Hypno-CBT® for Insomnia (CPD workshop)

A training in CBT for Insomnia integrated with hypnotherapy.

This one day workshop for therapists will provide sound basic training in treating clients presenting with insomnia and sleeplessness issues. 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.

Workshop schedule:
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

Materials provided:
Assessment Forms
Cognitive assessment forms
Sleep Diary Forms
Hypnotherapy scripts
Recommended Reading

“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.”

Martin Langrom, Clinical Hypnotherapist

Mark Davis 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.

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Terms & Conditions

Course Cancellations:
All cancellations must be received in writing.
Deposits (or deposit equivalent fees) are non-refundable. Payment in full includes a deposit equivalent fee of £175 for single courses and £450 for the diploma (or £290 deposit for the Diploma 12 month payment plan).

The following cancellation fees apply to course cancellation, received in writing:

  • Less than seven days before the course starts: full payment of the course is due. No refund is given for fees paid.
  • Seven to 14 days before the course starts: 50% of the course fees will be due.
  • More than 14 days before the course starts: full refund (less the non-refundable deposit) will be made.

Workshop fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

If the course is cancelled by the College, we will refund all fees paid but will not be liable for any additional or related costs incurred by students.

Non-attendance of a course or workshop is considered as a cancellation with no notice and hence full course fees are due and no refund given.

Acceptance onto the course and ongoing attendance of each stage of the course is at the discretion of the College.

Course Transfer Fees:
Once your deposit is made you are registered with your chosen dates for each stage. Each course date can be transferred to a future date with a fee of £175 per course with notice more than 14 days before the course commends and a fee of £300 per course with less than 14 days notice.

Our Course Satisfaction Guarantee:
If you decide at any point during the first 48 hours that the course is not suitable for you, then we will refund the full amount paid for the course less £200 (£175 deposit plus a small administrative fee).

Student responsibility:
Students are responsible for notifying us of any mental or physical health problems that might affect their ability to participate on the course. This course may not be suitable for people with a history of psychotic disorders or other psychiatric conditions.