Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a fresh way of treating insomnia that resets the mind to achieve a better, deeper, more satisfying sleep.
It is a scientifically tested, peer-reviewed technique that has a success rate of between 70% and 80%.
Most importantly, insomnia is treated as a condition in and of itself. There is no attempt to find and treat a cause.There are a number of versions of this technique; the one I offer has been developed by Dr Hugh Selsick over the past 10 years.
It is drug- and medication-free and is suitable for most people suffering from insomnia. Screening takes place prior to accepting you on the course to make sure you will benefit from the therapy.
You may be unsuitable for the course if, for example, you are really suffering from sleep-deprivation; or you are on medication that causes insomnia; or you have a medical condition such as sleep apnoea or chronic pain; or you have a neurological condition such as MS; or you have a psychiatric disorder such as PTSD; or you have a substance abuse/dependence condition such as caffeine, cocaine or alcohol dependence.
It is drug- and medication-free and is suitable for most people suffering from insomnia. Screening takes place prior to accepting you on the course
to make sure you will benefit from the therapy.
Once you have been accepted for the course you will have at least five sessions; these sessions are conducted, usually, over Skype and can be early morning, evening and/or at weekends. They are typically one week apart and each take approximately sixty to ninety minutes.
There is a one-off payment for the course and I am available for follow-up sessions, at no extra charge, to ensure you gain the maximum benefit.
The first session will introduce CBT-I, cover some of the background of sleep and teach you what you can expect from CBT-I. Further sessions will deal with the practicalities of how to achieve a better, more satisfying sleep.