The approach used is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy integrated with hypnotherapy. CBT for Insomnia (CBTI) is an excellent example of the application of cognitive behavioural therapy and so can become a good introduction to the CBT model. Hypnosis integrates particularly with CBTI – both in terms of inducing rest (leading to sleep) – but also with changing unhelpful habits and associations.
The approach is broadly based on Charles Morin’s book Insomnia: Psychological Assessment and Management which is one of the classical textbooks for CBT for Insomnia. In addition we will bring a greater focus on relaxation and sleep induction methods (including hypnotic sleep induction) and the use of hypnotherapy to change poor sleep habits and beliefs (e.g. negative expectations about sleeping) – as well as the use of hypnosis to mitigate the effects of a poor nights sleep. The workshop will include practicals including assessment, monitoring, cognitive factors assessment and hypnotherapy.
This one day workshop for therapists will provide sound basic training in treating clients presenting with insomnia and sleeplessness issues.
- Insomnia – definitions, diagnosis, prevalence, theoretical models
- CBT Model of Insomnia & Sleep Architecture
- Behavioural aspects of insomnia
- Cognitive aspects of insomnia
- Stimulus Control and Sleep Reduction treatments
- Assessment and monitoring
- Training in Relaxation Methods and Sleep Induction Methods
- Integrating hypnotherapy
- Dealing with use of alcohol/addiction to sleeping tablets
- Use of hypnosis to mitigate impact of sleeplessness
“I was impressed with Mark’s enthusiasm for both hypnotherapy and for teaching when he trained on a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy course I attended. So I later sought his help with one-to-one training in treating insomnia. His professional and detailed knowledge of the subject was greatly impressive, and he provided detailed and helpful resources as well as a great deal of encouragement. It was worth travelling from Estonia for that one day of one-to-one training.”
- Assessment Forms
- Cognitive assessment forms
- Sleep Diary Forms
- Hypnotherapy scripts
- Recommended Reading
About Mark R Davis
Mark is the Principal and Lead Trainer at The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. He is a practicing Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist with practices in Central and North London. Mark has degree in Psychology and Philosophy and spent over 15 years studying, teaching and practicing yoga, meditation and Indian philosophy (including five years in India). He specialises in Relaxation Skills, Mindfulness and Insomnia. Mark is also chairman of the Register for Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.
Certificates of attendance will be provided.
We are running the Insomnia Workshop in 3 formats:
Dual Access Workshop: £175
Attend the workshop via webcast AND get access to the online version