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Behavioural Treatment (Non Drug) For Insomnia

Cognitive Behavioual Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi)

Types of Insomnia:

  • Sleep Onset Insomnia: An inability to fall asleep 

  • Sleep Maintenance Insomnia: Repeated Awakenings During the Night

  • EMA's: Early Morning Awakenings 

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Most of us have experienced some nights of sleeplessness, tossing and turning in the bed, perhaps worrying about something that happened that day or what’s coming the next day.  Then we worry that our worrying is keeping us awake and worry about the fact that we will be exhausted tomorrow and not able to do all the things we need to get done.  
For some people this happens just once in a while and causes little disturbance to everyday life.  But for others, repeated episodes of Insomnia, cause 

  • severe distress

  • crippling fatigue

  • an inability to concentrate the next day

  • irritability (often with the people we love the most)

  • feelings of not being the parent we want to be

  • lack of energy 

  • dread of another sleepless night to come

  • poor financial decisions

  • feelings of not reaching personal potential

  • worries about how a lack of concentration will affect career

  • poor eating, reaching for carbs and high fat foods

  • weight gain

  • fear of using sleep medications

  • loneliness

  • relationship difficulties

You’re Not Alone:

In desperation, millions of people turn to sleep medications prescribed by their doctor “on a short term only” basis.  Neither the doctor not the individual is happy with this due to the dangers of medium to long term sleep medications usage.  But sleep meds do not treat the problem or address the causes of chronic Insomnia.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi):

CBTi is the gold standard treatment for adults suffering from chronic insomnia recommended by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), The American College of Physicians, the American Psychological Association and other professional organisations.  Backed by numerous research studies, CBTi has been shown to be more effective than sleep medications in reducing symptoms with both short term and long term benefits.  This behavioural / psychological treatment is provided as five sessions in a six week period. I offer this therapy on a one to one in -person basis and online and also in an online groups format. For more Information, join my Insomnia Email list above, or simply send me a message on the Contact Page. 

Free Self-Help Course:

Aside from my Behavioural Treatment for Insomnia Groups and One to One work, I offer a
FREE 3 Part Self-Help Video Course for those with Mild, early Insomnia to help prevent short-term Insomnia from turning in to devastating Chronic (long term) Insomnia.

If you would like to be notified of this course availability and future appointments, Just email me on

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