Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, often called CBT-I, is an scientifically approved method for treating primary insomnia without the use of sleeping pills. Sound impossible? It isn't. Sounds like hard work? It can be. Achievable? Of course. 

 

CBT-I is a structured program that helps identify, actively manage thoughts, misconceptions and behaviors that cause, worsen or perpetuate sleep problems and replace them with habits and new conceptions that promote quality, recuperative sleep. Unlike sleeping pills, CBT-I helps overcome the underlying causes of your sleep problems and offers a solid long term solution.  

 

In Sleep workshops, making a detailed analysis of the situation will help enhance the change in the way one sleeps by using several components of the therapy. 

The Individual follow-up program includes regular, two-weekly, sessions for further analysis and follow-up of sleep diary, making a detailed analysis of your situation with you, give you a series of sleep assessments, and session by session to help you to progress and change the way you sleep.

 

Examples of components of the therapy that are used:

  • Stimulus Control Instructions which are created by looking at the insomniac’s sleep habits and pinpointing different actions that may be prohibiting sleep.
  • Sleep Hygiene Education recommendations and practices 
  • Cognitive Restructuring which helps to understand the thoughts and ideas about sleep, to challenge and reshape them as needed
  • Meditation and Relaxation Training + Mindfulness