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Trouble Sleeping? A Call for Volunteers!

February 8th, 2017

AN UPDATE TO THIS POST – 13 FEB 17 – The response to this call for volunteers has been incredible. Thank you to all who have offered to help.The project has now begun and will last for 8 weeks. Because it is now ‘rolling’ we cannot accept any new volunteers from midnight tonight. But the good news is that in about 8-10 weeks time the ‘Sleep Better’ recordings will be available and we will announce this here when the ‘The Sleep Clinic’ is open!

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening or perhaps good night!

Do you have difficulty getting to sleep? If so, would you consider helping me with a project I’m working on? Over the years, I’ve become very aware of how many people are dogged by sleep problems, and I’m working on producing an audio collection entitled ‘The Sleep Clinic’ to try to address this.

A few years back,  I produced two sleep-related tracks on the album Sacred Nature which some people swear by, such as this Amazon reviewer, who wrote: ‘As someone who’s suffered with insomnia for most of my adult life, I was skeptical but willing to give this a try …and have used it almost every night since to fall asleep. Out of some 800+ nights, this has worked all but 2 or 3 times. Listening to ‘healing sleep’ each night has become such a successful part of my nighttime routine that I don’t even really think of myself as an insomniac any more.” But these two tracks don’t work for everybody, so what I want to do is offer a range of tracks, using different techniques, in the hopes that anyone with sleep difficulties will find at least one that presses the right buttons, and either sends them to sleep or at least induces a sense of deep calm and rest.

And I would like to build a team of volunteers who will try out these new tracks for me and report back! If you become one, every so often I will email you the link to a webpage where you can listen to a new recording and then I’d just need you to tell me whether it worked for you or not. Simple as that!

If you’d like to volunteer, please just email Maria at and tell her, and we’ll put you on the list! Meanwhile, here is a video I made recently about a method I’m very keen on, and whose ideas I will incorporate into the new recordings:

7 Responses to “Trouble Sleeping? A Call for Volunteers!”

  1. Yes please. I should like to volunteer. I have been unable to get to sleep for 8 years now unless I have a talking story to lull me off. (Various times been caught without the means to listen and just spend the whole night awake or momentary naps and then wide awake again a few minutes later. For hours. Hey ho!

      • Yes please , i’d love to volunteer , I had problems sleeping for years , but the fire burning down our house last 21 december made this problem really critical – getting worse and affecting my life just when I really need all the healing sleep I can get …

  2. Hello Philip,
    As a new Bard of OBOD, it is wonderful to see a face to go along with the cd’s I’ve been listening to.
    I have had insomnia my entire life and have sent an email to participate in your study.
    Thank you!

  3. Yes I will gladly volunteer, Thank you anyway for this wonderful inspiring blog. wolf {netherlands}

  4. please see note in blog text Nancy. The program has begun already….but don’t worry, there will be an opportunity to hear the recordings soon!

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