I’m Chris Carrion, a certified sleep coach for those who are struggling with insomnia. Insomnia is very personal to me because I struggled and suffered with it for over six years. My personal journey began soon after my son Julian was diagnosed with ASD. His diagnosis along with the challenges of parenting a
child with a disability proved to be especially stressful for me during that time. What started off as an occasional sleepless night, quickly spiraled out of control into an experience that shook my core like nothing I have ever experienced and changed my life completely. My life was at an utter standstill for six years and at my very worse I considered suicide as a desperate attempt to end the pain and isolation that ate at me constantly. Nonetheless, I was determined to find a solution so that I could win my life back. I made a promise that if I ever got past it, I would pay it forward and help as many people as possible.
After years of trying every therapy, medication, self-help book, supplement, and medical test under the sun I started to accept insomnia as my normal. I figured if this was as good as it’s going to get then I better get going! As time when on with my newly adopted indifference, I noticed things change in an improved direction. I was still very much struggling to get decent shuteye on most nights, but my attitude was changing. The constant dread and anxiety began to spare me on some days and nights, and a lightness seemed to begin to drape over me. What was happening and how do I get it to stay were some of my many questions!
Sometime after, I met my current colleague and former mentor/ sleep coach Dr. Daniel Erichsen. Daniel’s teachings on insomnia were of a different tune than most others but they confirmed what I intuitively knew for a long while already. I realized that there was nothing medically wrong with me and most if not all my behaviors and thoughts that revolved around sleep were keeping the flames of insomnia roaring! With the proper education and understanding, I was able to reach a place where I genuinely felt happy and at peace in just a short few months. Oh, and I started sleeping again!
“I made a promise that if I ever got past it, I would pay it forward and help as many people as possible.”
It is my absolute honor and pleasure for me to uphold the promise of helping others overcome insomnia as it is my mission! I am confident that with my combined personal experiences and certification, I can help you find that place of peace that ultimately led me here to work with you. If you are ready to arm yourself with the tools and knowledge necessary to put insomnia behind you, then please feel free to contact me. I look forward to help guide you out of Insomnia Land!
Talk soon, friend!