Introducing our New Program for Improving Sleep
Well it is official. Our program for improving sleep has now been filmed and is officially in the editing stages of development. The program will be available to the public within the next two weeks. I am extremely proud of this program and it took a great many hours to research, plan and produce. Developing a program like this presented its own set of challenges, during a global pandemic, but I am confident that this program is going to be a game-changer for thousands of people in the future.
Part of the reason why I am so excited to present this course, is that I see the devastating effects of sleep loss in my professional practice daily. Working as a psychologist, I see the impact on our mental and physical health. I hear the heartbreaking stories of loss and struggle. I feel the sense of hopelessness and frustration that often accompanies chronic insomnia and sleep loss. As hard as I try to help as many of these people as possible, I am limited by the same 24-hour day as the rest of you. This course (and others on Elevation Process) is my attempt to reach everyone, and to help others avoid the fates of so many that I described above. Today’s post is specifically about the content of our upcoming program and what you can expect to learn.
Our Sleep Program
Our program for reducing insomnia and helping to improve sleep consists of eight educational videos that address the following topics:
- Sleep Education
- This video introduces the product, as well as what to expect in the weeks ahead. It specifically covers two particularly important concepts for sleep: circadian rhythm (our day/night cycles) and homeostatic drive (how sleepy you feel). Behavioral strategies for improving sleep are introduced and encouraged for homework.
- Sleep and Life
- This session discusses the stages of sleep and the 90-minute sleep cycle that constitutes a complete sleep cycle. The normal progression of sleep across our life cycle is also addressed and challenges that come with attaining sleep as we age discussed. Behavioral strategies are given and recommended for homework.
- Sleep and Health
- The main focus here is to specifically addresses the scientific evidence linking sleep and health, both physically and mentally. Sleep loss has been linked to many of the top maladies effecting humanity including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, memory and concentration loss, dementia/Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric conditions. The aim of this session is to start to take sleep loss seriously and to prioritize sleep in the same way as diet and exercise. Behavioral strategies are recommended as homework.
- We discuss the topic of dreams and why we have them. What are their proposed function and purpose? The sections of the brain that are active during dreaming is also discussed.
- Insomnia Education
- This session introduces CBT-I or Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia. Insomnia, its two primary kinds, as well as factors driving its maintenance are discussed. Sleeping pills are their usage is addressed and the sleep diary introduced as homework.
- Cognitive Re-structuring and Sleep Scheduling
- The two main therapeutic techniques in CBT-I are introduced: learning to re-structure the content of our thoughts and working to build sleep pressure by sticking to a structured plan for sleep.
- Stimulus Control and Relaxation
- The vexing issue of fractured sleep is addressed and the rebuilding of the bed as a strong cue for sleep is priority here; 3 main steps to facilitate this are discussed. Relaxation is key in reducing tension and stress which, can make sleep easier to attain; we discuss this greater detail.
- Case Study
- The sleep diary is a vital tool for psychologists in addressing sleep issues. I take you through and discuss exactly what I am looking for in a “real-world” example. This will help you to understand how to read your own sleep diaries and make important changes to your sleeping pattern.
This is the information that I go through with my patients. These are the strategies that I have seen help hundreds of people in my own practice, as well as thousands of people around the world. This is YOUR opportunity to improve sleep and obtain the myriad of health benefits that a good night sleep affords.
If you are interested in a non-medication approach to improving both the quality and quantity of your sleep, subscribe to our email list below and receive a coupon for 25% off when our program launches in the next two weeks. Have a great day everyone and thanks for reading.