An antidote for those who, at the end of a work day, find them stressed and unable to unwind.
Educational psychologist Diane Gillespie, PhD uses her knowledge and understanding of stories to craft sleep scenarios designed to help people fall back to sleep in the middle of the night. The stories are set in relaxing places conducive to sleep: cozy mountain cabins, luxurious spas, a tropical beach, an overstuffed chair in a Victorian Bed and Breakfast. In each story, the character secures her surroundings. Through the process of attending to peaceful details in the setting, readers relax their bodies, let worries float away and sink deeper and deeper into stillness—until they are sound asleep.
Diane Gillespie is Emerita Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington Bothell and Volunteer for the nonprofit Tostan. Stories for Falling Back to Sleep is her first venture into self-help fiction. Struggling herself, she created these stories as a strategy for falling back to sleep. She lives in Seattle, Washington and enjoys spending time with family and friends.