?'  Feeling concerned just reading these questions? ... This short guided practice focuses on reducing those sleep-related concerns, and provides simple techniques integrated with a relaxation that aims to shift your relationship with your sleep; so you can embrace the calm, curiosity and courage associated with sleep time. And, you may also find yourself sleeping by the end of it, or certainly ready to. INCLUDES: Voice, To find out more about me: www.jordanmartin.biz (Ensure you are listening to this episode in a safe and comfortable environment. Do not listen to this podcast whilst driving, when caring for others, or when operating machinery).
14:00
October 14, 2019